Congratulations to PMI-MN Volunteer of the Month for January 2017

Barbara Brill

Barbara Brill has jumped in with both feet since joining PMI-MN. She joined the Sponsorship Committee and immediately stepped into selling sponsorship packages and taking care of the details that make our sponsors happy and returning to PMI-MN. As a highly capable Project Manager, whose skills the Sponsorship Committee put to good use, and also as the Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee, Barb helped to establish the process of working with our Sponsors and delivering on their programs with professionalism and consistency. Her fun loving attitude and smile always


Congratulations to 2016 Volunteer Awardees!

The following awards were presented at the Annual Volunteer Gala on January 27, 2017. Congratulations and thank you to all!

Retiring Board Members
Judy Juhl
Suzanne Schanno
Rich Walker
Alex Wincell

Team of the Year
Membership Team
Chair Mohamed Diab
Danielle Harty
Amy Jarabek
Kristin Klaustermeier
Connie Mayta
Matt Nelson
Janice Pyka
Brian Sauter
Anastasia Thomas
Joseph Wojcik

Volunteer of the Year
Judy Juhl

Chapter Colleague of the Year
Ken Schacher

W. Bruce Sandison President’s Award
Joel Goodman

PMI-MN Presents a Student Conference

Did you know that Project Management is one of the fastest growing career fields in the world?

Join us on Saturday, February 4, 2017 for a free half-day workshop on career paths and current trends in project management.

You will learn

  • What’s best, being an employee or contractor?
  • Career options available in every industry
  • Skills, certifications, resources and advanced education requirements
  • Scholarships available from PMI for both undergrad and grad students

Choose from 4 interactive sessions:

G Factor: Do You Have It? 

Your success is directly impacted by your ability to draw people to you or repel them....


Commons Hotel, University of Minnesota
615 Washington Ave
United States

Program management legislation passed through U.S. Senate

We’re pleased to announce some exciting news from PMI: The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) was passed 30 November by the U.S. Senate. The bill will now go to the President for his signature and enactment.

This legislation is a landmark achievement that will make improvements to program and project management policy across the U.S. government.

The PMIAA validates what we as project professionals already know: investment in program management resources and standards within an organization improves outcomes, accountability and efficiency. The reforms outlined in the bill were driven by PMI member input and research, and will change...

It’s Official: Manish Kalra Wins Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship

Manish KalraManish Kalra leads a very active life, with both an impressive work and volunteer resume. He has an MBA from the University of New Delhi, PMP, CSM and Certificate of Quality (QAI). Having worked in the Health Care sector for several years, in 2014 he was received the ROCK STAR Award from Health Partners. He has also been active in PMI-MN as both a member and volunteer, while continuing his education with project management related coursework at the U of MN. Now, Manish has won the coveted Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship jointly offered...

Sit Back, Relax, and Listen to the PMI Congress Interview Podcasts While Earning PDUs

Gwenn Doria, Digital Marketing Team Leader for The Project Management Podcast, shared a series of free podcast interviews, allowing our chapter members to earn 5.25 Free PDUs just by listening.
These interviews were all recorded by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP at the recent PMI Global Congress in San Diego and feature 14 of the congress speakers, reviewing their papers. This is a great opportunity for anyone who was unable to attend the congress to learn more about relevant topics in project management today. Plus they get free PDUs.

As an example, here is the first interview we have published


PMP Certification Research Survey

PMI MInnesota Chapter would like you to share your experience in a survey conducted by Syracuse University Doctoral Candidate, John Stinnett. John is doing doctoral research on professional certifications. Please support him by answering a few survey questions - it should take about ten minutes.

Professional Development Days (PDD) 2017


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