Unlocking Inspiration


Personal Insights and Positive Impact

from PMI Leadership Institute Meeting

(LIM) Europe 2023



By Manuel Ancizu

Pamplona, Spain


In this article, the author addresses his experience and key learnings from attending the Leadership Meeting (LIM) of the Project Management Institute (PMI), including concrete examples that show the tremendous benefits of talking, interacting and exchanging ideas with inspiring people who share the common goal of having a positive impact in society.

What is LIM?

The Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) is an annual meeting organized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) that brings together PMI chapter leaders, PMI staff, members of its Board of Directors and volunteers.

It is held in different geographical areas, including Europe, Latin America, the United States and Asia.

The purpose of LIM is to:

  1. Develop Chapter Leaders to be effective leaders of sustainable, successful chapters.
  2. Keep Chapter Leaders up to date on PMI strategy and initiatives and build alignment with PMI’s cultural values and behaviors.
  3. Help Chapter Leaders focus on the unique needs and goals of the region.
  4. Promote collaboration among fellow Chapter Leaders, regional PMI employees, PMI senior leadership, and the Board of Directors.

LIM Europe 2023

In 2023, I attended LIM Europe for the first time; it was held between December 1-4 in Lisbon (Portugal), with representatives of the 41 chapters of PMI Europe.

I attended as a member of PMI Madrid, the organization where I volunteer and serve as its Secretary, leading also the area of Social Impact, Youth and Sustainability.

During two days, we were able to engage in multiple parallel conferences and panels on various topics of interest related to the purpose of the event, such as sustainability, youth, communication, leadership styles, or an interactive session with PMI’s CEO on strategy. There were also slots for team activities to share lessons learned and strategies between Chapters, where ideas, possible synergies, and possibilities for collaboration emerged.

All the aforementioned represented multiple possibilities to learn and engage with numerous diverse people; it brings a lot of value, interacting, engaging, meeting, exploring and chatting with people who are full of positive energy, eager to contribute and to make a better world around us. It is so rewarding and fulfilling being in inspiring environments.

A complete documentation of the LIM presentation can be found at the following address: https://www.pmi.org/lim/europe .


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How to cite this work: Ancizu, M. (2024).  Unlocking Inspiration: Personal Insights and Positive Impact from PMI Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) Europe 2023, commentary, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue II, February. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pmwj138-Feb2024-Ancizu-Unlocking-Inspiration-PMI-LIM-Europe-2023.pdf

About the Author

Manuel Ancizu

Pamplona, Spain


Human leadership, Global Sustainable Projects, Renewable energy, Story-teller, Keynote speaker, Lifetime learner, Risk management, Standardization

Manuel Ancizu is passionate about human leadership, sustainable projects and people’s motivations. Enjoys working in international multicultural environments and wants to have a positive impact in society.

Manuel graduated in Economics from University of Navarra and obtained an MBA from IESE Business School (Spain); he has also studied in CEIBS (China) and University Anahuac del Sur (Mexico). He holds a number of professional certificates such as the PMP by Project Management Institute, Lead Auditor in ISO 9001:2015 by IRCA Association and has also received training in Management of Development Projects and Risk Management by Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).

Manuel has lived in Spain, France, UK and Mexico; he currently works in the wind energy sector leading the quality management of Offshore projects. Manuel has been involved in wind energy renewable projects developed in different parts of the globe with external customers, as well as in internal projects of cultural transformation, IT and global processes.

Thanks to his experience, he has delivered training sessions, lectures and keynotes to a different number of institutions.

Manuel is a qualified member of the Spanish Standardization Body (UNE) and has been involved in the development of Standards and Norms in Projects, Programs and Portfolios; he has also participated in the translation of different ISO 21500 to Spanish language.

Manuel loves smiling, storytelling, dreaming and making ideas come true in a sustainable manner.

Manuel lives in Pamplona, Spain and can be contacted at  manuel@manuelancizu.com

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