Academic Outreach

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Interested in becoming a FWPMI Academic Outreach Team Member?
Please apply for Opportunity ID #20883 in VRMS.


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!



Recognizing the Professionals Behind the Projects that Transform the World

While we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we want to focus special attention on the professionals—PMI members, credential holders, volunteers and all those who consider project, program and portfolio management their profession—for their great accomplishments in not just delivering successful outcomes, but in making a difference.



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. 


Annual North Texas Future Cities Competition
January 26th, 2019

Members of the Fort Worth PMI chapter volunteered at the North Texas Regional Future City ® Competition on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Cindy Vandersleen, Julie Farmer, Kathy Harvel and Sed Masic spent the day volunteering and judging future city models created by students from 6th-8th grade.  The theme of this year’s contest was “Powering the Future” and each entry included some type of natural disaster.  FWPMI sponsored the “Riskonator” special award given to the students who displayed the best implementation of risk management and planning.  At the end of the day students from West Ridge Middle School in Austin won the award with their “Evergreen” city model. 

   Students Alp Serbest, Esin Serbest and David Li protected their city from hurricanes with a 30 foot wall, underground power grids and a multi-level design.  In addition, the city had hydroponic farms which were several stories high and generators that could provide up to 22 hours of LED lighting in the event of power loss. 

Kathy Harvel, PMP, presented the Riskonator award to Team Evergreen during the awards ceremony. 

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Academic Outreach Team

This team strives to advance the profession and practice of project management by developing relationships with local academic institutions (middle school, high school, colleges and universities).   They create awareness of PMI Education Foundation and academic standards and work with these institutions to create demand for project management programs, clubs and curricula.

Do you remember being a student? If you could go back and give your young self the project management skills you have today, how would your personal and academic life have been different?

Or consider this: How much more could your favorite charity accomplish if it applied project management principles? 

And what is the likelihood that project management tools could impact the future of classroom learning and nonprofit success?

It’s not only possible, it’s happening!
When you partner with the PMI Educational Foundation, you empower people to become leaders and effective problem-solvers. You help them reach their full potential to change the future. See how in this new video.

PMIEF has inspired people around the world to use project management for social good®. We hope you will make a gift of $25 today to ensure that this work continues!
You know the power of project management in your own life; now give back by renewing your support today. Change lives through your gift to PMIEF.