10 January 2020

Action Items

2020 Charter Renewal Is Now Open – New Requirement

Chapter leaders: The 2020 charter renewal, reporting on the 2019 business year, is now open. Please complete your PMI charter renewal that is due on 31 March 2020.  All PMI chapters are required to renew their PMI charter in order to remain compliant with PMI. The chapter’s completed 2020 Annual Plan & Catalog Worksheet must be uploaded to the Components System (CS) as part of the Charter Renewal Process. Please refer to the Charter Renewal FAQs and reach out to your chapter staff with any questions.

Opportunity to Participate in PMI Standards Development

Do you want an opportunity to help shape a global project management standard that has sold more than 6 million copies? Review and provide feedback to the exposure draft of The Standard for Project Management, which is published as part of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The PMBOK® Guide is undergoing revision for its seventh edition.

The exposure draft will be available for public review and comment online from 8:00 a.m. EST, 15 January 2020 to 5:00 p.m. EST, 14 February 2020. Access the exposure draft here. Anyone interested in project management is welcome to participate.

This is an opportunity to get involved and provide your unique insights as your input is critical to ensuring that The Standard for Project Management continues to be a comprehensive and valued resource for project management practitioners worldwide.

The PMBOK® Guide — Seventh Edition will be published digitally during Q4, 2020 in English and 11 additional languages, and in print during Q1, 2021.

Share Your Academic Outreach Activities

Is your chapter conducting academic outreach activities in collaboration with a local university? PMI is seeking information from chapters working with students in higher education to be able to share best practices with colleagues around the world. Please share your experiences in this survey.

Need to Know

Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) Eligibility Changes

Since its inception in 2002, the LIMC program has undergone a number of revisions to meet the changing needs of our volunteer leaders, and PMI. As we look to the future we recognize a need to enhance the skills of chapter leaders earlier in their leadership journey so they can contribute to their chapter for years to come. The new eligibility requires applicants to have held an elected or appointed position in a chapter (does not have to be a board position) for no more than 3 years. Additional changes will be detailed in the coming weeks. The application period will open in early January. Find out more information on the program.

2020 Chapter Member Satisfaction Survey

PMI will launch the Chapter Member Satisfaction Survey to all chapter members the week of 20 January. Individual responses and specific answers enable chapter leaders to gauge satisfaction and engagement as well as to measure progress against strategic goals. Members will be given until the week of 20 February to complete their responses. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact your chapter partner.

Now Accepting Nominations for PMI Board of Directors

In 2020, PMI members will elect four individuals to serve on our Board of Directors for a term spanning 2021–2023. 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.

Leadership Development Opportunities

Last Chance. Submit your Presentation for the Leadership Institute Meeting 2020—EMEA

We want to hear about your chapter’s progress at the Leadership Institute Meeting 2020—EMEA. It is a great opportunity to exhibit your chapter’s successes to your fellow volunteers in Prague, Czechia. Please submit a proposal by Monday, 13 January 2020 (11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time) that highlights specific results you achieved in:

  • Chapter programs that boosted membership acquisition and/or retention
  • Innovative ideas and activities that engaged current and potential PMI certification holders
  • Recruitment, retention, and recognition of your chapter volunteers
  • Creative succession planning for transitioning your volunteer chapter leadership
  • Social media/communications that had a successful impact on a chapter event and/or membership acquisition/retention

Along with your submission this year, send us a video that highlights your facilitation skills and provides a brief introduction to the proposed content.

Not sure you want to present? How about attending the meeting? Find out if you met the eligibility requirements.

Chapter Leader Orientation 2020 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Chapter Leader Orientation 2020. All new leaders should attend. A live, virtual event will be held on three different days and time zones for 2 hours 18, 19 and 20 February. It will also be available on demand. For more information and to register go to orientation.pmi.org.

Ted and PMI are Teaming Up 

Do you want to be a TED speaker? At Global Conference, in October up to 15 speakers and performers from across the PMI ecosystem will take the stage at an event co-produced in partnership with TED. ALL ideas are welcome! The deadline is 19 February 2020 so apply now! Learn more about TED@PMI.

Discount Hotel Rooms Available for Leadership Institute Meeting 2020–Latin America

Are you joining us in Parana, Brazil in March for the meeting? If so, remember to reserve your stay early to take advantage of the discounted hotel room rates before 10 February 2020. Reservations booked after this date are based on availability at the best available rate. Learn more about the event and register using the access code: 2020BRAZIL.

Chapter Highlight

Europe Hosts the Biggest Conference Dedicated to Project Management in 2019

The Project Management Summit Bulgaria took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15 November 2019 and had more than 830 participants. Organized by PMI Bulgaria Chapter it was the ninth edition of the conference, which gathered project management professionals from Bulgaria and abroad and introduced them to the latest trends in the profession and provided opportunities for networking and of course celebration. Read more about this exciting event.

Meet Newest Shadow Region Mentors

PMI is proud to announce two Shadow Region Mentors for 2020: Stanislav Strejnak, PMP, Region 8, Central Europe, and Mary Phiri, CAPM, Region 16, Africa. Learn more about the Shadow Region Mentor Role, and the newest members.

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