PHILADELPHIA: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for the project management profession, invites professionals across the globe to register for Virtual Experience Series titled, “The Community: Together We Rise” on 25 August 2020 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The second event in this innovative series is headlined by comedian and host of The Daily Show® program Trevor Noah, and hosted by journalist, talk show host, and executive producer, Tamron Hall. Additionally, more than 20 industry experts will lead thought-provoking sessions, including artificial intelligence thought leader and author of Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology, Dr. Rana el Kaliouby.
The Virtual Experience Series connects participants with global innovators, inspirational voices, and project leaders to help them navigate a world defined by challenge, and embrace the opportunity to make a new reality. In the opening session, Trevor Noah will discuss how he taps into his inner project manager to galvanize a community, practice agility daily, and lead a global team. In 2015, Trevor succeeded long-time program host, Jon Stewart, and has received various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award win. In response to COVID-19, Trevor began hosting a modified virtual version of The Daily Show called The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah to continue tackling the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture. This year, The Daily Show received eight Emmy nominations.
Participants who want to boost their career or pivot to a new one can discover the Brand You Hub containing useful tips for all professionals looking to adapt and thrive in this new dynamic work environment. They can also network with project professionals in the Networking Hub and join a fireside chat with leaders of Fortune 500 organizations to explore the human side of leading during disruption, as well as lessons and takeaways from the pandemic.
“Now more than ever, PMI’s goal is to bring to the forefront insights and resources that are essential to help empower people to move projects forward and turn ideas into reality,” said Michael DePrisco, vice president, global experience & solutions at PMI. “In our post-COVID new work ecosystem, teams are putting increased emphasis on collaborative leadership and empathy to help deliver value in our virtual workplace. These are what we refer to as ‘power skills’ and PMI is here to provide the resources necessary to build and perfect these skillsets.”
Each month, the Virtual Experience Series will feature a new roster of thought-leading personalities and industry experts. Upcoming series dates and topics include:
9 September - A Deep Dive in Organizational Agility: Adaptability, Resilience and Learning
20 October - The World: Our Global Impact
12 November - A Deep Dive in Business Analysis: Drawing a Map to the Future
9 December - The Future: Forging Our Path Forward
Registration for PMI members is $99 for a single experience or $359 for the entire series. Registration for non-members is $149 for a single experience or $899 for the event series. Purchasing a series pass includes complimentary on-demand access to the PMI® Talent and Technology Symposium, which took place in June, and select recorded sessions for attendees to peruse through January 2021. Each session is eligible for professional development units (PDUs) toward maintaining PMI® certifications.