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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: May 2023

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: May 2023

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter

May 2023 - Volume 23 - Issue 05

Project Manager Networking Lunch Basel (May 2023)

Project Manager Networking Apéro Geneva (May 2023)

Let's play: Facilitating your next strategy planning

Project Manager Networking Lunch Basel (June 2023)

Collaboration Simplified: Practical Tools to Power Your Projects

Project Manager Networking Lunch Basel (July 2023)


Philip Springuel, PMP,  

PMI Switzerland Newsletter Copy Editor



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.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

I am looking forward meeting you at our Annual Members Meeting at the beginning of February 2023 in Bern (


Merry Christmas,


[New Event]  

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.


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

[New Event]  

How to foster and build teams to solve complex problems

“How to foster and build teams to solve complex problems” - a 60-minute talk about teamwork and its growing importance in business today.


Outline of the Talk.


1. What are complex problems?

2. Teamwork is hard. Why do we need them?

3. What are Teams and how do we foster and develop high-performing teams?

4. How do we work together and interact on a team. What are good norms?

5. How do we communicate effectively with each other.


Discover the event description: [Click here]


Survey Event Team

Author: Pia Henzelmann

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.

Click here to fill in the 2022 Events Recap Survey form.

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!


Best regards,

Pia Henzelmann

‍[Community PMI CH]

Members Update

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.


You still have time to vote the new PMI Swiss Chapter Leaders in Elections for 2023-2024


Elena Milusheva, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

The Nominations Committee

Who is going to steer our chapter in which direction for the next two years? The decision is yours. You can still cast your vote for our Chapter representatives until 13 December 2022.

Each PMI Switzerland Chapter member has received a notification which includes the link to vote, username and password (please check your email spam folder in case you did not see the notification).

A big applause goes to our candidates, to the remaining volunteers and to all voters! Together we can make ideas a reality.


 Webpage link: [Click here]

[Social media]

What's‍ New on Your YouTube Channel?

The PMI Switzerland Chapter has developped its own YouTube channel. Every month you can watch interesting topics about project management and all around.


Discover the last 3 videos posted on the channel:

The next Newsletter will be published on Monday 9th of January. 

Would you want your article as a part of it?


Please share it with us until the 2nd of January through our Google Form [Click here].


Philip Springuel, PMP

 Stefan Vesenmeier, PMP

Pia Henzelmann

Leandro Benda, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Elena Milusheva, PMP


Copy Editor:

Philip Springuel, PMP

Technical Editor:

Giorgio Ricci, PMP

Publications Director:
Daniel Rodellar, PMP

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.


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