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Sample PictureThe Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading worldwide non-profit association recognized for establishing project management standards of excellence.

As a local Indiana Chapter, we focus on helping individuals improve their skills in managing various projects. Some of the services we offer as a regional Chapter include monthly chapter meetings, networking opportunities, PMP Certification study groups, and project manager mentoring.

Vice President of Communication's Message

Check out all the presentations we have seen--and now we're expanding our online presence.  Please come find us:

1.  On LinkedIn (PMI Calumet Chapter)
2.  On Twitter (@PMICalumet)
3.  Every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm CST for our chapter meeting presentation to get 1 free PDU!

Here's to exchanging ideas and growing as professionals!

Your PMI Calumet Board of Directors



Celebrate PMI 50-year anniversary and holidays with PMI Calumet fundraiser!  This year’s event  proceeds will be donated to CHARITY as pledged within PMI’s “Global Celebration of Service”.  Plus, we’ll have a great speaker, great conversation, giveaways, lots of networking, hors d’oeuvres, and a traditional sit-down dinner, all in the lovely setting of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Merrillville, IN.  So, come celebrate our PMI 50th anniversary with the Calumet Chapter as we focus special attention on the professionals—PMI members, credential holders, volunteers and all those who consider project, program and portfolio management their profession—for their great accomplishments in not just delivering successful outcomes, but in making a difference.   
At this annual meeting, PMI Calumet Chapter will cover annual chapter business and will be updating the membership on PMI’s strategic transformation and show a short video describing PMI then – now – and into the future.
We will also have a speaker so you will be able to earn 2 PDU's (early Christmas present)!
Here are the details:
PMI Calumet Chapter Holiday Dinner
Sunday, December 8th from Noon – 3pm
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant,
2120 Southlake Mall Unit 500,
Merrillville, IN 46410 (close to JC Penney)

“Developing Resilient Teams for Complex Projects – Nabila Safdar”
Nabila Safdar will be providing an interactive and engaging session focused on involving everyone in the audience through a series of activities exploring ways to reveal and address barriers to agility.  Throughout the session, Nabila will provide opportunities for individuals to win prizes and share their stories.  The audience will also receive a takeaway sheet which will include sections for notes, action items and accountability for follow up within your organization.  As part of the session, Nabila will offer a free session for helping your companies in facilitating a similar session.  Major areas covered will be:
Team Dynamics
Process Considerations
Culture Strengths
Nabila ( Sattar Safdar enabled business agility in biotech, software, retail, non-profit, co-op, technology and academic spanning over 15 years.  Driven by the passion for continuous learning, Nabila is always exploring new ways to better serve teams.  Her primary focus is strengthening relationships to deliver value.

Nabila is serving as Project Manager and Scrum Master at Do it Best Corp., Professor at Purdue University teaching Project Management, Technology Strategy & Management, and Design Project to Computer Science and Information Systems / Technology students.  Nabila is also the President of Nabilities, a consulting firm, focused on adding value to others using training, mentoring and coaching on agility & change leadership.  On the philanthropic side, Nabila is a Board Member at the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana and the Committee Chair for its Inclusion and Diversity committee.
- Member only -- $25
- Member plus one guest -- $50
- Member plus two guests -- $75
Please make your reservation by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 (let us know if you would like a vegetarian option) The website has been updated and is ready for your reservations.
For more information, please visit


* Mark your calendars for our next PMI Calumet Chapter event at the Griffith Central Market on Friday August 23rd.  This is a social event for members and their guests so please bring your family or friends to join us.  The Griffith Central Market offers live entertainment, a wide variety of local beverages in the beer garden, local food trucks, artisan vendors, a new playground and walking track for a stroll through the park.  Live music from Michelle Velez and Latin Satin Soul.  More details to follow.


* Welcome to the PMI Calumet Chapter 2019 Apparel Sale!  The sale will be open until August 18th. Orders will be available for delivery about three weeks after the close of the sale.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennie Lewandowski at:

5 FREE PDUs!  The chapter offers GUEST SPEAKERS the opportunity to lead the conversation in one of our monthly meetings (see above).  Please email the VP of Communications with a short bio and your topic by the end of the first week of the month.

