Message From Chapter President, Laila Faridoon

LailaYear of Giving

The UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2017 as the Year of Giving. On this occasion, and in light of the holy month of Ramadan I pray that you all have a blessed and fruitful month. Ramadan is a month of both reflection and giving. We started the year 2017 with tremendous momentum that has set us up for success throughout the year by emphasizing the “Giving” part, we all as volunteers are giving back to the community and making a difference in the project management society within UAE.

During our last Board of Directors meeting we decided to develop a strategy for expanding our “Giving” by reorganizing the Chapter into a “Chapter with Branches” model.

The PMI new 'branch model' is potentially very interesting for PMI UAE Chapter. Our Chapter has locations and membership spread across seven Emirates which is a very expansive area with different needs and varying project management professions. Taking this into consideration we are happy to announce the launch of the Abu Dhabi branch in addition to current Ajman branch, special thanks to our partner the National Archive for hosting our Abu Dhabi Branch. We consider Abu Dhabi branch as one of main branches and a full activity calendar will be released soon.

We are planning as well to launch our Dubai Branch in near future, we will be applying the same branch model to all current branches and any future ones in other Emirates. The branches will allow the chapter to provide more concentrated efforts to members, to be more responsive to member needs and make the difference.

Every branch has a branch manager and will report to the main Board and work in unison and support PMI UAE Chapter in achieving their strategic objectives of providing value to members, giving back to the community and promoting the profession for future project managers. We are welcoming all project management practitioners to become PMI UAE Chapter members and volunteers.

I personally was very happy to hear about the announcement of “UAE Volunteers” platform by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “volunteerism” is one of our main strategic pillars that the chapter has announced early last year, it’s more of a value that we all cherish.

Knowing that the first to sign up were Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, I would encourage you all to volunteer and be part of volunteers.ae and our Chapter VRMS.

Let us all together bring project management impact and value to society, government, and business. Together we can make a difference and do great things.

For any comments, ideas, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to communicate with us on: info@pmiuae.org.

Yours,

Laila Faridoon
Chapter President

 

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