President’s Message – March/April 2023

By Michael Pearsall, P.Eng., CVS, FEC – President, SAVE International

Busy Times & New Audiences

The month of February has come and gone, and we are into March already. The past month seems to have gone by so fast!  Not only because it’s the shortest month of the year, but maybe more from it being a very busy one (along with all kinds of crazy weather here in the Niagara Falls region – we saw it all – sun, rain, freezing rain, snow, winds).  For the most part we have had a very open winter this year with mainly mild temperatures above freezing; however, we have also seen brief periods of severe storms where we go from green grass to deep snow for a couple days, then back to grass.

It seems like everyone I speak to lately practising the Value Methodology (VM) is very busy.  I am encouraged by this news as only a short time ago I had concerns for the future of our work. My last couple of workshops have been on strategic planning and using the VM to help prioritize larger resource use.  While certainly not the sort of workshops I enjoy, I do enjoy that they often involve many who have never been exposed to the VM.  A new audience always seems to open up new opportunities and that is a great way to start the year.

While you enjoy reading all the articles in this edition of Value World, you don’t want to miss these important SAVE International deadlines:

  • Submit your presentation for the SAVE 2023 Value Summit by March 10. Here is your chance to share your innovative approaches, new technology advances, lessons learned and value enhancements to your peers and professionals in the Value Methodology industry. Visit for more details and to submit your presentation!
  • Submit your nomination for SAVE honors and awards by March 15. This is your opportunity to acknowledge special practitioners who deserve to be honored and/or studies that show the benefits of the Value Methodology, not only to a specific topic but also to SAVE and its members. Visit for more details and the nomination forms.

I wish you all the best in your workshops!