National and Local Chapter Membership Dues - What's in it for me?

Benefits of PMI membership include access to Members-only services as well as discounts on many of PMI's valuable products and services.  Chapters advance the mission and objectives of PMI by promoting professional standards and practices. Ongoing professional development is a key benefit to membership and is supported at the Chapter level through activities, meetings, and educational programs and mentorship is offered on many levels.  And your Madison/South Central WI Chapter is committed to giving its members access to the information they need to succeed!

Membership dues: what do I pay, and to whom? 

$129.00 goes to PMI National for your National Membership Dues (plus one-time $10 application fee), and $25.00 goes to Madison/South Central WI Chapter for your Local Membership Dues, for a total annual fee of $154.00.

And what does that $154.00 get me?

Chapter membership cost $25 which you get up to $130 in chapter event discounts. Pluse a free summer event, and free networking events along with Free Professional help through ask the experts.

Chapter Membership Financials
Cost: $25
Discounts: +$50 Annual PDD; +$10 Each Chapter meeting (we average 8 per year)

Services and features of your Local dues include:

  • Quarterly newsletters on local chapter happenings
  • Coordinated study efforts bi-annually for certification
  • Online Project Management resources on Productivity and Quality Assurance
  • Online event registration for local Chapter meetings and hosted events
  • Professional Development Day discounts
  • Chapter Meeting Discounts
  • Networking events

Services and features of your National dues include:

  • Online access to the Knowledge and Wisdom Center, where you'll find current & back issues of PM Network® and Project Management Journal®, PMI Today(tm), issues of the Center's quarterly newsletter, PM KnowledgeWire, and PM Pathfinders (information on topics of interest to project management practitioners)
  • Online access to PMI's current Standards Program Products - PMBOK, Exposure Draft for Portfolio Management, Practice Standard for WBS, PM Competency Development Framework, Practice Standard for Earned Value Management, and several other products
  • A copy of the latest version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) in English on CD-ROM
  • The ability to perform online queries for information on the most recent PMI Salary Survey information
  • Online access "Hot Topics" links and information about International Development grant opportunities available through the U.S. Government
  • Registration discounts on a wide variety of courses offered worldwide through PMI's SeminarsWorld®
  • Member insurance offerings (preferred rates available to PMI members through MIMS International)
  • Online membership renewal

To learn even more about PMI National member benefits, click here.

Join Today

Our chapter continues to grow – which is very exciting. As our membership increases and our chapter matures so does the needs of our organization. Volunteering is a great way for you to grow with the chapter, both personally and professionally. Stepping up to serve in a formal position or on a short term project means you will:

G –Glean insight on the industry. Having an opportunity to leverage and experiment with best practices

R – Reap the benefits of a resume building activity that will also expand your network

O –Obtain leadership experience in a local chapter of an international organization

W –Wonder why you waited so long to take advantage of this wonderful way to earn PDUs

We currently have operational board openings with the chapter. Log onto VRMS today and take advantage of your opportunity to GROW.






We’re pleased to welcome you to the PMI Madison/South Central Wisconsin Chapter!
Project Management Institute: we are making project management indispensable for business results. We’ve long been acknowledged as a pioneer in the field, and now PMI membership represents a truly global community with more than half a million members and credential holders in 70 countries. PMI professionals come from virtually every major industry, including aerospace, automotive, business management, construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications.

Benefits of becoming a member of the PMI Madison/South Central Wisconsin Chapter:
The Madison/South Central Wisconsin Chapter is made up of more than 800 members and serves Madison and surrounding communities in South Central Wisconsin. We offer many opportunities to network with peers and keep current on best practices in project management. For additional information on joining, contact the Director of Membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some of these personal and professional benefits include:

  • Monthly Chapter Meetings: Dinner meetings for PMI members, guest and those interested in learning more about the chapter, held from September to April provide a platform to connect, network and learn.
  • Special Chapter-Sponsored Seminars: Extended learning opportunities , featuring in-depth coverage of some aspect of project management.
  • PMP Certification Prep Courses: PMI members pay discounted exam fees. The chapter has negotiated tuition discounts with local educational providers.
  • Professional Development: PMI Madison/South Central chapter provides ample opportunities to earn PDUs.
  • ProjectConnections: Chapter members receive premium subscribed access to all project planning tools and templates on  
  • Chapter Newsletters: Quarterly newsletters keep you in-the-know about chapter events and happenings.
  • Job Postings targeted to Project Management: Are you looking for that new opportunity? Do you plan to advance your career? Find the right job for you. Job postings are available for viewing everyday on our website. Sign up by following the PM Job Board link on our website. (
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Contribute your unique set of skills, talents, and interests. You can join a committee, run for the Board of Directors, write an article for the newsletter, or be a speaker at a chapter event.

