The 50th Anniversary of PMI is a time to reflect on the achievements of project managers and recognize the progress that the profession as a whole has made.
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.
We also see it as a time to pull together in service, contribute our collective skills and passion, and make a difference in the world together.
PMI is leading an effort to elevate project management to a worldwide audience while helping to address important social issues and causes in local communities that will help ensure a better future for all.
2019 will be more than a celebration of our 50th Anniversary. It will be the start of a Project Management Global Celebration of Service that will go on throughout 2019 and beyond.
PMI will inspire and motivate project managers to participate in our Project Management Global Celebration of Service by sharing compelling stories of the impact project managers can have in their local communities through their chapters, organizations or as individuals.
PMI has partnered with the United Nations’ mission to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.
PMI has committed 50,000 hours to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our Global Project Management Celebration of Service. Critical to the success of this initiative will be to inspire and motivate project managers to put their skills to use for the greater social good around the world.
Through this program PMI will look to engage current members, volunteers and certification holders, but also to expand and reach new audiences who may be unfamiliar with PMI.
The United Nations has established as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is vitally important that society achieves each Goal by 2030 (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/)
The Belgium chapter will organize 4 volunteering days in 2019; During these meetings we will discuss our engagement projects for contributing to the PMI commitment. All members who have energy are invited to come and share ideas. The board is engaged to provide support for the realization of each initiative in line with our approach of a community of Project management animated by the Members for the members and for a better world.
More information about the 50th anniversary on https://www.pmi.org/anniversary/global-celebration-of-service