Fort Worth Chapter PMI - Volunteer of the Quarter, 3Q2020

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Zach Valigura is recognized for developing the Fort Worth Chapter PMI’s. Mentoring Program.  Zach was appointed Director of Mentors this year and was specifically assigned the responsibility of designing and implementing a mentoring program. The Fort Worth Chapter has received member feedback for many years requesting a formal mentor program, and we have made several failed attempts to start one.  This has been one of our most glaring gaps in the past, and an obstacle in meeting member needs.  With the launch of this well designed program, we are finally able to raise the bar in our member service portfolio.

 

With the unexpected impact of Covid-19 in the 2nd quarter, many of the chapter's programs and activities had to be postponed, cancelled or significantly altered.   However, Zach recognized an opportunity for mentoring to be a unique win during this time, since it can be done virtually, and since many were more in need than ever for guidance in their careers.

 

Zach brought an infectious energy and talent to his quest for the design of the program as he benchmarked best practices from chapters around the country and researched cost effective tools for implementation.  He was able to launch the program in record time to an impressive initial list of applicants - equally matched in both mentors and mentees.

 

Please join the Fort Worth Chapter Leadership team in congratulating Zach on his achievements and recognition as the Ft. Worth Chapter PMI Volunteer of the Quarter for 2Q2020!

About Zach -

Zach has been a Fort Worth PMI Chapter Member for almost 5 years. When asked what he likes the most about being a PMI Chapter Volunteer, his response was: I enjoy meeting others in the community and building a network of relationships. Also, it's fun helping others improve their skills and progress in their own careers!”

If you happen to run into Zach, please congratulate him!

We Appreciate Our Volunteers!

As part of PMI’s 50th Anniversary, the FWPMI chapter was able to do something extra special to show how much we appreciate our volunteers!  On October 24th some of the chapter’s valuable volunteers attended a volunteer appreciation event with chapter Board members at the Main Event in Grapevine. These volunteers represented the Community Outreach, Military Outreach, Academic Outreach, RCC, Professional Development, Finance and Internal Relations teams. 

Everyone had a great time bowling, playing laser tag, arcade games, eating, and getting to know each other better. 

If you want more information about how you can volunteer with the chapter, go to the Volunteer Page on the FWPMI web page.  You can also go directly to the VRMS to see available volunteer postings for the chapter:  Click Here(enter your PMI credentials, click on “Find an Opportunity” and select the Fort Worth chapter).  You can also contact internalrelations@fwpmi.orgif you have any questions about Volunteering with the chapter.   

Volunteer  Opportunities

Volunteering within PMI and the Fort Worth PMI chapter can be an essential component to your career growth.  You will have the opportunity to develop new skills working on types of projects not available to you in your current position.


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FWPMI is a professional organization driven by (volunteer) professionals.  Volunteers like you help us grow and serve our profession and the community at large. This is your chance to give back to your profession while gaining valuable experience, knowledge and recognition.  Whether you are interested in a little or a lot, we need you!

Why should you volunteer? 

  • Get more involved.  Learn more about PMI and the chapter
  • Make new friends and professional networking contacts
  • Improve your project management and leadership skills
  • Mentor someone and share your knowledge
  • Make a difference within our community
  • Help to improve or add events and resources for the chapter members
  • It's an opportunity to give back to the profession

See where your gifts and talents may be used by contacting the volunteer management team at Volunteer@fwpmi.org for further information.

Volunteer  Management Model

 The Fort Worth PMI chapter has developed a Volunteer Management Model.  This model defines four levels of volunteers.  As a volunteer grows, the next steps in the ladder have been defined. 

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There are benefits associated with each level and increase commensurate with your investment.  These include discounts, leadership development and of course - resume enhancers!

Where should you start?  Why not select a level one or level two opportunity first?  Get to know some of the terrific volunteers and chapter members.  Once you have completed your volunteer assignment or project, we'll be happy to work with you on your next opportunity!

Share your knowledge or expertise

  • Presenters: We are always looking for high quality presenters for our lunch and dinner membership meeting events. If you have a topic relevant to project management that is educational, please let us know!
  • Instructors:  Every month we strive to provide educational workshops on a variety of project management related topics such as soft skills, technical skills and tools training.  If you are a qualified instructor, we'd love to hear from you
  • Next step: Reach out to our Director of Speaker Management.

Interested in working on a team?

  • Registration management:  help us onsite working the registration table.  Choose events throughout the year that you'd be willing to staff the registration table at either lunch or dinner meetings.
  • Event management:  help us with planning and set up prior to a meeting or closing out the meeting.  Possible assignments include creating the agenda, calling in meal guarantees, filing PDUs and administrative closeout.
  • Membership team:  would you like to help our new members learn about the chapter at an orientation?  Staff a membership booth at a meeting? be part of the welcoming committee? 
  • Volunteer Management:  we need more recruiters and help place volunteers in volunteer roles; onboarding specialists and manage the volunteer opportunities or help run the volunteer orientation webinars.
  • Communications team:  write articles for upcoming newsletters; update / add new website content; manage the communications calendar and prioritize new development for website.

Teams meet as needed to work on tasks.  This may be once a month or several times/year.  Send an email to the volunteer management team if you'd like to work on a team.