Project Management Central

Please login or join to subscribe to this thread

Topics: Agile, Ethics and Organizational Culture, Scrum
Is it ethical for chapters to promote training companies?
Network:929



Our local chapter has a lot of promotional events for training courses.
I also noticed courses for certifications that are not PM related.

Is it ethical to endorse a certain training provider?
Sort By:
Page: 1 2 next>
Network:1351



Chapters are supposed to follow an unbiased approach to selecting training partners for their members and certainly should not be endorsing them.
Network:15586



Ethical/unethical or legal.illegal? We should refer to their guidelines and related law, regulation if any. Lots of factors need to be considered in case of ethical or unethical.
Network:2181



Agree with Abolfazi that it depends on the situation, it could be illegal or unethical, or none of both.
There are chapters promoting training providers based on a sponsor or advertising agreement. Can be an important income source to serve members.
One ethical aspect is if that 'endorsement' is fair to all of the providers and if that is honestly and transparently shared.
Network:114515



While I agree with my colleagues, I do not see what it is unethical if the local chapter vetted those training companies to be good ones.
...
1 reply by Stelian ROMAN
Jan 18, 2019 5:54 PM
Stelian ROMAN
...
I won't call vetted the fact that the trainers have chapter roles.
Network:929



Jan 18, 2019 5:43 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
...
While I agree with my colleagues, I do not see what it is unethical if the local chapter vetted those training companies to be good ones.
I won't call vetted the fact that the trainers have chapter roles.
Network:929



I have the same dilemma with any chapter board member that uses PMI to promote his business. I may be wrong but PMI chapters should be like a Guild rather than a business avenue. I don't see anything wrong with a PM connecting with a potential client at the PMI meetings but I have difficulties understanding why practitioners are in minority over trainers, speakers and recruiters in a PM professional group.
...
1 reply by Nguyen Khai
Jan 18, 2019 8:50 PM
Nguyen Khai
...
I think they have times, their main job is to find listeners, learners and job candidates (in case of recruiters) so chapter or any comminity is a fertile plot for them to advertize their image and their own business beside their hobby of knowledge sharing (May be). If chapter leaders have their own business then you see, sooner or later, people will leave or no one want to join.
Network:300



Jan 18, 2019 6:12 PM
Replying to Stelian ROMAN
...
I have the same dilemma with any chapter board member that uses PMI to promote his business. I may be wrong but PMI chapters should be like a Guild rather than a business avenue. I don't see anything wrong with a PM connecting with a potential client at the PMI meetings but I have difficulties understanding why practitioners are in minority over trainers, speakers and recruiters in a PM professional group.
I think they have times, their main job is to find listeners, learners and job candidates (in case of recruiters) so chapter or any comminity is a fertile plot for them to advertize their image and their own business beside their hobby of knowledge sharing (May be). If chapter leaders have their own business then you see, sooner or later, people will leave or no one want to join.
...
1 reply by Stelian ROMAN
Jan 18, 2019 9:22 PM
Stelian ROMAN
...
I don't have a problem with helping job seekers as a free service but after a meeting I was called by the event organiser and asked if I can hire some graduates. At least he was honest and mentioned his 15% commission. I just don't feel that this is right. I agree with developing personal business relations while volunteering but using PMI as an advertising vehicle for your business seems unethical.
That's why I didn't renew my membership.
Network:929



Jan 18, 2019 8:50 PM
Replying to Nguyen Khai
...
I think they have times, their main job is to find listeners, learners and job candidates (in case of recruiters) so chapter or any comminity is a fertile plot for them to advertize their image and their own business beside their hobby of knowledge sharing (May be). If chapter leaders have their own business then you see, sooner or later, people will leave or no one want to join.
I don't have a problem with helping job seekers as a free service but after a meeting I was called by the event organiser and asked if I can hire some graduates. At least he was honest and mentioned his 15% commission. I just don't feel that this is right. I agree with developing personal business relations while volunteering but using PMI as an advertising vehicle for your business seems unethical.
That's why I didn't renew my membership.
Network:6898



as long as it benifits PM community it fair. and no financia/ or non-financial benefit is derived
Network:9519



That's tricky question, because I saw chapter board member that uses the local chapter to promote related business... I like to think that they are selecting the best for the chapter members....but not sure.
Page: 1 2 next>  

Please login or join to reply

Content ID:
ADVERTISEMENTS

"I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."

- Margaret Thatcher

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsors