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Message from the President Q2 2024

Message from the President Q2 2024

Welcome to Spring Central Ohio Chapter Members! I hope this message finds you all in good spirits and high anticipation for the exciting quarter ahead.  I am thrilled to share some noteworthy updates and dynamic initiatives that continue to propel our chapter to new heights.                                  Military Liaison Program   With the relaunch of PMI’s Military Liaison program, PMICOC’s own Doug Hamon is diving into ways to reaffirm our commitment to supporting our military community and fostering cross-regional collaboration. Additionally, with the introduction of the innovative Construction Ambassador program, Luke Wadsworth is representing our chapter to strengthen our connections within the construction industry. Together, we're forging stronger bonds within our community and PMI Global as we expand our reach like never before. Thank you for your Service       Planning for our much-anticipated Professional Development Day is well underway, and this year promises to deliver like no other! Registration is slated to open in June/July so stay tuned for more details. The team has compiled fresh new ways to partner with PMICOC through customizable sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. If interested, please reach out to info@pmicoc.org  for details. Be Come Our Friends! We have several social media platforms to keep you updated on our Chapter's events and share latest details with you. Below you will find our groups. Become our friends and stay in touch with us:   Facebook: PMI Central Ohio Chapter | Columbus OH | Facebook Instagram: PMI Central Ohio Chapter LinkedIn: (18) Project Manager Network of Central Ohio – Sponsored by PMI COC | Groups | LinkedIn Twitter - PMI Central Ohio (@PMICOC) / Twitter   There could be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others.   President George H.W. Bush Outreach Excitement is palpable as we welcome George Rapp as our new Vice President of Outreach, setting the stage for even greater impact in the months to come. George's expertise and dedication through our Outreach team over the years will play a pivotal role in advancing our initiatives. June 1 we will be doing in person hours for impact to help our community. Get all the details here. Hours of Impact Day - Sunrise Sanctuary | Site_Ver1.0 ( pmicoc.org ) We also are looking for some new members for outreach please look on the Volunteer Engagement Platform. See the link below: https://volunteer.pmi.org   In general, I pled with everyone to be a part of the Central Ohio Chapter sign up for hours for impact. This is a forecast on what you think you will be able to do for the year of 2024 to make your community a better place.   Below if the web page to be able to check it out.   Pledge Your Hours for Impact | Hours for Impact ( pmi.org )   In Closing…  We are all hard at work to continue to deliver on our strategic objectives for this year and the momentum is building. Buckle up and get ready to be part of something truly extraordinary as we chart a course toward progress, innovation, and collective success!     If a Strategy Meets a Goal: It’s Working. If a Strategy Meets a Target: It’s a Success. Michael Porter   Thank you to the Board and Volunteers I want to personally THANK every Board Member and Volunteer for all their time and hard work. COC Board ·        Maria McGuire – Secretary ·        Jenna Livingston – President Elect ·        Steven Sicilian – Treasure ·        Kelsey Ward – Director At Large ·        Bruce Halley – Director At Large       Sincerely,   Deborah Ducmanas PMPCentral Ohio PMI Chapter President

Message from the President Q1 2024

Message from the President Q1 2024

President Q1 Message   Welcome to 2024 Central Ohio Chapter Members! I hope you are all staying warm or getting away to a warm place for a week or two.   Wow did 2023 GO FAST! I feel like I just began my Presidential journey with you and here I am in my finial year as your President!   I am looking forward to an AMAZING 2024 with all of you!   VOLUNTEER! Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe I want to Thank everyone who has so far volunteered. We are reviewing our Organization Chart and will be posting all the open Volunteer Positions, for you in order to allow you to pick what you would like to do.  They will be posted on the Volunteer Engagement Platform (see link in the outreach area of this newsletter). We will let you know when they are posted. For those that are thinking about volunteering please also review those post and if there is something you do not find, let us know what you might be interested in. We need Volunteers for everything – maybe it is just volunteering for one event or being our IT Guru and we have everything in between.  We can never have too many volunteers. We also currently have posting for our Outreach Team on the Volunteer Engagement Platform. We are excited to build a strong team and board so it has a lot of depth for the future growth of the Central Ohio Chapter. I hope you will be apart of it.   The biggest Happiness is when at the end of the year you feel better than at the beginning.   Henry David Thoreau   I would like to do a year in review a call out some of the amazing things your Board and Volunteers did in 2023. -      PDD was scored very high in attendance, speakers and overall review was very well received -      PMI COC had more networking events then in the years past -      PMI COC had 13 member meetings throughout the year -      PMI COC had more diversity in speakers and topics -      PMI COC introduced the latest PMI certification – PMI-CP with PMI Global -      PMI COC Leadership worked with several other chapters (nationally and internationally) to help us set up new ways of working and finding out the latest items their chapters are rolling out  -      PMI COC started updating the website -      PMI COC brought in on demand PDU with ProjectBites -      PMI COC had a high level of forecast in the Hours for Impact -      PMI COC brought back online all our social media formats and increased our engagement -      PMI COC not only got more consistent with our newsletters, but we updated the format making it easier to view -      PMI COC started posting Job Opportunities in our newsletters -      Plus Much More…         Member Focus The PMI COC will continue to be driven by being of value to all members. In 2024 the PMI COC will be working on the following: -      More in person meetings -      More available PDU -      Quarterly networking events   -      PMI COC board will continue to work with other PM communities -      PMI COC will drive more Hours for impact as a team -      PMI COC will be planning PDD even earlier this year o   PDD call for speakers will be posted soon -      PMI COC will be working with other partners to promote certification training -      PMI COC will send welcome letters and certification congratulation and anniversary letters -      PMI COC will continue to work on the website and we will work on more branding opportunities -      PMI COC will be breaking out our newsletters so you can get the news you want -      PMI COC will be working on other social media sites we hope to be on Tik Tok, You Tube and others wait for future information. PMI COC Board is very excited about the year to come. I hope you will all get involved in one way or another.           The best time to make Friends is before YOU need them.                                                             Ethel Barrymore     Be Come Our Friends! We have several social media platforms to keep you updated on our Chapter's events and share latest details with you. Below you will find our groups. Become our friends and stay in touch with us:   Facebook: PMI Central Ohio Chapter | Columbus OH | Facebook Instagram: PMI Central Ohio Chapter LinkedIn: (18) Project Manager Network of Central Ohio – Sponsored by PMI COC | Groups | LinkedIn Twitter - PMI Central Ohio (@PMICOC) / Twitter   Small Acts, when Multiplied by Millions of People, Can Transform the World.                                            Howard Zinn Outreach This year we will be doing in person hours for impact to help our community. Please be on the lookout for that information coming. We also are looking for some new members for outreach please look on the Volunteer Engagement Platform. See the link below: https://volunteer.pmi.org   In general, I pled with everyone to be a part of the Central Ohio Chapter sign up for hours for impact. This is a forecast on what you think you will be able to do for the year of 2023 to make your community a better place.   Below if the web page to be able to check it out.   Pledge Your Hours for Impact | Hours for Impact ( pmi.org )   The Strength of the Team is each individual member. The Strength of each member is the Team. Phil Jackson   Thank you to the Board and Volunteers I want to personally THANK every Board Member and Volunteer for all their time and hard work. COC Board ·        Maria McGuire – Secretary ·        Jenna Livingston – President Elect ·        Steven Sicilian – Treasure ·        Kelsey Ward – Director At Large ·        Bruce Halley – Director At Large       Sincerely,   Deborah Ducmanas PMPCentral Ohio PMI Chapter President

October 2023 - From the President

October 2023 - From the President

Welcome to Fall to all of our Central Ohio Chapter Members, Wow did that Third Quarter go FAST! I hope all of you are enjoying your Pumpkin Spice Warm Drinks and have your costumes picked out for Halloween! FALL ALSO Means PDD is coming up soon on November 10th! I am so excited to see all of you there, and meet each of you in person!!!
We have some AMAZING Speakers this year our Keynotes are fantastic and the first keynote will be giving out prizes so make sure you get there early and get some amazing Swag from us and also hopefully win a prize or two! What is more fun than coming together as a PM community learning and laughing on a Friday! Make sure to sign up as soon as possible so that you can be entered into the drawing for a LinkedIn Profile Review, valued at $250. This could be worth so much more as our LinkedIn profiles have become so important to our professional careers.
Remember to not wait too long to buy your PDD tickets. We Sell Out every year! I have attached the link for your convenience PDD v0 2023 | Site_Ver1.0 (pmicoc.org)
We Need Your Help! Our PDD team is actively seeking volunteers to help with Registration, Breakout session check-ins, and other roles. All volunteers get a free tee with lunch and parking included. If interested, reach out to Kate Wood at woodk12@nationwide.com

Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so Much! - Helen Keller
Member Focus In the Third Quarter, we have been focused on doing a lot of events. Please make sure you check your calendars. Please bring a friend to one of our exciting and creative events, maybe they would like to be a part of the Central Ohio Chapter! Did you know Central Ohio is one of the largest PMI chapters in the US? How cool is that fact. I loved seeing so many chapter members at our Volunteer & Recruiting Event on August 29th at the Crooked Can. We had so much fun! Global Summit I am excited to announce my participation in the upcoming Global Summit in October in Atlanta, GA. As a representative of the Central Ohio Chapter, I will be accompanied by a fellow Board Member. This is a great opportunity to gain insights from other Chapters and contribute to the growth and development of our chapter. 2023 Board & Election We have elections coming up make sure to vote! Become Our Friend! We have several social media platforms to keep you updated on our Chapter's events and share the latest details with you. Below you will find our groups. Become our friend and stay in touch with us: Facebook: PMI Central Ohio Chapter | Columbus OH | Facebook Instagram: PMI Central Ohio Chapter LinkedIn: (18) Project Manager Network of Central Ohio – Sponsored by PMI COC | Groups | LinkedIn Twitter - PMI Central Ohio (@PMICOC) / Twitter Outreach Jenna Livingston always has amazing things going on in Outreach. This year we will be doing two in-person hours for impact to help our community. An “Hours for Impact” in-person, volunteer opportunity with LifeCare Alliance will be posted soon – We were supposed to do this on June 24, 2023 however we had low volunteerism so we will try again in September – Please look out for this opportunity We will have another "Hours for Impact" volunteer project later in the year with Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, most likely in August/September In general, I plead with everyone in our Central Ohio Chapter to sign up for hours for impact. This is a forecast of what you think you will be able to do for the year 2023 to make your community a better place. Below is the web page to be able to check it out. Pledge Your Hours for Impact | Hours for Impact (pmi.org) I want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change. - Tim Cook Thank you to the Board and all our Volunteers I want to personally THANK every Board Member and Volunteer for all their time and hard work.
COC Board Maria McGuire – Secretary Jenna Livingston – President-Elect Steven Sicilian – Treasure Kelsey Ward – Director At Large Bruce Halley – Director At Large Norm Wilson – Strategic Program Director Stephanie Monroe – Past President

COC Volunteers Amna Jamal Andy Milano Brandon Schnug Charlene Bridges Cindi Baker Courtney Morse Dave Davis Dr. Sam Akulli Ebony Robinson -Street Erica Mohre Farrah Zemke George Rapp Haley Johnson Jeff Burns Jennifer Patrick Julie VanDelinder Kate Wood Ketti Pryor Marlon McKoy Michelle Johnson Nick Gatlin Ram Vedantam Rich Figallo Sharon Manwarren Shubhada Reddy Ta’Sean Lee Travis Jones Yolanda Mackey Sincerely, Deborah Ducmanas, PMP Central Ohio PMI Chapter President

July 2023 - From the President

July 2023 - From the President

Happy Summer to all of our Central Ohio Chapter Members,
The Board has not been taking vacation instead we have been busy working for all of you! Wow did that Second Quarter go FAST!
Member Focus The Second Quarter we have been much focused on doing a lot of events. Please make sure you check your calendars.
Please bring a friend to one of our exciting and creative events, maybe they would like to be a part of the Central Ohio Chapter!
Did you know Central Ohio was the 3rd PMI chapter in the US? How cool is that fact. Some of the upcoming events are as follows: July 12, Noon – 1:00, Career Path & Certs Workshop: PMO Centric (PMI-ACP / PMI-PBA / PgMP / PfMP) via Zoom July 26, Noon -1:00 , Career Path and Certs Workshop, DA Value Stream , via Zoom August 23, Noon – 1:00 , PMI Core Path , via Zoom November 10 , PDD

Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so Much! - Helen Keller
Professional Development Day The volunteers and the PDD Board are working so hard to make sure you all have the greatest PDD Day ever this year! Please make sure you are looking for emails and postings to register and we have some exciting reasons to register early. Look for that in your emails soon!
As most of you are aware we SOLD OUT this event last year. When it is time to register jump on this as I am certain we will also SELL OUT in 2023 as well.
Consider putting a placeholder on your calendar for our Central Ohio Chapter PDD Day on Friday, November 10, 2022 , between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EDT . Please share the details of this opportunity with your friends and professional network.
Don’t just come to get your PDU, come and network, make friends, and find likeminded people. The Central Ohio Chapter is your community.
Global Summit I'm thrilled to share that I'll be heading to Atlanta, GA in October with a fellow Board Member to attend the PMI Global Summit . It's an incredible opportunity for me to proudly represent the Central Ohio Chapter. I'm especially looking forward to connecting with other Chapters and gaining valuable insights that we can potentially apply within our own chapter.
Volunteer Meetings For our VLT Group we will be doing a $15 drawing at our meetings for attendees. We will also be sending out a survey to get a little help on what day works best for everyone. Please look for that from our IT team.
Plus if you are interested in becoming a Volunteer we are very much excited to have you as one of our Volunteers, please reach out to me or one of our board members if you are interested.
2023 Board & Election Exciting news! To better align our chapter with others across the U.S., our Board has voted to extend our Presidential Term Limit from one year to two years. This change will provide greater impact, stability, and continuity to our Chapter. So, what exactly does this mean?
That means the terms will be laid out as follows: President Elect will be 2 Year Term President will be 2 Year Term Past President will be a 2 Year Term
What does that means for your Current President – Elect, President & Past President. Jenna Livingston will be President Elect for 2 Year before becoming President Deborah Ducmanas will be President for 2 Years before becoming Past President Stephanie Monroe will be Past President for 2 Years
We hope this will give us all the time to make the changes to our chapter we see as important to our membership. We all are very committed to you and to PMI.
We will be having an election for all open Board Member positions – Please watch for the call for Nominees in your email.
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Communications Kelsey Ward and her team, continue to deliver excellent outputs with our newsletters and through our social media platforms. These sources will inform you of events and opportunities available directly through our Chapter from PMI Global and our collaborating partners.
Please continue visiting our social media platforms to remain updated on our Chapter's events and share these details with your contacts: Facebook: PMI Central Ohio Chapter | Columbus OH | Facebook LinkedIn: Project Manager Network of Central Ohio – Sponsored by PMI COC | Groups | LinkedIn
Outreach Jenna Livingston always has amazing things going on in Outreach. This year we will be doing two in person hours for impact to help our community. An “Hours for Impact” in-person, volunteer opportunity with LifeCare Alliance will be posted soon – We were supposed to do this on June 24, 2023 however we had low volunteerism so we will try again in September – Please look out for this opportunity We will have another Hours for Impact volunteer project later in the year with Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, most likely in August/September

In general I plead with everyone to be a part of the Central Ohio Chapter sign up for hours for impact.
This is a forecast on what you think you will be able to do for the year of 2023 to make your community a better place.
Below if the web page to be able to check it out. Pledge Your Hours for Impact | Hours for Impact (pmi.org)
Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. Sherry Anderson
Thank you to the Board and all our Volunteers I want to personally THANK every Board Member and Volunteer for all their time and hard work.
COC Board Maria McGuire – Secretary Jenna Livingston – President Elect Steven Sicilian – Treasurer Kelsey Ward – Director At Large Bruce Halley – Director At Large Norm Wilson – Strategic Program Director Stephanie Monroe – Past President Anurag Sahai – Digital Strategy Advisor

COC Volunteers Amna Jamal Andy Milano Brandon Schnug Charlene Bridges Cindi Baker Courtney Morse Dave Davis Dr. Sam Akulli Ebony Robinson -Street Erica Mohre Farrah Zemke George Rapp Haley Johnson Jeff Burns Jennifer Patrick Julie VanDelinder Kate Wood Ketti Pryor Marlon McKoy Michelle Johnson Nick Gatlin Noor Saqf Alhait Ram Vedantam Rich Figallo Sharon Manwarren Shubhada Reddy Ta’Sean Lee Travis Jones Yolanda Mackey
Sincerely, Deborah Ducmanas, PMP Central Ohio PMI Chapter President

