Joan Vincent, President of the Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) was a guest speaker on episode #284 of the PM Podcast.
Joan is interviewed by Project Management Postcast host Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, about the importance of the project management profession, the role that project managers play, and the aim of the Wideman Education Foundation.
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The following is an excerpt of the podcast description from the PM Podcast website:
“Are you an accidental project manager? You know, someone who was thrust into the project management role without much fanfare, introduction or even education? Well… you are not alone. It happened to you, it happened to me and it continues to happen to thousands of other project managers throughout the world.
Wouldn’t it be great, if there were organizations out there who introduced young people to the concepts and approaches of project management? There are! And that’s good news for the future of our profession.
Joan Vincent (www.linkedin.com/pub/joan-vincent/4/902/531) is President of the Wideman Education Foundation (www.widemaneducationfoundation.org) whose goal is to promote sound project management principles and skills, especially among young people.
As part of this the Wideman Education Foundation is dedicated to attracting young individuals into the project management profession and helping them develop the organizational and leadership skills they will need to succeed in today’s job market. Through workshops and competitions the foundation fosters essential, basic, practical skills like preparation, planning, teamwork, communication, and delivering presentations.
It’s all about getting the next generation of project managers interested in the profession.”