Colleen Sollars, PMP, PMI-ACP, MBA | President, PMI Western Idaho Chapter

Greetings Chapter Members and Volunteers!

Let me start by first thanking each and every one of you for your dedication to the Project Management Profession and for your continued membership through what has easily been the most difficult year on record for the PMI organization and our global community of Chapters and Members.  While many chapters across the globe are still struggling to emerge from the clutches of the pandemic, we here in the Treasure Valley are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I am very hopeful and excited for the opportunity to work with all of you as we demonstrate our resilience and rebuild our chapter back to its pre-pandemic position of strength and then blast even further beyond all expectations into the future!

Looking ahead, if there is one thing that the pandemic has taught us it is that in order to survive, we must ADAPT.  In the year ahead, we plan to blend the benefits of both virtual and in person events so that our members can get the benefits that both have to offer.  Lunch & Learns will continue in a virtual format while monthly Dinner and Networking events will go back to the in person format starting in October.  We can also look forward to an in person Professional Development Day (PDD) event where I hope to be able to see many of your smiling faces again.

Watch our website for many new offerings that are being delivered both globally by PMI and locally by our Chapter.  Project Bites, Pinnacle Boot Camp Classes, Micro Credentials, Local Volunteer Events, are just a few in addition to our regular monthly events.  Join our Facebook group and LinkedIn page and get connected!  There are so many opportunities to expand your professional network and learn new ways to manage projects.  Our future is bright my friends, let us put on our shades and JUMP IN!

Colleen Sollars, President

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ” – Margaret Mead