The FWPMI chapter's governing body is comprised of a Board of Directors as established in the Chapter's Bylaws.  The sole responsibility for chapter management rests with these officers.  The Board is structured as a functional Board made up of four leadership teams responsible for specific operational areas and led by the chapter President.  These leadership teams are: Internal Relations, External Relations, Operations and Professional Development. You may learn more by reading the officer descriptions found on the "About Us" tab.

Each elected officer will serve a two year term and elections are held each year in conjunction with the chapter's annual business meeting.  Approximately half the Board is up for election at any given time.  The schedule is as follows:

Even numbered years:

President
Vice President Professional Development
Vice President Internal Relations

Odd numbered years:

Vice President External Relations
Vice President Operations
PMI's Guidelines for Electioneering

The Fort Worth chapter is a component of the Project Management Institute and subject to its policies and procedures to maintain our charter.  PMI's guidelines related to chapter officer election and selection process is as follows:

"In accordance with PMI policies, practices, procedures, rules and directives, no funds or resources of PMI or the component may be used to support the election of any candidate or group of candidates for PMI, the component or a public office.  No other type of organized electioneering, communications, fund-raising or other organized activity on behalf of a candidate shall be permitted.  The Component Nominating Committee, or other applicable body designated by the component, will be the sole distributor of all election materials for component elected positions."

Election Activities Defined:

1. Funding: no funds or resources of PMI or the chapter can be used to support the nomination or election of a candidate.  

2. Communications:   All information regarding the candidates will be distributed exclusively by the Nomination Committee through established Chapter communications. Candidates may communicate one-on-one regarding their candidacy only if the communication focuses on their qualificiations.  Mass communications are prohibited.

3. Marketing materials: no candidate or PMI member may utilize any campaign materials such as posters, lapel pins, sponsorships or group activities designed to promote a candidate.
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
* hold a PMI certification
* 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 45 category E (volunteer service) PDUs per renewal cycle.

Where can I find more information about specific role descriptions?

The officer roles and responsibilities descriptions are available on the Chapter website.  Click here.

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.