2015 was a highly successful year for PMI Southern Maryland Chapter. We held 14 events, including luncheons, PMP prep courses, our Annual Meeting, our first networking social, and the 7th Annual Night at the Blue Crabs. Our signature event was the 1st Annual Professional Development Day (PDD). The PDD was a 1-day, 7-PDU event with a series of notable speakers covering all legs of the PMI Talent Triangle. The event was well attended, and we received highly favorable feedback.
For 2016, your Board of Directors is working hard to build on last year to provide more events and several new offerings - PMI Risk Management Professional prep course (PMI-RMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner prep course (PMI-ACP), the return of the PMI SoMD Scholarship Golf Tournament, extending our events into all 4 PMI SoMD counties with a PMP prep course and networking socials, a Bowie Baysox Membership night, a philanthropy event (Christmas in April), and an expanded 2nd Annual Professional Development Day. All these events are in support of the chapter’s mission and objectives to include promoting PMI principles, supporting members’ in attaining and maintaining certifications, and providing educational opportunities to grow and develop as Project Management Professionals. Also, look for changes to our web site with planned improvements in the information available on activities and partner organizations, as well as new links and features. We look forward to serving and supporting our PMI SoMD members and our community. Click on “Contact Us” to send an e-mail to any of your Board members if we can be of additional assistance.
- Vic Balasi, PMISoMD Chapter President