Frequently Asked Questions

How large is the chapter?

As of the end of May 2014 we had 556 Chapter Members.

What are the Chapter's main activities/events & when are they held? Where do you hold your dinner meetings?

Monthly dinner meetings are held eight times a year. These are held in the evenings on the 3rd Tuesday alternating with the 3rd Thursday of each month. The time and location for the meeting is included in the Notice of Event for a given event
The Chapter conducts a number of Networking Activities as well as a speaker with an interesting Industy topic.  These meetings are for those  aspiring to achieve their PMP certification as well as those that have already received a PMI Credential.

I have heard of your dinner meetings - is there a schedule for the year, a forecast of future dinner meetings and Professional Development Events?

Upcoming events are listed on the Chapter's web site home page, while a comprehensive list of planned events is visible on the Chapter's Event Calendar page.

Do you conduct PMP review courses? How much do the courses costs? Where are they held? When, what times are available? Who is instructing?

The Chapter holds two PMP Certification Exam prep course in the Spring, Fall and Winter.
Please visit the Education link on our website for more information.

Do you hold a yearly Symposium?

Yes we hold it on International Project Management Day which is always the first Thursday in November.

Why is there more than one Chapter in Southern Ontario (e.g. Southern Ontario, Canadian Technology Triangle, Lakeshore)?

Chapters are established to meet the community need to have a project management interest group that directly services a region. The'Durham Highlands Chapter serves the region of East of Toronto starting at Pickering and expanding to such areas as Peterborough, the Kawarathas, Port Hope, Cobourg all the way to the west border of Kingston.

Why should I join the Durham Highlands Chapter?

The Durham Highlands Chapter facilitates the networking of professionals from the Eastern part of the GTA as well as surrounding communities. Being able to network with those from your immediate surroundings is the goal of our Chapter. The location for our events is chosen to ensure ease of access for all local members.  We hold smaller more intimate gatherings.  We will be working in the community to help our neighbours and invite you to be a part of that outreach.  When we get together for an event we promise that when you will walk away we will have helped you learn or grow in some way.

Is there a difference between the Durham Highlands & Southern Ontario Chapters?

We are a smaller Chapter with Events and services may be slightly different between Chapters, but there is general consistency between their Chapter offerings.

How many PDUs are awarded for attending dinner presentations on PM topics?

1.5 PDU's are awarded for attending the dinner presentation and are posted on your behalf.

To receive our regular e-mail notifications for events or other news of interest, you need to be a member or and they would be delighted to add you to our list.

What is the attendance size at your dinner meetings?

The regular attendance varies from 60 - 80 people and growing.

Is there a monthly newsletter or magazine that is published by your Chapter?

Starting September 2014 a Chapter newsletter will be distributed Monthly.

How do I become a partner with Durham Highlands Chapter?

Please visit our partnership page for great information!

How do I become a Volunteer?

Please visit our Volunteer section.  We have many different opportunities that are short term or long term.

We look forward to seeing you at our events!