Start Planning for Your Future Today

Happy Fall! It’s a new season and time to start thinking about your goals for 2016. It’s only a few short months away. One of your goals should be geared toward professional development in your position and for your career. You might think about taking the CPSM (Certified Professional Services Marketers).

SMPS is celebrating CPSMs, enhancing the visibility of the CPSM certification, and encouraging those interested in taking the test to sign up from October 12-16. This certification elevates the marketing and business development positions in the AEC industry. Being part of a certification driven industry, this heightens our roles in our companies with our principals and owners by having this certification. There are several benefits to being a CPSM which include:

  1. Moving up the career ladder more quickly
  2. Increase salary
  3. More autonomy in your position
  4. More marketable in the work place
  5. Being seen as the marketing expert in your company
  6. Additional respect within the AEC industry

The test consists of 150 questions which are theory and practical based questions. This year, SMPS National office has hired a testing company to help assess the test and make recommendations on making the test even more creditable in the industry.

The SMPS Wichita Chapter is planning on setting up a CPSM study group, so please contact Tami Hadley at and let her know you are interested. Within this newsletter is additional requirements about the CPSM.

One of our goals as a chapter is to be more transparent with our members. In an effort to deliver what YOU need as a member, you will be receiving a membership survey in the next week. Please share your thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve you and provide valuable information to help you in your career.

Think about your 2016 goals and write them down. It’s never too early to start planning.

Lindsay Signature

Lindsay L. Young, CPSM

SMPS Wichita Chapter President