Earlier this year the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC) kicked off a military outreach program led by the Chapter’s Professional Alliances team. PMIWDC is reaching out to the DC metro area military community offering to help service members as they transition out of the military to explore career opportunities in Project Management. PMIWDC along with other US Chapters are part of a larger Project Management Institute (PMI) joint initiative with The White House’s Joining Forces program. You may read more about PMI’s National initiative here and scroll to the article entitled “Supporting Military, Veterans and Families”.
Our initial military outreach event, held October 19, 2016, included an excellent presentation from Mr. Tim Dalhouse (Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant), titled “The Covert PM”. Tim’s presentation offered just the right amount of details and provided solid project management guidance to participants for them to utilize in their daily work environment.
This month, November 2016, the Chapter is excited to continue our military outreach with a presentation from Mr. David Maurer (Retired Lieutenant Colonel) titled “You Can’t Teach a Cat to Bark”. This presentation addresses the leadership and management skills acquired and honed in the military that are transferable to the private / government sector. David will discuss how to be successful outside of the military service through leveraging, highlighting and marketing key skills developed in the military.
Seating is limited! Please register today at here. If you know any current or former military members and their spouses that would be interested in learning more about this topic, please forward this information to them.
In 2017, PMIWDC plans to continue to expand our military outreach with additional presentations and mentoring offerings. Please stay tuned and check out the events listed on our PMIWDC calendar.
If you have ideas how PMIWDC may support our military veterans or would be interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com for questions or additional information.