PMI has 5,000– 6,000 volunteers from
over 80 countries—over 3,000 in leadership roles in chapters and communities of practice, and another 2,000–
3,000 serving on member advisory
groups and associated projects, such as
standards development and credential
item writing. Plus, all the chapters and
communities of practice have more
than 1,500 additional volunteers.
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PMI has always worked hard to support
its volunteer community with leader-
ship conferences at regional levels and
with leadership programs. As PMI
grows in size and complexity, so too
does its volunteer base. Such progress
requires PMI to continually reassess the
programs and services that support this
robust and dynamic global group of
“Because of the importance of volun-
teers to PMI and the profession, PMI is
devoting an increasing level of resources
to the identification and explanation of
volunteer opportunities, ease of applica-
tion, selection procedures and training
relevant to those opportunities,” said
PMI President and CEO Mark A. Langley.
“We are focused on improving our abil-
ity to match an individual’s skills and in-
terest with appropriate needs and
opportunities and then ensuring suc-
If you want to volunteer, there are op-
portunities everywhere within the PMI
community—at the global level, chapter
level and within the PMI Educational
Foundation. What is your passion?
Volunteer Opportunities Are Evolving and Growing Current opportunities for volunteering can be found by visiting www.PMI.org/en/Get-Involved/Volunteer-Opportunities.aspx, or by contacting your local PMI chapter, a PMI community of prac- tice or a PMI program area. There is likely to be an opportunity avail- able to match your passion, interest, skill or development path.
If you are already a volunteer, please let us thank you once again. But
if you have not volunteered before, join us and share in this wonderful experience.
Submissions Being Accepted Until 1 December
Call for Submissions: PMI Research
and Education Conference 2012
he call for submissions for the
PMI® Research and Education
Conference 2012 is now open.
The conference, to be held in Limerick,
Ireland, from 15-18 July 2012, is a pre-
mier international project manage-
ment research and education event.
The event brings together an audience
of scholars, senior practitioners and
students of project management and
allied disciplines. It provides an oppor-
tunity for attendees to present and dis-
cuss new project management research
findings and teaching methods.
The call for submissions closes
1 December 2011. Conference registration opens in February 2012.
The conference will feature a variety of
; Paper presentations
; Poster sessions
; Incubator sessions (newly formulated research and teaching
methods with opportunities for
The event will be preceded by a
doctoral colloquium and a case
to download submission guidelines for each type of submission.