The PMI Lakeshore Chapter will be conducting elections for 5 Positions to the 2018/2019 Board of Directors.

Serving on the Chapter Board provides you with an excellent opportunity to participate in the strategic planning and execution activities that are crucial to the successful operation and growth of our Chapter. Serving on the Board will provide 1 PDU per 1 hour of volunteering for Directors that have achieved their PMP certification. In addition, it is an excellent differentiator on one's resume, and provides an ideal opportunity to volunteer within your profession.

Candidates Qualification Criteria

The following is the minimum qualification requirement:

  • Be a member of the PMI Lakeshore Chapter for 1 year.
  • Must have volunteered with the Lakeshore Chapter or another PMI Chapter or with the PMI for a minimum of one year in a volunteer leadership position (Portfolio Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager, Vice-President).
  • Must have excellent team leadership skills and must be an excellent team player.
  • Preferably have any of the PMI designations (PMP, PgMP, etc.).
  • Must be able to contribute approximately 20 Hrs./Month for chapter’s activities.

Online Voting

The Chapter membership has approved the use of a PMI global web-based online voting service for conducting Chapter elections. This capability provides voting access to the entire membership of the Chapter. The results of the elections will be communicated via an e-mail announcement to all members and will also be formally announced to the attending membership at the April 2nd Annual General Meeting.

The election committee is being chaired by one of the current Board of Directors, Roshini Ranjan.

Election Timeline

The key milestones for the 2018 elections are:

  • January 8, 2018 at 9 A.M. to February 03, 2018 at 12 midnight.: Nomination period for candidates. Anyone interested in running for one of the vacant Director positions MUST submit their completed nomination forms by  February 03, 2018 at 12 midnight.
  • February 06 to February 12, 2018: Candidates must attend one mandatory orientation session.
  • February 05, 2018: Candidates are encouraged to attend the February 05, 2018 Monday Dinner Meeting and present attendees with a two minute overview of their credentials and the value they feel they can contribute to the Chapter. This will be the only opportunity for candidates to directly communicate with a subset of the voting membership.
  • March 05, 2018: Online polls open at 5 P.M.
  • March 18 (11:00 P.M. EST), 2018: Online polls close.
  • March 21, 2018: Voting results will be communicated via an e-mail announcement to the membership. If fewer than 25 eligible voters submit a completed ballot, the membership will be informed that a re-vote for all positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting (TBD). Positions will be awarded beginning with the highest vote received. If a position can't be awarded due to a tie, then the membership will be advised that a revote will be held at the Annual General Meeting for those positions that could not be awarded due to a tie. Only those candidates then competing for those positions will be on the ballot.
  • April 02, 2018 Annual General Meeting: Voting results will be communicated to attending members. If there is a tie for one of the positions OR if fewer than 25 eligible voters submit a completed ballot, the attending members will re-vote.

Candidate Instructions

If you wish to run for one of the available Director positions, please follow these instructions:

  1. Copy and paste the nomination form (below) including your bio into an e-mail message.  Attach a high resolution headshot (400K or more) if you would like to include your picture with your bio.
  2. Complete the top portion of the Nomination form including the name and email of your 2 nomination members.
  3. Complete the bottom portion of the Nomination with your name, email and bio. 
  4. Email the form, your current resume and the attached picture to the Returning Officer at election@pmiloc.org and cc both nominating members. 
  5. You are required to have two PMI Lakeshore Chapter members support your candidacy. Instruct your two nominating members that upon receiving the email, they must provide confirmation of receipt by forwarding the same e-mail to the Returning Officer using the same election@pmiloc.org e-mail address. In case you are new to the Chapter and do not have two Chapter members that will support your candidacy, please indicate this in the form submission and you will be contacted by the Returning Officer.
  6. As no nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting, anyone interested in running for one of the vacant Director positions MUST submit their completed nomination forms by February 03, 2018. If you require further information please send an e-mail message to election@pmiloc.orgPlease visit the 2018 PMI Lakeshore Chapter Elections - Candidates Page beginning Monday, February 20, 2018 to learn more about the nominees.
  7. At the chapter level and also at the PMI Board of Directors level, candidates running for a position may communicate on a one-on-one basis with individuals about their experience and qualifications. However, no mass communications  should be sent or posted on the web from any person (candidate or other) about the election, unless they are official communications from the nominating committee or a chapter designated body.

Nomination Form

We, the undersigned, being members in good standing of the PMI Lakeshore Chapter, hereby nominate for the position of Director.

  •  Nominating Member 1 name:
  •  Nominating Member 1 e-mail address:
  •  Nominating Member 1  PMI membership #:
  •  Nominating Member 2 name:
  •  Nominating Member 2 e-mail address:
  •  Nominating Member 1  PMI membership #:

I hereby accept this nomination. I am a member in good standing of the PMI Lakeshore Chapter.

  •  Candidate name:
  •  Candidate e-mail address:
  •  Candidate  PMI membership #:
  •  Candidate phone number:
  •  Date:

In addition to the Nomination and Evaluation form find here (Election 2018 Package), please submit your BIO in Word format with a maximum of 250 words (extra words will be truncated) and include the following information:

  1. Education and professional qualifications
  2. Number of years as a PMI Member
  3. Number of years as a Lakeshore Ontario Chapter Member
  4. Number of years as a Lakeshore Ontario Chapter volunteer and positions
  5. Contribution as a Lakeshore Ontario Chapter volunteer
  6. Contribution as a volunteer elsewhere
  7. Any other information such as employment history or other professional or personal details