Jim recently took time to answer some questions about the history of the PMI Educational Foundation—its past, present and future—in a revealing and inspiring interview.
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As the philanthropic arm of PMI, PMIEF was originally established to manage the generous scholarship funds donated by grateful members and organizations. Today, the foundation has grown to reach over 200,000 youth per year across the globe and continues to provide valuable scholarships and awards, along with over 30 educational resources and guides offered in multiple languages.
Ever wonder what your life would have looked like if you learned project management early in life? If you said yes, you’re not alone. We’ve wondered – if we learned PM skills as life skills early on, what would life look like now and how can we help young people today?
Looking to make an impact in your community through project management? Look no further! In this webinar, listen in as Agata Czopek, PMP Vice President of the PMI Switzerland Chapter and PMIEF Liaison and Ka Yi Hui, Director of the PMI Switzerland Chapter share how they hosted a workshop with WFUNA and used their project management skillset for social good.
Learn how you can take your career to the next level by applying for a PMIEF award!
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Many of us are taught the technical aspects of project management in college. We understand the iron triangle of time, cost and quality. Some have been taught the extended technical aspects of the PMI knowledge areas. But there are other soft skills that are not so readily taught in college or in-house PM workshops. This booklet can help you with an important refresher.
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Since the PMI Educational Foundation narrowed its strategic focus in 2019, it has dedicated its efforts to focusing on partnerships with youth-serving nonprofits that share the same sentiment. PMI and PMIEF are proud to announce the first four partners.
Celebrating PMIEF's 30th Anniversary: How a Scholarship Helped an Infantry Officer Transfer to the Private Sectorby
In this article and video, Dan Kurber shares how project management has made a difference in his personal and professional life, the impact of PMIEF's scholarship and awards program, and the first step you can take to get the next generation involved in project management today.
Read how this former board member of the PMI Oklahoma City Chapter believes project managers have a rare opportunity to provide children with their first exposure to project management—and how you can help.
In this article, four dedicated PMIEF advocates and donors to the PMI Educational Foundation share their thoughts on the impact of the foundation and why they feel it’s critical for youth to learn and practice a project management skill set.
Learn more about how far PMIEF has come—and the impact of the foundation on youth around the world. Looking to learn even more? Register for the 30 Years of PMIEF Webinar to hear about what the future has in store!
More and more people are leaving school and college with some form of project management education. But how do you really teach people to be ready for the world of projects?
A practitioner took the time to teach project management skills at the local high school with his own curriculum called iProject Leaders of Tomorrow, or PLOT. Here, teacher and student take time to explain what the experience meant to each of them, and what’s coming next.
Teaching project management prepares students to be college and career ready. Read about one teacher’s journey to bring PM to the classroom using no-cost resources from the PMI Educational Foundation.
Problem solving, creativity, analytic thinking, collaboration, communication, ethics, action and accountability…what better way to teach children these 21st century skills than through project management?
The MIS-699 project capstone is a course at Metropolitan State University in which students are placed into project teams consisting of four to five team members. Here, a community faculty member shares his experience from teaching.
Read how this tenured associate professor, who instructs in construction management at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, considers it his responsibility to develop opportunities for his students to acquire new skills and knowledge in project management.
Higher education institutions that fail to understand and adapt to the current paradigm shift will face serious difficulties in the future. They must make profound structural changes in providing quality education and services to their students by adapting quickly and effectively to this new world marked by technological advances.
While volunteering for his local PMI chapter one day, this practitioner received a phone call that would set his career path in motion.
Like so many project managers, this practitioner fell into the project management profession. Here's how she brought her career full circle, starting her career as a teacher and now wrapping it up by teaching project management.
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