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PMI-MN Professional Development Days 2018 -- Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation

PDD 2018 Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation


Make Time for 2018 Professional Development Days (PDD)



Professional Development Days is PMI-MN’s signature four-day conference for project professionals. In 2018 we are excited to be celebrating 25 years of continuous PDD excellence with our attendees.  It’s the biggest gathering of project management professionals and learning in one place in the Upper Midwest.  Each year, PMI-MN’s volunteer members pull together our Chapter’s resources and expertise to execute our largest project:  Professional Development Days (PDD).  In 2018 this spectacular event is being held between September 24-27 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN,

Here’s your chance to pick what learning style works best for you and for your schedule.  Find out what’s going on in our profession, polish up on your career skills, meet up with your peers, and collect PDUs.

Over the first three days (September 24-26), Education Days is offers 29 classes in half-day, one-day, and two-day lengths covering topics as diverse as emotional intelligence, team cohesion, culture change, Kanban, accountable leadership, risk, innovation, and the list goes on.  A three day PMI-PMP® certification prep bootcamp awards attendees 24 education hours and the dedicated time to dive into the learning needed to successfully pass the exam and earn certification. And this year we’ve continued with our new practice of providing endnote speakers at the end of the day to challenge your thinking.

Our Symposium Day (September 27) is a buffet of 24 one-hour sessions where you can mix and match from six tracks on Leadership, Strategy, Technical Skills, Change, Applied PM, and Agile.   Do you need to know more about change management, improve your meeting skills, collaborative leadership, overcoming stakeholder resistance, smart Agile metrics, or strategic thinking?  These are just a few of the topics from which you can choose. 

PDD offers the professionals attending our event:

  • Practical techniques for effective project management
  • Skills for adapting today's teams for the changing business landscape
  • PMP® Certification Exam Preparation boot camp
  • Networking with peers -- strengthen existing relationships and create new opportunities
  • Options from over 150 PDUs to maintain certifications within the PMI Talent Triangle

Take a breather from your daily practice: Join us on a sure thing in helping to improve it.  And where else can you spend four days meeting peers, sharing your experiences, and networking with others who understand the challenges and rewards of working with teams and project work!

Here’s the details on classes, speakers, and 2018 PDD registration: 

    The success of our 2017 PDD has prompted PMI-MN to offer the same pricing for 2018.  Savings for everyone!