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University of Maryland to Host Project Management Day of Service

The event connects project management experts with nonprofit organizations to provide pro bono project management services in support of worthy projects.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 11, 2017

CONTACT:

Anjanette Riley
301 405 2057
ariley12@umd.edu

The University of Maryland (UMD) Project Management Center for Excellence will welcome the Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS™) to the College Park campus on January 16, 2017.

The event will take place in the Stamp Student Union at 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 

Led by Project Management for Change (PM4Change) in partnership with the five D.C.-area Project Management Institute chapters, the 2017 PMDoS will connect project management experts with nonprofit organizations to provide pro bono project management services in support of worthy projects.

For the second consecutive year, UMD’s Project Management Center for Excellence is a leading sponsor of PMDoS.

“We are thrilled to continue our support of this worthy cause,” said John Cable, director of the Project Management Center for Excellence. “We are honored to team up with fellow project management experts from the Washington-Baltimore area to advise organizations working to support a greater good.”

Last year, the event drew more than 300 project management volunteers who donated their time and specialized expertise to organizations working to improve quality of life in and around the nation’s capital.

In each consultation session, project management subject matter experts met individually with representatives of the participating nonprofits to review prepared problem statements, identify potential roadblocks, develop clearly defined scope statements and create actionable, customized project plans that served as blueprints for business sustainability.

Event organizers anticipate a turnout of more than 350 participants in 2017.

"On this national day of service, the D.C. PMDoS event provides an outlet for all of the outstanding project managers in the Washington-Baltimore area to give back in their area of expertise" said Kendall Lott, co-founder of PM4Change. "At the same time, our local non-profits reap the benefits, which in turn helps the community as a whole."  

Sponsorship, volunteer, nonprofit participant, and charitable opportunities are still available. More information is available online at www.pm4change.org\pmdos.

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The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a Global Registered Educational Provider.