Project Management Q&A: What is the Best Way to Accumulate PDU Points?

How can I gather the PDUs for “Giving Back to the Profession”. Any leads on this would help me accumulate the PDU points that I need.

There are several different routes you can take depending on time available and your preference for sharing knowledge. An easy route to take if you enjoy sharing knowledge by writing is to create content sharable in places like projectmanagement.com (Knowledge Shelf is the place to start looking at the kinds of topics covered), Linkedin articles or your own project management related blog. If you’re more of a public speaker then get in touch with your local chapter and find out how you can present to your peers there.

Take that further and seek out other project management related events and conferences where your specialist topic will be welcomed. Giving Back to the Profession can also mean mentoring others – that can be at your place of work or perhaps a less experienced practitioner from the local chapter. You could take that further and think about training others too. You can also think about utilising social media too – how about producing a series of webcasts for YouTube or curating your own specialist group in Linkedin or Facebook?

If you’d like to get more involved with PMI, giving back can also mean volunteering.

That can be anything from getting involved in local chapters; assisting at larger events; contributing to the education foundation or part of the committees. The Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) on the website is a good place to start finding the right opportunity for you. Whatever you choose to do, remember to keep a track of what you’re doing to report your PDUs.

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