Membership Benefits

PMI Melbourne Chapter membership not only gives you the tools and methods to boost your career, but also provides your connection to the local Project Management community. Some of our key local benefits are shown below and are in addition to the PMI Membership Benefits you receive by being a member of PMI global.


NETWORKING

Extend your professional network

Connect locally with an extensive network of professionals that will create more            opportunities for you to learn from peers, share what you know, increase your professional  network and enhance your career. You will also be able to exchange ideas with PMI  members  across the globe and leverage their collective experiences..
Our chapter membership has representation from all major industries, including Banking and Finance, Insurance, IT, Construction, Defence, Consulting and many more.  Our members have diverse backgrounds including Project Team Members, Business Analysts, Project Managers, PMO managers, Program Managers, Portfolio Managers,  Project Directors and Executives, to name just a few!

Social Networking

Exclusive membership to our Chapter LinkedIn group and access to other platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Google+ ensure that you can always be connected with your local Melbourne project management community, whilst building your own social media presence.

Associations with other professional bodies

The Chapter has a number of associations with other professional bodies which allow you to enjoy additional benefits. For example, the Australian Computer Society sponsor a Special Interest Group (SIG) for technology Program Managers.  Chapter membership allows access to that SIG.




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

Chapter Meetings

The chapter runs free monthly events featuring local and international experts. They are designed for you to expand your horizons and learn more about key project management content. The events commence with a networking session over wine and quality catering. 

Conference & Symposiums 

Chapter members are eligible for member discounts on conferences and seminars organised by the Melbourne Chapter and some events run by other Australian chapters

Certification Preparation

The Chapter offers preparation courses and study groups that help you to succeed in your goal to achieve your next PMI certification. There’s no need to struggle alone when trying to pass the exam. When you work with a team of like-minded individuals, it’s much easier to achieve your goal together, especially the PMP.

Toastmasters

The PMI Toastmasters Club provides a safe, supportive environment to develop your communication and leadership skills. In Toastmasters, you learn by doing to become a confident public speaker and strong leader, achieving your goals at your own pace. Subsidised membership is available for Chapter members. 

Leadership Program

The leadership program is an initiative to groom future leaders for successions to Board and/or PMI leadership roles. The program is designed based on world-class programs in leadership development. It involves coaching and workshops to support the participants as they scope, develop and implement selected projects. Each participant has a mentor as part of our mentoring program.



CAREER RESOURCING

Salary guides

Knowing your earning potential is an invaluable asset when you want to leverage opportunities, invest in skills to raise your marketability, and plan the next phase of your career. As a PMI member, you receive free online access to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey, including Australian and New Zealand statistics.

Job opportunities 

Members receive job advertisements from Melbourne Chapter partners and sponsors

 


GIVING BACK TO THE PROFESSION 

Mentoring

The Chapter offers member an opportunity to develop and formalise professional one-on-one relationships with other PMI professionals through the Chapter’s highly regarded Mentor Program.  

Mentees receive project management guidance and gain valuable project knowledge, increasing project management career opportunities and developing project management techniques, whereas Mentors contribute to the professional development of the mentees, by sharing industry knowledge and expertise, while earning PDUs through the process.
Volunteering 

Volunteering with the Melbourne Chapter not only provides opportunities to expand your horizons, but earn PDUs in the process. As volunteers just like you run the Chapter, your desire to help will be met with a welcoming and open environment.

Benefits of being a PMI volunteer include:

·         Gain leadership and management skills;

·         Hone project management skills and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain your credential(s); and

Even greater access to members to help build your network.


OTHER BENEFITS

PDUs

Gain Professional Development Units (PDUs) by attending Chapter events, conferences, knowledge sharing meetings, volunteering and conferences.

Recognition 

Through the chapter’s Membership Recognition Program, special recognition is awarded to members who have been part of the Melbourne Chapter for 3, 6, 9, 12 or 15+ years.

Newsletters

Stay connected by receiving the bi-monthly electronic Melbourne Chapter Newsletter.

The PMC Mobile App

Chapter members are able to receive up to date information on monthly events via the Chapter mobile app, which also can be used to rate the event

Reciprocal membership

The PMI Melbourne Chapter has negotiated reciprocal membership with the other Australian PMI chapters, meaning that being a member of the Melbourne Chapter provides you with the benefits and services offered by all of the remaining PMI Chapters in Australia, i.e. the Adelaide, Canberra, Queensland, Sydney and Western Australia chapters.

 



 


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