April 01 2020 at 01:00PM
April 2020 | New Chapter and Board Changes are Coming
An organization is only as strong as the pillars on which it stands. PMI is a global organization vested in engaging with its communities. One of the ways in which PMI® strives to reach its members is through policy governance. The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (PMI-SFBAC) is thus far the only chapter to have effectively implemented a policy governance structure.
What is Policy Governance?
Policy Governance (PG®) is a system for organizational governance. Policy Governance defines and guides appropriate relationships between an organization's owners (members of the chapter), its board of directors, and its chief executive officer (CEO).
Thanks to the artist Renatta Algalarrondo, visual communications consultant, graphic recorder and board member at IFVP, for these beautiful drawing during the 2018 conference:
Thanks to Athens Kolias, MPM, PMP, PGP, PMI-ACP our past CGO for the presentation at the conference and sharing the slides below:
What Are the Latest Chapter Goals/Ends?
The CEO, Vijay Ratthinam, PMP and I as your Chapter President collected live feedback from the members who attended the Member Appreciation Event at the Exploratorium on August 24, 2019. The board of directors carefully considered all the feedback collected during the session and raised the bar by coming up with the following chapter goals, called Ends in the Policy Governance terms:
PMI-SFBAC members, people who live and work in Northern California, and virtual beneficiaries experience a continually improving standard of living, stability, a sense of community. These Ends will be achieved in a sustainable manner that represents value for the resources invested.
1. Continually improve the standard of living
1.1 PMI-SFBAC members have access to career opportunities in project management.
1.2 PMI-SFBAC members have marketable project management skills for Bay Area organizations.
2.1 PMI-SFBAC members are resilient and can adapt to change.
2.2 PMI-SFBAC will provide a sense of belonging for the project management community.
2.3 PMI-SFBAC will provide the project management community with reliable and relevant knowledge applicable to the Bay Area.
3.1 Our beneficiaries enjoy networking experiences.
3.2 PMI-SFBAC members will serve the community using their relevant project management skills.
3.3 The project management community will recognize PMI-SFBAC as an accepted symbol for the project economy. PMI-SFBAC members enjoy a strong bond of culture and diversity.
Time to Say "Adios"
My term as board president just ended on Mar 31st. As I look back in the last 3 years, I feel lucky to get so much more love and appreciation than I deserve from the board members, the CEO, operations volunteers and all of you as a board member, as Chief Governance Officer for about 2 years and the chapter president for 1 year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me as a board member in all the endeavors to make the years 2017 through 2020 successful. I am grateful for your confidence in my abilities. I am humbled. This opportunity proved to be just right to transform and scale the chapter and take it to the next level.
Do continue to reach out to your president on email id - email@example.com and share your ideas for the future. Starting April, your emails on this address will be accessed and responded by our 2020-21 president.
Please welcome the new president, Dina Tasiou, MBA, PMP, CSM. Her term started April 1, 2020, and will continue until Mar 31, 2021. I hope each one of you will extend the same or better support to her during her term.
Finally, it's time to say, "Adios." It's Anup Deshpande, your president for 2019-20 signing off. Have a growing career ahead with the chapter supporting you all the time and do be in touch! My LinkedIn contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anupdeshpande.
Anup Deshpande, PMP®, PMI-ACP®
Board President 2019-2020, PMI SFBAC
Every month, the PMI-SFBAC chapter recognizes volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the chapter with the STAR award. Introducing this past month's STAR winners...
Jennifer Louie-Abernathy, for her proactive contributions to the mentorship program kickoff.
Nirali Patidar, also for her proactive contributions to the mentorship program kickoff.
Michael McMorrow, for leading the transition of all volunteers to a new volunteer management platform.
Aradhana Sharma, for stepping up to help develop the chapter's social media strategy.
All STAR award winners will receive a $25 gift card. Thank you for your nominations and please keep them coming!
Hi there! It’s so good to meet you... Thank you for being a part of our vast pool of team members, volunteers, and contributors to help us shape the future better for you, and for ourselves too. It’s been an amazing journey of togetherness, crossing paths with vivid and diverse talents, witnessing trailblazing successes, and giving hopes to many in etching their marks in their respective career domains.
We understand the changing times and the need to outgrow ourselves with experience, and channelize our efforts in such a way that it touch the lives of as many as we possibly can. It’s our constant strive to optimally utilize the potential of PMI’s gigantic platform for its partners, members, and any other Back To Basics prospective and current alliances & associations.
