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Professional Development Director

The Director of Professional Development is responsible for the development and implementation of a Professional Development and Education program and plan that serves the interests and needs of the Chapter membership and potential membership. This will be accomplished with the guidance of a Professional Development and Education Committee.

He/she will also be responsible for promoting Project Management Professionalism through the development of educational publications, seminars, and workshops designed to help members achieve certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Moreover, the Director is also responsible to the Officers and other Directors and members to develop and execute a Board approved Professional Development Strategic Plan. The content of the plan is to be consistent and in accordance with the strategic objectives of the Chapter and will be accomplished with the guidance of the PMI-VI Board of Directors and Executives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serving as the liaison with the PMI headquarters and PMI Director of Education on all matters related to education, certification and training.
  • Representing the Chapter in all dealings with the community, legislative authorities and educational institutions which are related to certification or education of project management professionals. In this regard, represent the
    chapter in dealings with the provincial government and the PMI West Coast Chapter in the development of project management as a profession. Specifically, this involves managing the process of Occupational Title recognition in the Province of British Columbia and working with educational institutions, as required, to develop educational programs.
  • Supervising development and approval of any chapter technical publications.
  • Establishing and maintaining a Chapter Library of project management reading material and professional publications in conjunction with the Director of Communications for posting to the website.
  • Providing timely information related to training in project management to chapter members. Information on vendors and services will be available via the chapter Website.
  • Determining education needs of chapter members by, for example, conducting chapter education surveys on a periodic basis.
  • Continue to work with the PMP CEPS Program Manager on delivery and generation of revenue for the Chapter.
  • Create  new and/or update existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Policies pertinent to the Professional Development portfolio (as necessary and identified in the Professional Development Strategic Plan).

Length of Appointment

  • A 2 year commitment.

Time Commitment

Approximately 25 hours per month.

  • Attends Board meetings each month
  • Attends dinner meetings (5 per year)
  • Execute responsibilities of position and other related duties

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Educational and Professional Development background an asset.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Ability to Develop and Manage Program and Event Schedules.
  • Knowledge of PMI Credentials and PDUs.
  • Content and Curriculum Development.
  • Contract, Negotiation and Vendor Management.
  • Ability to Create and Analyze Program Surveys and Evaluations.
  • Basic Budget Management Skills.
  • PMI and PMI-VI Chapter member in good standing.
  • CAPM, PMP or other professional designation preferred although not required.