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President's Report

Aloha PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter Members,

2018 has been a fantastic year for us!  We are celebrating our 20th year as a chapter and hosted the 2018 Region 7 Summit with leaders from 17 other chapters coming to our event back in March.  Our progamming has been fantasic this year with monthly breakfast, lunches and pau hana events.  Erin Gonzalez, our Programs Director has introduced our Advanced Topic Series this year and this been a big hit.  Ben Yuan, our Professional Development Director has successfully executed the PMP Exam prep class preparring studuents to take the new exam.  Dr. Joslyn Sato, our Academic Outreach Director was a speaker at the 2018 Kamehameha Schools Education Tech Conference introducing project based learning to teachers across the state.  Our Special Projects Director Gaby Noriega was only 1 of 2 members of Region 7 selected for the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC).  We  are so excited for Gaby!  Over the last couple of months we welcome our new Administration Director Joshua Fowler and Marketing Director Christopher Branyord to our board.  I'm really looking forward to our 2018 PDD on Friday October 19 at Ko‘olau Ballrooms.  I hope to see you there!

Kane Ng-Osorio
2018 PMI Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter President


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20th Anniversary

Join us for a year-long celebration of PMI HNL's 20th Anniversary as we shine the spotlight on our members' contributions to advancing and building excellence in project management over the last 20 years.

Check out a special 20th Anniversary Video featuring some of our founding members courtesy of Ed Tsang and Olelo!


Have you seen the 20th Anniversary Giveaways for our members?  Mousepad, lip balm...lots more to come so join us at an upcoming event to get your SWAG!


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Community News

PMIHNL will be at the NHOA Conference


PMI Honolulu, Hawaii Chapter will be exhibiting at the Native Hawaiian Organization Association's (NHOA) 2018 Business Summit Conference on August 1 and 2, 2018.  The conference begins with a pre-conference day for NHOA members on July 31.  We'll be there during the regular conference on August 1 and 2 promoting our program of free training in project management concepts for non-profit organizations. 

For more info, see article on our website including a link to the NHOA site.


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PMI Educational Foundation

Learn about how our chapter supports PMI's program based on the core belief that project management education increases people's potential to transform lives and communities.


Building our Leaders for Tomorrow

This month our Director of Academic Outreach, Dr. Joslyn Sato, began exploring ideas of integrating project management into the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders (CTL) program. The CTL program works with 20 selected juniors and seniors from the local high schools to “engage, equip, and empower Hawaii’s youth to become tomorrow’s visionary leaders”. Dr. Sato spent a session collaborating with Executive Director, Katie Chang, and her team to identify opportunities to integrate project management concepts, processes, and tools within their program. This is the first step to a partnership that will not only enhance the student’s knowledge and skills but also build project management experience that they can use as they enter the workforce.

The Academic Outreach services of PMI Honolulu Chapter as well as the Project Management Institute Education Foundation (PMIEF) supports the development of project management for our keiki in grades K-12. Not only are project management skills useful for school projects but also become practical life skills. Our PMI Honolulu Chapter is dedicated to empower our keiki, so if you are aware of a group or class, or would like to learn more then visit for free resources or contact our Academic Outreach Director at


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Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors Nominations Committee

Want to be a part of the Chapter Leadership Team who make great things happen for our Members and the Community?  Here's your opportunity!  Chapter elections are right around the corner! 

  • Announcement of Vacancies will be in August
  • Call for Nominations will be through September
  • Elections will be held in October
  • Installation of Elected Officers to the 2019 Board:  November 16 at our Annual Dinner


If you are interested in participating in the Nominations Committee, please contact Dan Yousey, Immediate Past President, at




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Welcome New Members

Welcome new PMIHNL Chapter Members!

Sara A David H Heather N Ryan T
Christopher B Jodi I Mark O Sarah V
Jason B Alexksander K Irene P Joshua W
Lee B David K Michael P Matthew W
George C Chad L Susan P Nikki Y
Daena D Chris L Tim-Oliver P  
Darren D Corinne L Timothy P  
Anthony E Daniel L Alberto R  
Earnest E Emiline L Elizabeth R  
Christina F Garrett L Eric R  
James F Jerry L Justin R  
Michael F Leonardo L Angela S  
Shiva F Renee L David S  
Curtis G Stacy L Paul S  
Eric G Tamia M Simon S  
Kristian G Trisha M Gary T  


Congratulations new credential holders!


