July 20 2023
2023 NATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE & PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS
July 20th to July 21st, 202312:00AM to 12:00AM
Message from the President, Ghana Chapter
On behalf of the board and management of the Project Management Institute, Ghana Chapter, I welcome you all to the year 2023.
The COVID-19 epidemic brought about a challenging time and season for the entire world, but the PMI Ghana Chapter, led by our current Immediate Past President (IPP - Jumoke Lafenwa), persevered and accomplished some significant progress during the upheaval. However, we realize the irreversible harm and irreplaceable losses that were inflicted on people and organizations, which also had an effect on some of our members.
Disruptions are acknowledged to be some of the most fertile grounds for achieving gains, building resilience, uncovering new grounds for growth, and forming partnerships as project managers, leaders, and change makers. We have grown stronger and more creative as a result of these innate qualities.
To the surprise of many, the PMI Ghana Chapter currently occupies a prestigious position (1294 members; 79.22% retention rate, among others), a situation that places us in a position where we will be held to a high standard. We dare not let ourselves or our supporters down!
While we stand on the echelons of professionalism, interested parties and the disappointed will test our honesty, respect for one another, and feeling of community.
To be ready for this great take-off, members and practitioners must reflect on their individual and collective contributions to the growth of the Chapter and the Profession. Furthermore, we must be willing to hold ourselves accountable for upholding the moral standards set forth in our personal and professional codes of conduct.
2023 provides a great opportunity for Project Management Professionals and practitioners to be empowered to turn ideas into reality. By this, Members of the Project Management Institute, Ghana Chapter, enabled by the wealth of knowledge, skills and Professionalism of the Project Management Institute’s cutting edge certifications, will become the panacea to many organizational and societal challenges.
In 2023, our actions will be dictated by the Mission and Vision of the Chapter, which will be evident in the quality of Member Engagements, Events, Professional Development propositions and Membership drive initiatives.
Our 2023 Annual Project Management Conference (NPMC) and Project Management Excellence Awards (PMEA) will take place on July 20th – 21st, 2023 at the ROYAL SENCHI HOTEL in Akosombo.
Our monthly Chapter Meetings, which are held on the last Friday of every month will also continue with seasoned speakers.
Our weekly book review meetings will also be continued.
Other exciting and Social Impact initiatives will also be rolled out to enhance our awareness drive and to impact society.
We are poised to muster the abilities of all stakeholders to consolidate the gains made by our predecessors and further entrench our position as the most reliable source of Project Management advocacy, Practice and knowledge in Ghana and beyond.
I welcome you to be part of this change making paradigm
Frank owusu-Asamoah, PMP®, MSc
Grow Your Skills
It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.
This Year New Members
Members with No Certification
History of PMI Ghana
Officially, systemic project management and its practice was alien to the majority of Ghanaians during the early days of the formation of the Chapter which dates back to 2008-2009 until it was finally chartered in 2011.
In fact, the few that had heard of project management attributed it to be for only the construction sector. At the time, even name “The Project Management Institute” was virtually unknown even among most practicing professionals including as architects, engineers, surveyors etc.
The Project Management Institute, with members in 135 countries, is the world's foremost authority for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research, and provides education and certification opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. Our chapter proudly serves all the local and national professionals in the space of Project Management. We currently have thousands of members - over half of whom hold PMI’s esteemed PMP certification - and represent nearly 400 unique companies across the globe.
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Make your mark on our PMI Chapter and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on and to lead activities that advance the profession and support the chapter business operations by joining our chapter volunteer community. All volunteer openings are managed by the PMI Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS). This system includes the ability to search for opportunities, view details about each role and apply online.
Earn PDUs by Volunteering
Volunteering Project Management Professional PDUs can be earned as part of Category E: Volunteer Service. Category E, along with Category D (Creating New Project Knowledge) and Category F (Working as a Professional in Project Management), comprise the Giving Back To The Profession Categories. You can earn PDUs in Category E (Volunteer Service) by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, and many others.
Speakers for PMI Ghana Chapter's Events
PMI Ghana Chapter welcomes proposals from passionate speakers interested in sharing their experiences, knowledge and expertise on such topics as general business and strategy, leadership, project management, and technical or industry-specific specialties. Our Professional Development events provide professional development units (PDUs) of educational information necessary for those attendees maintaining certification designations. Speakers are also eligible to claim PDUs for their creation and delivery of the presentation material.