My Dear Fellow PMI Bluegrass Members:
It is incredible to know that we are almost halfway through this Year 2019, with a lot of exciting events still ahead at your PMI Bluegrass Chapter.
As we continue in our 21st year of success, I would like to quickly highlight some of our chapter’s activities, accomplishments and upcoming events.
But...before I dive into it, let me share an important thought. The single best way to improve skills in any project endeavor is to get feedback. Two kinds of feedback exist: objective and subjective. In an objective one, say if you want to sprint faster, you need a stopwatch that clocks how fast you are running. If you want to improve, then start tracking your sprint stats. The second form involves subjective feedback from others. Say if you want to improve your 100-meter sprint times from 15.5 to 15.0 seconds, you'd ask a good coach what you could be doing better. This is extremely useful feedback. In summary, the more feedback you get on a project, the easier it is to improve.
Along that line let us hear your feedback on our chapter through both the surveys and emails AND face-to-face in chapter meetings and other social events.
Now let’s get rolling: as you may be aware, we achieved a major milestone with our chapter’s membership and set ourselves on a unique path. Your chapter was recognized in March at the PMI Regional Conference in Atlanta as the “Best Chapter with the Highest Retention Rate” for Region 5. This is not possible without the support of chapter members like you.
Stay tuned for information about our Annual Professional Development Day on Friday, September 27, at the Clarion Hotel, in Lexington. We're very excited about this year's theme: Project Life Cycles – One Size Never Fits All. Be swift to jump in and sign up for Early Bird Registration when we make that available. Check our website and emails for more info on this and our monthly chapter meetings.
We will also be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of PMI on November 8 with a special event!
As always, we cannot make these chapter plans happen without the valuable help of volunteers. Network with us on these events in contributing to make Project Management a top priority! We can build on our success in furthering your professional growth while strengthening the chapter.
Thank you to all our chapter members in extending your cooperation to continue our journey.
Looking forward to great camaraderie with all our members in the upcoming events!
President, PMI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter