PMI Canada's Technology Triangle Chapter

Message from our new President

Dear Chapter Members and Community Stakeholders,
I’d like to take this opportunity to provide a quick update about our chapter’s recent changes as well as things coming up soon.
Firstly, I am honored and excited to continue serving you from PMI-CTT Chapter but in this new capacity as President. My commitment to make our chapter a better place for our local project professionals has remained unchanged since I joined the chapter volunteering team four years ago. I had the privilege to hold various leadership and board roles within the chapter. Thanks to the dedication from our past boards, leaders, and volunteers. I am inheriting a great team, and our chapter is enjoying a solid performance.

  • Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, led by our previous president Mr. Diogo Magalhaes, our chapter together as a whole has had fantastic achievements over the last couple of years:
  • We adapted and changed the way we are connecting. Our virtual events, such as the monthly networking café, were a great way to maintain member connections.
  • We revamped the chapter volunteer engagement program to better retain and attract even more talents to the PMI community.
  • We increased online course offerings and training opportunities to help practitioners continue to grow their skill sets.
  • We made charitable contributions to organizations in support of our social good initiatives (Food4Kids, CMHA & others) and supported our youth initiatives through engagement with PMIEF (The Project Management Institute Education Foundation).
  • We enhanced our sponsorship program and established partnerships with community organizations.
We are continuing member-oriented activities and are focusing on increasing community engagements and impacts. There are many new initiatives currently underway to help professionals get up to speed on things like agile methodology and new ways of working.
COVID-19 has accelerated the change of The Project Economy. We continue to adapt and transform, and we are ready to position for further growth by leveraging the increase of our economic and community diversity and aligning with the leap from PMI 2.0 to PMI 4.0. PMI 4.0 is a growth strategy that seeks to support project professionals through this evolution while expanding our focus on a broader community of changemakers that need the same skills and knowledge. Our two near-term priorities are to revisit and refresh our vision and mission and strengthen our governance model.

This year we are also celebrating our milestone 20th anniversary. It’s exciting to think about all the ways we have been through and the significant growth in the last two decades. We want our members and volunteers to get together and share their joys and successes. Unfortunately, the pandemic situation is unclear at this moment and we want to hear your ideas about how to celebrate this special occasion. Our annual flagship symposium, which was scheduled for November 2021, has now been deferred to April 2022 due to the concern of the 4th wave of COVID.

One thing that will not change for us, is our core value of volunteerism. All of our volunteers, you have my sincere thanks! Without your talents and commitments, none of the programs and achievements would have happened. We have many volunteer opportunities for you to practice and enhance your skills. In addition to the currently posted open roles, please feel free to reach out to us and discuss how you would like to contribute to our chapter. https://pmi-ctt.org/index.php/get-involved/volunteer

Last but not least, please join me in welcoming our new board team taking effect on September 1st.
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Please stay safe and stay involved with us. Feel free to reach out to any of our team at any time. Your feedback and suggestions will be helping with improving our chapter.

Warm regards,

Ming Li, PMP, CSCMP

President 
PMI-CTT