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2018 PDD Call For Volunteers

A Unique leadership opportunity awaits you

Are you interested in giving back to your community, building your network of professionals, strengthening your leadership skills, and implementing new ideas within our learning and development community?   

We are looking for OUTSTANDING volunteers! 

Is this your first time volunteering?  No worries!  We are in this together and will provide the support that you need in order to succeed.

Why should you volunteer?

  • Unique opportunity to make a contribution to the community

  • Get an insider’s view on being part of an event

  • Gain useful leadership experience and satisfaction

  • Meet like-minded people as well as the leading experts in the fields of project management

  • Identify possibilities for personal skills development

  • Strengthen your resume

In return for volunteer services PMIHNL gladly offers the following benefits:

  • Earn PDUs!

  • Complimentary food & beverage during onsite volunteer shifts

  • Complimentary Conference registration after 5 full shifts (8 hours each) of volunteering

  • A certificate of participation

Positions will be assigned based on qualifications and in order of applications received. Please contact if you have any questions.

We look forward to your participation in this unique event. Thank you for your support!

HOW TO APPLY: application deadline is Friday, July 6, 2018.

Please click here or click the APPLY NOW button below.

  • Speaker Coordinator: Maintains communications with selected speakers and track chairs. This includes: 1) inform all candidates who applied to speak at PDD whether they have been selected or not, 2) Collect signed agreement forms from selected speakers, 3) Collect and secure any material needed for speaker's presentation (i.e. Flip charts, markers, etc) 4) Propose ideas for speaker gifts

  • Pau Hana Coordinator: Coordinate and help setup for Pau Hana event. Assist with Pau Hana volunteer assignments. Provide marketing material to promote Pau Hana event. 

  • Pau Hana volunteer(4): Help Pau Hana coordinator with Pau Hana related tasks: decorations, setup, etc.

  • Sponsorship Volunteer(5): Outreach to organizations and community partners so that they can be part of PDD, help setup partner(sponsor) area at the event location, send thank you letters and appreciation gifts to all partners.

  • Registration Team Lead: Collect walk-in registration data, print sign-in sheets, print name tags, develop registration layout for effective flow, train registration volunteers. 

  • Registration Volunteer (5): Help with check-in process, provide conference bag, and guide guests throughout event. Volunteers will work in shifts on day of event (AM/PM). 

  • Brochure volunteer (2): Decide on platform, create brochure structure, import images into brochure, send for printing.

  • Photographer (2): Photographers needed to take pictures during event. 

  • Conference App coordinator: Setup and manage the conference app, create instructions for app and post on website, social media, etc., make video for easy adoption by attendees.

  • Workshop Space Coordinator: Help workshop presenters secure space (conf rooms) where they can present their workshop pre and/or post conference. Help advertise for the workshop events through PMIHNL platform.

  • Online Marketing Coordinator: Develop content for various publications (chapter newsletter, PMI today, Midweek, Olelo), Lead team in brainstorming and developing branding, messaging and design, manage digital presence (social media, conference website, etc) work with Social Media Coordinator and Communications Lead

  • On-site volunteer (7): Manage and setup signage for day of event, help inside the track rooms to make sure speakers have everything they need, help answer questions from attendees


Looking For a PMP Exam Prep Study Group?

PMP Exam Prep Study Group

Seeking study group partners for an upcoming PMP Exam?

Sign-Up Here!  As requested by members via the membership survey sent out earlier this year, we're running the first study group gathering!  Fill out the form to get started.

First collection of sign-ups will be shared among the group of interested study group seekers on June 8th.

Planned Process:

  • Collect sign-ups
  • Share contact information with study group seekers
  • Facillitate initial meeting with participants
  • Allow group to self-manage


This is our first study group facillitation.  We're hoping it provides what our member requested:  a means to form a study group.  We will assess whether the effort is beneficial to become a regular program.  

Any questions, feel free to contact us via the Contact Us page.





Seeking Your Participation in a Survey about Agile Project Management Beyond Software Industry


Researcher: Danijela Ciric

Please participate in this survey in support of the PMI Thesis Research Grant Program.  After completion, the researcher will submit a follow up article with her findings, so watch for it!

Deadline:  10 July 2018

As part of my thesis, I am exploring the application of agile project management approach beyond software industry. Specifically, I am trying to assess whether agile approach may be applicable and useful outside the software industry and whether agile project management, in a particular environment, have something to offer to organizations in terms of more effective execution of projects of certain characteristics (project size, degree of innovation, type of innovation, and size of the project team, etc.).

This research is supported by the Project Management Institute, under the PMI Thesis Research Grant Program and is one of the few in the world to receive PMI’s investment in a very competitive selection, judged by a committee of world-leading academics and practitioners.

Thank you very much in taking your valuable time considering responding to the enclosed questionnaire. Your input is very much appreciated.

Danijela Ciric
Danijela Ciric, researcher and a teaching assistant at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad.  

Read full article and details:




PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter - Spring Reminders


The Spring season is upon us with a couple of friendly reminders:

  • If you haven't done so already, please complete PMI Honolulu's member survey by Monday, April 30, 2018.  Survey was emailed to members on April 16 and a reminder on April 24.  If anyone has not received it, they can email Communications Director.  Members are asked to provide feedback on chapter services, e-mail notifications, more events with PDU opportunities and others.  Please make sure that you and other members you know vote for your/their choices.
  • Summer exam prep registration is open.  Seating is limited. For more information, go to 2018 SUMMER PMP EXAM PREP COURSE.
  • 2018 2nd Quarter newsletter published and available online.
  • Volunteer positions available:
    • Marketing Director
    • Volunteer Committee Lead
    • PMIHNL Communications Committee is seeking volunteers: Editors / Writers, Graphic design / Photographers / Editors, Website Manager/Technician
    • PMIHNL Mentoring Program is accepting volunteers for Mentoring Program Committee Member / Mentor

For more information go to Volunteering.

Upcoming May Events:

  • Breakfast Roundtable: May 09, 2018, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • General Membership Meeting and Luncheon: May 16, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Pau Hana Networking Event: May 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 A Hui Hou!

Current offers:

Computer Aid - 1000+ hours of PDUs - FREE For Members!  $199 value!

Computer Aid, Inc. offers exclusively to PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter Members a one year membership to an online library the "Great IT Professional" which contains over 1000 hours of PDU approved lectures.

The Great IT Professional is an app that gives project managers INSTANT ACCESS  to over 1000 hours of educational lectures covering all aspects of the IT and project management spectrum. Our speakers – over 200 of the world’s leading consultants – have been carefully chosen for their expertise and communication skills and our library is updated weekly with new lectures and new subject areas.   All content on The Great IT Professional app is approved with Category A PDUs by the Project Management Institute, and is mapped to the Talent Triangle. 

Check the catalog here:

To get your FREE 1 year membership, logon the Member Area by clicking on link to the Member Login on the left of most pages or at the top of any page.  Then go to Vendor Offers.