Last February 26 I joined other State Department colleagues in staffing the exhibit table for our Program and Project Management Community of Practice (PPMCOP) at USAID’s KM Expo in the Ronald Reagan Building. Another table was hosted by State’s Office of eDiplomacy where I work as a contract Senior SharePoint Advisor. I enjoyed interacting with old colleagues at the USAID Expo, and handing out information on upcoming seminars and best practice resources by the PPMCOP.
I am on the PPMCOP Steering Committee at the Department and presently chair our ongoing mentoring program for State and USAID staff. My prior role with the group was to coordinate our successful launch of the PPMCOP last January at Main State with a keynote on project management in the federal government by author and expert Jonathan Weinstein, as well as opening remarks by Under-Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy.