Ocean State PMI
by April Cox
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Ocean State PMI
Growth for the organization is the #1 concern
Add members - increase the numbers
Improve Member services, Webinar availability, Breakfast Meetings, Lunch, Knowledge - quality of programs, Education Opportunities, New format - PMP, March - PMP group starting, Encourage sharing our knowledge with other chapters as well.
Outreach to students, Volunteer added for Student Outreach
Outreach - volunteering with organizations, We need a volunteer coordinator
Improve % of PMs in the area to become members of the chapter.
What's the baseline? Need to establish the baseline of # of PMs
Dept of Commerce - bureau of census - Gil thinks we might get some data
Companies have information about # of PMs, PMPs, etc. - Need someone to be willing to contact companies.
Greater # of participation in meetings
Greater # of people participating in the chapter leadership.
Should be more candidates for elected positions
Add more appointed positions - don't need to change charter.
Collaboration with other chapters
New England Chapter
OSPMI Goals / Vision
Add value to our chapter
Support PM Professionals in their Certification Efforts
Facilitate Career Development
CT board is a great source of information.
See if we can collaborate for Career Development Days
Training classes - go to our partners?
Maybe facilitate our own training classes, Experts Wanted
Encourage members to present and attend
Provide Outreach to Corporate, Education, Community and Gov't Entities
Maybe we need a committee for this.
More resources / volunteers
More committee members
Chairmen - Education Committee and others
Committees within organizational groups or special interest groups
Why are people coming to the meetings?
Membership Communication - packages, e-mail, phone call?
Feedback for meetings isn't the greatest.
Registration can be a problem - need to work on it.
Do we want to increase the frequency of the PMP Training?
Focus on our partners
They have different offerings
May want to add discounts
Vendor product showcase.
Need to get the word out about our sponsorship benefits. Making phone calls.
Add PM links / make them a part of the library
Disclaimer: does not constitute an endorsement.
April - need to put together list of companies.
Level of vendor participation will increase the membership attendance.
$1,000 of sponsorship fees or more means have to file taxes.
Gil: Identify the frequency of education classes for 2006
Follow up on the New England Summit. What's going on this year?
Follow up regarding Student Outreach
Career Development Days - add this to the collaboration initiative?
April: Championship list of companies in the area
Talk to Seimens contact - April
April: Get names of Education Committee and post the information on the web.
Board members: think about what other committees we need.
We need to get to the place where we can define metrics and baseline.
We need a mission / vision statement
We need to review the by-laws
Do we need to add Director positions
Are Directors voting members of the board
Be careful not to get too big and get dysfunctional