Thank you for the great honor of serving as President of the Baltimore Chapter of Project Management Institute. While I am aware that there will be a transition period associated with the changes in the Board of Directors, I am intentional and excited about being productive during my tenure. As with any transition period, change is to be expected and I view this as an opportunity to serve chapter members and create synergy among our active volunteers. I have already started recruiting additional volunteers to help us reach the following goals as we aspire to compete for one of the PMI Global Awards.
2019 PMI Baltimore Goals
Please welcome your new members on the 2019 Board of Directors! This year's Board of Directors is looking inward to improve processes to provide more efficient and effective service to our members. Check the calendar for our events to network with your peers and meet your leadership team!
|Maria Clement, MBA, PMP
|Yvonne Harris, PMP
John D. Lewis, PMP
By Art Croteau, PMIBC
What do most military service members and veterans have in common with Project Management? A lot, according to a recent Project Management Institute article. Military service members and veterans are used to dynamic, often chaotic situations, are comfortable working in and across teams to accomplish goals, and possess the leadership and interpersonal skills – the “soft skills” which are highly valued in the world of Project Management.
This was the impetus which drove the Project Management Institute Baltimore Chapter (PMIBC) to establish a volunteer leadership role to specifically engage active duty, transitioning and veteran military service members. The Director, Chapter Military Veterans serves as a liaison to help identify current and prospective Chapter members with military experience, and to promote their skills and abilities throughout the Chapter and community. By raising awareness of Chapter veterans, the position can help military and veterans become more involved in the Chapter’s activities, where their unique skills can help advance Chapter goals. Military and veteran awareness can also help connect military and veterans seeking Project Management jobs with potential employers through socialization at Chapter events. PMIBC sees this as a win-win situation benefiting both the Chapter and its current and future military and veteran members.
Art Croteau, a 30-year veteran of the Air Force and certified Project Management Professional
Hicks, J. (2016). Special service: how you can help military service members discover
civilian project management. PM Network, 30(3), 26.