Call for Officer Candidates and Notice of Upcoming Elections

Nominations are being accepted September 15 to September 30 for 2018-2019 PMI Central Arkansas Chapter Board of Directors. This is a great way to get involved with PMI and the local chapter. Board Members get to work with Project Managers and others in our chapter, our region, and around the world—PLUS earn up to 10 PDUs per year of service towards their PMI professional certification. Candidates will be announced on the chapter website, social media, and in a special newsletter publication to the membership. We will conduct the election between Monday, October 9th and October 20th, 2017 via online voting; you will receive an email from PMI on voting details.

Board Officer Nomination forms can be found here: Click here to download.

Director Nomination forms can be found here: Click here to download.

New officers will begin their two-year terms starting in January 2018. The following Board of Directors positions are up for election for the 2018-2019 term:

President (this is a one-year term January – December 2018)

To be considered for the President, the member must have completed at least one term on the Board of Directors of Central Arkansas Chapter. The President will serve in a planning and strategic role by attending each board meeting and preside over all chapter meetings. The President will conduct each board meeting. For additional information, please refer to the chapter bylaws, Article V, Section 14. The President will roll into the Past-President position starting January 1, 2019 and help the incoming President with roles and responsibilities.

Vice President of Finance (this is a two-year term January 2018 – December 2019)

Manage all Chapter funds, including the receipt of all dues, contributions and guest payments, the payment of all Chapter bills as directed by the Board, and the accounting of all Chapter bank accounts and other financial activities. Prepare an operating budget, with the approval of the Board, for the planning of Chapter activities and for inclusion in the annual application to PMI for charter renewal. Prepare an annual financial report on the activities and the financial status of the Chapter for submittal to the Board by December 1 of each year. For additional information, please refer to the chapter bylaws, Article V, Section 4. Previous experience in financial management desired.

Vice President of Professional Development (this is a two-year term January 2018 – December 2019)

Encourages the development of project management professionals, responsible for chapter member professional education programs, interfaces with the PMI Headquarters on professional certification matters (PMP, CAPM, etc.), and serves as liaison to local Colleges and Universities on student project management education. Also coordinates with the Vice President of Programs on chapter events that have educational components. For additional information, please refer to the chapter bylaws, Article V, Section 9.

Vice President of Marketing (this is a two-year term January 2018 – December 2019)

Responsible for developing the PMI Central Arkansas Chapter marketing strategy, promotion programs, maintaining and posting on PMICAC social media accounts, and developing corporate relations in accordance with the purposes of the Chapter. The Vice President of Marketing secures sponsors and advertisers for chapter events and initiatives. The Vice President of Marketing forwards announcements to media outlets as directed by the Board. For additional information, please refer to the chapter bylaws, Article V, Section 9 and the Roles and Responsibilities document.

What kind of time commitment is involved?

Monthly chapter meeting (2nd Thursday of every month, 1 to 2 hrs)

Monthly board meeting (once per month, 1 to 2 hrs plus status report preparation time)

Board members average four to eight hours of work monthly performing their specific role in interacting with appointed Directors and their committee members in work relevant to their area of responsibility.

Annual board planning session(s) to establish the strategic direction for the Chapter (approximately 8 hrs)

What are the benefits of being on the Board of Directors?

In addition to earning up to 10 PDUs per year towards their PMI professional certification, officers are encouraged to represent the PMI Central Arkansas Chapter by participating in either the Region 6 or North American Leadership Institute Meeting during the first year of their two-year term:

Typically held in April each year, attend the Annual 2.5 day Region 6 Leadership Conference (earn up to 12 PDUs), where officers will network, attend breakout sessions, and share best practices with chapter officers from Texas, Northwest Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado for the advancement of the PMI Central Arkansas Chapter.

Typically held in October each year, attend the Annual 2.5 day PMI North American Leadership Institute Meeting (earn up to 14 PDUs), where officers will network, learn best practices with chapter officers from around the world, meet PMI global leaders, and attend professional development sessions to enhance their PM careers and advance the PMI Central Arkansas Chapter.

Additionally, all officers are encouraged to participate in the annual PMI Central Arkansas Chapter Professional Development Day event (and earn up to 7 PDUs), which is typically held in the fall each year.

What are the qualifications? In short, a candidate:

Must be and remain a member in good standing of the PMI Central Arkansas chapter during the term of service.

Must meet the requirements of the position and be willing and able to commit to a two-year term of service.

Certification as a CAPM®, PMP®, PgMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-SP®, or PMI-RMP® in roles involving education (VP of Programs and VP of Professional Development) is preferred.

What is the next step?

Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Nominees should submit an officer nomination form, which includes space for a brief paragraph bio and their vision for serving PMICAC in this position on the form. Nominees should reach out to the current VP or President in the position they are currently interested in to gain further knowledge of what is expected from a candidate looking to fill the role.

Board Officer Nomination forms can be found here: Click here to download.

Director Nomination forms can be found here: Click here to download.

Nominations should be sent to Board@pmiarkansas.org.

Please note that nominations are restricted to current PMI Individual Members AND PMI Central Arkansas Chapter members in good standing. This will close on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST.