Get Involved With Project Management Professionals
The Canadian West Coast Chapter of The Project Management Institute (CWCC PMI) is the chapter for all of mainland British Columbia, Canada. Read on to understand what we offer our members and how anyone can get involved with our community.
Learn, Share & Build Networks
As a member of our chapter you will enjoy many benefits that you can learn more about on our website. Of most value to our members are the discounts on all our events and the ability to enroll in our popular PMI certification course.
Find out more | Contact the Membership Committee
Every month we organize a dinner and speaker presentation on a wide variety of topics related to project management, professional growth or business development. Our attendees have consistently given us high satisfaction scores and they always walk away with new ideas and valuable connections.
View our latest events | Contact the Events Committee
Once a year we organize a one day conference which is our signature event bringing together a day full of compelling speakers and workshops. The event is centered on a general theme giving participants a framework from which to build upon the knowledge gained.
Contact the Conference Committee
Everyone is welcome to our regular Meetup style events where one can take the opportunity to further network with other professionals in a casual setting with no time constraints. New Members are particularly welcome to our regular orientations designed to introduce those who recently became members or those wishing to know more about the career of a project manager.
View our latest meetup event | View our latest new member orientation | Contact the Membership Committee
Would you like to increase your public speaking skills? Extraordinary communication skills are especially important for project managers. This is the only Toastmasters club in BC geared specifically to project managers and addresses relevant topics.
Find out more | Contact the Toastmasters Committee
Contribute to the Project Management Community
PM-V is a grassroots initiative of the project management community mobilizing high value, skilled, volunteer project management services for not-for-profit charitable organizations. PM-V creates opportunities for skilled project management professionals to volunteer in a way that adds sustainable value to the community and enhances their career development.
Find out more | Contact the pm-volunteers.org Committee
We are a totally volunteer run operation made up of about 100 volunteers who are dedicated and hard working in serving the membership. There are about 11 Portfolios within the chapter and a variety of open volunteer opportunities. Why not volunteer your time, talent and expertise to your chapter, all the while earning PDUs for your time spent?
Find out more | Contact the Volunteers Committee
We offer easy solutions to connect with project management professionals across British Columbia through our sponsorship program. Your investment is not only a demonstration of your support to the local community but your organization will gain increased brand awareness and loyalty. There are many exciting events and programs where your company can advertise in addition to using our established electronic publications. We can customize a sponsorship package that best meets your organization’s specific objectives.
Find out more | Contact the Sponsorship Committee
Advance Your Career
There are clear advantages to CWCC’s PMP preparation course over any other course being offered, with the main differentiating advantage being that the CWCC provides different instructors for different modules. The instructors selected for the PMP prep course are subject matter experts in the modules they will be teaching. This delivery method will provide the students with different perspectives on the PMP exam from senior project management professionals.
Find out more | Contact the Education Committee
Our very successful mentorship program has been running twice yearly since 2008. If you are a PM with 3-5 years of solid project management experience, you could be a mentor. This has been very rewarding for all of our alumni. Want to be a protégé? If you are a recent PMP or been practicing for several years, you can always learn more from another PM.
Find out more | Contact the Mentorship Committee
This career fair is a one-stop event to meet with employers that have open positions and are actively looking for candidates. It is held concurrently with the chapter’s annual conference.