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Project Management Echoes the Spirit of Giving Back

In recent years, members of the project management community have worked tirelessly to advance the field by demonstrating the impact of PMOs across sectors ranging from construction to government to nonprofit management.

Put simply, their efforts have paid off.

After all, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, 97 percent of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success. But, this milestone achievement does not eliminate the need to communicate the role of project managers to the wider world.

PMIWDC Provides PM Workshop to TransSTEM Academy Students

The TransSTEM Academy is a highly awarded program that prepares students for careers in the fields of aeronautics, engineering, computer science, and electro-mechanical technology by providing students with special projects, mentorship opportunities, internships, and advice on career pathways. Students participating in this program requested PMIWDC visit to share some insight through a Project Management Workshop. Michael Spead, PMIWDC’s AVP of Educational Partnerships was excited to provide support "I wish we had a great program like this when I was in high school. These students gain real world experience that will help them hit the ground running in college and in the workforce."

Local Communities Additions and Relocations

Local Communities provide networking and educational opportunities (PDUs) where people work and live for little, if any, charge. Currently, we have 21 Local Communities across the WDC metro area which helps PMIWDC members earn approximately 8000 PDUs annually.

As we get ready for 2017, I am excited to share one community relocation and two new Local Communities:

Military Outreach Leadership Series - Calling all Active Military, Recently Separated, or Retired Veterans

Earlier this year the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC) kicked off a military outreach program led by the Chapter’s Professional Alliances team. PMIWDC is reaching out to the DC metro area military community offering to help service members as they transition out of the military to explore career opportunities in Project Management. PMIWDC along with other US Chapters are part of a larger Project Management Institute (PMI) joint initiative with The White House’s Joining Forces program.

New Credential Holders in October 2016

Congratulations to these 54 new credential holders in October 2016!

Featured Board Article - November 2016 Newsletter

Celebrating the Power of Volunteerism – With Deep Gratitude and Appreciation!

A featured board article by Priyank Shah, VP Volunteer Coordination

Priyank Shah, VP Volunteer Coordination

The dedication, commitment, and the drive to give back to the community that our volunteers bring, is contagious and inspirational! We are proud to be able to use the skills we have acquired in our professions to support volunteer causes, which aptly reflects in our philosophy of becoming and serving as – High-Impact Community Leaders.

We are thriving and succeeding, and this is possible because of the selfless dedication and professionalism of our volunteers that chose to give their most prized possession – their personal time and expertise, to the cause they support, this indeed is a sacrifice that makes us all stronger.

Instituting Efficiency through Collaborative Effort | By Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

I am honored to serve as the representative for Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, which is home to a remarkably diverse population both in terms of traditional demographics as well as professions. Our corner of Northern Virginia is home to tens of thousands of federal employees who have the expertise and experience to help solve many of our problems. But we also have countless government contractors, non-profits, and private sector businesses that play an integral part in streamlining the way in which projects are tackled.