Our History

History of the Wideman Education Foundation

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.

The committee meets every month and has established incorporated status with the BC provincial government in the name of “Wideman Education Foundation” (WEF) and has obtained Federal government charitable status.

Max Wideman and WEF

Max Wideman is one the founding fathers of modern Project Management practice. In 1988, as part of a long and successful career in Engineering and Project Management, Mr. Wideman was appointed chairman of the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is one of the world’s preeminent associations for professional Project Managers and is one of the primary bodies for certifying professional Project Managers.

As part of his work with the institute Mr. Wideman chaired a committee responsible for creating a document called “The Project Management Body of Knowledge”. This document provided the basis for the formalization of the Project Management profession. This initial document has subsequently been developed into “The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”(the PMBoK® Guide) that is now recognized worldwide.

Now retired, Mr. Wideman established the Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) in 2007.

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Constitution and Bylaws:

Constitution and Bylaws

Policies and Procedures:

Policy & Procedures Manual Part1

Policy & Procedures Manual Part2

Policy & Procedures Manual Part3