Welcome to PMI Durham Highlands Chapter!


Have you been looking for a challenging and rewarding leadership experience? Well, PMI-DHC is seeking three enthusiastic individuals to join the Board of Directors. If you are a member of the chapter in good standing for at least six months, and are interested in getting more involved, this opportunity is for you! Learn more about this exciting opportunity!


Ranjini Cassup, PMP, 2020-2021 PMI-DHC President


It’s almost March!

FEBRUARY 2021. So much has changed in the last 12 months, yet in many regards we can be left feeling stagnant unless we are making deliberate choices in our willingness to learn, grow, and evolve.

But what does that look like?

I am learning that it is all about perspective. For many learning, growing and evolving over the last 12 months meant learning how to stretch a single paycheck to meet daily needs that didn’t shrink. Others have learned the fine balance of working full-time while supporting kids through on-line school. Some of us have had to adapt day time stretches and deliberate movement to avoid sitting in one spot for 8 hours a day.

Learning, Growth, and Evolution has meant different things for different people, but the common thread is that we have all had to get uncomfortable, we have all had to stretch our imaginations and we all have had to muster up motivation and courage to try something new, something different or see the world from a different perspective.

As a chapter, we have made deliberate decisions in order to ensure we are providing value to our membership through accessible and innovative learning opportunities. In January, you were able to learn about Successful Delivery with Kanban and How to be Unstoppable! Our February monthly meeting detailed our roles in Strategic Planning as Project Managers and how we impact the overall success of the programs and projects that we run.

In March we kick off our 10-week Spring Mentorship Program. If you have not participated in this in the past – I encourage you to consider it. In the program, Mentors and Mentees are partnered to build a “one-to-one” mentoring relationship through commitment, mutual trust, respect, and communication. Together they establish goals/objectives and an action plan tailored specifically to the Mentee’s learning needs and the Mentor’s strengths. It is an exciting opportunity to learn and grow, both for the Mentor and the Mentee. Registration closes tomorrow (Saturday, February 27 at midnight).

And…..we are trying something new (stay tuned and check your email for updates!). A Thought Leadership Forum. This is different from what we have brought to you in the past, instead of delivering training, we will be bringing you together to share your knowledge and expertise on a specific topic. This is an exciting way to share amongst peers and network with members who have similar knowledge and interests.

Our Call for Nominations has also gone up for the 2021 Board of Directors! If you have been thinking about getting involved with PMI-DHC and meet the minimum requirements, this may be the opportunity for you.

Until next month, I will hold on tight to the prospect of an early spring (Ontario’s Wiarton Willie says he did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day!). I remain hopeful that we will come through this pandemic and be able to celebrate in person soon! Until then, take care and challenge yourself to try something new and different today.


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Upcoming Events

Spring Mentorship Program

  March 06, 2021

  10:00 AM

  10-week program, March 6 to May 15, 2021. Session times vary, please see full schedule for specific dates and times. Program sessions will be delivered in a virtual live streaming Zoom environment.

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March Chapter Meeting

  March 18, 2021

  6:30 PM

  Virtual Live Streaming Zoom Webinar — Networking begins at 6:00 PM

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April Chapter Meeting

  April 20, 2021

  6:30 PM

  Virtual Live Streaming Zoom Webinar — Networking begins at 6:00 PM

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PMI-DHC holds monthly chapter meetings and you'll want to attend every one. Our meetings are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. and they are always informative and fun — we get a great turn out every time. Meetings include a guest speaker presenting on leadership, strategy, and/or technical topics, allowing members to earn up to 1.5 PDUs by attending, as well as time to network with project managers in the Durham community.


Mentorship Programs

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At PMI-DHC, we are committed to supporting mentoring in our community and recognize mentoring as an integral component of learning and development. Our chapter continues to create a community culture of learning and personal growth in which professional development is prioritized for all. Our mentorship programs contribute to this culture and are designed specifically to support busy professionals and aspiring project managers.

Registration is open until Feb. 27/21 for the Spring Mentorship Program.


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