Program Overview

The Corporate Ambassador Program is an initiative of Corporate Outreach.   

Our mission is to increase the visibility of Chicagoland organizations within the PMI Project Management community and better serve them by offering them a goal focused program that helps them improve their project management practices. 

Participants represent their organization and facilitate communication with the PMI Chicagoland Chapter while promoting project management practices in their organizations.

Michelle Vant, Director of Corporate Outreach shared: “Our goal is to empower the Ambassadors to meet their goals and in turn further the practice of project management within their organizations.

Professional Benefits

  • Increase your brand as a leader and change champion
  • Receive support to help deepen your leadership skills and PM expertise
  • Act as your organization's voice within PMI Chicagoland Chapter.
  • Earn PDU's for
    • attending 3-5 Corporate Ambassador meetings
    • demonstrating progress in monthly status reports and presentations
    • evalulating the program
  • Gain valuable networking and collaboration experience

 

Organization Benefits

Do not get stuck or fall into the job growth and talent gap! PMI’s talent gap analysis shows that “across the globe, there’s a widening gap between employers’ need for skilled project management workers and the availability of professionals to fill those roles”.

The benefits to your company include:

  • Enhance your organization’s project management expertise
  • Access free resources including trainings, templates, and more
  • Develop a Community of Practice (CoP) in your workplace, or gain support for your CoP
  • Leverage the new Federal legislation- Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA)

 

Alumni Ambassador Testimonials

Eileen Remlinger, PMP- Project Manager, Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.- 2019 Ambassador- "I appreciated the opportunity to participate as a PMI Ambassador and found it to be a great experience. It deepened my passion as a project manager and my enthusiasm to promote the PMI. I enjoyed networking with project managers from other industries and learning from their experiences.  The PMI Ambassador Program bonded our group of project managers together as into a Center of Practice of knowledge sharing and team building."

James K. Martin, PMP- Supply Chain Project Manager, Abbvie2019 Ambassador- "As a PMI Corporate Ambassador member for 2019”: My dedication to a career path as a project manager helped me to act in these uncertain times without hesitation.  I continue to grow my network by showing others how to display their human goodness every day. By showing others how to act, not give up, and show social responsiveness for the skills I have gained thru project management, the everyday small deeds of generosity during a crisis (COVID 19) pave the way for future personal growth. I recommend that others seek out career growth thru a professional network such as the PMI Chicagoland Chapter of PMI 

Jayashree Lakshmanan- Senior Project Manager, Command Alkon– 2019 Ambassador- "I’m a Corporate Ambassador alumnus and so glad I was accepted into the program. Here is how participation has helped me and my organization:   

  • Through collaborating with other ambassadors and the PMI Chicagoland chapter, I received support to help deepen my leadership skills and project management expertise. 
  • In my company, I stepped up as a leader and change champion and received a promotion.  
  • The program gave me a good exposure in the Organization and resulted in building great professional relationships 

During the program, I developed and implemented a tool that provided transparency to projects that involved cross functional teams.  This tool minimized ambiguity in projects worked by other teams in the organization had helped us to provide a better experience to our customers. It also helped us to establish a standard process to be followed by all project teams." 

 

 

2020 Calendar at a Glance

When What
June 6, 2020 Application Deadline
June 10 - 12, 2020 Ambassador Invitations Sent Out
June 17, 2020 Draft of Goals Due
June 27, 2020 10AM - 12PM Kick Off Meeting

 

Interested in applying for the Ambassador program?

Please reach out to Michelle Vant, Director of Corporate Outreach at [email protected]

or complete this application and email it.