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In accordance with Destination Imagination policy, NJDI has instituted a mandatory background check policy for all volunteers for the 2018-2019 season. To view the full policy, click here.
The Procedures are as follows:
• Team Managers must undergo a Level 3 background check, the cost of this check is $28 and will be paid by the Team Manager directly to Verified Volunteers.
• Appraisers must complete a Level 2 background check. NJDI will cover the cost of their background check for the 2018-2019 program year. Appraisal Volunteers will have the option to donate the cost of the background check back to NJDI if they choose at the time of registration on the Verified Volunteer website.
• Teachers who have completed a background check within the last two years may provide NJDI documentation of passing the recent background check should they be able to obtain it. • Background checks must be completed by January 11. This is also the deadline for registering teams and appraisers for the 2019 Tournament. • Those who do not have background checks completed will not be able to participate in DI as a Team Manager or Appraiser. There will be no exceptions.
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Announcing a new scholarship opportunity for Secondary Level Global Finals teams! The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is sponsoring a $3,500 college scholarship for the team with the strongest project plan. The winning team will divide the scholarship equally among team members.
Secondary Level teams with at least one junior or senior level student are invited to submit a project plan.
Teams must be qualified for and planning to attend Global Finals 2018
The application and project plan must be written in English by members of the team. Teams from outside of the U.S. may have assistance with the translation of their project plan, but the plan must be written by team members.
Submission: Teams must supply an electronic copy of the project plan for their Global Finals Team Challenge solution. To ensure the project plan is legible, teams must recreate their original project plan by filling out the template included in the application. Email completed applications and project plans to Kris Beisel at email@example.com.
Scoring Criteria: Project plans will be appraised based the project management steps and process groups as described in Roadmap:
Identify and understand Challenge Requirements
Define the Team’s Project Deliverables (mini-projects or tasks)
Define the goals and success measures for the project
Evaluate resources, constraints, and assumptions
Explore the scope of the project
Consider deliverables and dependencies
Establish project managers for each deliverable or mini-project
Sequence, schedule, and set milestones
Plan and procure resources and materials
Assess risks and plan for prevention or mitigation
Monitor and control the project and its deliverables
Review the project and ensure the project meets the requirements of the Challenge and the requirements defined by the team
Appraisers will be looking for detailed and thorough explanations for the plans the team made for each part of the project management process.
Deadline: April 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Award: The $3,500 scholarship will be awarded at Global Finals. The amount will be divided equally among team members. The scholarships will be paid either directly to the university or college of the student’s choice or to a qualified college savings plan. (Special arrangements will be made if the winning team resides outside of the United States.)
Application: Click here to download the scholarship application. Email your completed scholarship application and project plan to Kris Beisel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to announce that, earlier than ever before, our 2018-19 Challenge Overviews are now available! We’ve expedited the availability of this resource as we know it’s a critical part of generating interest in and purchase of 2018-19 Team Number Vouchers.
Speaking of Team Number Vouchers – this item is now available for purchase on ShopDI. You can access this new product here.
As promised, a promotional toolkit is also available for download here. The toolkit features digital resources and PDFs that can be downloaded and printed to handout at tournaments or other promotional events. In the toolkit you’ll find:
– Social Media graphics for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
– Email header graphics (2 versions)
– PDF Promotional One-sheet for Tournaments
– PDF 5×7 Postcard for Tournaments
– PDF Table Tent Poster for Tournaments
As a reminder: The 2018 NJDI State Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ. We are excited to see you and watch your solutions!
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Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.