Impact Hub HNL was happy to sponsor PMI Honolulu’s 2018 Professional Development Day. The event, which took place October 19, 2018 brought together hundreds of professionals from across Hawaii The Project Management Institute® Honolulu Chapter.
This Professional Development Day was the 20th Anniversary of the event, and based on attendee feedback, the overall theme was decided to be A’ohe Hana Nui Ke Alu’ia : No Task Is Too Big When Done Together.
At the event, attendees followed three tracks to help them in their own professional development process:
1) Career Pathways: Whether you are new to project management or an experienced PMO manager, this track will consider the career paths and options for advancement that are available to project managers, both inside and outside of the project management field. Come to be a part of the discussion about career planning and mentoring, and hear from local leaders that can share experiences about their own career paths and outcomes.
2) Practitioner Stories: This will be great case studies where people can tie back the lessons to their work. Stories from all industries – construction, tourism, military, IT, healthcare, etc. The tie back to the overall theme is don’t recreate the wheel, let’s learn together.
3) Creative Approaches: Creative approaches to solve problems of today – This is all about tried and true techniques, new emerging techniques, transformation of techniques and a mash-up of techniques and how to do them in the Real World! It’s not about silver bullets. It’s contextual, it’s real. As professionals we need more ways to solve problems and uncover opportunities in our dynamic, demanding and ever-changing environments. How do you work WITH your stakeholders to move projects to successful completion? How do you co-create? How do you build relationships and ohanas with your teams – while accomplishing amazing goals?
Impact Hub HNL member Dean Ramos was a presenter and attendee at the event. Dean, a business consultant, says that, “PMI offers an excellent toolbox for anyone doing project management, and that the event is a full day learning about the tools in the project manager’s toolbox and how to utilize them better.” He says he especially appreciated the Keynote with Kumu Ramsay Taum, who encouraged us to think about working together, better, in any sort of business, which is important here in the islands and even with the mainland visitors that attended the event.
Dean added that while the event is usually targeted to project managers, this year the scope was such that everyone can really benefit from these lessons.
What is PMI?
PMI (Professional Management Institute) is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in 185 countries. Their mission is to promote the project management practice and profession through networking, sharing of project experiences, training, education, and certification in the State of Hawaii.