PMI Central Virginia Chapter membership is an invaluable resource for the exchange of ideas and information. It is a great way to keep up-to-date with project management tools and techniques, as well as getting acquainted with fellow project management professionals.
In addition to the benefits of PMI Global membership, Chapter membership offers the following services and benefits...
Network of Project Management Professionals
PMI CVC is made up of project management professionals from many different organizations in Central Virginia and beyond. PMI CVC members have extensive project management expertise across numerous industries. Networking with others provides an opportunity to share best practices and ideas.
Monthly Meetings with Professional Project Management Speakers
CVC holds monthly dinner meetings at The Place in Innsbrook in the WestEnd alternating every third Wednesday or Thursday of each month. (Check out our events calendar)
Each meeting offers pre-meeting networking opportunities, a business session, and a program on a topic related to project, portfolio or program management, or on the soft skills by which project managers excel.
PMI CVC holds certification workshops annually. Individuals are encouraged to begin on the path to becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) by attending this valuable three-day workshop.
You do not have to be a PMI or CVC member to take the workshop or become certified. However, there are discounts for members taking the workshops and the certification tests that make the cost of membership a true value.
Professional Development Opportunities
Regular workshops and seminars offer project management professionals the opportunity to continue their development. A sampling of topics includes:
- Project Management Boot Camp
- Agile Project Management
- Scrum-Master Certification
- Advice for Successful Projects
- Managing Risk
Earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) while you network with other project management professionals and support the Chapter by volunteering for a committee or event. Volunteer opportunities offer a way to earn PDUs at no cost to you.
PMI CVC Web Site and Communications
The chapter web site offers you the latest news on upcoming events and members services. Regular email communications are available for those who chose to be reminded.
So how do I join?
To be a member of the Central Virginia Chapter you must first be a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). All membership is handled through the PMI web-site at pmi.org . PMI dues are as follows:
Individuals: New $129 Renew $119
Students: New $ 40 Renew $ 30
Retirees: New/Renew $ 60
The CVC chapter dues are only $30 for individuals and $15 for students. Non-members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to get to know our chapter.
Once you are a member of PMI you can join any number of chapters and communities of practice. You can be a member of multiple chapters if your business or your life takes you around the country or around the globe. You can join global communities of practice that concentrate on your career area or interest.
If you are enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited (or global equivalent) college or university, you may join PMI as a student member. Student membership is only $40 and renewal only $30. Don’t forget to join the Central Virginia Chapter (only $15) as well!