PMI Tampa Bay Chapter

Academic Outreach


The mission of the Tampa Bay PMI Academic Outreach program is to advance the practice and profession of project management by providing programs, resources, and support to academic institutions in the greater Tampa Bay area.

Our focus is with those institutions who have demonstrated an interest in project management tools, methodologies, and practices. The primary objective is to ensure the student body is informed of the project management discipline and the career opportunities available as a profession.


The Academic Outreach program is pursuing three areas of focus:

(1) Awareness
Ensure that universities and colleges are aware of what the project management profession offers
      * Ensure that universities and colleges are aware of what professional development support and benefits
        are provided to members of the Tampa Bay PMI Chapter
      * Educate local education partners on the benefits of standardization of project management methodology
      * Jointly sponsor project management knowledge-sharing meetings or panel discussions.

(2) Assistance
* Offer professional networking opportunities to project management students
      * Support individual project management research efforts with our educational partners
      * Be responsive to the needs of our education partners in developing project management curriculum
      * Support individual project management research efforts within the academic community.

 (3) Drive Demand for PM Academic Programs
* Educate people doing project management on their need for professional PM education
      * Educate C-types of organizations on earned value of Project Management academic curriculums
      * Demonstrate the benefits of undergraduate and graduate programs in Project Management to our
        education partners
      * Create awareness and connections to students to offer the following:
                ** Mentoring and networking opportunities
                ** Discount chapter memberships to students
                ** Student scholarship program
                ** Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Credential awareness

For More Information
If you would like more information or are interested in being a member of the Academic Outreach Committee please contact Becky Walker, MBA, PMP, at (813) 205-2503 or Robert Alderson or email

We need your help in getting this exciting program off the ground and would welcome your participation and contributions to this major chapter program.