** 6/19/2019 - 2Q 2019 Chapter Meeting & Presentation (Earn 1 PDU!) **

Dear PMI Calumet Chapter Members:
We invite you to join us for our 2nd Quarterly Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, June 19th from 6-8pm at Houlihan’s located at 1550 US 41 in Schererville.  
The topic for the evening will be “Managing Change:  Leveraging the “Nature of People” presented by Scott Stribrny.*
Please RSVP for this event by replying to the email that you received regarding this event.  

Payment: You will earn 1 PDU for attending and the cost is $25.  Pay the night of the event via check (made out to the PMI Calumet Chapter or cash) or you can use the online option that will be found on the PMI Calumet website.  Go to "Select Attendance Option" drop down (found under the Programs & Events / Upcoming Events tab), select "Chapter Member" if you will be coming alone, or "Member + 1 Guest" or "Member + 2 Guest" if you are bringing an additional person(s).  You will then be able to make a payment via PayPal, Debit or Credit Card.
PMI Calumet Chapter Board
* Scott Stribrny - President and Managing Director, Group Atlantic Inc.
Scott Stribrny brings nearly 40-years of experience in software, systems, and management to his client engagements and his Loyola Executive Education courses. An internationally acknowledged authority in project management, information systems/technology, and the use of agile approaches to delivering exceptional quality and lasting value, Scott is interested in the intersections of business, technology, and organizational risks. Beginning a corporate career with a start-up firm that went from zero to 100 million dollars in just five years, Scott moved on to a Fortune 50 conglomerate where he worked with industry leading engineers, scientists, and the executive suite. Scott ascended to management and was responsible for the development of groundbreaking products and services where he applied best practices in project management and organizational change. His accumulated management experience ranges across many industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, finance, insurance, retail, information services, and manufacturing. Scott is president, co-founder, and managing director of Group Atlantic, Inc.; a senior consultant in the business technologies strategies practice for IT research company the Cutter Consortium; and a thought leader at the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute. His courses on leadership development, high-performance teams, requirements definition, risk management, and project estimating are well known for their innovation and practical applicability. Scott is widely published on the subjects of risk management and project/program management and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and company events. He is known for his practical knowledge and content, and refreshing and engaging delivery.

** 3/20/2019 - 1Q 2019 Virtual Chapter Meeting & Presentation (Earn 1 PDU!) **

Dear PMI Calumet Chapter Members:
We invite you to join us for our 1Q 2019 Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, March 20th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST. This will be a virtual meeting on Skype so please plan to join us from wherever you are.
The topic for the evening will be “The Project Manager as Coach”presented by Mr Henry Will. Henry Will is an innovator with 10 Patents. He has been a PMI speaker before and his presentations are highly rated and engaging. He recently managed teams delivering Artificial Intelligence (AI) services, cloud infrastructure, cloud databases, security, and networks. He trained AI in a hackathon. Henry created an IoT device which he presented at an IBM conference.

He was certified as a coach in IBM. He has worked in industries including video games, medical instrumentation, military avionics, finance, manufacturing, internet voting, mortgage, transportation, communications, insurance, and publishing. Henry enjoys spending spare time with family, volunteering, church, and playing musical instruments. Learn more and connect to Henry at

A calendar invitation for this event will follow. You will earn 1 PDU for attending and there is no cost associated. We look forward to seeing you!

12/10/2017 - PMI Calumet Chapter Christmas Party & Annual Meeting (Earn 1 PDU!)

Topic:  Change Intelligence and Project Management
Presenter:  Clarence Trowbridge, PMP
Date & Time:  Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
Location:  Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, 2120 Southlake Mall, Suite 500, Merrillville, IN  46410
Cost:  $25 per person (go to the Events page for reservations)


Our Vision

To be the professional association chapter of choice for project management knowledge, accreditation, development and practice.


Our Mission

The mission of the PMI Calumet Chapter is to promote project management knowledge, standards, and ethical practice for members, the profession and the community.