Diversity & Inclusion Program

Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Mission:

The Mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the PMI Rochester Chapter is to support the furtherance of the overall chapter goals by continuously encouraging a vibrant, inclusive, diverse, and equitable project management community. Therefore, in the areas of membership recruitment, participation, volunteerism, leadership, and influencer selection, the committee is dedicated to having a focus on underrepresented groups, and proactively learning and promoting policies and initiatives in the chapter that attract talent and participation of these groups.


Our Policy Statement:

PMI Rochester is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the nonprofit sector of the Project Management industry, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

We encourage by our actions a diverse, inclusive, and equitable chapter where all members and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or development support needs, feel valued and respected.  We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for involvement and advancement in all our committees, programs, and volunteer-based initiatives.  We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

To read more on our comprehensive policy statement click here.


Diversity and Inclusion Happenings:

At The Holidays...

Guess who's not celebrating Christmas this year? Millions of people all over the United States. That's right. Tens of millions of Americans don't celebrate Christmas religiously, either as followers of non-Christian religions (Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Jews—among others) or as individuals with no religious affiliation, possibly atheists or agnostics.

Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness is about using the holiday celebration time with friends and family to build understanding and awareness of the traditions and beliefs of others. Below are some noteworthy approaches. Read more here



Crossing the Color Line

Has a neighborhood ever made you uncomfortable? It is important to understand the history for why you may have these sentiments and how this has impacted the course of our development as a society. Brennon Thompson works as a Cultural Competence and Health Literacy Operations Specialist at the Center for Human Services Education, a division of Heritage Christian Services. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies from American University. Brennon has a passion for bringing people together to share and learn about the unique identities and experiences of our local and global neighbors. Brennon also serves on the PMI Rochester Diversity & Inclusion program as a committee member.