Archive for December, 2010

PDU Opportunity! Director of Education

Update – 1/2/2011 –  This position has been filled. 

The Director of Education position is open and waiting for you!  Responsibilities  include recruiting speakers and approving presentation topics for the monthly ALFISIG meetings.  The Director of Education will also manage expectations among the speaker, Board and membership.    This is a 10 PDU, 1 year term position.  If you are interested or have any questions, you may contact the Administrative Director at alfisig@gmail.com.

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2011 Board of Directors

Here is your 2011 ALFISIG Board of Directors! Congratulations!

Director of Administration – Pamela Smith pmdsmith@windstream.net

Director of Best Practices – Melissa Peterson melissa.peterson@regions.com

Director of Communication and Membership – Belinda Singleton belinda.singleton@daimler.com

Director of Education – Available

Director at Large – Brandi Sheets Brandi.Sheets@bbvacompass.com

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Want a PDU? Attend an ALFISIG meeting!

PMPs will earn 1 PDU for attending a monthly ALFISIG meeting. Mark your calendar with the following meeting dates:

Wednesday January 26, 2011
Wednesday February 23, 2011
Wednesday March 30, 2011
Wednesday April 27, 2011
Wednesday May 25, 2011
Wednesday June 29, 2011
Wednesday July 27, 2011
Wednesday August 31, 2011
Wednesday September 28, 2011

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Need PDUs? Be an ALFISIG Presentor!

Perhaps you have a PowerPoint presentation you’ve created for a project proposal, a financial bid, teaching a PMI class, or even updating stakeholders on a project status. You can earn 5 PDUs and share your ideas and experiences with the ALFISIG group. Other topics of interest include Social media etiquette, managing On-line reputation, lesson learned from all project types and Managing PMOs. If you have any knowledge and/or ideas you’d like to share with our audience, simply contact the Director of Education at alfisig@gmail.com.  We’d love to hear from you!

A typical ALFISIG meeting last 1 hour thus presentations should last between 35 to 45 minutes.  This will allow for Q&A and open discussion for the remaining time slot.  

Meetings are conducted via conference calls.  Meeting attendees can follow along individually with any media such PowerPoint or WORD documents from their location.  On-line or live streaming presentations are not available from ALFISIG, unless you can provide such on-line tools such as Webex or GoToMeeting.com.

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Nominations closed. Board of Director Positions Available for you!

With the 2010 year winding down and the 2011 year hurling towards us, it’s time again to name the 2011 Board of Directors.  All positions are open for nominations.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please email alfisig@gmail.com and include a 3 to 5 sentence paragraph with your qualifications.  The positions and responsibilities are listed below.  The deadline for your nomination is Friday December 10th.  Voting will be conducted thereafter until December 18th and the new board will be announced on December 20th.  Just in time for the holidays! 

Each position is a 1 year term and worth 10 PDUs.

–          The Administrative Director shall be the chief executive officer for PMI-AL FISIG and of the Board and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The Administrative Director shall also serve as a member ex-officio with the right to vote on all committees.

–          The Director of Best Practices shall have the same authority and duties as the Administrative Director but shall perform them only at the request of the Administrative Director or when the Administrative Director is not available. Also the Director of Best Practices shall be tasked with developing and maintaining a compilation of “best practices” as discussed and forwarded by the membership. This best practices repository shall be accessible at all times to the membership and will be alterable by the Director of Best Practices under the direction of the board. Additionally, the Director of Best Practices shall coordinate the record keeping of all business meetings of PMI-AL FISIG and meetings of the Board as well as overseeing the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of PMI-AL FISIG. The Director of Best Practices shall prepare the annual budget, present periodic financial reports to the Board and present an annual financial report to the membership.

–          The Director of Membership and Communication will establish the venue for membership meetings and board meetings. Furthermore, the Director of Membership and Communication will be required to maintain the appropriate communications with PMI Birmingham and PMI to facilitate the membership accumulating PDUs or for any other reason required by either the PMI Birmingham or PMI bylaws or guidelines.

–          The Director of Education shall oversee the establishment of the membership meeting agendas including the topic, speaker, and other business relating to the operations of the group as a whole.

–          The Committee Member at Large will assist the Administrative Director and other Board Directors with their responsibilities and participate on committees established by the Administrative Director as needed.

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Welcome new year!

ALFISIG is looking forward to a new year!  The 2011 year will bring new experiences to the ALFISIG members.    The Board has received many positive comments regarding the audio meeting format, thus we plan to continue the dial in presentations for 2011.  Mark your calendar with the following ALFISIG meeting dates:

Wednesday January 26, 2011
Wednesday February 23, 2011
Wednesday March 30, 2011
Wednesday April 27, 2011
Wednesday May 25, 2011
Wednesday June 29, 2011
Wednesday July 27, 2011
Wednesday August 31, 2011
Wednesday September 28, 2011

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