President's Letter

Posted by admin on 04/09/2021 12:00 am  /   Home Page Highlights, Presidents Letter

President's Letter

Ed Garcia, PMI Houston President

Greetings PMI Houston, 

First and foremost, I hope you and your family are safe. We start this Spring season with a vibrant outlook as vaccine delivery is increasing across our area. I hear many stories of individuals having virtual meeting fatigue. Who can relate here? I am in that state as well, but we will emerge through this together.

Our Board members have set our PMI Houston 2021 strategy to strengthen our foundation and collaboration as we work through the pandemic challenges we all face. This togetherness will strengthen our growth of service, so you are empowered with the right tools for success. To ensure you are following with the latest virtual meeting and prep courses, be sure to keep on top of the calendar of events here: PMI Houston - Meetings.

As more facilities begin to open and public safety increases, we will also evaluate our gatherings for meetings and networking. For PMI Houston members, be on the lookout for more networking events. And if you are not a member, head to this location to sign up: PMI Houston - JoinPMIH. When you are ready to give back and volunteer, you can view our opportunities at this location PMI Houston - Get Involved.

Stay safe,
Ed Garcia
President, PMI Houston


President's Letter: Snow-pocalypse and the Resilience of Houston

Posted by admin on 03/09/2021 3:54 pm  /   Home Page Highlights, Presidents Letter

Snow-pocalypse and the Resilience of Houston

Ed Garcia, PMI Houston President

Greetings PMI Houston, 

As I mentioned last month, one of our core leadership values centers around resilience. Our Houston area has certainly been tested once again with a reminder of how nature can impact our infrastructure and daily resources we sometimes take for granted. We went through another significant event in February, and we hope you and your family are doing well following the natural disaster. I have even heard some refer to it as our Houston snow-pocalypse. As we know how project management fundamentals and balancing risk can drive decisions, efforts to mitigate public safety tragedies is crucial for planning from our public officials.  In our current pandemic state, we are all hopeful that our public representatives will make the right strategy choices for the health and well-being of our communities. Looking back at our experience and learnings from the snow-pocalypse, the resiliency of our members, volunteers, and community has once again risen to the challenge.

As our own PMI Houston strategy planning progresses while keeping our current pandemic state and the well-being of our chapter members in the forefront, our board members are designing this year’s conference to provide you the best experience for your professional development and networking reach. We are taking your input from last years virtual event into consideration so that we continue to provide you with the choices and opportunities you need for your career goals.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for ways to get involved with our PMI Houston community, please submit your profile in our  Volunteer System

Stay safe,
Ed Garcia
President, PMI Houston


President's Letter: Get Involved By Volunteering

Posted by admin on 02/12/2021 12:48 pm  /   Home Page Highlights, Presidents Letter

Get Involved By Volunteering

Ed Garcia, PMI Houston President

Greetings PMI Houston, 

Our Board members and volunteers are diligently working to provide you the value and equity of our chapter services for your knowledge and success. To expand upon our Chapter’s Vision, I wanted to share with you my 2021 President’s Vision to LEAD for volunteer and member success. The values to LEAD are as follows:

• Leadership to support our Chapter to be successful with Transformational behaviors and Resilience for success.
• Engagement to all through Trust, Diversity, and Inclusion to empower volunteers & members.
• Altruism through volunteering to support our members with empathy.
• Development with on-going relations across mediums to meet our member's availability: Newsletters, Social media, Virtual sessions, Events, and Conference.
These values will drive our decisions to provide you the PMI knowledge and best practices for your professional development and success.
Volunteer and Get Involved
In our new ways of working, opportunities for you to join our team to learn new skills or share your expertise with the PMI community is convenient for any schedule. Reach out to review our available positions to Get Involved. When you are ready to begin your journey with us, submit your profile in our Volunteer System.

Stay safe,
Ed Garcia
President, PMI Houston