In the quest of simplifying the complexities of life challenges, the largest chapter of the revered PMI group, PMI-SFBAC, now proudly introduces to you its latest endeavor - the PMI-SFBAC Podcast ‘Back To Basics’ curated and hosted by one of its chapter volunteers Priya Kaur.
Back To Basics Season 1 essentially is an attempt to bring you close to the basics of all that needs your attention in your professional and self-learning space. You could be a student, a professional, someone between jobs, looking to augment your skills, in search of right guidance, on a lookout for a change in life, or just anyone trying to bring those tiny pieces of information together to make sense and guide way to success. Back-To-Basics is meant for people just like you, and also unlike you.
What does it encapsulate?
Anything and everything! If you are new to PMI, great! Welcome aboard. Fast-track your learning about the platform, and how immensely it can transform your life if you put to some great use - from the basics of it all.
• Are you looking for career expansion? Congratulations on taking the first step of deciding for a new change while we take care of contributing to it by connecting you with the appropriate & relevant occasions and networking opportunities to work your charms and skills to get what you are looking for - that’s the first basic step.
• Are you are planning a transition from one role to another but unsure of whether it would be the right move? Relax! We got your back. Back To Basics hopes to guide you in the right direction by offering you a plethora of knowledge and information pool to help you prepare for the move better.
• Want to partner with us? Bravo! That’s wonderful and we can’t be more excited than having a genius like you bestowing and sharing experience with us in lieu of a thriving partnership that will help you elevate your professional and personal goals in life.
• Unsure of how to make the best use of the available resources around, spare time, or stimulate & boost your skills and expertise? That too, and a lot more is in-store for you in this podcast... This is just the beginning of a new revolution of which you’re going to be a part.
Every bit and portion of this podcast intends to make you even more accomplished than you ever were when you found us with regular dollops of conscious learnings and a promise that PMI is here for you as much as you are for it!
With that, let’s welcome and cheer for the new podcast on PMI-SFBAC - https://pmisfbac.org/Podcasts
Should you have any opinion, suggestion, appreciation or feedback to share, write in to us at - firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to make it a better experience for you the next time...
Looking forward to this amazing beginning and a lasting commitment.
Karena Yim is currently the Director of Events at the PMI San Francisco Bay Area chapter. As Director, she plans and executes on monthly events for our members and guests. She leads her team on connecting with speakers, arranging venues, coordinating communications with Marketing department volunteers, and exploring the topics that meet our members’ needs.
Most recently, she organized the highly popular second half of a two-part lecture series on turning strategy into execution. She has also been hard at work expanding venue options for future PMI-SFBAC events, including East Bay, South Bay, and even online.
Let’s learn more about Karena!
1. What drew you to join PMI?
I thought the project management industry was cool before I even considered becoming a project manager. Project management is key to building anything from spaceships to the Golden Gate Bridge. I was motivated to join PMI in order to gain the tools, market updates, and confidence to equip me for the field. I also wanted to network and meet other PM professionals in other industries to understand how these skills can be applied differently.
2. How long have you been involved with the PMI and this chapter? Describe your first event with us.
I first joined PMI when I got my PMP certification in 2017. The first event I attended was the volunteer appreciation event, before I decided to volunteer. I saw the volunteers mingling and the camaraderie, and recognized PMI’s dedication to giving back. I was really impressed by the energy and commitment I saw, and that made me want to join them.
3. What is your PM superpower?
I have 3 - my curiosity, prioritization skills, and partnerships. I am very curious about everything I touch - like a 3-year-old, asking questions that other people don’t usually ask. I’m always multitasking and with an influx of requests I’m great at prioritizing the importance of things to handle. And finally my teammates find me very reliable and trustworthy which is important in being a trusted servant leader.
4. What is your current favorite show and why?
I’ve been watching a Netflix series called 100 Humans, which is a reality game show that selects people across the US of diverse ages and backgrounds to participate in group experiments while attempting to answer behavioral and social questions like “What makes someone attractive?” or “Do you trust your senses?” For a people person like me this is very interesting and fun to watch.
5. Outside of PMI and project management, what is something you are passionate about?
I’m passionate about a lot of things: people, language & culture, food, and travel, amongst other things. To those ends, I am a volunteer tour guide with a local nonprofit called San Francisco City Guides (a 40+ year old nonprofit with 300+ volunteers) and am part of their training committee this year. The organization teaches guests about the history of the city and also promotes diversity and inclusion to them. I met a lot of great professionals by doing this, like physicians and geologists who also love the city and its history.
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