May 01 2021 at 12:00AM
Springing Forward with PMI SFBAC
May is here and with it the start of a season of warmer weather, more time outdoors, fresh air, and new perspectives. It's been over a month since the new board started working together and we have been busy! We were very excited to start the new year with new members to the board, Roxane Ariaza and Annette Thomas Mammoottil, and our new CEO, Prabhu Gopalan. I am delighted to begin the year as the Board’s new president and am thankful for the leadership of past president Dina Tasiou and past CEO Vijay Ratthinam who championed the organization through an extraordinary 2020.
This is a time of new beginnings as we slowly start to emerge from the pandemic, and our objective will be to focus on how we can take the organization forward. Now that more people are getting vaccinated, workplaces and schools are steadily opening up, and the state is poised to open more fully in June, we as project management professionals will need to navigate how to forge ahead in this new era.
The board will continue its close partnership with the CEO and Operations to ensure that PMI SFBAC continues to bring you the offerings, courses, and information needed to help aspiring project managers launch their careers, and to help current professionals succeed and get ahead during this unprecedented time.
This year we are continuing progress with policy governance in our management practices, in the way we govern ourselves and in the way we get things done. We will continue to keep an eye on our strategic focus with the Ends as our guiding principles. Last year, we collected feedback and input from you, our members, to come up with our chapter goals (also known as the Ends) which are currently outlined in our policy governance manual, and this is what we use to drive everything we do:
PMI-SFBAC members, people who live and/or work in Northern California, and project management professionals will experience a continuously improving standard of living and career growth, resilience and adaptability to change, and a sense of community
1.1 Career Growth: PMI-SFBAC members, people who live and/or work in Northern California, and project management professionals will experience a continuously improving standard of living and career growth.
1.1.1 PMI-SFBAC members have the ability to grow in their careers in project management.
1.1.2 PMI-SFBAC members have marketable project management skills for Bay Area organizations.
1.1.3 PMI-SFBAC members will benefit from professional knowledge in the project management discipline and its relevance to professions in Northern California.
1.2 Resilience and Adaptability to Change: PMI-SFBAC members, people who live and/or work in Northern California, and project management professionals will benefit from experiences that promote resilience and adaptability to change.
1.2.1 PMI-SFBAC members will have the adaptability to change and are resilient.
1.2.2 PMI-SFBAC members will have a sense of belonging within the project management community.
1.2.3 PMI-SFBAC members will experience visibility and professional support to manage obstacles.
1.3 Build Community: PMI-SFBAC members, people who live and/or work in Northern California, and project management professionals will benefit from a sense of community.
1.3.1 PMI-SFBAC members will experience the promotion of racial equality, inclusion, and diversity.
1.3.2 PMI-SFBAC members will enjoy a bond of culture, diversity, and respect for each other.
1.3.3 PMI-SFBAC members will enjoy networking experiences.
1.3.4 PMI-SFBAC members will serve the community using their relevant project management skills.
1.3.5 PMI-SFBAC will be recognized as a symbol of the project economy.
We are always interested in hearing from members on what they want from PMI SFBAC which is your organization. Please feel free to reach out to the board at any time with ideas, suggestions, or questions.
Thank you, and cheers to an exciting 2021!
-Stephanie Salazar, PMI SFBAC President, firstname.lastname@example.org