Presidents Message - 2016

KwemaLedbetter


PRESIDENT'S 
MESSAGE 2016

 

“Volunteering with our chapter has given me a life where I can’t wait to get up in the morning!” 

 

Welcome to the award-winning PMI Silver Spring Chapter!  2015 was an extraordinary year, and we are poised to keep that momentum going in 2016.  Our theme for 2016 is to continue and expand on the chapter’s success.  We will continue to expand your network with access to professionals who care about the same things you do:  career success, obtaining and maintaining your PMI credential, and continual innovative project management education.  We will continue to provide you with the opportunity to participate in the informative exchanges that take place at our dinner meetings.  We will continue to host a symposium that leaves you with tangible tools that you can use to perform your project management duties more effectively.  We will continue to partner with organizations that can help you move your career forward including the organizations in the following table:

Local Sister PMI organizations

Professional Organizations

 Universities

·   PMI Baltimore

·   PMI Montgomery County

·   PMI Southern MD

·   PMI Washington DC

 

·   American Society of Quality (ASQ)

·   Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) 

·   International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

·   National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

·   Quality Assurance Association of Maryland (QAAM)

·   George Washington University

·   Stevenson University

·   Trinity University

 

In addition to maintaining these strong partnerships, we will continue to build a cadre of volunteers who are achieving extraordinary results while expanding their own skills.  Volunteering with our chapter has given me a life where I can’t wait to get up in the morning!  My project management skills, leadership skills and confidence have soared.  We will continue to replicate this experience with everyone who wants to take the journey.

Our prior award-winning President, Marcus Parker, led the chapter in laying a foundation that ensures the chapter’s continued success.  We will build on our 6-Point Strategic Thrust:

Provide Education – Host the monthly chapter meetings and an annual symposium with dynamic, relevant speakers.  Additionally, we will revamp our training offerings and ensure that they are effectively promoted

Grow Chapter Resources (Human and Financial) – Employ strategies that increase chapter membership and the value of services provided

Practice Project Management Skills – Provide a safe place where you can develop yourself and others by practicing your project management skills as a PMISSC volunteer.

Interact Effectively with Chapter Members and Other Stakeholders – Focus on transparency using the quarterly score card and expand the use of surveys to get chapter member/stakeholder feedback on a variety of issues.

Support Career Growth – Provide mechanisms for assisting in job searches including networking opportunities, Have a Job/Need a Job updates at the Dinner Meetings and a Job Board on the PMISSC web site.

Promote the Project Management Profession – Reach out to and partner with relevant individuals, academia, nonprofits, and professional organizations.  Ensure that the people in our community are aware of project management as a possible career path.

It is a privilege to serve as your chapter president.  I can’t wait to get up tomorrow morning and get to work.  Join us.

Respectfully,

Kwema J. Ledbetter

Kwema J. Ledbetter, PMP, CISSP

PMI Silver Spring Chapter, Inc.

President

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