Madison Children's Museum
Professional Development Team
The team is really ROCKING to bring you QUALITY PROGRAMS!
We have exciting Speakers for our Fall/Winter selection, and an early goal achieved for programs team for 2017! Our Mentorship team has kicked off a rewarding new program this spring to assist all of you members. Things are stirring for 2017 goals for our Educational Events team to bring even more opportunities.
Programs Team – Our new Directors of Programs Speakers Tiffany Bauer McDonald and newly promoted Director of Programs Venues Robert Buri, together with their Coordinators Kalosh Plaku (Speakers) and newly joined Chris Sykes (Venues) have a great line-up of Speakers for the Fall/Winter Monthly meetings. We start off the exciting Fall lineup with Andy Crowe who will be enlightening us about how top PMs perform and what special approaches they take. He will be followed by a highly anticipated Agile Flow talk by author Ted Kallman, who is guaranteed to give us many useful tools and understanding in the Agile field. We change direction in November, when we talk about the Zen of Social Media with journalist/PM Adam Powell, with the varied platforms of social networking at our disposal and he will give us suggestions on how to use them to benefit our PM positions. In December, we will be able to learn improved approaches for the Talent Triangle Strategic Business angle with Chris Cashell.
We are excited to inform you that we have confirmed all Speakers and Venues for 2017! This is an early goal achieved by Tiffany and Robert’s teams! Congratulations and thank you for providing us with a wonderful Speaker list for next year that will be advertised by Fall on our website.
Most recently, we welcome our new Program Speaker Coordinator, Jan Bleicher, who will be replacing Kalosh Plaku who is leaving the area. WELCOME to our new volunteers and GOOD LUCK to those leaving who helped us attain our level of success!
We are always looking for Speakers who challenge the norm, and give us useful insights for our careers. If you have a specific speaker you would like to bring to our attention or would like to recommend a topic, contact Tiffany at Director of Programs Speakers.
Mentorship Team – Our Mentor/Mentee dyad team numbers are approaching another record high! We are almost at 25 dyads as more members take advantage of this offering. Mentorship Director Clay Rehm and Coordinators Lydia Lightfoot and newly joined Elizabeth Schweitzer have been working hard to socialize this offering at Chapter meetings and in email blasts.
The new Mentorship offering ‘Ask the Experts’ has been kicked-off this spring! We are so excited to have an Expert Panel of volunteers who are ready to take your PM questions
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Guest Speaker: Andy Crowe
Presentation: Alpha Project Managers
Andy will discuss the myths and realities surrounding the world’s top project managers, and the underlying traits that make the Alphas stand out among their peers. You’ll learn how your company’s project managers can incorporate these same characteristics, skills and successes into their own management style.
Chapter meetings are great ways to earn a minimum of 1 PDU, have some great food, network with others, and enjoy a great guest speaker.
From the Desk of Finance (Kimberly and Dan)
This article is about Finance for certain, but also salutes “newness.”
As the newest VP on the Board, there is much to learn about protocol and process. I highly recommend the experience. There is a lot of hard work while at the same time there is a lot of sharing, giving, and accepting support of one another on the Board. The Executive Board for PMI is the ultimate team given our chosen profession. If you haven’t thought about volunteering already, please consider how you might share your talents with others by becoming a member of the Chapter Board.