Grow Your Leadership Skills
Give your time and expertise. Gain an edge.
Leadership skills are of the utmost importance to project managers and to organizations including PMI. Your development as a leader gives your career an edge and is personally enriching.
As a member, you have many paths and opportunities to grow as a leader.
Lead PMI chapters, communities and volunteer projects. Be mentored by other experienced and successful leaders. Network and collaborate with peers who share your desire to lead and grow.
Participate actively and you can become eligible for the Leadership Institute - a multi-faceted program of intensive development to prepare the future leaders of the profession and the Institute. Many of our own leaders have completed this program.
Volunteer Levels of Learning
Formal levels of learning guide your progress as a volunteer and help us match your skills and experience to the leadership roles that become available.
Prospective volunteers are new members who would like to contribute in a non-leadership role.
Learning volunteers are engaged in their first organized activity within PMI, working on a deliverable.
New volunteer leaders may chair a committee, or serve as newly elected or appointed leaders of a chapter or a community, or lead a PMI project team.
Experienced volunteer leaders are experienced leaders of chapters, communities, big projects or new products that are in development. These leaders may be part of a member advisory group, or serve as president or officer of a large community. They aspire to lead a large, self-motivated group through strategic direction-setting.
Strategic volunteer leaders are elected or appointed. They may serve on the PMI Board of Directors, lead a mature community, or lead the development of a product or program. They have mastered the competencies of strategic leadership, and play a large role in setting PMI's direction.
Find out more about the Leadership Institute, a unique program for PMI's experienced volunteer leaders.
Get involved and begin the path of leadership at PMI: