11 December 2020

Action Item

Members can’t schedule PMP exam before the end of the year? Encourage them to take the new exam, available 2 January 2021!

High volumes of candidates are aiming to take the current PMP exam before the exam change at the end of the year and exam slot availability is extremely limited. We encourage candidates who are unable to schedule to consider preparing for the new PMP exam. Learn how to prepare for the new PMP exam.

Save the Date and Call for Proposals for Next Leadership Institute Meeting

The virtual PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2021—April will be held on Saturday, 10 April. Mark your calendar! We are now accepting proposals for 30-minute presentations. Submit your session proposal for the virtual LIM 2021—April by 31 December.

Join PMI’s Celebration of Service: Write for Rights

PMI is supporting Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign and we need your help. We’ve set a goal to write 10,000 letters to help convince government officials and people in power to free those who have been wrongfully imprisoned or are facing other abuses. Make your Write for Rights pledge commitment today.

Chapter Leader Orientation Scheduled

All new leaders beginning a role in 2021 should attend the 2-hour, live, interactive virtual event that best meets their needs:

  • Tuesday, 26 January, 12:00–2:00 p.m. EST (UTC-5)
  • Wednesday, 27 January, 12:00–2:00 p.m. CET (UTC+1)
  • Thursday, 28 January, 12:00–2:00 p.m. BR (Brasilia) (UTC-3)

Tell your new leaders to Register for 2021 Orientation today!

Now Accepting Nominations for PMI Board of Directors

In 2021, PMI members will elect four individuals to serve on our Board of Directors for a term spanning 2022–2024. Do you have what it takes? Join fellow leaders in the strategic planning, policy, and management oversight that shapes the future of PMI. Review your eligibility today.

Need to Know

PMI Holiday Closure

All PMI offices will be closed from 21 December 2020—3 January 2021. Please reach out in advance to any PMI staff you may need to contact during this time to avoid disruption of volunteer activities. Customer Care will provide  abbreviated calling hours, but maintain 24/7 chat functionality. 

Chapter Collaboration Breaking News: 1000+ Using CCP.PMI.org

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet 1000+ chapter leaders and volunteer peers from around the world on the Chapter Collaboration Platform.  When you join CCP, you are automatically a member of your respective regional community. You can join many other communities based on your interest, and the collaboration can start instantly. See you on CCP

Alert Regarding Chapter Resources

The PMI resources hosted on Online Leadership Communities (OLC) and the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) have been transitioned to CCP. Go to the Documents tab on CCP.PMI.org under “PMI Volunteer Resources” and “Resource Links.” The OLC and VRC resource tabs will be discontinued on 15 December. CCP is the place you want to be!

Write Your Chapter Stories

PMI Today® is being retired at the end of the year. If your chapter has a story that would have been appropriate for the “Chapter Links” section of PMI Today, here’s what you should do:

  • Write your article and post it on your chapter website.
  • Email the following to [email protected]: a) name and URL of the article, (b) a one-sentence description of the article. 
  • PMI will review the content to make sure it is beneficial to the wider community, then promote your stories via PMInsight, PM Network® and/or other channels in 2021.

This move to digital will allow chapter stories to become available much faster, making your content more timely and relevant than ever. Happy writing!

Leadership Development Opportunities

View Leadership Institute Meeting Sessions on Demand

All content from the 2020 LIMs is now available on demand—from the opening sessions with PMI President and CEO Sunil Prashara to the many breakout sessions. To view on-demand sessions, go to PMI.org/LIM. Register now if you did not previously. If you attended the meeting, click on “Access on Demand/Already Registered” and enter your email address. 

PMI News

Organizational Transformation: Foundation Course Now Available

Earn the Organizational Transformation: Foundation micro-credential badge with the first of three online courses designed to provide project managers and project professionals with the toolkit deemed essential for understanding and leading organizational transformation properly and efficiently. Read this article to learn more.

Chapter Digital Engagement Platform (CDEP)—Exciting News for 2021

The Chapter Digital Engagement Platform (CDEP) has been developed in response to the commitment PMI made to chapters relative to its digital transformation: “PMI Global will provide the technology to enable all chapter activities and touchpoints to seamlessly integrate with the overall PMI customer experience.” Since its launch in 2019, PMI has have partnered with several chapters for testing purposes. Read about them in our 2020 summary and what is in store for 2021.

The Complete Virtual Experience Series Is Now On Demand!

Since June, our Virtual Experience Series has brought together project professionals at every stage of their career, from every continent on the globe, to learn from experts how to navigate the challenges and changes we face in our new reality. Now we invite you to experience all seven events in the series on demand, with 101 hours of learning and the opportunity to earn up to 68 PDUs.

Check Out the Projectified® Podcast

Listen to a series of conversations from leading-edge thinkers about hot topics and emerging trends impacting the world of project management. Tune in today!

The Most Influential Projects of 2020 Have Been Announced

We’re highlighting the top 50 most influential projects from the last year, as well as the top 10 lists in 30 categories that represent how the world collectively reimagines a new future.  See who made the list!

[email protected] Talks Are Now Live!

Watch the available [email protected] Talks and check back every two weeks for more talks being added. Watch, rewatch and share them with the world!

Chapter Highlights

Sustainability & Collaborative Leadership Focus of San Francisco Chapter Meeting

PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter sustainability meeting featured the work Facebook is doing to reduce its carbon footprint by net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Participants also discussed the role of collaborative leadership. Read more about the Francisco Bay Area Chapter meeting here

PMI in the News

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