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Chapter Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Events

By Kane Ng-Osorio, PMP, 2018 chapter president

2018 was a great year for the PMI Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter, which celebrated its 20th anniversary with several big events. In March, the chapter hosted the 2018 PMI Region 7 Summit, welcoming 150 chapter leaders from California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii. On 20 June, we kicked off our year-long birthday celebration with a dinner meeting. Logo items were released each month, with funding supplemented by a special program of four-hour training events focused on those needing professional development units (PDUs) to maintain their certifications.

Volunteer Ed Tsang, PMP, mingling with PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter leaders
at the 2018 PMI Region 7 Summit Luau at Hale Koa.

 

In June, we also launched a 20th anniversary video of the “Early Years,” made by long-time chapter volunteer Ed Tsang, PMP. The video portrayed the chapter’s history from the perspectives of our founding members Norm Kawachika; Larry Rowland, EdD, PMP; Roy Uemura PMP; and Carolyn Yoshihara, PMP.  On 19 October, the chapter held its largest event of the year, the Professional Development Day (PDD). This event was led by Special Projects Director Gaby Ewachiw, PMP. The theme of the event was “A‘ohe Hana Nui Ke Alu ‘Ia,” Hawaiian for “No task is too big when done together.”

Special Projects Director, Gabriela Ewachiw, PMP at PDD

 

The opening keynote was Ramsay Taum. Mr. Taum spoke about the culture of Hawaii and how the project management arena fits right into the sustainability of the culture. Our special guest speaker was Jim Snyder, PMI Fellow, a founder of PMI. The event closed out with a networking activity that included a personality assessment. Finally, our closing keynote speaker, Raji Sivaraman, PMI-ACP, PMP, drew analogies between music and project management from her book Making Projects Sing. She closed by singing a Hawaiian song and led all the participants to our “pau hana” (after work) party. We look forward to our next 20 years growing as a chapter and promoting the project management profession across Hawaii!


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Seeking Your Participation in a Survey about successful Project Management in the Technology Industry as it relates to Servant Leadership

Submitted by:  Michael Dale

The focus of this dissertation study is on successful technology projects and project managers who exemplify servant leadership characteristics.  The research question asks:  “What is the relationship, if any, between successful technology project outcomes and project managers who practice a servant style of leadership?” 

In a 2010 research dissertation published by Kenneth Thompson, he addressed the correlation between successful projects and servant leadership broadly.  As an extension to his research, this study will focus on the specific industry of Technology to obtain and observe direct or indirect correlations regarding project managers and successful technology projects.  At the conclusion of this study, the hope is that future researchers will begin to examine other vital industries individually to identify potential correlations between servant leadership and successful project outcomes.

Please participate in this survey in support of the Piedmont International University PhD Program.  The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes and the survey results will be completely anonymous.  After completion, the researcher will submit a follow up article with his findings, so look out for the summarized results!  Thank you for your consideration and participation.

Link to questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pmservantleadership 

Deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2018


About the Researcher:

 

Mr. Michael Dale MBA, PMP, CSM, MCSE is a 20-year veteran in the field of Project & Program Management, Information Technology and Organizational Alignment where he has spent several years as a certified engineer, professional consultant, and trainer.  He is currently the Director of Strategic Business and Partnership Development with iSeek Solutions Inc., overseeing the company’s creation of strategic opportunities for engaging existing and prospective clients with effective solutions that address their core business challenges. 

Mr. Dale has a Bachelors in Mass Communications from Samford University, a Masters in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology and is a PhD candidate at Piedmont International University.

Mr. Dale resides in Hueytown, Alabama with his wife and three children.  In his free time, he enjoys church, volunteering, and spending time with his family.

 


Seeking Your Participation in a Survey about successful Project Management in the Technology Industry as it relates to Servant Leadership

Submitted by:  Michael Dale

The focus of this dissertation study is on successful technology projects and project managers who exemplify servant leadership characteristics.  The research question asks:  “What is the relationship, if any, between successful technology project outcomes and project managers who practice a servant style of leadership?” 

In a 2010 research dissertation published by Kenneth Thompson, he addressed the correlation between successful projects and servant leadership broadly.  As an extension to his research, this study will focus on the specific industry of Technology to obtain and observe direct or indirect correlations regarding project managers and successful technology projects.  At the conclusion of this study, the hope is that future researchers will begin to examine other vital industries individually to identify potential correlations between servant leadership and successful project outcomes.

Please participate in this survey in support of the Piedmont International University PhD Program.  The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes and the survey results will be completely anonymous.  After completion, the researcher will submit a follow up article with his findings, so look out for the summarized results!  Thank you for your consideration and participation.

Link to questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pmservantleadership 

Deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2018


About the Researcher:

 

Mr. Michael Dale MBA, PMP, CSM, MCSE is a 20-year veteran in the field of Project & Program Management, Information Technology and Organizational Alignment where he has spent several years as a certified engineer, professional consultant, and trainer.  He is currently the Director of Strategic Business and Partnership Development with iSeek Solutions Inc., overseeing the company’s creation of strategic opportunities for engaging existing and prospective clients with effective solutions that address their core business challenges. 

Mr. Dale has a Bachelors in Mass Communications from Samford University, a Masters in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology and is a PhD candidate at Piedmont International University.

Mr. Dale resides in Hueytown, Alabama with his wife and three children.  In his free time, he enjoys church, volunteering, and spending time with his family.