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Workshop Presented to PMI’s Asia PAC Leadership Institute Conference at Hong Kong in Jan’07.

Workshop Presented to PMI’s Asia PAC Leadership Institute Conference at Hong Kong in Jan’07.

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  • 1. Collaboration Between Chapters Memphis – Lahore case Study
    • January 28, 2007
    • Debbie Flaherty
    • Khalid Ahmad
    • Saji Madapat
  • 2. Outline
    • Leadership
    • Mission
    • Definition
    • Goals
    • Initial Areas of Concentration
    • Commitment
    • Accomplishments
    • Similar Initiatives in Asia
    • Questions
  • 3. Leadership
    • PMI Memphis TN USA
      • Debra Weaver
    • PMI Lahore Pakistan
      • Khalid Ahmad Khan
    • Asian Region Mentor
      • Saji Madapat
  • 4. Mission
    • Promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation - one individual, one component at a time.
    • Promote PMI standards...
    • Promote PMI Ethics....
    • Learn from Each other…
    • Promote Human Development
  • 5. Definition
    • PMI Memphis Tennessee USA and PMI Lahore Pakistan relationship creates and strengthens interaction between a Western and Asian country. We strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic and human development.
    • Our relationship is a leader for local community development and volunteer action. It’s ideals are to motivate and encourage PMI members, their communities, municipal officials and business leaders to conduct long-term sister component programs.
    • Our relationship involves two-way communication and will mutually benefit partnering components and their communities.
  • 6. Goals
    • Develop relationships between U.S. cities, countries, and states and similar PMI components in other nations.
    • Provide opportunities for PMI members, their communities, city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term component relationships.
    • Create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.
    • Stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects.
    • Collaborate with organizations in the United States and other countries which share similar goals.
  • 7. Initial Areas of Concentration
    • Exchange between components of information considered of mutual interest
    • Initial information to be exchanged:
        • Component procedures
        • Process
        • Strategic planning
        • Information about business opportunities, corporate and civic services…
        • Mentoring program
        • Advice on component recruitment, retention and structure
  • 8. Next Areas of Concentration
    • Establish communication with Human Development Organization
      • Provide Project Management Services
    • Professional Project Management Speaker
      • Lahore to pick up the hotel stay, local travel and seminar costs.
    • Joint seminars using the Internet – WebEx type, offline or online
    • PMP Training
    • Government Relations
    • Member Exchange. Member from each other’s component visits area to spend time with a host component member. The goal is to bring component members together who have strong common interest in a specific project management related topic; the potential benefit is to gain useful insight into perspective on topic from different culture.
  • 9. Commitment
    • Ownership from component leadership including on time and resources.
    • Financial and budgetary commitment from both components.
    • Willingness to open and share.
    • Cultural adaptness and understanding
    • Acceptance at component membership level
    • Seek Sponsorship commitment from local component business and civic leaders
    • Commitment on Member to Member Exchange.
  • 10. Accomplishments
    • Established
      • Mission, Goals, Areas of Concentration and Commitment
    • Sharing of PMP Exam Prep Course
    • Developed SharePoint Site
    • Initial Invite to Collaborate - Human Development Organization Chicago, IL
    • Hong Kong Face to Face
  • 11. “ As it is for the butterfly emerging from the caterpillar, this is only the beginning”
  • 12. MEM-LAH initiative is just the beginning…
    • Similar Asian region’s Partners
    • PMI Washington DC Chapter
    • PMI New York City Chapter
    • PMI North Carolina Chapter
    • PMI Mile-Hi Chapter
    • Region 10
    • Latin American Region
    • Various PMI SIG’s
  • 13. “ The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, They will bloom like flowers” Thich Nhat Hanh Carrot and sticks to : Debbie Flaherty Khalid Ahmad Saji Madapat