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IPMA Council of Delegates convenes in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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By Jouko Vaskimo 

Helsinki, Finland
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International Project Management Association (IPMA) Council of Delegates (CoD), the highest decision-making body of the first global project management association, convened on September 28th … 29th 2013 in the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia, with delegates from 43 IPMA Member Associations (MA) in attendance. The meeting was organized by Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM), the local IPMA MA, and hosted by IPMA President, CAPM President, Professor Mladen Radujković.

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In the photo: IPMA Council of Delegates in Dubrovnik (photos courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

Professor Mladen Radujković, IPMA President and CAPM President, warmly welcomed IPMA CoD to Croatia, to the region of Dalmatia, and to the city of Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Professor Radujković was very pleased with the CoD meeting, and stated “This CoD meeting in Dubrovnik is an important point for IPMA as an organization. We presented and discussed several strategic items related to external and internal aspect of IPMA organization, particularly related to governance, standards, membership and certification. The decisions made by the Council of Delegates have high impact on IPMA future, and the further development of the general project management community. Once again has IPMA demonstrated strength and creativity while focusing on vision for future. Having delegates from 55 Member Associations – from all continents – working together sends an impressive message for everyone involved in project management decision-making across the globe. IPMA demonstration of high respect and open discussions, in a result-oriented decision process is one of the greatest values of the organization. IPMA would like to congratulate and thank all delegates, and especially the Croatian Member Association CAPM for an excellent organization and great hospitality, known as IPMA family spirit“.

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About the Author 

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Finland

Jouko Vaskimo works as Development Manager in charge of project management training portfolio at Aalto PRO, the Professional Development unit of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. He is also an International Correspondent and Editorial Advisor for PM World in Finland. Jouko graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 1992. Since then he has held project management related assignments with increasing levels for responsibility at Sinebrychoff Ltd, the oldest brewery in Scandinavia; Kemira Engineering Ltd, the leading chemicals manufacturer Finland; DNA Finland Ltd, a large Finnish mobile phone operator; Nokia Business Infrastructure; and Ixonos PLC, one of the leading Finnish ICT consultancies. Jouko holds the IPMA Level C (Project Manager) and Level B (Senior Project Manager) certificates and is the chairman of the Finnish IPMA Certification Body operating IPMA certification in Finland. He is a member of the Project Management Association Finland Board of Directors and a founding member of PMI Finland Chapter. He received the PMP certificate in 2003. Since October 2007, Jouko has been heading the Finnish delegation to ISO/PC 236 and ISO/TC 258. Jouko resides in Espoo, Finland and can be best contacted at jouko.vaskimo“at”aalto.fi .