Solidarity with Ukraine
An Update to Our Global Community
We at the Project Management Institute continue to be deeply disheartened by the senseless acts of violence and destruction stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with Ukrainian people. We support Eastern European members and volunteers during this time of crisis.
As a for-purpose, mission-driven professional association, we are focused on making the world a better place through project management. We value our diverse and inclusive community, the passion and commitment our members and volunteers have for supporting one another in times of difficulty, and the willingness to leverage their expertise and experience to help in tangible and meaningful ways. Now more than ever, we must embrace our ethical values of honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness and unite as a membership association.
PMI has joined the many organizations that came together quickly to support those impacted. We’ve created this page to provide up to date information on how we are responding, and ways our community has mobilized and assisted our Ukraine and Eastern Europe chapters.
- PMI has paused all activities in Russia, Belarus and the Russian-annexed regions of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk in response to evolving global sanctions, and the untenable environment in the region at this time. This includes all PMI exam delivery, membership renewals, B2B, Authorized Training Partners (ATP), and chapter activities.
- We have entered into a partnership with Ukraine Global Scholars, a non-profit organization that helps students from Ukraine get accepted at the world's best boarding schools and colleges on full scholarships. In exchange, students commit to returning to Ukraine for five years to rebuild the country.
- We are working with World Forum of United Nations Associations and Agence Universitaire Europe, and others, to support their efforts through funding and volunteer hours to care for and help refugees.
- We have provided hardship relief for Ukrainian members and certification holders by extending exam eligibility, certification renewal, and membership periods.
- We have provided funding to our local Chapters in Europe to aid them in their humanitarian relief efforts to support Ukraine.
- We have activated a partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) Europe that is connecting our European chapters with JA local representatives to support on the ground relief efforts in both the short and long-term.
- We have stood up a special forum in the Chapter Collaboration Platform (CCP) for all global Chapter Leaders to connect, support one another, and collaborate on ways in which they can help.
- We continue to encourage our global community to volunteer their time to support worldwide humanitarian organizations to support relief efforts through our Hours for Impact initiative.
PMI Chapters in Action
PMI chapters have been meeting and planning relief activities that will continue to help Ukrainian refugees and make long lasting impacts. Here are some examples of the great work they have mobilized so far. More activities are being planned so check back for updates and join us in making donations.
- Ukraine Chapter - With temporary permission from PMI, a copy of the PMBOK 7th edition translated into Ukrainian is now available on the chapter website.
- Global Project Management Community - Coordinated an event in support of children and families in Ukraine.
- Sweden Chapter - Donation to Lions Club and volunteer coordination of LinkedIn Job Board for Ukraine refugees.
- Germany Chapter - Donation to Aktion Deutschland Hilft for refugees
- Central Italy Chapter – Donation to Italian Red Cross
- Madrid, Spain Chapter – Donation to NGO World Kitchen
- Budapest, Hungarian Chapter – Donations to Hungarian Maltese Charity Service and Hungarian Red Cross
- Romania Chapter – Donation to Asociatia Magic
- Northern Italy Chapter – Donations to Vostok-SOS and Help Ukraine Center
- New Jersey Chapter – Donation to Save the Children
- Japan Chapter – Donations to UNHCR
Project Managers in Action
Read the stories of four Ukrainian project managers determined to continue their project work and the U.S.-based entrepreneur who has collaborated with them for thirteen years.