SNEC Education News
June courses for Optimized Project Management and August DASM Certification are open for registration now - register soon to save your spot!
Dates are set for PMP/CAPM Exam Prep, PfMP and more will be coming in the Fall... Be sure to check our Upcoming Education section for details and to register!
SNEC-PMI 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Upcoming Education & Events
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- Welcome our New Chapter Members!
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- PMP Exam Change Announcement
- Call for Speakers
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Save The Date!
Announcing the 2nd PMI Cross Chapter (XC) 2022 Virtual Agile Mini-Conference
Get ready for PMI XC’22 – a ground-breaking Agile Mini-Conference hosted by a coalition of the New York City, Long Island, Southern New England, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, North Carolina and Central MA PMI Chapters.
XC ’22 is a 3½ -hour virtual interactive program that will provide attendees an opportunity to explore a broad set of Agile-related topics led by expert Agilists and industry thought leaders. The agenda has been organized into three tracks (Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced) to allow participants to select their own tailored learning experience. Here is a sample of some of the themes that we will explore:
- Agile Framework Overviews
- Agile Career Guidance
- Agile Project Management
- Business Agility
- Leadership in Agile
Earn up to 3 PDUs for attending the event, and up to 3 more after the event by viewing the recordings. Session materials and recordings will be made available to attendees following the event.
Meet Agilists from other chapters, compete in the Agile Olympics and possibly win prizes including free Agile training, gift-cards and swag!
The Conference is open to members of the seven participating PMI Chapters and will be held on September 16th from 9am – 12.30pm. Seats are limited. Register during the early-bird and save $10 off the price of admission.
Registration will open soon! Check back here for a link...
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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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.