The History of WEF
In 1991 Max Wideman wrote a book, published by PMI®, and very kindly donated the net proceeds to the West Coast Chapter. In 2004, PMI HQ ceased selling the book, and the Chapter received further royalties from PMI in the amount of CAD $51,000.
At a General Meeting of the Chapter’s members held on November 23rd, 2004, it was proposed and approved that the Chapter establish an independent education foundation to which this money should be assigned as capital. The foundation later became known as the Wideman Education foundation.
To teach, develop promote and encourage the use of proven, successful project management skills that are needed every day by everyone.
These essential, basic, practical skills include preparation, planning, teamwork to get it done, communication, making presentations and so on. We believe we can foster these skills and a better understanding of projects by working for mutual benefit with those involved in education, training or project management.
To help high school and university students and provide learning opportunities thereby fostering good practice, ethics and standards suited to our Canadian environment.
To advance education by providing workshops and educational competitions to students and practitioners on the theory and practice of project management principles.
How it works
Student teams are invited to undertake a project in competition with other similar teams. Winners are assessed on the basis of their team management performance, their resulting project and their final report and presentation. Experienced members of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) assess the submissions and make a selection according to published criteria. Their decision is final.
2010: WEF Annual Report 2010R3
2009: WEF Annual Report 2009