At PMIEF we believe a little social good can go a long way – especially during times like these. We’re proud to support global initiatives that teach project management skills to youth to improve their future and Power The Project EconomyTM. So, in honor of Volunteer Month, we are highlighting the projects making an impact in communities around the world, acting as inspiration to not only the PMIEF team, but to the entire PMI community.
The following examples showcase how volunteers and chapters are making a difference and exemplifying how we can all use our project management skill set for social good.
- Webinar: PMI Switzerland Chapter Champions Social Good
Listen to this webinar on projectmangaement.com to learn how Agata Czopek, PMP®, Vice President of the PMI Switzerland Chapter and PMIEF Liaison and Ka Yi Hui, Director of the PMI Switzerland Chapter share how they hosted a workshop with WFUNA and used their project management skill set for social good and be sure to download the resources they used by visiting the PMIEF resource library.
- Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Venezia, PMP®, PfMP®, PMI-ACP®
Michelle Venezia, PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Community Engagement Committee (CEC) member, PMP®, PfMP®, and PMI-ACP® knows project management. With a 15 plus year background in project management and prior experience as the PMI Rochester Chapter president, it’s safe to say you can call her a project pro. However, it’s her lifelong passion for social good and current work as the Director of University of Rochester’s Medical Center’s PMO that is helping her make a difference in her local community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and this critical point in time. Read the following Q&A here and learn more about her journey to a prominent member of the PMI community and how her experience has helped her use her project management skill set for social good.
- How the PMI Melbourne, Australia Chapter is Preparing Youth for The Project Economy
Vikki Kapoor (Vik), PMP®, Project Management for Life (PM4L) Founder and Vice President of the PMI Melbourne, Australia Chapter, is passionate about preparing youth for the next steps after schooling.
“Project management isn’t just a career, it’s a way to learn life lessons regardless of your age,” says Vik in an interview with The PMI Educational Foundation, “The earlier these basic principles can be taught the more beneficial they can be.”
Read this article to learn how the PMI Melbourne Australia Chapter is helping youth learn project management skills as life skills.