April 2023- From the President

April 2023- From the President

PMI Central Ohio Chapter Members, I hope you and your families are well. I continue to be grateful to my fellow board members, volunteers, and you, our members, for supporting our Chapter throughout the beginning of 2023. I hope you all have had time to at least be at one of our in-person events. The board members have been working hard on exciting upcoming events and have had some very fun events this past quarter. One of the amazing events coming this quarter that I am personally excited about; Building the Silicon Heartland , make sure you all get signed up for this tremendous opportunity. What a timely and exciting topic! We hope to have a lot of Construction Project Managers there or if you are interested in Construction Project Management you should definitely attend. We will be updating our Calendar of Events , with many opportunities for your development and network. Please visit and participate. If you have not already done so, please sign up for your Newsletter to inform you of our upcoming events and activities. Membership Focus The very first paragraph you see on the PMI website is this: PMI empowers people to make ideas a reality. Through Global advocacy, networking, collaboration, research, and education. PMI prepares organizations and individuals at every stage of their career journey to work smarter so they can drive success in a world of change. For this fiscal quarter, our theme focuses on People and Business Environment. This theme aligns with the new focus of the PMP exam structure. In our ever-changing work environment, I want to make sure the Central Ohio Chapter Members are able to be versatile in the type of Project Management work they do. For example, you may be an IT Project Manager, but you have always dreamed of being a part of building something and you want to be a part of rolling out the latest FDA medication to the marketplace. We want to help get you there. Maybe when you started with the Central Ohio Chapter, you were single, in college, had no children, or had a house full. Now you may be married, have children, finished school, or be an empty nester. Just like our lives go through the season so do our careers and our chapter wants to meet that challenge with you and help give you all the tools and skills you need to move forward in life. Let us help you develop yourself for the new economy. Together we will get through all the new seasons of our lives. We want to grow with you in every phase. PMI Leadership Institute Management (LIM) What Happens in San Diego… Doesn’t Stay In San Diego! I had the great opportunity to represent our Central Ohio Chapter of PMI at LIM. What an amazing and fun conference. I learned and shared so much at the conference. We have a lot of hard work but hopefully fun and rewarding work ahead of us. I will be going over some of the new ideas, tools, and skills with the board to see if they might be a good fit to make a better Central Ohio Chapter for you! However to determine the vision for the future of our chapter. I want to hear from all of you, not just the board. I am certain there are ideas you as members have that you would like to see from our chapter. I would like you to answer the following questions; if you have time: What would help you? What would make this chapter more valuable to you? What would make this chapter fun? Send me your ideas and I will review them and see if we can get them accomplished. I cannot promise all of them; however, I will be sharing what we receive and what we can do. Please email me at President@PMICOC.Org Upcoming Central Ohio Professional Development (PDD) Day As most of you are aware we SOLD OUT this event last year. When it is time to register jump on this as I am certain we will also SELL OUT in 2023 as well. Consider putting a placeholder on your calendar for our Central Ohio Chapter PDD Day on Friday, November 10, 2022 , between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EDT . Please share the details of this opportunity with your friends and professional network. Don’t just come to get your PDU, come and network, make friends, and find likeminded people. The Central Ohio Chapter is your community. Thank you to Stephanie Monroe, Steven Sicilian and Farrah Zemke for leading the PDD Day Team and all our other Volunteers that are currently working on this project to make it amazing for all of our members of Central Ohio Chapter. Communications Kelsey Ward and her team, continue to deliver excellent outputs with our newsletters and through our social media platforms. These sources will inform you of events and opportunities available directly through our Chapter from PMI Global and our collaborating partners. Please continue visiting our social media platforms to remain updated on our Chapter's events and share these details with your contacts below. Facebook: PMI Central Ohio Chapter | Columbus OH | Facebook LinkedIn: (18) Project Manager Network of Central Ohio – Sponsored by PMI COC | Groups | LinkedIn Feel free to follow us now on Twitter and Instagram as we prepare for our relaunch later this year. Twitter : PMI Central Ohio (@PMICOC) / Twitter Instagram : PMI Central Ohio Chapter Finance Steven Sicilian, Director of Finance, successfully lead the Board through the approval of our FY22 budget. Steven is working hard to lower our cost overhead and find ways that benefit our finances on behalf of our members, volunteers, partners, and vendors. Outreach Jenna Livingston always has amazing things going on in Outreach. This year we will be doing two in-person hours for impact to help our community. An “Hours for Impact” in-person, Saturday volunteer opportunity in June with LifeCare Alliance will be posted soon—families/children are welcome! More details coming soon in bi-weekly email blasts We will have another hour for the Impact volunteer project later in the year with Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, most likely in August/September In general, I pled with everyone a part of the Central Ohio Chapter to sign up for hours for impact. This is a forecast of what you think you will be able to do for the year 2023 to make your community a better place. Below is the web page to be able to check it out. Pledge Your Hours for Impact | Hours for Impact (pmi.org) We brought so many hours in 2022 the Central Ohio Chapter was recognized this week at the LIM conference along with nine other chapters. “ Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country .” ― John F. Kennedy Thank you to the Board and all our Volunteers I want to personally THANK every Board Member and Volunteer for all their time and hard work. COC Board Maria McGuire – Secretary Jenna Livingston – President Elect Steven Sicilian – Treasure Kelsey Ward – Director At Large Bruce Halley – Director At Large Norm Wilson – Strategic Program Director Stephanie Monroe – Past President Anurag Sahai – Digital Strategy Advisor COC Volunteers Amna Jamal Andy Milano Brandon Schnug Charlene Bridges Cindi Baker Courtney Morse Dave Davis Dr. Sam Akulli Ebony Robinson -Street Erica Mohre Farrah Zemke George Rapp Haley Johnson Jeff Burns Jennifer Patrick Julie VanDelinder Kate Wood Ketti Pryor Marlon McKoy Michelle Johnson Nick Gatlin Ram Vedantam Rich Figallo Sharon Manwarren Shubhada R Keesara Ta’Sean Lee Travis Jones Yolanda Mackey Yours Sincerely, Deborah Ducmanas PMP
Central Ohio PMI Chapter President

