Project Management

The Impact of Giving Back Through PMIEF


For 30 years, PMI’s philanthropic arm—the PMI Educational Foundation—has witnessed the impact of your contributions on the next generation and emphasized the importance of educating youth at an early age to build project management skills. From learning a PM vocabulary to executing a school project on time, kids that practice project management early on can build, strengthen and learn critical life skills such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking.
In this article, four dedicated PMIEF advocates and donors to the PMI Educational Foundation…

  • Rocio De La Cuadra, LATAM Regional Head at AANSEA
  • Michael Branch, Senior Director, IT at Medtronic
  • Miguel Angel Rivera Adan, ICT Program Manager
  • Agnieszka Gasperini, Leadership Solutions Associate at the Center for Creative Leadership

…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. Read below to learn how they first became involved with PMIEF—and how you can get involved today.

The PMI Educational Foundation: How did you learn about the PMIEF?

Michael Branch: “I first learned about the Educational Foundation on a shuttle bus from a hotel to a convention center in 2000 or 2001. I had no idea at the …

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