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Project Management Skills For Life (PMSFL): A Joint Teenage Youth Outreach Program

Everything in life is a project of some form.  Helping youth to learn project management skills early in age will benefit them for life.  The Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI-MN) and the Northern Star Council (NSC) of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) invite Twin Cities boys and girls, ages 13 to 20 (scouts and non-scouts), to learn to manage projects in this multi-course event taking place once a quarter in a variety of metro locations.

The program has two levels of courses; Introduction and Fundamental, each offered in alternating quarters.

  • Introduction: Teaches Basic Project Management Skills using resources from the PMI Education Foundation (www.pmief.org).  Great for planning and implementing school events, church functions, summer vacations, Eagle projects and high adventure trips for boy scouts, and so on.  Satisfies project management requirements for BSA Venturing Pathfinder award.  Introduction is offered in Spring & Fall University of Scouting, each course is a 2-hr. class.
  • Fundamental: Using Project Management Skills For Life resources from the PMI Education Foundation; has hands-on project exercise; participants are eligible to take the NOCTI Digital Badge assessment test (see http://pmief.org/learning-resources/learning-resources-library/student-badging – ages 13-20 have been granted).  Digital Badge is a great credential for their resumes.  Fundamental is offered in Winter & Summer as stand-alone training, each has three 2-hr. classes.
  • Next Fundamental course is held on July 22nd (1-3 PM), 26th (6-8 PM) & 29th (1-3 PM).
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