Membership Renewal

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March 2017 Print

President's Report

Hello Fellow Dayton PMI Members!

I am pleased to announce that we have had a successful beginning of the year with rich events and high attendance in the events.  For the first time in Dayton PMI, we brought chapter strategy to our members directly through a brainstorming and feedback session in February.  At the strategy session, we had over 40 members attend and provide great ideas and solutions to several of chapter improvements.  Based on these ideas the board members implemented some quick hits and are working on the long term changes as well!  Some of the ideas you will see implemented are:

  • Started a member story section to share our experiences and get to know each other at every chapter meeting
  • Increased time for networking at chapter dinners, and a quick follow-up via survey
  • Created better visibility for mission of the chapter and the tactical plan for 2017
  • Brought back our very well liked newsletter as a communication channel
  • Established clear volunteer expectations and responsibilities marketed via emails
  • Published all 2017 events on our website at the beginning of the year to facilitate better planning


We have received some great feedback from you for the events so far this year. Here are a couple verbatims:

“I think the Chapter Mission is very well thought out.”

“This was a great way to kick off the year. I like the idea of members presenting at the dinner meetings, and working to establish relationships so the members feel empowered to reach out to PMI peers when they encounter challenges in their PM work.   Maybe we could set up pairs of mentors if there is a desire?”

“I love hearing about the diversity in the project management world, the networking, and the opportunity to broaden my PM horizons!”


I am excited to say that our second quarter of 2017 is starting look even better than the first.  In April, we will bring two events to you – our chapter meeting with UD students presenting their capstone project – last year this event was heavily attended and enjoyed by everyone.  And our first networking event for 2017 on 4/25, which is exclusively geared to networking with each other and learning from experiences our members have.  These events are a direct result of your feedback, we know that our members need more time and forums for networking in an informal environment.

To register for either of the April events or any other events through the year, please visit events section of our website.  I am looking forward to seeing you at as many of the events as you can attend and hearing from you via surveys or direct emails to me!  We want to have your Dayton Chapter of PMI provide great value and robust events to you this year and going forward!

Ashima Sharma

PMI Dayton / Miami Valley Chapter President

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Professional Development

Later this spring, early summer (date is still being determined), there will be an opportunity to both earn PDUs as well as build your professional portfolio with dispute resolution certification. More details will be announced very soon, so be on the lookout. The Capital University Center of Dispute Resolution is coming to our chapter to provide two events at a cost of approximately $230 per event.

Terry Wheeler, co-director of the center, provided training in Dayton eight years ago. His PD Day is one of only two that have had perfect evaluations across all attendees. We are definitely excited to have him return.

Mr. Terry Wheeler’s Biography:

Terry Wheeler is a partner of the law firm and has been licensed to practice law since November 4, 1985.  Terry began his career as a staff attorney for the Franklin County Municipal Court, then joined the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management as associate director, and then became a director for the Center for Dispute Resolution at Capital University Law School.  Terry joined ADW in June 2001 and became a partner on January 1, 2009.  Since joining ADW, Terry has practiced law primarily in the areas of employment, criminal, civil rights and litigation.

Terry continues his involvement with dispute resolution at Capital University Law School by serving as Co-Director for the Center for Dispute Resolution, Academic Director for the Mediation & Dispute Resolution Program, and adjunct professor of law teaching negotiation, mediation and mediation clinic.  Terry is a former president of the board for the Association for Conflict Resolution, which is located in Washington, DC.  He has been mediating since 1983 and has been actively involved in the development of the Uniform Mediation Act and the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators, as well as many other state and national initiatives.  In addition, to teaching and training, Terry serves as a private mediator and arbitrator.

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Calendar of Events

Be sure to mark your calendar for our upcoming events.  We hope you will join us!

o   Do you want to take the PMP or CAPM certification exam? If so, we recommend all PMP/CAPM applicants take advantage of the excellent PMP Exam Prep Course offered by the PMI Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter.

o   Location: Kettering Government Center

o   The UD Senior Project Teams will present their findings and experiences as part of their Capstone project - Internet of Things: Proof of Concept Pilot Project & IT Modernization Project.

o   Location: University of Dayton – Riverside Campus


o   FREE Spring Networking Event - Bring a Friend

o   Location: Bar Louis Austin Landing


o   This talk will guide you along the path to establishing an understanding of how to think Agile. We dive into the basic Principles discussing team benefits, business benefits, meaning of the Principles and Agile practices guided by the Principles.

o   Location: Sinclair Community College

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Sponsors Wanted

PMI Dayton /Miami Valley is currently accepting sponsors for our 2017 Summit and Chapter Meetings!  This is a great opportunity for local organizations to increase their visibility in the PMI community and nework with PMI members.  A list of sponsorship packages is available on our sponsorship page Click here to view our meeting schedule for 2017.

If your organization would be interested in sponsoring an upcoming meeting or event, please send an email to, and we will provide more details. 

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