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PMI has approved to allow CHAPTER MEMBERS to attend the Region 7 Leadership Summit!

Great News! Normally limited to chapter leaders, this is a fantastic opportunity for members to gain leadership and organizational skills they can apply to their career.Great News! PMI has approved to allow CHAPTER MEMBERS to attend the Region 7 Leadership Summit!  Normally limited to chapter leaders, this is a fantastic opportunity for members to gain leadership and organizational skills they can apply to their career. 

Learn how to be a great chapter leader.  Run for office in October!

2018 Region 7 Leadership Summit

2018 Region 7 Sponsorship Opportunities


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Annual Award Nominations

Nominations for 2017 Project Manager of the Year & Project of the Year

Deadline to submit nominations: Oct 6, 2017

It’s time to recognize those that deserve our appreciation.  Please send in your 2017 nominations for Project Manager of the Year and for Project of the Year.  Nomination forms available here.

Nomination Packet for Project Manager of the Year

Nomination Packet for Project of the Year.


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Board of Directors Elections


Voting is open Oct 2-20, 2017

You will receive your ballot via email.

2018 Vacancies:

  • Vice President / President Elect 2019
  • Finance Director
  • Programs Director
  • Publicity Director**
  • Professional Development Director

 **We are seeking a candidate for Publicity Director.  Volunteer by clicking on the section in the ballot or email direct to

View candidates profiles and vision statements on the website.

Election Timeline:

  • Sept 5 - 29:  Announce Vacancies and Call for Nominations.
  • Oct 2-20: Elections
  • Oct 31: Winners Announced
  • November: Installation during the Annual Meeting


Benefits of Serving on the Board:

  • Gain invaluable leadership experience as a Board member.
  • Expand your professional network in the PMI community.
  • Give back to the profession.
  • Earn PDUs through volunteer hours.
  • Complimentary or reduced price to the Chapter's Annual Professional Development Day Conference.
  • Complimentary PMI Honolulu Chapter meetings.
  • If possible, attend the PMI Region 7 or North America Leadership Conference.
  • Access to Leadership resources.


Position descriptions for each office may be viewed on the website here:

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Are You Tech Savvy?

Are You Tech Savvy?  Looking for PDUs?  We have a role for YOU!

Millennials aren’t the only ones who are tech savvy in social media!

Social media

If you're savvy in social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and you're looking for PDUs, consider serving on the Board of Directors as the Publicity Director.  Serve in a lead role to represent PMIHNL via our Social Media networks.

Click HERE to find out more.


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2017 PDD Highlights

Survey Winner!

Annie Jenkins of HMSA won a $100 gift certificate to Morton's Steakhouse just for participating in the attendee survey after the event.  Here's what Annie had to say about winning and the PDD: "What a pleasant surprise on the survey drawing win!  I’m a Senior System Analyst in a Project Manager role this year as a newbie to Project Management at HMSA. PDD was definitely a fun day and very beneficial to me. I almost didn’t attend due to my hectic schedule, glad I did."

Thank YOU Annie for participating in PDD and especially submitting the survey responses!  We truly value the feedback as it helps us improve. 

Groundbreaking Innovations Generate a Buzz

Topi Conference App.  Topi is a mobile app that enabled conference attendees, speakers, sponsors, and chapter leaders to interact with each other,  Speakers and chapter leaders got instant feedback at sessions.  Questions and Comments were exchanged in an easy to use format.  Conference schedule, map, speaker bios, and session descriptions were all accessible through the app.  80% positive rating.  Lesson Learned:  Need more advance training.  Getting more users acquainted with the app will enable more people to discover the benefits.  We tried to go maximum GREEN, but we also heard attendees feedback, so we will provide a printed schedule in future PDD events.

Badge Scans replacing Rubber Stamp Paper Passport.  Another effort to go GREEN, the badge scans enabled Sponsors to receive visits at their booths as well as reward attendees for checking out what the sponsors had to offer.  Overall positive rating here as well.