Seeking Mentors

Welcome to the PMI-Madison Mentoring Program!  The PMI-Madison chapter is currently seeking Mentors and Mentees!

The primary reason why our chapter has a mentorship program is to share our knowledge and experiences with each other, so we can be the best project managers we can be. Our successful projects are a positive reflection on our chapter.

Not only can you make an impact on someone's life, or learn something new that you can immediately apply on your project, you earn PDU's while doing it.  As a mentor or as a mentee, you earn 1 PDU each for each hour spent working together.

In addition, the mentorship program gets chapter members involved as mentors, mentees or both. While getting involved, chapter members can enjoy sharing or learning many varied topics.

Example Mentorship Program Topics:

• Agile project management

• Learning project management in a specific industry such as health care or government

• Learn a new tool, such as Microsoft Project

• Learn a new process such as Risk Management

• Learn more about project management for beginning project managers

• Team building

• Managing large and/or complex projects

• Career Advancement 


Mentorship Types

It is the PMI Madison Chapter’s goal to offer Mentorship opportunities in as many forms as possible.  Mentorship programs exist in the following areas:


Chapter Member Mentorship Program:

The Chapter Member Mentorship Program pairs experienced PMP-certified project managers with chapter members who are new to the project management profession, or looking to expand their knowledge in a specific area.

Let us know what your interests are, and we will match you up with someone who is seeking knowledge, or someone who can provide their experiences.


Student Mentorship Program:

With Student Mentorship, we are seeking students interested in gaining professional advice from mentors who can offer such advice based on their experiences. Meetings are scheduled at your own pace, and can be online, by phone, or in person.

Students:  This is a great way to help achieve your academic and career goals! Our Mentorship team will work to pair you with an experienced Project Manager with a background in what’s important to you. And it’s free!

Mentors: This is a great way to give back by sharing your valuable knowledge and experiences. You can also improve or practice your communication and coaching skills. Plus you will earn valuable PDUs!

We do require that Mentors be PMI Members, and encourage students to join as well. Ask us about student discounts!


Community Mentorship Program:

With Community Mentorship, we are seeking community groups interested in gaining professional advice from mentors who can offer such advice based on their experiences. This can be done in the form of presentations or workshops, as to be determined upon your needs.

Community Groups: This is a great way to help your group learn more about the industry and its best practices! Our Mentorship team will work to pair you with an experienced Project Manager(s) with a background in what’s important to you. And it’s free!

Mentors: This is a great way to give back by sharing your valuable knowledge and experiences. You can also improve or practice your communication and coaching skills. Plus, you will earn valuable PDUs!

We do require that Mentors be PMI Members, and encourage others to join as well. Ask us about student discounts!


eMentorship Program:

Our lives are becoming increasingly digital and Project Management is no exception. Young professionals who grew up with the Internet tend to be more comfortable building relationships online and more opportunities for online relationship building are helping to facilitate those relationships. Talking to someone digitally is not only quicker, it also breaks down the fear of sitting across a desk from somebody that's older, somebody that's from a different world than you; barriers disappear.

With eMentorship, we are seeking chapter members interested in sharing professional advice and experience in an electronic forum.

  • PMI-Madison Blog *this site is under construction*- PMI-Madison’s Mentoring team is proud to bring you the PMI-Madison Blog, a place to learn more about Project Management from our unique Madisonian perspective. Here you will find articles about up-coming events, tips and tricks for project management, links to posting on our member’s blogs, interesting PM articles from around the web, continuing education opportunities, and more!
  • Ask The Experts- allows chapter members to ask a panel of project management experts any project management question they want!
  • Twitter- tweet questions and comments @PMIMadison
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