Dear friends, colleagues, volunteers and devoted Swiss Chapter newsletter readers,
For this 2022 year-end newsletter, we’re delighted with Chapter president Stefan Vesenmeier’s Message from the Board, which highlights his key takeaways from the PMI Leadership Meeting in Prague this past October, including his impressions confirming the Swiss Chapter’s leadership among its peers in Europe.
In this December’s newsletter, also find many reasons for attending the upcoming event featuring Chris Croft, when interactive sessions will help you improve team efficiency and management. To celebrate our strong 2022 events line-up throughout this year, we invite you to participate in developing another impactful year, with a survey that will support events planning for 2023.
Our December newsletter invites you to get to know two new members this month. Among the many benefits of membership and volunteering at PMI Switzerland, our newsletter also reminds you to cast your votes in our Chapter Elections.
Stay connected with your PMI Switzerland Chapter news, when upcoming newsletter articles promise to bring you more insights about our leadership among 35 PMI Chapters worldwide. As always, be sure to follow our social media channels to stay ahead in your career by attending our events and, why not? Join the fun as a volunteer!
With best regards,
Philip SPRINGUEL, PMI Switzerland Newsletter Copy Editor
[PMI Switzerland Chapter]
Message from the Board
Author: Stefan Vesenmeier, PMP, DASSM,
PMI Switzerland Chapter President
Do you know the feeling of being totally exhausted, but still somehow satisfied? Or that your head is overflowing with interesting information, but you still want more and more of it?
I had exactly this feeling one day before Halloween. On that Sunday, a four-day working meeting with more than 200 volunteers from over 35 European PMI chapters came to an end.
To be more precise: from October 27 to 30, after a two-year break due to the pandemic, the annual PMI Leadership Meeting (LIM) took place as an in-person event in golden Prague - which greeted us with fog every morning, only to reveal the fantastic view of the city just in time for the first coffee break.
Although I was really looking forward to what was in store for me in Prague when I made the trip on October 27, I was also feeling a bit queasy. For me it was the first event in over three years with so many people and then also from over 35 European countries.
During the four days there were many different presentations and workshops from PMI as well as from other chapters. Not only did we get to hear how PMI's new CEO Pierre le Mahn wants to develop and advance PMI, but we also got to learn from the many other chapters on how they do their various chapter tasks.
It is almost impossible to give a short but detailed summary of the days and nights with new and old PMI friends. But luckily I was not the only one joining from the Swiss Chapter. So I can rely on the help of my 5 teammates here, who were also taking part and who will share some of their personal resumes of the meeting with so many like-minded volunteers in the upcoming newsletters.
My two personal takeaways were and are finally:
- Together, we're better! - There are many different ways to reach a goal, so why don't we try a different way than the one we are used to.
And one more thing was confirmed to me by the exchange with my 34 Chapter President colleagues and the other volunteers:
A recognition that I got by the exchange with my 34 chapter president colleagues and the other volunteers, is that the PMI Switzerland Chapter is one of the top chapters in many aspects in European comparison. Not only that we have with more than 1500 members a quite high membership rate in relation to the population, but also that we are e.g. in technological view one of the most advanced chapters.
And for this I would like to thank all former and current PMI Switzerland volunteers. Without your commitment, passion, and positive energy that you have brought in and for the chapter, we would not be where we are today. THANK YOU!
For the fast approaching, but also eagerly awaited Christmas season, I wish everyone some days of rest and relaxation, and then a good and healthy transition into the new year.
Interactive Sessions with Chris Croft: Efficiency and Remote Team Management
Author: Leandro Benda, PMP
Regional Events Director (Romandie)
How could we end this year of project management better than with the one and only Chris Croft?
Are you looking for ways to get more time and how to fit more in? Are you asking yourself about what is the best leadership style option for remote workers and teams, and how to keep them inspired, involved and motivated when they are working remotely? Whether they are at home or working from offices around the world? This is the future of work. This interactive virtual event is a two part double, something for everyone and will give you some elements of answers for these topics that are more and more key in our daily business.
PMI Switzerland VP of Events and Professional Development
Dear PMI CH Member,
Soon we approach the end of the year 2022 where the new generation of events post pandemic have emerged. With the community getting used to having in-person events again and reconnecting with peers, the PMI Switzerland Events team have created innovative approaches to engage the PM community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for attending and supporting our events - we are closing this year with over 60 events!
We would like to know what are your thoughts on our 2022 events and appreciate any feedback you can share to shape our future events and programs. Please note that all feedback is anonymous.
In addition, I would like to invite you all to our last event of the year with a special speaker, Chris Croft, on a interactive online workshop on Efficiency and Remote Team Management on Dec 12, 2022. Register here while slots are available.
Don’t also miss out on our PMI Networking events this December by checking out our website.
Thank you for your continued support and participation in our events for the year 2022.
I wish you all a happy holiday season!
[Community PMI CH]
Author: Alp Camci, PMP
Warm welcome to all new members that joined our Chapter!
The following members provided information about themselves: Daviana Escar and Marnie Pannatier.
Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in October.
The PMI Switzerland Chapter is a non-profit professional business organization, and is a chartered chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Newtown Square, PA, USA.
Views and opinions expressed in the newsletter are those of the authors and, unless otherwise stated, do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the chapter or PMI or imply partnership.