Funding will Support Humanitarian and Educational Programs
"Social responsibility and education are two of project management's greatest goals," said Gregory Balestrero, president and chief executive officer of Project Management Institute (PMI) and chief operating officer of the PMI Education Foundation. "As project management continues to broaden its influence globally, we must do so in ways that benefit people in need of relief operations and people who are underserved socially and educationally. With the support of corporate leaders like Primavera, the PMI Educational Foundation is making a positive impact."
"The PMI Educational Foundation is in the process of making a major expansion to its current programs to leverage the power of project management to benefit society," said Karen White, PMIEF Board Chair. "This expansion includes delivering programs to help primary and secondary school students learn critical applied skills through projects. Other initiatives involve providing tools and best practices to relief and development organizations to increase their project management capacity so that they may better deliver humanitarian services and respond effectively to disasters."
"Teaching students to work effectively in project teams is ground-breaking," says Joel Koppelman, CEO of Primavera Systems, Inc. "Collaboration is an essential element of the 21st Century workplace, yet traditional teaching methods do not develop these skills. Primavera's solutions have been helping project management professionals collaborate for more than 25 years and we are thrilled to help the PMI Educational Foundation make a positive impact on students as well as advance the important and urgent projects conducted by humanitarian relief and development organizations."
About the Project Management Institute (PMI) Education Foundation
The PMI Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a not-for-profit, non-political organization that champions project management knowledge and skills for educational and social good. Founded in 1990 by PMI, the PMI Education Foundation provides scholarships, confers awards, sponsors research, prepares and disseminates project management-related educational material and awards financial grants to support project management life skills and humanitarian programs. Visit http://www.pmi.org/pmief for more information.
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With more than 265,000 members in 170 plus countries, the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) is the leading membership association for the project management profession and the largest association dedicated to project management in the world. As the leading advocate for the profession, PMI is actively engaged in setting professional standards, providing a professional career path for project managers and maintaining a family of professional credentials: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM(R)), Project Management Professional (PMP(R)), Program Management Professional (PgMP)(R) and PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)(SM). The PMP, held by more than 267,000 project managers worldwide, is the only project management credential that is globally transferable. PMI provides members with access to the knowledge, skills, educational support and networking opportunities needed to drive business results through project management, program management and portfolio management. The Institute is highly regarded for its extensive research capabilities and its program to accredit colleges and universities and Registered Education Providers to teach PMI approved project management courses. PMI was founded in 1969. Please visit PMI.org for more information.
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