Message from the Vice President of Education
Roxanne Anderson

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Education and Certification is an area familiar to most PMICMS members, since 162 of our 222 members hold a PMI certification. Also, it engages with non-members, the local business community and educational institutions. The VP of Education takes the lead in providing educational opportunities in PMI certification boot camps and other project management courses and maintaining PDU’s with PMI for chapter events. Additionally, the VP of Education holds the distinction of being the only chapter board member that must be a PMP.

Education involves a little more than putting on an educational event. First, we listen to the needs and suggestions of our members. Also, we contact local businesses to determine their wants and needs. These educational requirements are submitted to the chapter board for discussion and approval. The many other steps include researching educational providers and course material, soliciting and selecting qualified instructor(s), contacting local educational institutions to schedule facility usage, marketing to prospective class participants, and ordering the courseware when the class is committed. Finally, the class is conducted – but don’t forget the catering, printing the certificates and entering the earned PDU’s when appropriate.

As mentioned previously, the VP of Education is responsible for submitting member PDU’s to PMI for chapter events. So if you are a chapter member in good standing and attend the program portion of a monthly PMICMS dinner meeting or attend other chapter events that are PDU eligible, your PDU’s will be submitted for you. It does take a little time for the process to be completed.

Below are the certifications offered by PMI. (from PMI.org website)

Message from the Vice President of Education

Jim Shelton 20130119 Profile  Education and Certification is an area familiar to most PMICMS members, since 118 of our 180 members hold a PMI certification. Also, it engages with non-members, the local business community and educational institutions. The VP of Education takes the lead in providing educational opportunities in PMI certification boot camps and other project management courses and maintaining PDU’s with PMI for chapter events. Additionally, the VP of Education holds the distinction of being the only chapter board member that must be a PMP.

 

Education involves a little more than putting on an educational event. First, we listen to the needs and suggestions of our members. Also, we contact local businesses to determine their wants and needs. These educational requirements are submitted to the chapter board for discussion and approval. The many other steps include researching educational providers and course material, soliciting and selecting qualified instructor(s), contacting local educational institutions to schedule facility usage, marketing to prospective class participants, and ordering the courseware when the class is committed. Finally, the class is conducted – but don’t forget the catering, printing the certificates and entering the earned PDU’s when appropriate.

 

In 2014, the chapter has conducted two PMP boot camps. UMMC hosted the first for its employee’s in April and the second was held in May at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland for members and non-members. We have a third scheduled in August again at Holmes. Come join us. See the PMICMS website for details.

 

As mentioned previously, the VP of Education is responsible for submitting member PDU’s to PMI for chapter events. So if you are a chapter member in good standing and attend the program portion of a monthly PMICMS dinner meeting or attend other chapter events that are PDU eligible, your PDU’s will be submitted for you. It does take a little time for the process to be completed.

 

Below are the certifications offered by PMI. (from PMI.org website)

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