BoD Job Description

VP Professional Development – Roles & Responsibilities

Accountabilities from Bylaws:  The Vice President of Professional Development is accountable to the Board on matters relating to the design and delivery of PMI-SAC professional development programs and classification of Professional Development Units (PDUs) awarded by PMI-SAC.

Specific Accountabilities: 

  • Support the Chapter’s annual Business Plan through overall stewardship of the Programs portfolio and its performance. 
  • Develop an annual Professional Development Plan. 
  • Facilitate professional workshops and seminars that develop members’ credentials. 
  • Facilitate certification examination preparation workshops that reflect PMI certification testing. 
  • Publish educational program schedules, resources, and logistical arrangements in collaboration with the VP Communications. 
  • Provide monthly, periodic, and annual reporting on topics relevant to this portfolio. 
  • Retain and archive permanent records associated with this position. 
  • Support Non-Profits organizations through outreach program for their project management needs and developments 

Job Description and Summary of Tasks:  The VP Professional Development and Outreach is responsible for the following major activities: 

  • Support, promote, and enhance 3 levels of training in Project Management including: 
  • Introduction and basic concepts of Project Management 
  • Certifications  
  • Advanced and professional development 
  • Responding to membership questions related to PMI credentials, qualifications, resources, content, and PDU tracking and reporting 
  • Ensuring any recent developments or changes to the PMBOK are reflected in facilitation content and the Chapter website 
  • Ensure invoicing to institutions and payments to facilitators are done correctly and in a timely manner 
  • Confirm the readiness of course instructors/facilitators, materials, content, etc. 
  • Meet with education coordinators (institution or industry) to plan programs, schedules and content delivery and to resolve any issues and concerns 
  • Work with VP Communications to issue e-mail notifications and describe registration details 
  • Liaise with PMI International in education and professional development programs and activities 
  • Meet with various educational institutions (e.g., Mount Royal University, SAIT, University of Calgary, CDI College, Athabasca University) to discuss existing and future programs related to project management and their strategic alignment to the PMBOK 
  • Assess Non-Profit organizations needs and project management requirements 
  • Maintain relationships with various educational institutions through ongoing Awards as prescribed in the Professional Development budget (e.g., $500 per institution with a $2000 maximum) 
  • Communicate relevant PMI national or international programs to the PMI-SAC membership 
  • Liaise with PMI Education Foundation (PMIEF) for education and professional development programs and activities in support local agencies.  


Time Commitment per Month (estimated average):  This role is ongoing with a frequency varying from month to month.  Some months are only 10-15 hours while others are closer to 40 hours. 

Important Qualifications or Skills: 

  • PMP Certification 
  • Project Management experience (>10 years) 
  • Familiarization with educational and professional programs or topics 
  • University Degree recommended 
  • Teaching experience (1-2 years) preferred