In the past year our territory has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we have directed all our efforts toward strengthening our capacity to create a future we want and can believe in. We now open the new year with a renewed sense of community as we prepare to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. This important milestone in the life of our Chapter comes at a historical moment of profound and global transformation and it offers an opportunity to honor our heritage while envisioning the PMI-NIC of the future.
Our plan for 2021 favors experimenting with new formats for virtual experiences with the objective to positively counteract physical distancing and respond to the specific needs we have identified through in-depth interviews with Practioners, Key Influencers, Potential Partners and Skills Builders in our community.
The result is a balanced calendar of initiatives in different formats with a strong focus on professional networking: opportunities to share knowledge and guided networking for members are paired with initiatives to celebrate our past and local excellence in project management, while maintaining our vocation for diversity and inclusion through several joint initiatives with other Chapters and associations. While we currently concentrate on the virtual environment, we have not abandoned the hope to meet again in person and in safety.
Finally, we would like to mark this special anniversary with a collective narrative: we call upon all of you to join us and celebrate our past and imagine the future of our Chapter.
Giusi Meloni, PMP President
PMI President and CEO's Message
One the greatest strengths of PMI as an organization is our network of volunteer-led chapters. Chapters are the backbone of PMI and volunteers are "our secret sauce." Volunteers continue to make such a significant impact with their passion, dedication and commitment.
I believe that both chapters and volunteers are our value enablers. This network of stakeholders gives us incredible insights to the challenges faced by project professionals in every corner of the world. And this community is an incredible platform to make an impact on some of the world’s biggest challenges we are facing today. All of you bring ideas to reality and bring visions to life.