Southern New England Chapter of PMI

Grow Skills

Mission Statement
Provide our members and the community with quality project management content and professional development training in order to enhance their professional toolkit, assist in personal growth and help prepare and qualify for attainment of project management related credentials so that they can further excel in their careers.

Committee Members

Svetlana Veprinsky                Sponsoring Professional Development Board Member
John Virkler     VP of Education
Loretta Foley Committee Member
Linda Benedict        Committee Member
Qi Cheng Committee Member
Allison Rose Committee Member
Denise Beauprey Committee Member
Sundar Varadarajan              Committee Member                                                   
Vijay Murthy VP of Special Events
Elizabeth Gonzalez de Izarra  Committee Member                                                 


In 1984, the Project Management Institute (PMI) implemented the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Program, and has expanded that offering over the years with seven additional certifications. PMI certification provides those working in the project management field with a structured method to aid professional development. Benefits of certification are enhancement of knowledge, skills, and visibility as a project management professional. Certification is conferred after successfully completing an application and examination process.

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. Certification is a critical component. In recent years, the 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 sought after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

The SNEC Professional Development portfolio offers programs and courses that help chapter members attain academic credentials and fulfill their continuing education needs. The portfolio Committees plan and execute all activities that offer education, training, and resources in basic and advanced project management, tool training, as well as soft skills and methodology training and awareness.

The SNEC Continuing Education Committee offers educational training in the following areas:

Basic Project Management
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Introduction to Agile
Project Management Certification Training
  • PMP Exam Preparation
Other Certification Training
  • Scrum Master Certification

About our Classes:

  • Regions to Offer: Hartford County, New Haven County, Fairfield County
  • Facility: The courses are offered in the following locations: UCONN, Farmington, CT; Fairfield University in Fairfield CT, Post University in Waterbury. Other venues are under consideration.
  • Registration / Payment process: Registration will be done utilizing the SNEC website registration system according to the posted timelines. Last minute registrations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on class size.
  • Instructors: Single or multiple instructors per course will be decided by the committee on a session by session basis.
  • Materials: We provide SNEC training material binders. For our PMP Exam Preparation course, students will receive: 1) PMBOK, 6th Edition, 2) SNEC training material binder, 3) Rita Mulcahy's PMPĀ® Exam Prep - 9th Edition and 4) Pre-course baseline test

Contact Hours:

  • PMP Preparation course: 35 hours. A SNEC PDU certificate will be awarded to all students that fulfill the 35-hour requirement.
  • CSM: 15 hours/PDUs
  • Introduction to Agile: 8 hours/PDUs
  • DevOps: 4 hours/PDUs