30 October 2020

Action Item

Chapter Leaders Asked to Review Proposed Charter Agreement

Chapter leaders are invited to provide feedback on the proposed PMI Charter Agreement, the document outlining PMI’s responsibilities to affiliated chapters and vice versa. All PMI chapters are required to provide feedback on the proposed charter agreement by 15 November. Reach out to your chapter president for information. Read more about the charter agreement review here.

Chapter Membership Renewal Reminder

Thank you for helping make your chapter a valuable organization for your members. We encourage you to remind your chapter members to renew their chapter membership for the upcoming year so they can continue to take advantage of all their member benefits.

Need to Know

LIM—October: Talent Show Videos, Prize Winners and More!

The Virtual LIM—October featured 25 sessions, forums to exchange ideas and meet new people, and most importantly, almost 2,000 enthusiastic chapter volunteers. Learn more about LIM—October, including the winners of the talent show and the Chat to Win prize drawing!

Discover Chapter Collaboration Platform Features!

Chapter Directory: Looking to connect with leaders in the same role as yours to discuss the newest programs or best practices? You can locate your peers in CCP and connect immediately! What about connecting with chapters of similar size to discuss strategies or share experiences? Click on the Chapters tab on CCP and apply the different filters available.

Permission to Copy Content from PMI Publications

PMI chapters can obtain a no fee license to copy portions of PMI publications for chapter members and internal, noncommercial, and nonpublic organizational uses. The license can be found on page 27 of the Policy Manual for PMI Chapters, and should be signed and returned to [email protected]. Find the policy manual in the Chapter Governance & Policies folder on CCP.PMI.org.

Write Your Chapter Stories

As you may have heard, PMI Today® is being retired at the end of the year. If your chapter has a story that would have historically 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] with the following: (a) the name of the article, (b) a one sentence description of the article, and (c) the URL to the article.
  • PMI will review the content to make sure it is beneficial to the wider community, then promote your stories via PMInsight, the web page of PM Network®, and other channels in 2021. (Keep in mind that these articles should not contain content like event reminders or information targeted specifically to your chapter.)

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

First PMI Citizen Development Products Now Available

The first PMI citizen development products are now available for bulk purchase by organizations: the PMI Citizen Developer Body of Knowledge (CDBOKTM) and Foundation, an e-Learning course. Learn more on the Citizen Developer landing page and Citizen Developer FAQ document, then share your excitement using this suggested social media copy.

PMI Spotlight

Upcoming Events Featuring PMI Leadership

International Project Management Day, 5 November

  • Sunil Prashara and Otema Yirenkyi will speak on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in The Project Economy

A Deep Dive in Business Analysis: Drawing a Map to the Future, 12 November

  • Virtual Experience Series

PMI News

PMI® SeminarsWorld Virtual®

Chapter leaders receive 10% off new registrations for a 1-4 day SeminarsWorld® November course. Use code 10CHP when registering. Participate in real-time with instructors and classmates, and earn over 28 PDUs. NEW! Enroll in a full-day course and automatically receive complimentary attendance at the 1-hour session, The Remote PM's Toolkit for Navigating Team Friction. Learn More.
*Offer valid 22 October through 9 November 2020. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Other conditions may apply. For details on terms and conditions, visit PMI.org/terms.

New Entry-Level Certification for Students

PMI is working to develop the next generation of project leaders. This month we launched an entry-level certification, PMI Project Management ReadyTM. This certification gives high school/secondary and post-secondary students exposure to the concepts of project management, the tools to apply this knowledge to a wide range of career paths, and a valuable credential to help them on their career journey.

Join our Global Month of Service!

PMI is supporting Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign, to use our words for good. We’ve set a goal for our global community to pledge to write 10,000 letters on behalf of people who need urgent help, and we need your help to accomplish this. Through the power of our collective action, help us free people wrongfully imprisoned or facing other abuses with your words and reach our goal by sharing how many letters you pledge to write. Getting involved is easy. The first step is making your pledge commitment

Virtual Experience Series: Members Attend Free, 12 November

Don’t forget to tell your chapter members that the next Virtual Experience Series event is FREE to members. Consider a Chapter Watch Party and get inspired by Katie Sowers as we take you to the cutting edge of business analysis.

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!

Free Job Postings!

Given the current global situation, with COVID-19 leading to the loss of so many jobs, PMI is running a 2-month promotion for employers and offering free job postings from 15 September through 15 November 2020. Employers can post a job and select the standard 45-Day job posting. At checkout, enter promo code "promo100" for a 100% discount. This offer is good only for the standard 45-Day job posting.

Chapter Highlights

PMI Silicon Valley Symposium 2020

In its typical agile fashion, the PMI Silicon Valley Symposium Volunteer Team adeptly transitioned to remote collaboration this year to successfully plan and hold the annual symposium virtually on 9-10 October 2020. Check out the article to learn more.

PMI Educational Foundation

The Power of a PMIEF Scholarship—One Recipient’s Story

According to scholarship recipient Akierah Binns, learning project management skills helped transform her life—personally and professionally. Read our Q&A to find out how PMIEF’s scholarship gave her the boost she needed to excel and why she feels it’s important for youth to learn PM skills—and the earlier the better.