Greetings, PMI Central Ohio Chapter Members!

Greetings, PMI Central Ohio Chapter Members!

It is with great pride and pleasure that I start my term as President of the PMI Central Ohio Chapter. My commitment to you, our members, is to give you my best this year as I strive to continue the tradition of exemplary leadership that the Chapter has enjoyed so far. My sincere thanks to the leaders who came before me for their efforts in skillfully navigating the chapter through the recent challenging times.
Allow me to share my vision for the Chapter as we go forward into 2023. We will begin by “re-energizing” our focus to you, our members. This will be the “ Year of the PMI Central Ohio Chapter Member ” as we will aim to offer events and experiences that enhance your careers and provide opportunities for you to learn and grow in the Project Management profession.
∙To enrich and expand our network, we will explore partnering with other Ohio
Chapters for professional development and networking events.
∙We want to grow our membership by reaching out to all the PMs’ out there that
may not be certified or never thought PMI was for them.
∙We will continue to build awareness of PMI and PMI Central Ohio Chapter by
participating in other professional development events.
∙We want to grow our SUCCESSFUL outreach program even more and help other
PMI chapters with their outreach programs.
∙We want to educate more young people how essential and exciting it is to be a
Project Manager and helps with everyday life skills.
Today’s projects are complex and demanding and today’s project manager must have a
diverse skillset and a strong support network to be successful. I hope PMI Central Ohio
Chapter can be part of your support network and I invite you to become an active
member of the PMI Central Ohio Chapter team by joining us at the next professional
networking event.
Finally, if you are looking for an opportunity to build and practice new skills, promote
your “brand” or just earn a few PDU’s, please consider volunteering with the chapter. Talent Wins Games but Teamwork and Intelligence Win Championships” – Michael
Jordan Let’s make a difference together, come be a part of our team! Deb Ducmanas

Outgoing President Message

Outgoing President Message

Hello PMICOC Members,
As I reflect on the chapter’s accomplishments in 2022, I am beyond impressed. This year we saw a shift from a virtual environment, to more of a hybrid approach for our events. In April, our Outreach team held our first in-person chapter event since 2019, which highlighted the great work our volunteers have done for our non-profit partners. Our Programs team continued to do an amazing job lining up virtual sessions that offered PDUs throughout the year. In the fall we also held our annual Professional Development Day, in person at the convention center, which sold out!
Looking ahead, I am excited to serve on the PMICOC Board in 2023 as the past President. This will allow me to continue some initiatives, such as planning networking events and assisting with PDD for 2023. I will also have the opportunity to work with our incoming President, to ensure a seamless transition and provide support when needed.

