Upcoming Events


How to Easily Earn PDUs - August 2020

08-11-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Member free / Non-Member $5

The Project Management Podcast (https://www.project-management-podcast.com) brings project management to beginners and experts. They interview project managers from around the world to learn what makes them successful so that you can apply their lessons to your own projects and copy their success. Leading projects isn't easy -- their advice helps! At this chapter meeting the host of the podcast and president of PM PrepCast, Cornelius Fichtner, will cover everything you need to know about PMI PDUs including how to earn them, how to document them and how to use them at the time you need to renew your PMP certification. This is applicable to all certifications and will be an interactive presentation as well as a live Q&A!


Strengths-Based Project Management - September 2020

09-08-2020 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Member free / Non-Member $5

Ask a group of project managers what they think about Social Intelligence and they will roll their eyes and laugh. The combination of social awareness and social facility is something that many project managers consider both important and rare. And survey data backs up that impression. Social Intelligence improves communication and rapport - two important tools in a project manager's toolbox. Yet project managers as a group tend to have lower social intelligence than those around them. They also seem to have lower perspective – at the same time the good news is that we are high in prudence! And we tend to have a healthy dose of hope.


2020 Symposium

10-23-2020 8:00 am -5:00 am
We are excited to be hosting our 1st VIRTUAL PMI SWVA Fall Symposium!
When? Friday, October 23, 2020
Where? From the comfort of your home or office via ZOOM
This year we are happy to present the symposium free of charge to our members and non-members. We encourage those who are not currently a member to join in lieu of the registration fee. 

Grow Your Skills

It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

Get Involved

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.

Earn PDUs by Volunteering

Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.

Gold Sponsors


Speakers for our Chapter's Events

Our PMI Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.

Silver Sponsors


In-Kind Sponsor for the 2019 Symposium