SNEC Update on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Chapter Activities
The Southern New England Chapter of PMI is actively monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world and in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Please click here for updates regarding chapter activities.
SNEC-PMI 2021 Board of Directors Election - Call for Candidates
As a member organization with a working Board of Directors, SNEC-PMI relies on Members to become Chapter leaders, to volunteer to support the various portfolios, and to have a voice in shaping the direction of the organization.
To ensure that our SNEC-PMI Chapter maintains strong leadership we hold annual elections for the Board of Directors during the Summer so that the new Directors can train with current leaders in the 4th Quarter and can contribute to planning for the coming year. The election process begins June 1 with a call for candidates.
Following established election guidelines and processes outlined by PMI global we are required to have an official Board of Directors. We take our commitment to leadership excellence seriously.
The Election Process
The SNEC-PMI board must implement a nominations committee annually. This committee is responsible for publicizing Board of Directors responsibilities, initiate a call for candidates for anyone interested in serving the Chapter in a leadership role, check nominees’ credentials and experience, and implement the timeline of the election process to maintain the highest integrity of the process. Once elected, the Board of Directors will self-assess their performance and report to the Chapter and our governing body, PMI, how well the Board is meeting its obligations to the organization and the membership.
Volunteer Leaders Responsibilities
SNEC leaders have unique responsibilities which foster effective governance, set expectations, assign accountability, and reduce liability exposure. To maintain integrity and comply with legal standards, chapter leaders adopt the following standards.
- Chapter leaders have four key duties that they must uphold:
- Duty of care: exercise the same level of care over the organization’s business as any reasonable person would over his or her personal business.
- Duty of loyalty: act in an independent manner and avoid conflicts of interest
- Duty of good faith: comply with and uphold all requirements, policies, procedures, rules, and orders approved by the organization’s governing body
- Duty of integrity: act in an ethical manner and conduct business in accordance with accepted business practices.
- Chapter leaders must familiarize themselves with the organization’s mission and purposes to ensure effective planning.
- Chapter leaders must promote elections, develop new board members, and monitor their performance.
We achieve and uphold these responsibilities through:
- continuous learning
- monthly Board meetings
- reviewing and approving our financial statements
- discussing membership interests, satisfaction, and trends
- offering diverse programs and educational events in locations across our region, virtually, and on topics that are relevant and valued to our members
Beyond the scope of the Chapter we also:
- engage in monthly regional chapter calls with leaders of other PMI Chapters
- seek opportunities to collaborate with Chapters in our region
- attend annual region and global PMI meetings
The full election process overview, timeline and statement of interest document can be found by clicking here.
I encourage you, at this time, to become more involved, learn about our Chapter and become an active Volunteer leader. If a titled leadership role is not the next step in your career development, consider volunteering for one of the Chapter’s portfolios – Professional Development, Education, Special Events, Membership, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Volunteers.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities click here and then go to the Volunteer Relationship Management System or VRMS portal to apply for a specific opening. You can also find the VRMS link in the upper righthand menu bar when you are Logged-in on the SNEC Website.
If you have any questions about the Board elections, please reach out to the Nominating Committee at email@example.com.
If you have questions about volunteering to support a Chapter portfolio, please contact the Volunteer Committee.
Neil Weiss, PMP
President & CEO
Southern New England Chapter of PMI (SNEC-PMI)
Welcome to the inaugural PMI Cross-Chapter (XC) Agile mini-conference event! XC’21 is a 3-hour virtual event that brings together members from four PMI Chapters (NYC, Long Island, Southern New England and Pittsburgh). Our goal is to cost effectively collaborate on exploring, and extending, Agile awareness and understanding across our membership while giving you the opportunity to earn those all-important PDUs!
Project Manager Expertise, Experience, and Career Development: Where we stand today and how we may influence tomorrow with Dr. Timothy Brandon
Exciting and Invigorating, this is our fifteenth annual all-day Professional Development Day filled with Inspiring speakers, Dynamic Breakout Sessions, Knowledgeable Sponsors, Great Networking Opportunities and Delicious Food at an Elegant Venue, our next conference will be held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT!
- SNEC Spring 2021 Newsletter Available
- Congratulations to our latest Credentialed Members!
- Welcome our New Chapter Members!
- COVID-19 and SNEC Chapter Activities
- You can now take the PMP Certification exam online from home or office, 24/7.
- PMI Announces PMP® Exam is changing 2 January 2021
- PMP Exam Change Announcement
- Call for Speakers
- PMI Tools & Templates
- The PMI Talent Triangle
Grow Your Skills
It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMI certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
What are the credentials of the instructors?
All SNEC-PMI PMP Exam Prep course instructors are PMP® certified, have advanced degrees in Project Management and all have at least 10 years of real world experience in project, program, and/or strategic management. For more specifics, please see Instructor Biographies.
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The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. The Southern New England Chapter of PMI was established in 1983 and proudly serves Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. We currently have 1,700+ members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.
Earn PDUs by Volunteering
Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.
Speakers for our Chapter's Events
SNEC-PMI welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.