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PRESS RELEASE: AUG 2020
DEMAND FOR WEBINAR PLACES SOAR, REPORTS PMI UK
PMI UK, the UK chapter of the world’s leading project management organisation, has seen attendance of its online webinars double during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Over the last four months, over 2,500 people have taken part in 22 widely acclaimed PMI UK webinars covering topics such as the strategic/future PMO, value and benefits realisation management, stakeholder engagement and team and virtual working in the COVID-19 era and beyond.
PMI UK responded to demand from project managers across the UK and Europe and increased its frequency and the subject matter of its webinars. The organisation has also invested in new state-of-the-art presentation software to allow in-the-moment interaction between the speaker and attendants.
Chris Field, Chair of PMI UK, explains: “Project managers are no strangers to turning problems into opportunities and, as we have had to cancel many seminars and exhibitions this year, our Digital Events Team set about looking into alternative options. It was decided that the best and safest way to support both members and non-members to navigate through the lockdown and provide them with access to the latest industry trends and advice, would be through an enhanced programme of free online events.
“Each week we have introduced expert speakers from various sectors, provided online networking opportunities and collaborated with PMI chapters in Europe to gain a true insight into how the pandemic is having an effect in other countries. As a result, we have seen demand for our webinars soar, and we expect this continue as we introduce our new Autumn programme.”
PMI UK’s Autumn programme will see the organisation partnering with more chapters around the globe, including Mumbai, South Africa, Czech Republic and Netherlands as a member of the Chapter Xchange Program, as well as other world-renowned organisations, such as the Major Projects Association (MPA) and Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW). Further details of which will be released soon.
Chris Field adds: “We are really looking forward to putting our webinar software to further use during the Autumn, especially when the Chapter Xchange Programme kick-starts. We are confident this will work well, as during our recent first ever online annual general meeting the format lent itself perfectly and offered a much more interactive approach. The feedback we received from attendees was extremely positive and we were also able to share details of our successes from the past twelve months and our plans for the next year with a wider audience than ever before.”
To view the full calendar of PMI UK digital events and to register to attend any of the organisation’s free webinars, including the upcoming Toastmaster series, which provides advice on how gain the skills and confidence required to effectively express yourself in any situation, CLICK HERE.
PMI UK also recently launched the National Project Awards 2020, in association with PwC. The awards shine a light on the achievements of professional project, portfolio and programme managers and their teams across the UK and include a new Special Project Award: Best UK Covid-19 Response Project. The deadline date for entries is 25th September 2020. To enter the PMI (UK) National Project Awards, CLICK HERE.
PMI is the world’s leading project management organisation delivering value for more than 2.9 million professionals worldwide through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.
Founded in 1995, PMI UK is a non-profit volunteer organisation with over 3,500 members. Hosting daytime and evening events (in-person and digital) across the UK, PMI UK promotes the project management profession, supports professional development and provides the opportunity to network with practitioners from across industry sectors.
For more information about PMI UK or to register your interest in becoming a member, visit www.pmi.org.uk or call 020 8751 5626.
PRESS RELEASE: 29th JUNE 2020
Project Management Institute (PMI) launches UK National Project Awards 2020 including recognition of the UK's most influential Covid-19 response project
PMI UK, in association with PwC, is delighted to announce the 2020 National Project Awards. In addition to eight award categories including; ‘Project of the Year’, ‘PMO of the Year’ and ‘Project Management for Social Good’, PMI is seeking nominations for the UK’s most influential Covid-19 response project.
“We are launching the awards at a particularly challenging time for business and recognise the importance of highlighting the outstanding work that the project profession has undertaken this year, particularly around Covid-19” explains Chris Field, President of PMI UK part of the world’s leading project management professional body “We recognise that working life is changing; our recent Covid-19 survey of the profession in the UK indicates that up to 85% of project managers are working from home during the lockdown period with just under 45% saying that productivity has increased as a result of homeworking”.
Jessica Parthezius, Partner at PwC: “We are thrilled to support the PMI UK National Project Awards 2020 providing the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the projects, individuals and teams that have excelled within the project management profession. These awards and recognition will be a platform to emphasise the value of project management and its contribution to our economy and wider society.”
Peter Glynne, PMI UK Project Awards lead, explains: “We had an amazing reaction to our inaugural awards last year, with entries across all categories highlighting fantastic projects up and down the country. It’s a great opportunity to recognise excellence”. “This year we want to recognise the contribution of project management to responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our recent Covid-19 survey of the profession highlights that just under 60% of respondents believe that large scale project management to be absolutely critical to responding to and addressing Covid-19”.
The PMI UK National Project Awards are open to any organisation, team or individual, without the need to be a PMI member. Projects can be of any size, type and from any industry. The judges are looking for superior performance through the application of project management; organisational results and/or positive impacts on the community.
To apply to one (or more) of the award categories, please find the eligibility criteria, judging process and key dates HERE.
- Project of the Year [Large Private Enterprise]
- Project of the Year [Public Sector]
- Project of the Year [Small & Medium Enterprise]
- PMO of the Year
- Project Management for Social Good
- Early in Career Project Professional of the Year
- Project Professional of the Year
- PMI UK Volunteer of the Year
- Special Project Award: Best UK Covid-19 Response Project (public vote)
The deadline date for entries is 25th September 2020 with winners announced at a black-tie gala award ceremony in March 2021.
PMI is the world’s leading professional body for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, PMI work to prepare more than three million professionals around the world for the Project Economy: the economy in which work, and individuals, are organised around projects.
PMI UK has a thriving, ever-growing community of over 3,000 members welcoming project management practitioners from across industry sectors. PMI UK provide professional development and networking opportunities through events (live and virtual), mentoring and volunteering. For more information or become a member visit www.pmi.org.uk
Note to Editors
PMI UK has a thriving, ever-growing community of over 3,000 members in the UK. It welcomes members from all industries, whether they are practicing Project Managers or purely interested in the project management profession.
Many people join PMI so they can benefit from professional development and mentoring, support in gaining globally-recognised standards. Members can also achieve certification, as well as access to like-minded communities, knowledge sharing, access to academic research, webinars and publications and professional development courses and networking opportunities.
Regular webinars and virtual events are currently being held, many with acclaimed international speakers, as part of enhancing the continuous professional development of project managers.