Leadership of Volunteer-Run Organizations and The Power of Acknowledgment

Here is a great comment I received from Bryan
Hoffman, PMP who is President of the PMI Keystone Chapter in Pennsylvania.

“I try to attend as many Keystone Chapter events as my time and schedule permit. When I do, I make a point of greeting everyone attending at the conference room door. The attendees appear to like the extra touch. I also send an email to each renewing or new member when I receive the notification from PMI. That little touch has created some nice interaction and is allowing us to build our volunteer program.”

When working with volunteers, as does every PMI Chapter, it helps when we go the extra mile. Bryan has discovered this and I’m sure other leaders can take this to heart. We all crave acknowledgment, and when we donate our time, our energy and our spirit, we do deserve some real praise for our contributions. Thanks for sharing this, Bryan, and I am looking forward to delivering the keynote address at your Chapter’s Professional Development Day on October 3rd. Here is a link to the event: http://www.pmi-keystone.org/pmi/site/default.asp . I hope anyone in the area will come on by!