Upcoming Events: 

March Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 30 starting at 630PM ET

Organizational Agility and Resource Planning: The Pathway to Sustained Business Value

Mini-Professional Development Day

Friday, April 14 starting at 8:00Am ET

Understanding Systems Thinking Methodology

 Registration available at the Upcoming Events page.


Chapter Board Spotlight: 

Governance VP

This month's Chapter Board spotlight features our wonderful President, Duane Theleman.  

Duane has a varietal background spending 13+ years in the telecommunications industry where at the tail end of that tenure, he was certified as a Telecommunications Project Manager (TPM).  After that, Duane spent some time with a local IT Systems Integrator and then 7+ years in Healthcare IT as a project manager.  Currently, Duane leads a small Project Management Office (PMO) at Binghamton University in the Information Technology Services area.  He earned his PMP certification in 2010 and continues to love learning and networking with other project professionals.


Duane's first stint with the PMI Binghamton Chapter Board was as the Director at Large and Corporate Officer.  From there, he served two years as the Communications Manager and most recently in his fourth year as President of the PMI Binghamton Chapter.  Duane chose to run for the President's postion because he felt that he had gained enough knowledge of PMI and the Chapter through his initial positions and  by attending PMI conferences.  During this time, Duane realized a level of experience and confidence to be able to tackle some of the initiatives we were looking to put in place, including moving to a new/better website platform, revising our chapter bylaws and advancing us to begin to hold electronic elections for board positions.  Duane continues to lead our Binghamton Chapter in marvelous ways with his mild-mannered style and poise.


Hear what Duane has to say on his advice for us:

'Look for ways to get involved with the Binghamton Chapter.  There are so many opportunities available if you look for them.  In addition to meeting great local project professionals and developing those relationships and friendships, I've been lucky enough to be able to travel to multiple North American Leadership Institute Meetings (NA LIM) that exposed me to project professionals from across the U.S. and around the world.  Prior to COVID, I attended LIMs in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as well as the PMI Regional LIM in Detroit and Orlando.  I most recently returned from the PMI Global Summit in Las Vegas.  The many levels of involvement include local networking opportunities, local chapter meetings and through more advanced involvement as a board member potentially travelling to large events nationally.  Good Things Happen When You Get Involved With PMI!'


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PMI News Information

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We are excited to announce that the PMI Bingamton Chapter has partnered with International Institute for Learning (IIL), a PMI® Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP).  By joining this program, our members now have access to preferred pricing on IIL’s courses and online events. Learn more about our partnership and browse your benefits at:

We also have additional informatoin for this great opportunity at our PMI Binghamton Chapter ProDev Resources ( page.  

PMI Hardship Provision

To our valued PMI Binghamton members, we are sharing the following note from PMI about the PMI Hardship Provision:

In these current economic times, we recognize that some of our members will find themselves in changed financial circumstances. To that end, PMI would like to remind members about its hardship provision that is available to qualifying members in good standing.
PMI’s hardship provision is available to any member who becomes unemployed. In order to qualify, a member must be in good standing and must have paid dues for at least three previous continuous years. Under this provision, a member is granted a waiver for one year of PMI membership dues and one year of dues for membership in any one chapter of which the applicant was a member the previous year. The hardship provision may be granted for a maximum of two years for each member.

Details about this program are located on the back of the renewal invoice. To apply for a hardship provision, you will need to send an e-mail and explain the nature of your hardship. Please be sure to include a copy of your renewal invoice (if possible). We encourage members to renew their membership dues prior to their expiration date.  If a member’s membership has expired for more than 10 months, we would not be able to renew their membership under the Hardship Provision.

Please remember that any incorrect or untrue statements made by a member are in violation of the Project Management Institute Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and may lead to the initiation of an ethics complaint.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please reach out to PMI Customer Support at:


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