27 November 2020

Action Item

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

The virtual PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2021—April will be held 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 Month 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.

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

Extended Cyber Monday Book Sale

From 12:00 a.m. 27 November through 1:59 p.m. EST (UTC-5) 30 November, enjoy 35% off all PMI books including standards, guides, popular titles, and research titles with the code: CYBER35PCT. All existing offers remain. Shop at IPG (North America) or Eurospan (outside North America). Go to the book page on PMI.org to choose your shopping path. Direct questions to [email protected].

Chapter Collaboration Updates: Controls for CCP Email Notifications

Users of CCP.PMI.org are now able to set their preference as to whether and how to get CCP notifications when they are invited to a channel or community, receive a chat message, or are tagged in a post. Go to the Control Center under your profile image (upper right) to change your settings at any time. More notification choices will be added over time.

Alert Regarding Chapter Resources

The PMI resources hosted on Online Leadership Communities (Leadership 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!

Build Skills With the Virtual Resource Hub

To help individuals continue their professional development from home, check out our Virtual Resource Hub. Visit to explore a variety of free resources, online events and a sneak peek of the digital offerings we’re launching soon.

Write Your Chapter Stories

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

  • Write your article and post it on your chapter website.
  • Email [email protected]: (a) the 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 other channels in 2021.

This move to digital will allow for 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, click on “Access on Demand/Already Registered” and enter your email address.

PMI News

Center Stage Podcast Season 2 Premiere!

Season 2 of the PMI Center Stage podcast has launched! The new season kicks off with PMI COO Joe Cahill talking with David Dabscheck, CEO of GIANT Innovation, about how innovation can deliver value in organizations. You can also check out the inaugural Center Stage Podcast Club, now available on demand, and register for the next one!

The Virtual Experience Series Ends Soon! Register Now for 9 December

The final event in our Virtual Experience Series is fast approaching! This is your last chance to take part in the live experience on 9 December. We also invite you to catch up on our previous events on demand for 99+ hours of learning and 65+ professional development units (PDUs). Register today!

Wicked Problem Solving Course Now Available

The Wicked Problem Solving Practitioner course teaches individuals to ask the right questions, make ideas visible and engage with forward actions to turn ideas into reality. Learn more about the ten-hour online course, what types of problems it solves, and how to make the product yours.

Get in on the Ground Floor with Kickoff

Now entering its pilot phase, Kickoff is a free, 45-minute digital learning tool that guides anyone associated with a project through the basics of project management, so that teams can launch projects as an effective unit. The majority of projects in the workplace are managed by “accidental” project managers, find out how Kickoff can support these professionals start projects the right way.

PMIstandards+ Coming Soon as Free Member Benefit

On 7 December, all current PMI Members will receive an email granting free access to PMIStandards+, a digital solution giving project professionals easy, searchable access to content from PMI Standards and Guides plus much more. Read more about PMIStandards+ and what problems it solves.

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 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!

PMI Spotlight

Upcoming Events Featuring PMI Leadership

International Project Management Conference (IPMC) 2020: Beyond Projects—Embracing the New Era, 1 December

  • Sunil Prashara, president and chief executive officer of the Project Management Institute, will speak on The Project Economy and the future of work.

Going the Distance: Forging Our Path Forward (PMI Virtual Experience Series), 9 December

  • Otema Yirenkyi, vice president, global engagement of PMI, will moderate a panel on new ways of working.
  • Michael DePrisco, vice president, global experience & solutions of PMI, will participate in a fireside chat, “Creating a Power Olympic Mindset.”

Chapter Stories

PM Experience on PMI-NIC initiative "PM Notebook": Critical Conversations

Project managers must be aware critical conversations can happen during projects. A good project manager has to avoid being unprepared when troubles will come!

PMI in the News