Message from the President - October 2019

The cooler days of Autumn are certainly upon us. Nights and mornings are definitely chillier than I’m ready for after a beautiful summer. However, as time moves forward the weather changes are inevitable. Change is part of life and I’m learning more and more every day we need to embrace change, not fear it. There are certain things outside our control that are just going to happen. Yes, it can be frightening, emotional, or even scary, but if we don’t change how do we grow? It’s how we deal with change that makes all the difference in the world. While we don’t always know what exactly the outcome will be or how long it will take to get there, it’s important to take a deep breath and remind yourself it’s going to work itself out. Take care of yourself through change and try to focus on the positives.

Talking about change, the PMP exam is about to undergo a change again. If you are thinking about taking it, now is the time! Our next PMP exam prep class with Varun Anand is scheduled for four 9-hour sessions on Saturdays, starting on October 12th through November 2nd. The class will run from 8:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Varun is an internationally renowned PMP trainer with more than 10 years of extensive work experience as a Program/Project Manager. Varun’s PMP training simulator EduHubSpot is widely recognized among the PMP aspirants. Registration is now open on our website!!

Roger Wolkoff is coming to us on Tuesday, October 15th (date change due to the holidays). He will be discussing a way to deal with emotions through, “Emotional Intelligence: Planning for Emotions”. Emotions get us every time. We all feel emotion. It’s what we do after we experience them that defines us. Come and learn about self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management from a former project manager and expert in the field. Emotional intelligence is a critical factor in moving you, your teams, and your life forward. Roger is a motivational speaker who helps you tap into your strengths and potential so you can get out of your way and get more done. He speaks about the power of connecting, gratitude, and appreciation. His core messages center around trust, communication, and emotional intelligence. He helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. Don’t forget to pre-register by Sunday, October 13th at 11:59pm on our website for this event!!

After the Chapter meeting our Communities of Practice (CoPs) will meet for you earn an extra PDU. We have three CoPs for you to choose from: Career & Personal Development, Quality, and PMO. Be sure to stick around for one of them to share your expertise with your colleagues.

On Wednesday, October 16th is our next Lunch and Learn session. See our website for more details and to register. You must be a PMIW Chapter member to attend this event.

Our Breakfast Roundtable team on Tuesday, October 22nd will be discussing the application OneNote. Allison Smith Terrey will be facilitating this session. She is a project manager with deep experience managing a range of projects from enterprise marketing platforms to Fintech Blockchain implementations. Allison will share with the group how to use Microsoft OneNote to organize projects as well as organize her personal life. See our website for more details and register. You must be a PMIW Chapter member to attend this event. You must be a PMIW Chapter member to attend this event.

I hope you will join me on Tuesday, October 15th at the Royal Palace in Greenburgh, NY.

See you at the chapter meeting…
Brenda Horton, PMP