Champion Designate Graduation CeremonyPMI India Champions, CAC members, PMI India Staff & PMI Bangalore Chapter Board Members
The PMI India Champion program continues to grow to reach out to new
industries and geographies. The program had its first graduation
ceremony where new champions were formally inducted into the program. It
also saw continued advocacy efforts by volunteers in their respective
The PMI India Champion Program is an initiative to advocate project
management across industries with the help of project professionals who
act as PMI ambassadors within their own organization. PMI India
Champions promote the project management profession through advocacy
sessions, by sharing best practices, and by facilitating an organization
towards standardization and enhancement of PMI standards.
The champion designate graduation ceremony, organized by PMI India, was
held on 24-25 May at Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort, Bangalore. While it
was a program, oriented towards the graduation of designates, it also
served as a gettogether for champions and Champion Advisory Council
(CAC) members to review the program?s developments and strategize the
Day one began with a series of discussions between CAC members and PMI
India staff, led by Mr. Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI India.
Participants shared their expectations from the program for the current
year and discussed a strategic plan to achieve the same.
The day continued post lunch with a unique experiential learning
workshop that was organized for champions and champion designates.
Participants were tasked to form groups and make movies on random
topics. While the exercise served as an ice-breaker for the
participants, it also left them with a sense of belonging and charged
them for the rest of day.
The ceremony started with an address by associate CAC member, Mr.
Visukumar Gopal, PMP, who formally welcomed everyone to the event. Mr.
Kalady delivered the keynote address, which was followed by a session by
chair, PMI India Champion Program, Ms. Shagufta Inamdar, PMP, and
co-chair, Mr. Vivek Sonar, PMP, which set the theme for the evening.
Mr. Kalady and the CAC members announced the graduation of champion
designates in a small ceremony in which the PMI India Champion badge was
pinned on them. A series of photographs were taken to capture this
moment of joy in the lives of champion designates, who have now become
PMI India champions.
The ceremony also acted as a platform to present the Champions of the
Quarter awards to the following champions who with their passion for
project management excelled in their performance for the first quarter
of 2014 (Jan-Mar 2014):
PMI India Champion Mr. J. V. Rao, PMP, along with his colleagues Mr. Manan Patel, PMP, and Ms. Rathidevi Chandrasekhar, PMP, conducted a one-day training progra...Read More