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.