Institute for Equitable Project Management

About the institute

The Institute for Equitable Project Management promotes equity-centered project management through research, training, and technical assistant. We support local government agencies, local communities and community organizations, businesses, and policy makers in their efforts towards a more equitable Project Management.

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Meet the team

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Samad Aidane, Ph.D., PMP, is the founder and managing director of the Institute for Equitable Project Management. Samad is a project management and cross-cultural leadership development researcher, trainer, consultant, and coach. He holds a Ph.D. for his research on applying an equity lens to stakeholder engagement in projects that impact historically marginalized and disadvantaged local communities. He is the founder of the Institute for Equitable Project Management. Samad is a lecturer in the Master of Science in Project Management program at Northeastern University and the College of Business at Oregon State University. He has presented at international conferences such as Project Management Institute Global Congress, Dubai International Project Management Forum, and Oracle OpenWorld. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. 

what you will find on this website

Resources to help communities understand the project management process so they can advocate for more equitable projects.

Resources for local governments and policy makers to help them implement structural and systemic change to embed equity in all project decisions.

Resources for businesses to help them change their internal processes to promote more equitable projects.