Championing Alaska's Youth: PMI Alaska Chapter
and PMIEF Help Camp Fire Alaska
Read how the PMI Alaska Chapter teamed up with PMI’s Educational Foundation (PMIEF) to help Camp Fire Alaska!
PMIEF Announces Refreshed Strategic Direction:
What Chapter Leaders Need to Know
The PMIEF board has decided to narrow its strategic focus in order to make a greater impact and provide increased value. To better understand and communicate this new youth-driven vision, you can refer to the strategic overview. This handbook helps answer questions like: Why is the PMIEF strategy evolving? Why youth? How do nonprofits play a role? We hope you’ll become informed advocates to help PMIEF use project management to inspire youth around the globe to reach their goals. Learn more!
Advice to My Younger Self: The Benefits of Learning
Project Management Early in Life
All of us, at least once in our lives, have thought “if I only knew then what I know now.” It could have been in a work situation where you needed just a little more experience, or maybe in life when talking with friends, or perhaps maybe even when you were in grade school. Inevitably, we all have a situation where we wish our current skill set was available to us earlier and that we had a role model to look up to.
In this Q&A series, we apply the “shoulda, coulda, woulda” mind-set to project management, and asked prominent project managers how they feel their current skill set could have helped them as a kid. We started with advice from our active PMIEF community members about how they feel this skill set can help kids to achieve their goals and fulfill future dreams in life.
In the first article of this series, and in honor of the upcoming women’s history month, three prominent global project managers—Gina Abudi, consultant, author, speaker, and founder of Abudi Consulting Group in New Hampshire; Titilola Park, director of projects for Tamgor Nigeria Ltd. in Nigeria; and Ana Carolina Gaeta, production engineer and project management specialist in Brazil—share their thoughts on teaching project management skills to youth and why they think it’s a vital tool for the future. Click HERE to learn not only how project management has helped shape them and their careers, but also what advice they have for the next generation of project managers.