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

Janice PykaThe March Volunteer of the Month is Janice Pyka. Janice lead the team to put on our April 2017 Career Fair. She was able to develop a team of our chapter volunteers to work together in different tasks very successfully. More vendors participated this year and their feedback responses were very positive about their experiences.


Grow your Skills and Help Us Grow the Chapter

Hi, this is Brian Cohn. I’m a volunteer on our Marketing and Communications Committee and I would like you to join us to grow the chapter and increase the number of people who attend our events. That’s what’s in it for the chapter, but what’s in it for you (and me)?  I’ve been volunteering for PMI for the past five years and have had the opportunity to work with fantastic Project Managers from around the region and around the world. The creativity and breadth of experiences that other volunteers have brought to the organization are unbelievable (in the sense of being amazing, not alternate


Project Management Skills For Life (PMSFL): A Joint Teenage Youth Outreach Program

PMI-MN and Northern Star Council (NSC) of the Boy Scouts of America invite Twin Cities boys and girls, ages 13 to 20 (scouts and non-scouts), to learn to manage projects in this multi course event taking place this spring and summer in a variety of metro locations.

The program has two levels of courses; Introduction and Fundamental, each offered twice a year.  


APPLY: Ana-Alvarez Scholarship Deadline is May 31

  • Are you looking to obtain a PMI certification?
  • Are you working on your PDUs to maintain your PMI certification?
  • Are you attending a post-secondary degree pursuing project management as a degree?
  • Could you use $2,000 to help with your expenses?
Ana Alvarez-Holmberg

PMI-MN and the Twin Cities chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (ATD-GTC) have partnered up to offer a scholarship to advance your learning.

One scholarship is awarded annually based on applications received in the spring. The scholarship was named in memory of Ana...


It’s coming! PMI-MN's 2017 Professional Development Days!

The PMI-MN’s PDD planning team is finalizing the speakers and classes for our annual 4-day event for project professionals.  During Education Days, in-depth topics are being scheduled in one and two-day classes. New this year, we are also offering half-day classes – we listened to our members and past attendees. 

Our one-day Symposium and Vendor Fair with classes, exhibitors and nationally known Keynote and Endnote speakers is scheduled for September 28 .

The 2017 Keynote presented by David Horsager – a Minnesota native, and our Endnote will be presented by Garry Golden.

Watch for details on classes,  speakers, and registration information later...


Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

The application deadline for your Academic Scholarship is fast approaching (May 1st)! Don’t delay… send it in today!

The Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship is open to current and prospective students who registered at accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities and are pursuing degrees in project management or related fields of study.

To review the guidelines for Academic Scholarships, please click here.


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

Brandon Olson

Brandon Olson has been a volunteer for several years, managing the NE MN Outreach program (Duluth MN / Superior WI). Last year he agreed to take the Co-Chair position for the Community and Outreach Department. in PMI / PMI-MN programs.


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


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


Professional Development Days (PDD) 2017


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