Kristina A
Diana  G
Daphne G
Eric G
Kari G
Luca N
LeAnn P
Kelly Q
Alberto R
Kristine S
Roger W
Joshua W

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Board of Directors Elections


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS is open aug 27 - sep 21, 2018

Look for email with nomination instructions soon.  Want to help? We are seeking volunteers for the nomination committee.  See Volunteer Opportunities section above.

2019 Vacancies:

  • Vice President / President Elect 2020
  • Communications Director
  • Membership Director
  • Special Projects Director


Election Timeline:

  • Aug 6 - Aug 26: Announce Vacancies
  • Aug 27 - Sep 21: Call for Nominations
  • Oct 15 - Nov 2: Elections
  • Nov 7: Winners Announced
  • Nov 16: 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 or reduced price to 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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New PgMP Course!

** NEW! ** Program Management Professional (PgMP) Prep Course

Your leadership is instrumental…Certified Program Managers are in great demand worldwide.  Become a PgMP and be part of an elite club of professionals!!

IN RESPONSE TO THE MANY REQUESTS from our members we are delighted to partner with Tailwind Project Solutions to bring the first public PgMP® Exam Prep course to Honolulu In October!   Seats will be limited so read on to see why you should attend…

Date(s): October 24th - 26th

Time: 8am - 5pm

Location: Central Pacific Bank Tower, 220 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96813


PMI Member :        $1,800 (Early Bird) / $2,000 (Regular Price)

Non PMI Member:   $2,000 (Early Bird) / $2,200 (Regular Price)

This is an international, expert-level credential designed to ensure the skills and knowledge required for Program Managers, as well as recognizing the immense wealth of experience possessed by Project Managers/Directors, This, ensures those who have achieved this qualification are able to deliver the strategic objectives to enhance business results, demonstrate your ability to lead, manage and direct programs.  

The PgMP® exam objectives are as follows:

  • Governance
  • Program life cycle
  • Governance
  • Benefits management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Strategic program management


The PgMP® training validates work experience and knowledge of project risk management to manage multiple, related projects and navigate complex activities that span functions, organizations, regions or cultures, and to align the results of these projects with organizational goals. 

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Upcoming Events

This is the line up for events for the remainder of 2018!

Breakfast, Lunch, and Pau Hana end in September.

Breakfast Roundtable Events:

  • Aug 8, 2018 Nico's Pier 38 and IHOP Waimalu Pearl City.  Topic:  Stakeholders - Who gets invited to the party?
  • Sep 10, 2018 Nico's Pier 38 - Topic TBD (last breakfast for 2018)
  • Oct - See PDD


**NEW** Program Management Professional (PgMP) workshop:

  • Get PgMP Certified
  • October 24-26
  • To find out more information click here


Project Management Professional (PMP) prep course:

  • Get PMP Certified
  • October 22 - December 6
  • To find out more information click here


General Membership Meeting Luncheon (1 PDU Event):

  • Wed. Aug. 15, 2018
    • Topic:  Testing: Not just for Doctor Frankenstein - the Importance of Testing in Project Validation and Acceptance.
    • Speaker:  Stephanie Lum, PMP 
    • Click here to register for the next membership meeting.
  • Wed. Sept. 19, 2018
    • Topic:  Agile Panel Discussion
    • Panelists:
      • Ryan Hohnbaum, LeSS-CLP, SAFe-SPC4, CSP, CSM, CSPO
      • Claes Insulander
      • Erin Kaohelaulii-Brett
      • Dan Tousignant,  SPC4, CSP, PMP, PMI-ACP


Advance Topic Series (4-PDU Event):

  • Sat. Aug. 4, 2018
    • Topic:  Meeting Facilitation
    • Speaker:  Christine P. Rose MPM
    • Click here to register for the next ATS.
  • Sat. Oct. 6, 2018
    • Topic:  Creating a Winning Charter and Project Plan
    • Speakers:  
      • Jenni Maiava, MPA, PMP
      • Robert J. Nievera, PMP

Annual Dinner - SAVE THE DATE!:

  • Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 @ Oahu Country Club 



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