By Carol Scherrman,PMP
The PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter was notified recently that it has been selected to host the Spring 2018 Region 2 Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) and Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), comprised of chapter presidents, meeting.
The PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter is a member of PMI's Region 2, which comprises 21 PMI chapters in seven states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) and two Canadian Provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan).
By Saeko VonBehren, PMP
Do you think it is possible for you to detect a word in a book that you friend picks at random?
I attend the Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) along with other five leadership team members from PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter on Sep 22nd – Sep 24th in San Diego. There were over 1,000 leadership team members from over 60 countries and over 200 chapters. On top of it, there were close to 400 leadership team members who attended virtually. PMI told us that this was one of the largest participants that they had at the LIM.
By Nadya Garay-Thompson
Have you created an atmosphere in which your team completes tasks out of fear instead of passion, mutual respect, or love for their work? According to Simon Sinek, that is an environment lead by paranoia, mistrust, and cynicism. Simon describes this as a lack of trust or the lack of a “Circle of Safety”. Employees should not have to fear their organization.
By Casey Taylor
If there is a single word that stimulates an emotional response for Project Management Organizations (PMO) and Project Managers, that word is AGILE. The word agile often strikes fear, anger, confusion and even hostility into the hearts and minds of traditional project managers. But why? Why can’t cutting-edge, high technology organizations and businesses come to embrace and welcome agile delivery models, frameworks and concepts?
PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter welcomes our new members!
Lee Miller, GentlemenCare, 9/12/2016
Dale Hughes, Pearson, 8/30/2016
Maria Muller, ACT, Inc, 8/29/2016
Stephanie Estrada, Pearson, 8/26/2016
2016 Bylaws Approved
The vote to ratify proposed changes to our chapter bylaws concluded on September 20, 2016. By a margin of 96% Approve to 4% Disapprove, the voting members ratified the changes, which go into effect immediately. To view the approved bylaws, click here.
As you may recall, the primary change that was proposed in the bylaws was a restructuring of our Board of Directors.
• Removed the Past President position as a member of the board.
• Added a President-Elect position to provide greater continuity and allow a learning period for the incoming president.
• Added a Secretary position to remove some of the administrative procedural tasks from the President’s position and provide a position with a focus on policies and procedures.
Within the next few weeks, the Nominating Committee for our 2017 Board of Directors will be reaching out to you asking for volunteers or recommendations for candidates to run for office. Please consider volunteering your time to our chapter. With the addition of two new positions for 2017, you will have an opportunity to shape how these positions support our chapter. You will grow professionally, earn Professional Development Units (PDUs), support our chapter’s mission to advance project management, and have some fun along the way.
Vice President of Finance
Eastern Iowa Chapter
Chapter Program Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from Feb. to Nov.
The following is a list of classes presented by PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter (EIC) sponsors. Promotion of classes offered by our sponsors does not reflect an endorsement or guarantee results from the EIC.
University of Iowa Project Management Classes
The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business offers 1-3 day project management courses that can be taken individually or combined to earn a Certificate in Project Management. Visit www.iowaprojectmanagement.com to learn more and to register.
St. Ambrose University Professional Development
Master of Business Administration
Master of Organizational Leadership
MindEdge Online PM Training
Various courses available conveniently and affodably with MindEdge.
PMI Chapter Member will receive 10% discount on all courses.
Triple Constraint - Project Management Training
Register at http://tripleconstraint.com/
2016-17 Tentative Course Schedule
As a service to our members and to our community, the PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter (PMI EIC) offers this free job listing service. Contact the company directly via the URL or email address listed under About the company for questions about the position. Note that postings are provided on the PMI EIC website as a service to PMI EIC members and friends. PMI EIC does not recommend or endorse the companies that post open positions and does not have information about the status of any jobs posted.