Bylaw Ratification Vote

It is time to share your voice! Starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020, PMI Portland members will receive an email from PMI’s global organization with a link to vote to ratify our Chapter’s revised Bylaws. Responses are due by April but don’t wait to be heard.

Select the Bylaws link to review the Board’s revisions prior to voting.

Board Nominations Open

The Chapter has launched its elections process for the 2020-2021 Board year. Nominations are open through April 21. Nominate yourself or a colleague you believe would provide outstanding service to our project management community – without leaving the safety and comfort of your home!

Current open positions are:

  • President Elect (May 2020-June 30, 2020, becoming President effective July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
  • President Elect effective July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 and becoming President for July 1-2021-June 30, 2022 Board year
  • VP at Large effective July 1, 2020-June 30, 2022
  • VP Membership effective July 1, 2020-June 30, 2022
  • VP Professional Development effective July 1, 2020-June 30

For more information, see our Elections page.

COVID-19 Update from PMI Portland

Due to the current order by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to avoid gatherings and shelter-in-place – and for the safety of our members, all PMI Portland Chapter in-person events are cancelled until further notice. Our volunteer staff are working diligently to provide our members with other options, including virtual events and webinars. Check back regularly to see our progress!

Please follow social distancing guidelines, stay at home except for essential tasks, and be safe.

Welcome to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Portland Chapter!

We are more than 2,300 members strong, representing project management professionals from myriad industries, government and non-profit sectors in the Portland Metro area. Last year, we celebrated our 35th anniversary as a local chapter of the global PMI organization, which chalked up its 50th birthday in 2019.

PMI has more than 300 chapters worldwide, from Nova Scotia to New Zealand; Guatemala to Ghana; and Austria to India. PMI Portland Chapter is one of the largest in western North America. Our goals align with our parent organization’s mission to advance careers for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession.

At the Portland Chapter, we accomplish this by creating a culture and community that facilitates professional growth through education and volunteerism. We strive to be an innovative leader in the region, making individuals and organizations more successful while also promoting ethics, quality, knowledge, skills, integrity and leadership.

In addition to our formal membership base, we have connections with some 5,000+ affiliated professionals, organizations and partners. Jobs captured within our broad community include business analysts, program managers, engineers, developers, project coordinators and managers. We provide high quality, relevant education, certification, job referral and networking opportunities to our professionals.

Opportunities Abound

Through PMI Portland Chapter, you can tap into educational events and local courses, build strong relationships with other professionals in your field through networking at monthly chapter meetings or one of the increasing numbers of Chapter-sponsored social events. As a member, you also open the door to a wealth of additional benefits, including entrance into global PMI’s resource library where you can build your skillset, conduct research and have discussions with professionals around the world.

As an all-volunteer-run organization, we are always in need of folks willing to give their time to advancing the profession. For as few as a couple hours a month, you can build your leadership skills, gain PDUs necessary for certification renewal, and develop a “deep bench” network to support your career goals.

We also rely on our sponsors who partner with us to provide an assortment of products and services, again designed to make your job as in project management easier. We continue to look for new partners to join us in advancing our mission.

A New Look

Soon, we will undergo a vast revamp of our PMI Portland brand to stay aligned with our global PMI association as it transforms to ensure it provides “significant support at key inflection points in our customers’ professional journeys, from their first interaction to their retirement from the profession.” (from the PMI 2017 Strategic Plan)

You will see a new logo, new look, feel and navigation on this platform, as well as changes to many other tools we use to reach you. As a chapter, we are focusing our efforts to reach those new to the profession, those arriving here due to a career transition, and those who are veterans of project management. YOU will be the focus of our work; we want to hear your desires, hopes and expectations for programming, educational offerings, how to best communicate with you, and what volunteer roles you’re willing to take on to keep our organization moving forward! Feel free to drop a line to Penelope Leudtke, our 2019-20 Chapter President, or any of the Board members you find on our Leadership page. We hope our inboxes soon overflow! 

Stay Tuned…

Chapter Membership

Total Members 2416
New Members This Year 172
PMP® Members 1510
CAPM® Members 47
PgMP® Members 8
PMI-SP® Members 2
PMI-RMP® Members 5
PMI-ACP® Members 90
PfMP® Members 1
PMI-PBA® Members 3
Members with no Certification 842
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 2360
Student Members 47
Other Members 9

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We wish to thank each of the Chapter sponsors for their continued support of the organization and their recognition of the importance of project management in the Portland area. To learn how your organization can become a Chapter sponsor, please visit Become a Sponsor

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