Vaasa BRT and TEDx Vaasa on Friday 22nd September

We have BRT session on Friday morning and if you are still hungry after that to learn about innovation, technology and leadership, there is opportunity to view live Tedx event from Vaasa during afternoon (not PMI organised event).

TEDxVasa event is organised on 22nd September around theme “Progress through Innovation, Technology and Leadership”. Event starts at 12:15 and runs until 17:00 and includes ten inspiring speakers. You can claim PDUs for all PM related presentations according to length e.g. 4x 15 min presentation = 1 PDU.

Why we are promoting this to our members, though PMI Finland is not organising this?
Event is professionally set up event providing great value for project practitioners, and is free of charge.

Event will be streamed on Youtube, available for anyone to join remotely. It will be also available in TED.com.

Event is held at Hanken School of Economics in Vaasa, but is sold out. There is live streaming in Wärtsilä Vaasa premises for Wärtsilä employees, and in Ritz Vaasa for everyone free of charge.

In order to enable TEDxVasa event to grow, please go and like the Facebook or LinkedIn.

 

Two more BRTs still before summer!

There will be two BRTs on Friday 16th June, one in Helsinki, one in Vaasa.

We generally organise events on different days, enabling as many members as possible to join. This time we had to organise both Helsinki and Vaasa BRTs on 16th as we wish to have one more event in both places before summer and timing forced us to use same date.

So, as there are now two choices, expecting lot’s of participants to join these BRTs 🙂

PMI Finland trip report to Europe leaders meeting in Athens 21st-23rd October 2016

Three of PMI Finland board members, Vesa Koskela, Javier Martin, Hannu Tenhunen, visited PMI Europe Leaders (“Region-8” or R8 -meeting) meeting in Athens 21st -23rd October together with our PM Conference 2016 project manager Satish Kumar.

Region-8, or “R8 meeting” in short, is yearly meeting where European chapter board members and volunteer leaders join to share their experiences on PMI activities, network with other chapters, learn from each others and have fun together.

This year R8-meeting had record attendance; there were total of 190 chapter and volunteer leaders joining. Geographically there were participants throughout whole Europe; from Finland and Norway to Greece and Italy, from Portugal and Spain to Armenia and Russia.
On Friday 21st, there was meeting with 24 chapter presidents, focusing on collaboration between European chapters. As outcome, all chapter representatives signed “Athens Declaration”, planning to identify and start activities to provide services to chapter members cross chapters. On behalf of Finland Chapter, declaration was signed by Vesa Koskela, President elect. Later during the R8 meeting, the number signatures was increasing to all 28 chapters.

Conference days had three parallel tracks with total of 18 presentations from different chapters sharing their experiences on various topics. Finland chapter made our first presentation in R8 meetings, when Hannu Tenhunen presented how to host and run PMI chapter website independently in order to have lower cost for the chapter.

From the presentations we got of several ideas and knowledge on e.g. how to better create events or how to support chapter volunteers. There were several great ideas identified and we start processing those during coming weeks and months. More information will be shared to all chapter members going forward.

Addition to visiting presentations, we all had great networking discussions with many chapter leaders where we exchanged experiences and ideas as well as agreed concrete actions for starting cross-chapter collaboration. Most importantly, we now have good relationships to start collaboration with Sweden, Poland, Lithuania and Norway chapters.

Team Finland,
Vesa Koskela, President elect, Director of volunteers
Javier Martin, Director of Professional Development
Hannu Tenhunen, Webmaster
Satish Kumar, Conference 2016 PM