4 September 2020

Leadership Development Opportunities

Make Your Reservation Now!

October is right around the corner. Instead of making a plane reservation for Seattle, secure your place at the Virtual LIM 2020-17 October. Highlights include an opening session, an inspiring keynote, plenty of breakout sessions, plus fun and games! Attendance is free! Register for the Virtual LIM 2020—17 October today!

Action Item

PMI’s Got Talent—Let’s See it!

Record a video showing off your hidden or widely known talent! Maybe you’ve acquired a new skill during the pandemic or refined an old one. Attendees will vote on their favorite during the live Virtual Leadership Institute Meeting 2020—17 October. Deadline for submission is 21 September. See the Virtual LIM website for full details.

Need to Know

Update on Procedure to Purchase PMI Books

Independent Publishing Group (IPG) is now the sole distributor of PMI Publications via IPG’s PMI Publisher page. An email has been sent to chapter leaders with the new procedure and a 55% discount code on all titles. Note: Books available via Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and other retail locations are not eligible for discount.

Changes to Chapter Membership eCommerce Experience

A recent system upgrade has enabled improvements to both Chapter Membership auto renewal and to Chapter Membership purchase restrictions. These changes should both improve the customer experience and ensure a seamless collection of annual Chapter Membership dues. Read the FAQs to learn more.

Report on Authorized Training Provider & Chapter Collaboration Pilot Project

In June of 2020, we announced the Chapter/ATP Collaboration Pilot Project. The Chapter/ATP Pilot Report & Chapter Guide includes a report out on the pilot along with identified Chapter/ATP Collaboration Models. Please reach out to your Chapter Partner with additional questions.

Update on Leadership Institute Meetings (LIM) and Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC)

With the pivot from in-person LIMs to virtual events in 2020 and into 2021, we have the opportunity to try new things, reach an expanded audience and consider adjustments to the Leadership Institute program that can serve us well now and in the future. Read more about our plans for LIMs and LIMC here.

PMI News

New Way to Keep CAPM® Certification Active

Starting 1 October 2020, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® holders will no longer have to retake the exam to maintain their certification and will instead have to earn 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) over a 3-year certification cycle through our Continuing Certifications Requirement (CCR) program. Learn more about this new exciting update.

DE&I at PMI: Social Good® Initiative Launch

PMI launched our Project Management for Social Good® initiative, focused on diversity, equity & inclusion. This initiative will focus initially on the challenge of racism and unconscious bias, evolving over time to include additional topics impacting our community, such as gender equality. Please take a moment to read Sunil’s CEO Pledge to know where we stand.

We want to hear from you—Please share with us via Diversity@pmi.org:

  • What are you or your chapter doing to address topics of diversity, inclusion, equity and racial equality?
  • Would you be willing to share your story so others in our global community can learn from you and your chapter’s efforts?
  • What can PMI do to support you in these efforts?

We look forward to hearing from you and working together in support of a more equitable society.

Virtual Experience Series

Have you checked out the new chapter toolkit to support the Virtual Experience Series located in the Marketing Portal under Campaigns? The next events in the series take place on 25 August and 9 September. View our July video to see what you missed. Register today.

Get to know your TED@PMI speakers!

These action leaders will lend their voices to powerful stories and share their boldest, most inspiring ideas that they’re turning into action. Learn more about these inspirational speakers and what to expect at TED@PMI!

The Youthquake is here!

A new generation of project talent is rising around the world. Meet the 50 young standout project leaders that are representing a wave of change that will reshape the future.

First-Ever PMI Talent Show Featuring YOU!

The Virtual LIM 2020-17 October will feature the first-ever PMI Talent Show! We know there are chapter leaders out there with great and varied talent. Now is the time to show the world – or at least the LIM audience. Deadline for submission is 21 September. See the Virtual LIM website for full details.

PMI Educational Foundation

Q&A: A Fireside Chat with Jim Snyder

In honor of PMIEF’s 30th anniversary, get a unique peek into the foundation’s past, present and future from one of their original founders in a revealing and inspiring Q&A. Plus, find out why Jim’s favorite memories involve two specific chapters!

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