Chapter Communications Blog

Editorial. January 2018

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Author: Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP

 

Dear Members and Newsletter subscribers,

Here we are once more, starting a new year. I am sure that many of us have written down our resolutions for the freshly unpacked year... I hope that this year brings us all health and work.

I myself have my resolutions for this year. If I accomplish one of them I would certainly be very happy :)

Generally the list of resolutions from all of us are quite similar: Get in shape, stop procrastinating, eat healthier, spend more time with the family, spend more time doing what we like, reduce stress..., all of which are good intentions, but many of these at the end will not be accomplished, not to mention not even started.

I personally think that we all need to spend more time doing something that we enjoy, working hard at it as though no one else would do it for us, and realizing that life is short!

Enough said.. 2018 will bring the chapter almost a brand new Board of Directors, as there are 8 new members. These will be announced at the forthcoming AMM that will take place on the 1st of February in Geneva. Come join if you are a Chapter Member. You should have received your invitation by now.

Take care!!

Carlos

Copy Editor

 

Message from the Board. January 2018

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Sascha Wyss, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMP

Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,

As project managers it is our mission to enable change - it is the very core of our profession and without the omnipresent need for change we would become obsolete..... At the same time our very profession is also in a constant change - what was 5 years ago state of the art project management is today already outdated....

PMI Switzerland offers a community for an always changing profession that enables change itself. It is only logical that our chapter can only accomplish this, when it changes with it and adjusts itself to the constant changing needs of our members.

The new year will start with a big change for PMI Switzerland - half the board will be renewed and a new president will take over and might set sail into a new direction. Fresh ideas will be put into action by new board members full of energy, especially since they know they were truly elected by you. This year it was not a formality - you really had and made your choice! Thanks a lot to all who voted!

I wish you all the best for the new year and hope, that whatever changes in your life will be for the better. 

 

Kind regards,

Sascha Wyss 

Chapter President 

Election Commitee Announcement. December 2017

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Marina Satapathy, PMP and Carlos Martinez, PMP - Election Committee

Dear Chapter members

Thank you for your participation in the Chapter elections! Way more than 100 Chapter members casted their vote for this year’s candidates.

Our e-ballot remains open until December 10th, so if you have not yet casted your vote, we like to encourage you to do it now.
Get excited and join us at the Annual Members Meeting when we announce the newly elected Board members and the winners of three award-winning project management books!
 
Regards,
 
Marina and Carlos

 

Editorial December 2017

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Author: Carlos Martinez Arteaga,PMP

 

Dear Members and Newsletter subscribers,

The year is almost over, but the year-end activities have just begun…

There is so much to do in this last month, that when I think about it my head spins, and spins and spins…

It is the time of the year also, where we all look back and recapitulate on what have we done, what we could have done better and what we will leave for next year…

On the 10th of December the voting period was closed for the election of our Board of Directors, Financial Auditor and Election Commitee. The percentage of votes has been sufficient to gain the required consensus to be elected. The results will be announced soon.

Enjoy the holiday season, we all deserve it. And come back with your batteries charged, 2018 will be a tough year for us all.

Cheers,

Carlos

 

Message from the Board. December 2017

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Author: Loïc Hascher
 
Dear Members,
 
I'm just back from Malmö Sweden where the PMI Region 8 meeting was organized. For those of you who do not know, Region 8 is PMI's designation for all chapters from Europe. The meeting is a unique chance to meet chapter leaders to discuss and exchange ideas. What really impressed me was how much passion and dedication the attendees have for their chapters members. There were lots of discussions and brainstorming about how to better collaborate between chapters, and how it can provide local members even more value. One example is the "speaker bureau" initiative. This collaboration across all European chapters aims to list and share all best speakers' contact information. With this we hope to continuously provide you with the best events! This is just one of many examples. There is definitely a lot of energy currently and things are moving quickly. So, stay tuned!!
 
Loïc Hascher
VP Membership