The success we have had as chapter is a result of the hard work of our volunteers, VLT and Board. I appreciate all the time and dedication they have shared with the chapter and encourage all of you to consider lending your time and expertise in 2023. We have volunteer positions available in Programs, Technology, Communications, Outreach, Member Services and Professional Development Day. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to hear more about how you can get involved.

I am excited to see what’s to come in 2023 for PMICOC and wish you all a very happy and healthy year!

Thank you,
Stephanie

July 2022 From the President

July 2022 From the President

Hello PMICOC! I hope you are all enjoying some time outside in between heat waves and making the most of the summer. I know I am spending as much time outside as possible and in todays’ virtual world, I am fortunate to be able to work from home…which also means my patio when weather permits. Every year, I find it hard to decide what festivals to go to, or 5k’s to participate in as Central Ohio has so much going on! PMICOC is no exception when it comes to having a lot to offer. In April, we had our first in-person event since the beginning of Covid, which highlighted the tremendous work our Outreach committee has done with other area non-profits. In May, we had a great virtual event, “BRM is Everywhere”, which was very informative and offered a unique perspective for approaching challenges regardless of your role. Our Outreach committee also headed up a volunteer event at the Furniture Bank, where PMICOC members helped to assemble furniture for those in need. Looking ahead, we will be holding a networking and volunteering event on Thursday, July 28th at 6pm at the Roosters on Olentangy. We have many opportunities to get involved and give back, so we hope you will join us for this informal event and give some thought to volunteering. Whether you’re looking for a small, short-term commitment, or something more long term and involved, I’m pretty sure we have an opportunity that will be a fit. Currently, there are opportunities within Programs, Marketing and Communication, Member Services, Outreach, as well as helping out with our annual Professional Development Day. I very excited for what we have achieved so far in 2022 and looking forward to more great things to come yet this year, like our Professional Development Day. This event will be in-person this year after a Covid hiatus. We have some greater keynotes and breakout sessions planned and would love to see you at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Thursday, October 14th. Registration will open soon with an early bird discount, so save the date now! In closing, I would like to thank you all for your membership. We have one of the largest chapters in the country and I always love to share our stories with other chapter leaders. I hope that you find our offerings beneficial and possibly take the next step in getting involved through volunteering. Here’s to a fun and productive summer! Thank you, Stephanie

Reflections on 2021

Reflections on 2021

Greetings PMICOC members! As we embark of 2022, I would like to take a moment and acknowledge some of our Chapter’s accomplishments in 2021. While Covid has been around for longer than any of us could have imagined, our PMICOC members, volunteers and Board were still able to achieve certifications, attend trainings and give back to the community in 2021. Our committees continued their focus throughout the year and adapted well to a prolonged virtual environment. While this past year may have limited our ability to collaborate face to face, our Technology and Communications teams were hard at work on redesigning our chapter website, which looks phenomenal! Our Outreach committee continued to partner with area non-profits to provide project support and much needed trainings. To add to these accomplishments, our Programs team offered a variety of virtual events for our members throughout the year. I am beyond proud of what was achieved in 2021 and am excited to lead PMICOC in 2022. We have a lot planned for this year and look forward to offering chapter events virtually and hopefully in person in the coming months. PDD will be back in the fall, with plans to be in person and returning to the convention center. We’re also looking into more virtual “lunch and learns” for PDU opportunities in addition to the evening sessions we offer. For those looking to become more involved this year, in addition to events, there will more opportunities to volunteer. Giving back is central to our organization and important for our communities. Whether you enjoy event planning, supporting non-profits with project endeavors, embarking on tech opportunities or simply posting on social media, there is an opportunity for you. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Latoya Capers . Thank you all for choosing to be part of PMICOC and here’s to a great 2022! Stephanie Monroe

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