Welcome to the PMI Rio Grande Chapter (PMIRGC)
Founded in 1985, and located in the greater Albuquerque, New Mexico metro area, the PMI Rio Grande Chapter (PMIRGC) is your local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest and most diverse international organization in the world dedicated to the profession of project management.
PMI has 274 chartered chapters that are the “face” of PMI in over 75 countries. These chapters are led by approximately 3,450 dedicated volunteers holding board positions and other levels of support. PMIRGC has approximately 460 members, representing 160 companies, which represent project management in industry, consulting, government, and academia.
PMIRGC was incorporated on July 9, 2001 as a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Service. The mailing address is: PMI Rio Grande Chapter, PO Box 3273 Albuquerque, NM 87190.
To get more information on joining click here.
Joining the local PMI Chapter provides you with benefits that include knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.
You do not have to be a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) to become a member. You are not required to join PMIRGC to attend events, but if you join, you will receive discounts and the benefits of the members only site.
We welcome all who are interested in the project management profession.
(Photo: From PMI Rio Grande Chapter website home page prior to 2012)
These are some of the PMIRGC benefits:
Member Discounts for all of our events, such as monthly chapter meetings, networking events, and training courses.
Monthly Chapter Dinner Meetings – 3rd Thursday of each month, 6pm, September through May (no chapter meetings in June, July, August, and December).
These meetings provide interesting speakers with informational presentations from project management experts, great food (vegetarian available), and networking. During the two hour meeting, you will receive a full-course meal and one hour of professional development training, resulting in 1.5 PDUs. Chapter meetings also provide great networking and career building opportunities with people that work in and around where you live.
Monthly Breakfast Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7am, September through May (none in in June, July, and August). 1 PDU event, no registration fee - purchase of meal is only payment.
Professional Development Training
Throughout the year, PMIRGC is dedicated to bringing project management training to your local area. Training opportunities are announced in the monthly newsletter and on the Chapter website. Be sure to send your topics of interest to the VP Professional Development
Another benefit PMIRGC provides is partnerships with businesses for local professional training. If you have a project management course that your business would like to provide to employees, but would like to forgo the travel expenses, you can partner with PMIRGC to offer discounted training and to grow class size to justify bringing the training to local sites. Contact PMIRGC President for more information.
PMIRGC holds networking sessions like dinner meetings, breakfast meetings, and socials in the Albuquerque metro area for you to meet your fellow project management practitioners. These events are announced in the Chapter newsletter and on the Chapter website.
Community Involvement-Volunteer Opportunities
PMIRGC partners with local businesses and educational institutions to promote the practice of project management in the local area. These are key opportunities for you, the membership, to get involved in improving our approach to project management in the local area and earn PDUs. PMIRGC also offers opportunities for you to be a mentor or teach during the PMP Exam Prep courses.
Newsletter and informational website - Access to National and Local Job Listings
You will receive a monthly PMIRGC newsletter and have access to PMIRGC website with monthly Chapter presentation files, job listings, free PDU opportunities, articles, blogs, templates, and PMP Exam Prep resources. Member access provides ability to change local password and view your personal PMIRGC PDU registration list.
PMIRGC offers a mentorship program. The program is available only to current PMIRGC members. To learn more about becoming a member, click HERE.
PMIRGC offers sponsorships to organizations and vendors who wish to be marketed to the members in our organization. Money raised from these sponsorships will be used for scholarships for students of project management. Our 500+ members work in a variety of areas and are always looking for products and services that will add value to their career.
PMIRGC Jobs Program
PMI Rio Grande Chapter offers a Jobs Program for members to support your project management job transitions.
PMIRGC offers lots of ways to earn PDUs and give back. The PMIRGC volunteer program, discounted online training (MindEdge), and live training, webinars, opportunities to give presentations and mentoring are just a few of the options.
Thank you for your interest in the PMIRGC. Click here to see the current PMIRGC President's letter. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Any of the chapter leaders will be more than happy to discuss PMI, our chapter, credentials or the potential for new members.