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PMI-MN October 2018 Newsletter


Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute
Building Professionalism in Project Management
October 2018 Newsletter | Volume 20, Issue 10

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Message from the President


Dear Members,

Last week I was fortunate enough to represent our Chapter at the PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting in Los Angeles, CA along with fellow members on the PMI Minnesota Board of Directors.  It’s always great to share our Chapter’s success stories with the leadership of other chapters as well as listening to what has worked for them. We had the opportunity to network and learn alongside fellow project management leaders within the United States and from around the globe.  We were able to take advantage of exhibits where PMI volunteers were on hand to share and discuss various tools and resources to help us continue to grow as a chapter.

The Minnesota Chapter has had a great year leading up to and including our recent conference, Professional Development Days (PDD).  This years’ conference was full of inspiration from a wide variety of learning opportunities including well-recognized keynote and endnote speakers.  The efforts put forth in order for this event to occur is immeasurable and something we are proud of and grateful for within the PMI Minnesota Chapter.

In addition to a very successful PDD conference, our Outreach Team has led the way for expanding our chapter services outside of the Twin Cities and into North Dakota, providing members and non-members in the project management field with the opportunity to learn and earn PDU’s without lengthy travel.  The Military Outreach program is another area where our chapter has proven growth by encouraging veterans to take advantage of opportunities in our field.

Progression remains true with our Chapter in many ways and I am delighted to be a part of it all. I continue to be amazed by all of the wonderful ideas and dedication that come from our members and the perseverance of you all seeing them to fruition.  Please remember to check out our events calendar and feel free to seek me out and introduce yourself.

Best regards,

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


Member News

New Members for the Month of August

Mohamud Ahmed Gretchen Hall Jennifer Oxborough
Kent Anderson Jammie Hannis Kristin Penrod
Kailey Anderson Adele Hebl kranthi polusani
Cheri Anderson Tami  Hedrick Sara Prigge
Lynn Andrews Deneen Hinrichs Pat Qualley
Stephanie Bauman Daniel Hoffman Dave Roselius
Lisa Bausell Glenn Hogue Shannon Rosenthal
Amber Becker Christopher Howe Paul Schlueter
Bryce Behrens Shawntan Howell Dawn Scholz
Christine Benner James Huschle Emily  Schwarzkopf
Jennifer Benson Scott Jara Tom Seely
Nathan Betters Lynn Johnson Humayun Shaik
Lisa Black Margaret Jones Kate Shaughnessy
Stephen Bunge Cody Kuck Shata Sisaleumsak
Ian Campbell Jeffrey Lange Sharan Solie
Emily Ciernia Stephen Larson Esteban Solorzano
Celia Clause Brian Lonquist Matt Spencer
Jay Cooey Michael MacIsaac Tonia Spight-Sokoya
Michelle Creer Janet McCuistion Jeromey Stoneburg
Mikki Desque Jaime McGeathy Daniel Stover
Heidi Dolan Scott Meuers Laura Stremel
Craig Dorman Kelly Meyer Sarah Marie Strese
Gwendolyn Edgar Deb Meyer Scott Swanson
James Ell-Egermeier       Roque Montesino       Michelle Tallman
Erin Engel Peter Morrison Chris Vostmyer
Joseph Forman Patrick Murphy Matt Wirth
Mary Frieler Syed Naqvi Susan Wolf
Charles Geraci David Niziol Julie Yang
Raquel Grad Daphne Okey Chris Zachariason
Daniel Gregorich Brett Olsen  


New PMP® Certifications for the Month of August

Lance Allred  Kim Grimley Jeremy Stepka 
Craig Dorman      Liz Schlesky      Rena Wilson 
Melissa Fox    


Monthly Renewal Drawing Winners

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. Chandra Deval is the winner for the month of August. Congratulations Chandra and thank you for your continued support and involvement.


Events & Registration

The Chapter schedules events for project management professionals (members and guests) throughout the year at the following locations: Minneapolis-St. Paul; Duluth-Superior; St. Cloud-Waite Park, Mankato in Minnesota & Fargo-Moorhead, Bismarck-Mandan, Grand Forks in North Dakota.  Please visit our Chapter Website Events Calendar!

October 15 | Chapter Dinner
"Tools for Understanding"
Presenter: Jeff Meacham | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
DoubleTree by Hilton-Park Place (1.0 PDU)


October 15 | Career & Networking Group (CNG)
"High Performance Mindset - How to get the best out of yourself and of others"

presented by Scott Welle | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | DoubleTree by Hilton-Park Place 


October 15 | Health PrC
"The State of Medical Alley: The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation & Care"

presented by Frank Jaskulk, VP Intelligence, Medical Alley | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
DoubleTree by Hilton-Park Place  (1.0 PDU)


October 15 | Agile PrC - "Sequencing Model for Roadmapping Agility"
presented by Nicole Coyle | 5:30PM - 6:30PM | DoubleTree by Hilton-Park Place (1.0 PDU)


October 16 | Outreach CE (St. Cloud)
"Setting UP New Taiwan Operations, Challenges and Success"
presented by Scottie Holmes | 5:30PM - 7:30PM | MNSCU 1.0 PDU)


October 19 | Outreach Bismarck/Mandan - October Lunch & Scavenger Hunt
11:30AM - 2:00PM | Sertoma Park – Sertoma Club Community Center (2.0 PDU)


October 27 | Project Management Skills for Life® - Basics
10:00AM - 12:00PM | St. Paul Community College


November 6 | Seminar: Build Your PM Emotional Intelligence!
presented by Bruce E. Roselle, PhD, LP
7:30AM - 4:30PM | Anoka Technical College (8.0 PDU)


November 13 | Outreach CE (St. Cloud)
"Release Train Engineer" presented by Michael Dehler
5:30PM - 7:30PM | CapitalOne St. Cloud (1.0 PDU)


November 14 | Webinar: "Are Project Managers Ready for an AI Takeover"
presented by Oliver Yarbrough |12:00PM - 1:00PM | (1.0 PDU)


January 8, 2019 | PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) & Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM ®) Certification Prep Course (8w)
6:00PM - 9:00PM | Minnesota State University Mankato - Edina Campus (24.0 Education Hours)




Chapter Officers


Mohamed Diab, MBA, PhD
Geraldine Marks, PMP®
Director-Governance/Board Secretary     
Joe Perzel, PMP® 
Director of Finance
Janice Pyka
President Elect/COO - 2018       
Manish Kalra, PMP®
Director at Large
Alisha Walter, PMP®
Director at Large
Chris Doyle
Past President - 2017
Sara Swanson, PMP®
Director at Large
Matt Mehring
Director at Large


PMI-MN Office
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN  55416
phone: (651) 917-6246  
fax: (952) 929-1318     

PMI Headquarters
Four Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299
phone: (610) 356-4600
fax: (610) 356-4647


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