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PMI Minnesota Chapter March 2019 Newsletter




Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute
Building Professionalism in Project Management
March 2019 Newsletter | Volume 21, Issue 3

Let’s talk ethics, professionalism and what it means to be a member of our premier Chapter, the 3rd oldest Chapter within PMI’s over 300 Global Chapters. It’s a privilege to be a part of a cutting-edge community! However, it comes with responsibilities and expectations, both as a member and a volunteer.

When we work hard to earn our certifications or additional education to become a better project or program manager, it takes an immense amount of resources. Additionally, when we become a member of PMI-MN, we agree to be ethical, professional and to uphold an expected code of conduct.

PMI members have determined that honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness are the values that drive ethical conduct for the project management profession. PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies those values to the real-life practice of project management, where the best outcome is the most ethical one.

All PMI members, volunteers, certification holders and certification applicants must comply with the Code.

Alder Schweitzer states, “Example is not the main thing in life; it’s the only thing.” Ethical behavior is learned. Today’s Chapter Board is paving the way by setting a good example in everything we accomplish. Our actions clearly reflect honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness. This doesn’t happen in a few months – it happens over time.

The Chapter Board is working with PMI Headquarters to be consistent with our Chapter documents and policies, ensuring they’re updated. Contrary to some inquires, the Chapter Board may revise and approve a policy, then implement it at any time throughout the year.

As the Chapter continues to strive for inclusivity and harmony, let’s not forget about why we volunteer: to give back to all members. Let’s also encourage more to volunteer and bring up the next Chapter Leaders so we can gain different perspectives and build upon previous successes. I look forward to seeing you all at our Volunteer Fair on Monday, March 18th!

Best regards,

Janice Pyka PMI-Minnesota Chapter

- Janice Pyka PMI-Minnesota Chapter 

PMI-Minnesota Chapter President 

Member News

New Members for the Month of February

Marlaina Love

Meng-Chu Liu

Gerald Lindner

Yelena Salova

Linda Lokkesmoe

Angela Marsh

Ben Ayvaz

Amy Lorentz

Richard Pevon

Jennifer Fogus

James martin

Paul Prokosch

Travis Lemke

Hugh Miller

Chanchal Suri

Misfer Al-Maymouni

Jorge Nunez

Corey Thoma

Ifeoma Amaikwu-Cley

Michaela Osborn

Rosy Thomas Valooram

Amy Beaton

Cory Polta

Brent Wolfe

Anthony Bennett

Joseph Robberts

Kelly Berthiaume

Marais Bjornberg

michael stachel

Robert Cavalieri

Kyle Bliss

William Taborn

Patricia Rowell

Jessica Dieltz

Tiffany Thayer

Andrea Ryan

Shaina Dwyer

Nathan Theisen

Julie Sharbo

Tiffany Everson

Margaret Turvey

Jane Frazier

Edmund Glasenapp

Jeanine Twisk

Raja Viswanathan

Maria Gobely

William Wyers

James Balder

Valerie Heider

Kaylene Adams

Xia Yang

Erin Heitkamp

Marissa Allshouse

Natalia Golikova

Karen Henderson

Suman Arora

Kirsten Salmanowicz

Holly Henjum

Laura Bluem

Holly Spies

Jeremy Indridason

Brian Engelkes

Lynn O'Gara

Omar Jiru

Troy Fischer

Wendy Jensen

Ike Johnson

Alexis Franke-Delong

Terry Roepke

Kathrine Kelsey

Tanya Husby

Sonya Rogers

Sean klett

Yvonne Kearney

Sue Wagamon



Ann Bernstein


New PMP® Certifications for the Month of February

Amy Bangen

Bob Martin

Tarlene Wasson

Marais Bjornberg

Deborah Moravec

Brent Wolfe

Cheryl Carstens

Mercedes Murua

Xusheng Zhang

Benjamin Geer

Ronald Petri

Jill Holman

Kelsey Hansen

Bennett Robinson

Wendy Larson

Karen Hayes

Scott Wall



Event 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



March 19 | Central MN Outreach March 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | St. Cloud State University (1.0 PDU)

April 15 | Career Fair 
presented by Jeff Coltman, Alisha Walter, Manish Kalra, Geraldine Marks
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
| Crown Plaza Mpls

April 15 | Career Fair Vendors
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Crown Plaza Mpls

April 16 | Central MN Outreach April 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | CapitalOne

June 25 | Seminar: "Outperform 2019: Raise Your Game"
presented by Scott Welle
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
| Normandale Community College




Chapter Officers

Janice Pyka
President - 2019


Geraldine Marks, PMP®
Director of Governance/Secretary

Adam Cherrill
Director of Finance

Sara Swanson, PMP®
President Elect - 2019


Manish Kalra, PMP®
Director at Large

Alisha Walter, PMP®
Director at Large

Mohamed Diab, MBA, PhD
Past President - 2018

Devi Chetty, PMP®
Director at Large

Michael O'Connor, PhD
Director at Large




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