In a world where project management is becoming a vital force for innovation and organizational behaviour, it is incumbent upon those within the profession to maintain a community in which diversity, creativity and open-mindedness are its hallmarks. PMAC-AGPC members believe that Canada represents these ideals and is, as a result, ideally positioned to serve a new assembly of project managers as it faces unique new challenges in the coming years.
Canada is unique in its ability to serve both a national people and an international stage. It has obligations to both and, unlike many, the capacity to deliver to both. PMAC-AGPC has the same unique challenge and sees itself being able to reach it from the beginning. The rationale for PMAC-AGPC is simply to:
The PMAC-AGPC is composed of a series of governing bodies: General Assembly, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and an independently-governed Certification Body that has its own management boards. As the IPMA member association for Canada, the PMAC Board of Directors and its Executive Committee take direction from the IPMA Board on general association matters. The independent PMAC Certification Body takes its direction from the IPMA Certification Management Validation Board (CMVB).
The primary governing body of the association is the General Assembly, which is composed of the body of voting members. The General Assembly will meet at least once per year in an annual general meeting (AGM) to vote members into vacant positions on the Board of Directors, as well as the positions of President and Vice-President. Changes to the bylaws of the association must be passed at a regular or special meeting of the General Assembly.
This body is composed of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the association. The President and Vice-President positions are filled through a general election among association voting members, while the Treasurer and Secretary are appointed by the Board of Directors. All four members of the Executive Committee hold seats on the Board of Directors. All positions on the Executive Committee are volunteer-based and those holding these positions do not receive remuneration of any kind for their work in these roles.
The offices of Vice-President and President can be held for one year only. After completing a one-year term, the President moves to another seat on the Board of Directors called Past President. The Vice-President then becomes President, and a new Vice-President is elected by the General Assembly.
The property and business of the association is managed by its volunteer Directors. The association will have at all times a minimum of three Directors, but this number may be increased. Directors are elected in a General Assembly from among the voting members, and must meet certain minimum requirements. One half of Directors are elected in each even-numbered year, and one-half are elected in each odd-numbered year.
The Directors shall serve as such without remuneration and no Director shall directly or indirectly receive any profit from his position as such; provided that a Director may be paid reasonable expenses incurred by him in the performance of his or her duties.
The Board of Directors may prescribe such rules and regulations consistent with the association's by-laws relating to the management and operation of the association as they deem expedient, provided that such rules and regulations shall have force and effect only until the next annual meeting of the members of the association when they shall be confirmed, and failing such confirmation at such annual meeting of the General Assembly, shall from that time cease to have any force and effect.
Every Director of the association, in exercising his powers and discharging his duties, shall act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the association and exercise the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances. Every Director of the association shall comply with the articles of incorporation, bylaws and policies.
Current members of the Board of Directors are:
In compliance with IPMA regulations and international standard ISO 17024, the association operates an independent Certification Body (CB) to provide for competence (i.e. knowledge and experience) assessments of its members who are seeking PMAC-provided qualifications. The day-to-day operation of the CB is completely independent of the PMAC's Board of Directors. The Director of Certification, a PMAC's Board of Directors position, sits as the head of the CB's Strategic Management Board (SMB). Other SMB members include the head of Operational Management Board (OMB), the chair of Appeal Committee, and the chair of Scheme Committee. The SMB provides strategic guidance, while the OMB is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the CB.
The current Director of Certification and Chair of the CB's SMB is Morley Selver. The provisional chair of Appeal Committee is Werner Schmehr, who is also the Managing Director of the German certification body PMZERT.
Our accredited assessors are:
Additional information on the governance of the organization can be found by reading:
Click on the links at the bottom of this page to read the PMAC-AGPC Federal Non-Profit Incorporation Letters Patent and the PMAC-AGPC ByLaws.
There are many groups out there using the PMAC acronym, several of them in Canada. To avoid confusion for some, let's clearly state that we are NOT
The Project Management Advisory Council
Project Management Advancement Center
The Purchasing Management Association of Canada
Project Management and Control Associates
Diploma in Advanced Project Management (PMAC) from Simon Fraser University
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Capital Project Cost Control
by Morley Selver
Project cost control is a very important topic — even more important when the project budgets can often stretch into the hundreds of millions (even billions) of dollars and small mistakes can get magnified into huge problems. This DVD is a live recording of a webinar by Morley Selver, known as "The Project Doctor," who has over 30 years of real-world plant project engineering experience.
Selver has donated all author royalties from the sale of this DVD to the PMAC.
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