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Project Management – TY Module in Secondary Schools in Ireland

 

​What is the Project Management Institute ?

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.

 

What is the PMIEf ?

The PMI Educational Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization leveraging project management for social good. PMIEF develops, implements and delivers innovative programs including scholarships, awards and grants as well as educational resources that strengthen both teaching and learning. 

PMIEF’s Resources for Youth materials provides no-cost project management learning and teaching curriculum and other materials for primary and secondary schools  to develop 21st century skills

PMI Chapter in Ireland

The Ireland Chapter of PMI is active with programme events, certification, support for those applying for certification and training. And through it members have access to a range of services. The PMI in Ireland has significant experience of getting candidates certified. Membership of the Chapter will keep you in touch with the developments, techniques and tools, standards and growth of project management as a professional discipline worldwide

PMI chapter is run by officers that have to be elected by the PMI community in Ireland.

In 2015 the PMI Chapter in Ireland created a new office called PMIEF liaison officer. Jackie Glynn was nominated to this role and is responsible for driving the inclusion of PM as as TY module in secondary schools in Ireland

Project Management – TY Module in Secondary Schools in Ireland – what has been done todate

  • Feb 2014 –Our Lady’s School in Terenure agreed to run pilot for the duration of TY  in the school year 2014- 2015

  • Group  of volunteers from the chapter headed by Jackie Glynn  pulled together content for training of teachers and students

  • Adopted a train the trainer approach, training a teacher in the school and providing mentor support.

  • 2 training session held with teachers in late August 2014

  • Training materials made available were:

    • Teacher training  presentations delivered in the two sessions

    • Teacher training manual 

    • Lesson plan for each lesson

    • Student slides for each lesson

    • Templates to be used in each lesson for students to use.

  •   24 students  went through the program in Our lady’s In the school year 2014-2015

  • May 2015 – graduation ceremony where the students were presented with a PMI Ireland certificate of achievement by the President of the Ireland Chapter of the PMI

Project Management – TY Module in Secondary Schools in Ireland – next steps

  • Carried out lessons learnt on the pilot shared with School and PMI

  • Agreed that an eight week course made better sense

  • Our Lady’s agreed to continue the module in 2015-2016 on the basis of an 8 week course and that all transition year students will go through the module.

  • Two other schools have signed up for the module for TY in the school year 2015-2016 . They are Manor House and Ratoath College.  Training for these schools are taking place next week start of September 2015

  • All training materials have been made generic for all schools to use

How might this work for your school?

  • PMIEF team would provide the training and all the materials

  • You need to nominate a teacher or teachers who will deliver the course to the student

  • PMIEF team will provide a point of contact to support you in this process.

Please note that all volunteers are in full time employment, so we need to collaborate to facilitate suitable time for training for all those involved.

For more information please contact the Ireland Chapter PMIEF Liaison Officer Jackie Glynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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