A Great Year!
Hello PMI Central Alabama! What a great year we've had. In January we kicked off a year of high expectations. Some of our goals for 2014 did not get accomplished, but the majority of what we thought was significant for the chapter was completed. Among a plethora of goals, there were 3 things on my "presidential wish list" that I personally wanted to push towards completion.
#1 It had been long suggested that the chapter pursue a formal audit of finances by an independent agency and that a policy be put in place to perform an audit periodically. This year, an audit was completed and no issues were found. Now, the chapter has an ongoing process and volunteer position dedicated to internal auditing.
#2 Our Annual Symposium has long been the chapter's premier professional development opportunity. The goal for 2014 was to make it bigger, better and serve more people. This year, the Symposium was an overwhelming success based on feedback received from a large number of attendees. Plans are already underway for Symposium 2015!
#3 Members told the Board that they wanted the chapter to connect them with new job opportunities. So a special committee was created to develop a proposal to accomplish this task. The end result included some changes to our job posting policies to increase the opportunities of job seekers. But there still is a lot more that we can and will do for those seeking employment.
With a dedicated Board, 2014 was successful. In no small way, volunteers served membership and contributed their personal time and effort to ensure success. As we close out this year and prepare for a bigger and better 2015, I want to thank the Board, volunteers and members for allowing me to serve as your president in 2014.
Happy New Year!
Michael Dale MBA, PMP, CSM, MCSE
President 2014, PMICAC