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PMI MN Annual Membership Meeting Presentation (June 29, 2020)

PMI MN Members,

Thank you to all of you that attended the PMI MN Chapters 2020 Annual Business Meeting on Monday June 29th, 2020.  For those of you that could not attend the meeting we have uploaded the meeting presentation along with the detailed Annual Business Report on our PMI MN website.

Please take the time to review and reach out to me Sara Swanson or any other of the PMI MN Chapter Board Members with any questions or concerns you have.  We would be happy to hear from each and every one of you.






Sara Swanson PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM

PMI MN President, CEO 2020

Grow YOUR Leadership Skills! Call for Nominations for PMI MN's 2021 Board of Directors

We Need You! Are you interested in serving on the board of a leading chapter in the fastest growing professional organization in the country? Contact one of the members of the PMI MN Nominating Committee today! Results are announced shortly after the elections close in September and published in the next issue of PMI MN News.

What makes an ideal candidate? Candidates are required to have all the following qualifications in good standing:

1.       Membership:

  •  Member of PMI MN as recorded by PMI

2.       Chapter Participation in the past 16 months:

  • Attended 3 Chapter events, or
  • Volunteered a minimum of 40 hours

3.       Conduct:

  1. PMI Member and PMI Minnesota Chapter member in good standing. “Member in good standing” means:
    1. The member has paid their dues
    2. No formal ethics violation or complaint under investigation or negatively determined by either PMI global through their procedure or to PMI MN through the procedures of the office of the Director of Governance.
  2. Member shall not have been terminated from a previous board or volunteer position. A volunteer who was terminated may not run for a board position for a period of 3 years from the termination date.
  3. A board member running for the president elect position shall not have violated board contract. A current board member who has violated board contract would not be eligible to run for PMI MN president elect position or any board office for a period of 2 years. Violation incident needs to be documented and verbal warning of one's actions does not prevent them from running for 2 years.
  4. Member has not resigned from a Chapter leadership position by abrupt resignation or malfeasance for a period of 3 years from the resignation date. 
    1. Of a Board of Directors approved appointment or
    2. Of the completion of an election candidate roster; or election to a Chapter leadership position or
    3. Of a critical position that impacts operational integrity (e.g. instructors for paid classes, managers of paid events) who fail to provide a replacement or provide adequate notice
  5. In the case of a candidate for President Elect, members will have served a minimum of 12 consecutive months as a board member at the time of election. The Board of Directors shall provide a majority vote on the eligibility of any applicant who is serving the first year of their term (who at that point may have served less than 12 months). 
  6. When running for the president elect or president role, it is preferred that the member hold a PMI credential.

In accordance with PMI policies, practices, procedures, rules and directives, no funds or resources of PMI or the Chapter may be used to support the election of any candidate or group of candidates for PMI, Chapter, or public office.  No other type of organized electioneering, communications, fund-raising, or other organized activity on behalf of a candidate shall be permitted.


For more information on the nominating process, please see the Nominating Committee Policy in the Chapter policy manual. 


PMI MN Board of Director Positions (Elected):

The Chapter has nine board positions. In addition to the President Elect, three director positions are filled alternately each year. The four positions open this year for nomination to the 2021 Board year include:

  • President-Elect, 3-year commitment
  • Director of Governance, 2-year commitment
  • Director at Large, 2-year commitment
  • Director at Large, 2-year commitment

Contact a member of the Nominating Committee for roles and responsibilities of these elected positions. 


All candidates interested in running for election need to have expressed interest to a member of the Nominating Committee and submitted their complete bio by July 22, 2020 to be included in the vetting process. 


PMI MN also appoints committee chairs annually. PMI MN has the following standing Committees:

  • Community Outreach
  • Membership
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Marketing and Communications (MarComm)
  • Professional Development (ProfDev)
  • Programs
  • Finance
  • Sponsors
  • Volunteer Services
  • Professional Development Days (PDD)
  • Operations (Chaired by the President-Elect)

Each Chair has operational responsibility for directing and/or overseeing regular and special projects as well as serving and/or assisting the Directors in their respective responsibilities. Being appointed to this position carries a one-year commitment to the Chapter. Chairs may serve more than one year by being re-appointed. 


Interested? Contact a member of the Nominating Committee via email at and a member of the Nominating Committee will reply to confirm your interest in serving.

PMI MN Nominating Committee:

Lee Skolaskini

Ifey Cley

Shaina Parsons

Brandon Guthman

Colin Clifford

Brian Ulrich

Glory Ikeata

PMP Exam Changes

You may have heard that the PMP exam and the associated R.E.P. program training are changing – effective 2 January 2021. Starting on that date, the PMP exam will reflect new exam content.


Every 3 - 5 years, we conduct exhaustive research to understand how the project management profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed. We ran a new round of research in 2019 and Subject Matter Experts from leading organizations around the world have worked with us to define the PMP of the future.


Project management professionals need more diverse skills and approaches than ever before. The PMP is evolving just like the profession – and the new exam will focus on three new domains:

PEOPLE – emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team
PROCESS – reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy

Content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, will be included across the three exam domains.

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PMI-MN will be recognized globally as a premier, best-in-class, innovative community of project managers who embrace world class practices.

Our Mission

PMI-MN's mission is to provide value to members and the community through opportunities for career development and to advocate the advancement of the project management profession and its disciplines.



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