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PMI-MN June 2018 Newsletter


Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute
Building Professionalism in Project Management
June 2018 Newsletter | Volume 20, Issue 6

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Message from the President

Dear Members,

I recently returned from Berlin, Germany, where I joined other leadership teams from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United States at the 2018 PMI Leadership Institute Meeting. The team members shared best practices in providing outstanding services to our members.  PMI Minnesota was recognized in various sessions and I was extremely proud to represent our Chapter.

Information Technology advancements we have achieved over the past few years, including the ability to offer live streaming webinars and recordings of our events, is among the many success stories I shared.  The quality of programming, educational training and services we continue offering within our chapter encourages the engagement of our members in a variety of networking opportunities.  This was well recognized and admired by the PMI Headquarter Team.  It was also noted that PMI Minnesota is one of the top chapters in terms of promoting and granting project management student scholarships.

On a different topic, I would like to recognize our commitment to diversity as it is one of our greatest assets amongst our members, volunteers and leadership team.  Our multi-faceted diversity inspires us to think outside the box when offering professional services to you as well as making necessary changes in our operational processes to encourage inclusion in the field of project management.

Finally, I must mention that our board election process is upon us.  It is time for us to consider and nominate those who we feel would be great additions to the board as well as chairpersons for our chapter committees. If you are interested in becoming a part of the PMI Minnesota leadership team where you will have an opportunity to learn and grow with fellow volunteers, please don’t hesitate to apply for an opening on our website.

I hope that you enjoy your summer and have many memory making opportunities with family and friends.

- Mohamed F. Diab  MBA, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
PMI-Minnesota Chapter President & CEO


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Monthly Renewal Drawing Winner

PMI Minnesota Chapter members who renew their membership are automatically entered into a drawing and if chosen at random receive a $50 VISA gift card. Kate Kent is the winner for the month