Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A survey of PMI Baltimore Chapter members identified two main reasons members join PMI: first to network with other professionals, and second to obtain PDUs. One way to network, obtain PDUs, as well as other perks, is by volunteering.
Donna Anders, PMP
Director of Volunteers
PMI Baltimore Chapter
You earn 1 PDU for each hour of volunteer service (up to 45 max per cycle)
PMI Baltimore Chapter is looking for volunteers to be part of the 2013 Engineering, Security and Project (ESP) Professionals Conference.
This effort is in support of a new concept focused on providing Professional Development through a consortium consisting of Project Management Institute (PMI), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE) and Information Systems and Security Association (ISSA). Volunteers will be from all three organizations giving you the opportunity to expand your relationships while contributing to PMI and earning PDU’s.
The event is scheduled for early September 2013. The following activities are representative of the effort needed:
Commonly asked questions:
What are the hours required? 3-4 hours per week – Conference calls on Thursdays. Face to face meetings will be scheduled and are usually held at College Park, MD. The event is Sept. 10-13. Some volunteers may be needed through the end of September to support close out. This will be an annual event, so volunteers will have the opportunity to stay involved if they are interested.
What skills and qualifications are required?
Other than Technical Committee, we are seeking volunteers with strong management and organization skills. We prefer Project Management experience; however, a PMP certification is not required.
Technical Committee - Volunteers will be chosen based on their background and experience in reviewing Papers, White Papers and Poster Papers...etc. This group will be the only group where specialized skills are needed like extensive research background and prior experience in reviewing in similar Conference, NSF, NASA, DoD or any other esteemed Government Program.
How Many PDU’s will I earn?1 PDU for each hour of volunteering (up to 45 max)
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