PMI Belgium Chapter is very much depending on the very valuable work its volunteers are delivering. Your work is a cornerstone of our success and the testimonies we got from the last amazing PM Fair speak for themselves. There are many opportunities for volunteering activities at PMI Belgium Chapter and one key challenge we have is to keep a large volunteer base while keeping all volunteers engaged.
These are topics we would like to broaden and discuss with all of you in our now famous PMI Belgium Chapter Volunteer Day.
The agenda is still “under construction” but we will definitely take time to thank our volunteers for their efforts of last year, listen to some experiences, extend the GROW mentoring program, launch some new ideas (COPs, Study groups, CSAT, etc). Watch this space for updates on the agenda !
Theme: Volunteering with PMI – What did I get out of it?
Date: 24th February 2018 as from 8:30
Venue: Canal Vilvoorde, Maria-Theresialaan 47, 1800 Vilvoorde
If you are interested becoming a volunteer, or if you want to share your experience as volunteer:
As earlier announced, we are pleased to launch the 2018 PMI Belgium Chapter Mentoring Program for our members (branded under project “GROW”).
Although people mainly learn and develop themselves through job experience, Mentoring is a complementary way to learn through others beside the learning through structured courses and programs.
"Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be." Eric Parsloe, the Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring
The mentoring programme will assist both mentors and mentees in attaining key life skills though sharing experiences with each other.
What are Mentors and Mentees?
A Mentor is defined as a person who is committed and able to share knowledge and experience in a manner that may lead to enhanced performance by positively affecting another's professional and/or personal growth.
A Mentee is defined as a committed person who seeks direction from a Mentor or benefits from his/her experience and lessons learned. Protégés must be active.
Mentors will become more self-aware and will benefit from the sense of satisfaction gained through giving back to the community.
Mentees gain from access to an impartial mentor able to help them develop new competencies including leadership skills, and many develop to the extent where they take on a mentoring role after completing the programme
Mentors are expected to:
Mentors are expected to:
Mentors AND Mentees are expected to:
Similar mentoring programs exist already in several other PMI Chapters such as Australia, UK or US.
If you are interested in the mentoring program, please fill the application form:
Applicants must be a member of the Belgium Chapter to be matched in the programme. Mentors must have a PMP certification.
More details of the Mentoring Programme can be found at PMI Mentoring Handbook.
We have the pleasure to invite you to our second Chapter Event 2018. CMI has proposed to host this event which will take place on their main site at Seraing.
Based from the beginning in the former castle of the Prince-Bishops of Liège, where John Cockerill was established in 1817, CMI Group continues the tradition of this industrial genius who, throughout his whole life, sparked off the remarkable economic future for Wallonia (Belgium). Always in contact with foreign countries and driven by diversified interests, John Cockerill was a great industrial explorer, who continues today to inspire his successors with a taste for entrepreneurship and the determination to surpass oneself. (more information here).
Planning of the event:
Based on real experience and entertaining anecdotes, this speech will present you manipulation techniques but also efficient way of climbing the hierarchy while ensuring program failure.
It is important to understand what not to do, to make sure we act the right way or to make sure we identify correctly the risk of working with someone else. Everyone should be able to identify the risk to ba able to avoid the issue afterwards.
Without respect, without communication and without an open mind, a project success is just a dream and the project will very rapidly become a nightmare for the manager, the team or both.
There is hope and it is possible to counter horrible managers. It is also possible for us to become better managers because unfortunately, we also have these bad habits.
Avenue Greiner 1, 4100 Seraing
As from January 1st, 2018, the annual chapter membership fee will be raised from 35$ to 40$. This fee has been maintained stable during the last 5 years. Although aligning with other European PMI Chapters, keeping up with inflation and the recent evolution of the exchange rates (USD-EUR), the chapter is obliged to review the annual PMI chapter membership fee.
We are sure that this small increase will not impact your engagement as Belgium Chapter member as the chapter will continue providing high value services to its members like:
President PMI Belgium Chapter
The election process is now completed, please read below the result of the election.