View Past Highlights from 2021 and 2020
In 2021, PMI Gathered a Global Audience
PMI's award-winning Virtual Experience Series continued in 2021, consisting of three separate inspiring, engaging, and educational virtual events.
Virtual Experience Series 2021 Recap
Earn 27.5 PDUs
Sessions concentrated on four learning tracks focusing on Power Skills, New Ways of Working, Business Acumen, and today’s Hot Topics. Attendees were inspired by award-winning chef, restaurateur and author, Marcus Samuelsson, and author and co-founder of Eat Offbeat, Manal Kahi, as they discussed social responsibility and how they are making a global impact in their own ways. Book Club author Peter Hinssen discussed his book, The Phoenix and The Unicorn: The Why, What and How of Corporate Innovation. Also, Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, brought together inspirational panelists Fatima Ibrahim, Global Citizen's UK Hero of the Year, Gitanjali Rao, Young Inventor, Author and TIME Magazine's 2020 Kid of the Year, and Jordan Chanetsa, LGBTQIA+ Rights Activist, to discuss spearheading impactful global movements to make real change around the world.
Earn 24 PDUs
The 2 June Virtual Experience Series went beyond the theoretical to showcase real-life stories of people and projects that have created change and impact to create a more equitable work environment. We heard from Derreck Kayongo as he shares his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship, and the lessons he learned along the way. We got inspired by Young Inventor, Author, and TIME Magazine's 2020 Kid of the Year, Gitanjali Rao, and Tech Entrepreneur Nora Bavey, and their commitment to innovations that advance technology. Book Club author Porter Braswell gave us insight into diversity in the workforce and how individuals can be champions of diversity at their organizations.
MARCH 2021 - PMXPO
Earn 15.25 PDUs
PMXPO 2021 provided attendees with 11 hours of learning from inspiring voices and project leaders with 12 breakout sessions led by global experts focusing on Leadership Skills, Strategic Business Management Skills, Technical Skills, Power Skills and more. We also heard from founder and boxing champion Dr. Wladimir Klitschko, in conversation with PMI President & CEO Sunil Prashara, on confronting challenges and building power skills. During our plenary session, we learned from experts about PMI's Citizen Developer and how it can help you and your team navigate the no-code/low-code revolution.
In 2020, PMI Launched a New Kind of Experience
Check out highlights from our 2020 events below to get a glimpse of what we offered last year, including 100+ hours of learning and the opportunity to earn up to 65+ PDUs.
2020 COMPLETE SERIES
Going the Distance
December attendees drew inspiration from the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games (one of PMI’s Most Influential Projects of the year). They learned how to apply a champion mindset to projects and advance their power skills to address the unique challenges that lie ahead.
Attendees were inspired by Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games Executive Director who discussed the monumental task of reorganizing and rescheduling the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in the wake of COVID-19. Also, 5-time Olympic gold medalist and first Olympic Perfect 10 Nadia Comaneci shared her insights from the peak of Olympic achievement and how they apply to her work today, and Olympic champion gymnast Laurie Hernandez talked about her journey for gold as part of the Final Five team in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Book Club Markus Osterwalder, author of Olympic Games: The Design, discussed the history and identity of the Olympic Games, having studied the design and architecture of the Games since Lillehammer 1994.
Drawing a Map to the Future: A Deep Dive in Business Analysis
November attendees set a game plan for business resilience. In this fast-paced world, alignment between business needs and the recommended solutions is essential for efficiency, benefit realization, stakeholder management, and client satisfaction. Creating a resilient enterprise with the collaboration between project managers and business analysts has never been more important.
Attendees were inspired by Katie Sowers, Offensive Assistant Coach for the San Francisco 49ers and the first woman and openly gay coach ever to coach in a Super Bowl. In addition, they got in the game with Craig O’Shannessy, the world’s leader in teaching and analyzing tennis strategy. Book Club author Maria Konnikova, The Biggest Bluff, provided a fascinating look at human nature and a deep dive into how to make better decisions.
A New World View: Our Global Impact
October attendees learned about the big picture, focusing on the impact our profession has around the globe, connecting with thought leaders across regions at the forefront of project leadership now. They joined Nobel Laureate and founder of Malala Fund, Malala Yousafzai as well as innovators at our special session, Citizen Developer: Unlock Your Full Innovation Potential, to imagine a world where anyone can create a business application without having to understand code.
Book Club author Sangu Delle gave us stories about young entrepreneurs doing incredible work across Africa. In addition, emerging professionals and students experienced a special track highlighting unique challenges young leaders face in today’s world.
Adaptability, Resilience, and Learning: A Deep Dive in Organizational Agility
September attendees learned about agility from the professionals who are driving it within their organizations, from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian to Michelin’s Head of Environment Health & Safety Mark Patterson. Book Club authors Karin Hurt and David Dye gave us the road map for building high-engagement cultures, while award-winning homebrewer Paul Odell took us into the world of high-end beer tasting.
The Community: Together We Rise
August attendees learned what it takes to galvanize a team from comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah, while Book Club author Dr. Rana el Kaliouby led an exploration of how we can bring empathy back to technology. Relive or discover this month’s Ask Me Anything sessions, the Brand You Hub, and a fireside chat with Fortune 500 leaders.
The Individual — My Work. My Life. My World.
July attendees learned what it takes to mobilize a team from chef and humanitarian José Andrés, while Book Club author Priya Parker delivered strategies on getting meaningful results out of your virtual face time. The event included 42 sessions, from rocking your resume to leveraging your LinkedIn™ to elevating your elevator pitch.