Message from Our President

June 2022

 

Dear PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter

 

I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as President of our chapter in 2022. I thank you, our members, for your participation in the PMI chapter. And many thanks to my fellow board members who volunteer their time and talents to keep our PMI chapter in good standing.

We have much to offer, from certification training to volunteer opportunities. Visit our website, https://pmi-swva.org/, for member benefits and programs of interest to you. These include book reviews; networking; study groups; military liaison; mentoring; webinars; jobs board; and networking. Contact me anytime at president@pmi-swva.org if you have any questions.

With over 300 members strong, you make our chapter great! Here are our mission, vision, and value statements:

  • Growth through Value: To focus on value delivery to further strengthen and grow the PMI-SWVA chapter and increase member acquisition, retention, and active participation.
  • Relevance and Timeliness: To perform strategic marketing and continuously improve the relevance and timeliness of activities and offerings to deeply resonate with the professional and educational needs of the members, potential members, students, and greater business community in Southwest Virginia.
  • Alignment: To ensure continued alignment with PMI's evolving Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program while maintaining the high levels of content quality that constituents have come to expect and deserve.
  • Opportunity Creation: To provide ample opportunities for the membership to network, volunteer, engage in community outreach, expand their leadership skills, and most importantly, to have fun.

Save the date – Friday, October 14, 2022 -- for our annual symposium event! This will be a hybrid event. Fitting for the times, our event theme is “Meet the Future”. If you’re interested in being a presenter or sponsor, email our symposium committee members at professionaldev@pmi-swva.org.

 

By autumn 2022, four of our ten board positions will be on the election ballot for the next term (January 2023 – December 2024). As a chapter member, please consider your possible candidacy in our year 2022 election. As a longtime chapter volunteer, I can say that, notwithstanding the challenges, the experience can be fulfilling and rewarding.

 Let’s make 2022 a great year!

Vicki Kibbe, PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL, CSM, SAFe

President

president@pmi-swva.org

Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

Get Involved

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

Speakers for our Chapter's Events

Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.