Election & Officer Selection Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Interested in being a chapter officer? You probably have some questions such as:
What are the qualifications?
Candidate eligibility requirements can be found in the Chapter's Bylaws Article V, section 2 and Article VI, section 5. These are also documented in the Chapter's Officer Selection Policy. In short, a candidate must:
* be and remain a PMI and FWPMI chapter member in good standing
* be willing and able to commit to a two-year term
* have been actively involved in the chapter for the last six months (minimum)
What kind of commitment will this involve?
Chapter officers are expected to be actively involved and visibly present at a variety of chapter events as they relate to their duties. Generally speaking, an elected officer (level 4 volunteer) can expect to spend up to 10-20 hours a month on their duties. It varies with the role. As a Vice President, you will have one or more teams that report to you and there will be additional meetings to manage team work and projects. In addition, elected officers must attend monthly Board meetings (2 hours) and the annual strategic planning events (1 or 2 days).
What are the benefits of serving as a chapter officer?
As a chapter officer you will have an opportunity to develop your own management, leadership and project management skills. The Chapter will provide leadership development opportunities for its officers which may include attending regional conference events and PMI Global Leadership Institute Meetings (LIM). Being an officer provides you with great networking opportunities and of course PDUs. As an officer, you may be able to earn up to 25 Giving Back PDUs per renewal cycle.
Where can I find more information about specific role descriptions?
The officer roles and responsibilities descriptions are available in the VRMS.
When do newly elected officers take up their role? What training will I get for the role?
Elections are held every year in June and newly elected officers take their positions effective January 1st which means you'll have six months to learn about your new role. The current officer is responsible for training and you'll do a lot of job shadowing. There is a formal transition process documented which will be used to ensure you learn what you'll need prior to starting your term of office.
I'm interested in being considered for an elected officer role, what's the next step?
First of all, take the time to read through the position's roles and responsibilities. Contact the current officer and learn more from them. If you are ready to take the next step, then please contact the Chapter's Past President
who serves as the chair for the Nominations / Selection Committee. S/he will be able to provide you with more details regarding this process.