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Stephen Townsend

Course Associate; Networks Engagement Facilitator, Project Management Institute (PMI)

Stephen Townsend is the Networks Engagement Facilitator for the Project Management Institute (PMI). In this capacity, he enables PMI’s thought leadership and knowledge activities leveraging PMI’s global community of subject matter experts. His contributions include such works as Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering: Methods, Tools and Organizational Systems for Improving Performance co-development with MIT and the International Council on Systems Engineering and published by Wiley in 2017; the Agile Practice Guide developed in partnership with the Agile Alliance; Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide; and the transformation of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition. He has co-authored research papers and studies with APQC and the Association for Talent Development and produced PMI’s capstone report, PMIAA: Strengthening the Government Delivery Foundation.

Stephen has worked within PMI since 1999 in the areas of member services; chapter/community relations; business/government relations; strategic alliance; and global development.


B.A., American University