26 June 2020

Leadership Development Opportunities

Virtual Global LIM Underway – Don’t Miss Out

Join fellow global chapter leaders for a unique weekly LIM now through 22 July. LIM – Webinar Series includes live, interactive webinars, on-demand sessions and online collaboration. The event is free but registration is required. Learn more about LIM – Webinar Series and register today.

Chapters Share Membership Best Practices

To help chapters improve their membership growth and retention, we reached out to chapters who have high levels of member retention, to understand how they are succeeding. The result: the Membership Best Practices Video. And best of all, it’s less than 10 minutes. Watch it, or find it in the VRC>Chapter Leaders>Resources>Recruiting & Retaining Members.

Need to Know

Update on Authorized Training Provider Network & Pilot Project Announcement

PMI’s new ATP network continues to evolve. Hear an introduction to the ATP / Chapter Collaboration Project and methodology for the pilot chapter selection, along with a report of the ATP Program Survey Results gathered from global chapters in March 2020. Hear an introduction to the ATP / Chapter Collaboration,

PMI-PBA Certification Exam Now Available Online

As of 9 June, candidates for the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) can now schedule their online-proctored exams, empowering even more customers to continue professional development from home. This brings our total Online Proctored Testing options to 4, joining PMP, CAPM and PMI-ACP. Learn more.

Guidance on Choosing In-Person or Virtual Events

Restrictions put in place in response to Covid-19 are easing in some locations. Chapters should use their best judgment, abide by local regulations and be mindful of their audience. Read this article for further guidance when choosing whether to do in-person or virtual events.

PMI News

PMI Board Election

Members in good standing have until 3 August to vote for four vacancies on the 2021-2023 Board of Directors. Check your email for your personalized electronic ballot. Make your voice heard. Learn more.

Getting Under the Hood: PMBOK Guide® – Seventh Edition 

Changes are coming to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) — Seventh Edition to reflect professionals’ need for flexibility. In this on-demand webinar, learn how PMI pulled together a global team of volunteer subject matter experts to develop the forthcoming edition of The Standard for Project Management.

Virtual Experience Series

Join us for a series of virtual experiences for you and your chapter members to continue professional development. Enjoy premium content from the industry’s best and brightest, and be inspired by the next-level thinking of marquee speakers and celebrities. Registration opens 1 July 2020.

 Keeping Our Exams Secure

We’ve seen an uptick in reports of “proxy testing” services, which is when a candidate hires someone to take the exam for them. If you see this or any other misconduct, please report it to examsecurity@pmi.org. Protecting the integrity of our exams, and the trust and investment our community had made in our certifications, is paramount for us. Learn how we’re keeping our exams secure and the consequences of misconduct on our Exam Security webpage

Thanks for Your Patience 

In May, we experienced our highest Customer Care contact volumes in PMI history. We are working tirelessly to respond to each inquiry, and are exploring how we can do more. In the meantime, check for critical info on our COVID-19 Update Page, and try our new PMI Beta Bot or PMI Customer Care Alexa Skill.

Singapore Heroes: The “Courage Squad” Making An Impact

An inspiring story of how a few good Samaritans in Singapore came together and formed the “Courage Squad”. They comprised of a team of volunteers at the Singapore Expo’s Community Isolation Facility (CIF) that was set up to care for COVID-19 patients who are on the road to recovery. Read all about it.

PMImpact

Make a PMImpact

As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, our chapters continue to address the needs of their communities, whether by donating to food banks, delivering medications and groceries, using 3D printing to make face shields for health care workers, donating personal protective equipment, or providing free learning and professional development opportunities to their communities. You do this and more all while still bringing realities to life as project managers. Thank you!

And a special thanks to the following chapters for their social good initiatives and sharing their stories on PMImpact::

Budapest, Hungarian Chapter
Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter
Northeast Ohio Chapter
Puerto Rico Chapter
Angola Chapter 
Pune-Deccan India Chapter
Pittsburgh Chapter 

Do you know a chapter, individual or organization volunteering in their local community? Share their stories on the PMImpact microsite. We can’t wait to see the impact you are making.

PMI Educational Foundation

PMIEF Video Wins Gold Telly Award 

Good news! PMIEF is pleased to announce the video spotlighting our 2018 grant to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. It was selected as a 2020 Telly Award GOLD WINNER. The video was honored in the General – Social Video category and was selected from more than 13,000 submissions. Learn more and view the video.

PMI in the News

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