WHY GET INVOLVED? After all, project management work is demanding and time consuming; project managers are accountable for the success of their projects and that means 40 hour work weeks are a foreign territory inhabited by other kinds of human beings – not us! So why take on “extra-curricular” responsibilities?
The greatest VALUE available through your PMI Montgomery Chapter membership lies in the relationships you develop and the networks you build. Attending dinner meetings and seminars, arriving early to talk with others, is a good beginning, but only a beginning. Your awareness of Montgomery businesses that employ project managers, organizational cultures and working environments for project managers in other industries grows through interaction with PMs working in those situations. The best way to consolidate those relationships and networks and to expand your own experience of the world of project management in south central Alabama is through working together with other members on projects of common interest.
OPPORTUNITIES to get involved range from communications and public relations (Newsletter, Website, Media) to one-on-one relationship building (Ambassadors), meeting facilitation (Monthly Dinner Meetings, Seminars), technical responsibilities (Website Content Management Team, Survey Developer/Analyst, Member Participation Analyst), and even planning for the chapter’s future (Strategic Planning Team Member). Watch this site for greater detail to be published in Phase II of the new website implementation (July 15-17). At that time we will also publish OFFICEER POSITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, asking you to seriously consider nominating yourself or another member to serve in one of these positions in 2012 using the forms provided.
VOLUNTEERS receive additional Professional Development Units (PDUs) for their volunteer service. PMI is now allowing up to 45 PDUs of the 60 required for recertification over the three year period to be earned through contributions to the profession; this total can include volunteer work through your local chapter.
We are very proud of our CURRENT VOLUNTEERS: Newsletter Editor Paul Van Fleet; Chapter Photographer Richard Grah; Publisher Betty Corbin; Newsletter Reporter and Seminar/Dinner Meeting Presenter Mark Spain; Dinner Meeting Presenter Gary Weatherly; Ambassador and Dinner Meeting Presenter Denny Rea; Dinner Meeting Assistants Jeannine Cook and David (Rick) Fanning; Assistant Treasurer Rita Allen; Ambassador Steve Russell; Website Content Management Team Member Lori Trawick; and Strategic Planning Committee Member-At-Large Ronnie Rolph.
Beginning in 2006 with its first Strategic Plan, your board has worked to move our chapter from a focus on operations to a more strategically driven organization. We have been “constrained” by the quantity of work involved in implementing operational goals and objectives. With your help implementing operational responsibilities, the board can select and implement two or more strategic PROJECTS per year, transforming the organization in the process.
That is why you need to seriously consider GETTING INVOLVED!