PMI Belgium chapter seeks project management professionals to help translate PMIEF workbooks into Dutch and French languages


Participants can receive PDUs for helping translate five workbooks

24 April 2013 – Belgium – The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) – http://www.pmi.org/pmief/ which adopted the slogan “Empowering the future of project management” tries to meet its commitment to advancing project management knowledge and the application of project management concepts and theory by society. The PMI Educational Foundation has a goal:  to enrich lives through knowledge of and education in Project Management Life Skills.

Volunteers of the PMI Belgium chapter want to contribute to this great goal and have established a project to get project management skills introduced into the high school curriculum using the PM Toolkit for Youth – http://www.pmi.org/pmief/learningzone/building_pm_skills.asp.

federic-pattynAccording to Pattyn Frédéric (pictured), PMIEF Project Manager for the PMI Belgium chapter, “There are 5 workbooks to be translated from English to Dutch/French with a lot of pictures and tables between 25 and 80 pages.  You can claim your PDUs in the section ‘Giving Back to the Community.’  1 PDU can be claimed for each performed hour, but with a maximum of 45 in a three-year period for this category.”

Some interested schools that want to participate in a bèta test have already been identified, including one that has also introduced the Ipad in their school: http://www.knack.be/nieuws/technologie/school-uit-blankenberge-mag-ipad-dan-toch-invoeren/article-4000177601763.htm. Before getting started there, however, there is a need for the workbooks to be translated into French and Dutch.

If you are interested in being part of this project, to help provide the young Belgian generation at an early age the great value of project management skills, please contact [email protected].