Badge scanning isn't limited to just sponsors!  If you ran out of or missed bringing your business cards, you can use the QR code scan to collect and share your contact information.

Speaker Presentations Available for Download for a Limited Time!

All speaker presentation slides have been posted to our website and is available for download until end of the 2017 year.

If you have an inquiry, email


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Welcome New Members

Welcome new members!

Stephen B. Shawn H. Jeffery M. Majella S.
Stewart C. Barry H. Ann N. Jered S.
Sean C. Derrick J. Ramon P. Tafiaina S.
Elise C. Juha K. LaKeisha P. Christopher S.
Howard D. John K. Kelly Q. Lisa-Marie T.
Deborah D. Daniel L. Ross R. Jesse T.
Douglas D. Nelson L. Robert R. Noel T.
WESLEY F. Scott L. austin r. Aaron T.
Myles F. Edward M. Hector S. Matthew T.
Daphne G. Jonathon M. Katelyn S. Randall V.
George G. Christopher M. Frank S. Ashley W.
Bradley G. Maile M. Tonya S. Timothy W.
Dawn G. David M. Gregory S.  
Arisa G. William M. Corey S.  


Membership has grown to 732 as of August 2017. 

Membership graph

Membership Credentials

Congratulations new credential achievers!

Daniel A.
Jamie C.
Jordan C.
John C.
Amanjit K.
Karin K.
Susan K.
Yu L.
Rebecca M.
Vivian P.
Mark S.
Alana T.
James T.
Jesse T.
Wendy V.
Bryce W.


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Two of our own PMIHNL's Board of Directors Attended The Professional Development EXPO held in Hilo on the Big Island to talk about Project Management. 

UHHilo Expo

Attending from PMIHNL are Christian Ocasio Gonzalez, PMP, Professional Development Director (pictured 4th from the left on the EXPO poster above) and Joslyn Sato, D.M., PMP, Academic Outreach Director (pictured first on the EXPO poster above).

The UH Hilo CCECS Professional Development Expo is an interactive event to provide local businesses an oppotunity to learn more about the Fall 2017 programs. Joslyn explains "The event brought together the Hawai'i Island Chamber of Commerce members.  Guest speaker Eric Yeaman, President & COO of First Hawaiian Bank shared with the attendees his journey of leadership, as well as an outlook for the Hawai'i economy.  Attendees were also provided the opportunity to visit UH at Hilo's College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) Professional Development Expo.  Instructors from the CCECS courses provided attendees information about their courses to show the benefit of growing in those areas."

Christian reported "We received plenty of visitors inquiring as to what PMI was, what is project management, and how it can be beneficial. We provided explanations regarding PMI and our relationship with UH Hilo and supporting the growth and understanding of project management. For the lunch break, keynote speaker was Eric Yeaman from FHB discussing his background and the important principles of leadership."  After the lunch presentation the Directors returned to the booth to field questions about PMI and project management from students and visitors. 

Both Christian and Joslyn are scheduled return to Hilo to conduct classes in October and November.  Congratulations Christian and Joslyn on an excellent representation of PM to the community and Next Generation Leaders!

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Upcoming Events


Oct 6, 2017 - Project of the Year and Project Manager of the Year nominations

Oct 20, 2017 - Board of Director Elections

Upcoming Chapter Events

Oct 11, 2017 7am - Breakfast Roundtable (Last Breakfast Event of the year)

Oct 18, 2017 11:30am - General Membership Meeting & Luncheon (Last Lunch)

Oct 26, 2017 5:30pm - Pau Hana Networking (Last Pau Hana)

Nov tbd - Annual Dinner - tentatively Nov 6, 2017 - watch for announcements

No events in December 2017 - next event in Jan 2018 - Enjoy your holidays!

Professional Development

2018 Spring PMP Exam Prep - Feb 6 - Mar 13 - This is prep for the 6th edition!

Mar 22-24, 2018 - 2018 PMI Region 7 Leadership Summit

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Mahalo to our Annual Sponsors!

2017 Platinum Sponsor


2017 Silver Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring?

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