Why should I volunteer?
(1) The time you spend volunteering for the PMI Tulsa Chapter is an investment in yourself. For example, if you've ever wondered what it is like to be in charge of a business, you will get first hand experience because we are a prosperous business. Although we aren't in business to make a profit, we have business goals and we strive to create value with the resources at our disposal. Much of our chapter business is conducted through "virtual team" methods, so you can gain valuable business experience without a lot of time away from work and family.
(2) The time you spend volunteering is a great way to contribute to your profession. Professionals who give back to their discipline are among the most respected members of their profession, and the discipline of Project Management is no exception. Simply put, volunteering in your professional discipline is the right thing to do.
(3) If you want to expand your network of friends and professional associates, volunteering is a significant step beyond simply attending our chapter events. Be part of a great group.
What kind of volunteer jobs are needed by the PMI Tulsa Chapter?
What are your skills? What do you enjoy doing? You don't have to wait for the "right" volunteer position to be advertised. Let's create the right volunteer position based on your strengths and interests.
- If you want to exercise your leadership skills, consider an elected position on our Board of Directors. We do everything from strategic planning to tactical management, to front-line coordination.
- If you are good with record keeping and reporting, our Director of Finance would enjoy having some assistance with the books.
- If you like writing, graphical design or editing, our Director of Communications will welcome your help.
- If you are good at networking and person-to-person interactions, our Director of Marketing and Director of Membership need you today.
- If you want to learn web site design, virtual team collaboration, event management, public relations, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
- If you enjoy being a Project Manager, we have lots of projects to manage, too.
I'm a Project Management Professional (PMP). Can I earn PDU's for volunteering?
Yes. Volunteering can qualify for Category 5 Professional Development Units (PDUs). For a description of qualifying activities and number of PDUs you can earn, click here to launch the Continuing Education Requirement Handbook.
You do not need to be a PMP to be a volunteer or a member of the Board of Directors.
How do I learn more?
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator of the PMI Tulsa Chapter who can answer your questions and guide you through the volunteering process.
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