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IPMA Council of Delegates convenes in Warsaw, Poland

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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 March 23rd … 24th 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. Delegates from more than thirty IPMA Member Associations (MA) were in attendance. The meeting was organized by International Project Management Association Polska (IPMA PL), the local IPMA MA, and hosted by IPMA PL President Mr Leszek Staśto.

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In the photograph: Mr Roberto Mori, Chairman of IPMA Council of Delegates, addressing the delegates (photos courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

Professor Mladen Radujković, the current IPMA President, was very pleased with the CoD meeting, and stated “The CoD meeting in Warsaw confirmed IPMA strong orientation for moving further forward. We introduced a new CoD working model focused on dynamic communication driven by member association needs. The Executive Board demonstrated the very first results of the policy focused on efficiency, results and development of project management profession. The feedback from IPMA Member Association delegates is invaluable and will be key input for further actions. IPMA demonstrated, in parallel with the official program, once again its known family spirit based on global alignment, understanding and multicultural respect. Our special thanks go to IPMA Poland and its team for excellent organization and great hospitality“. Professor Radujković can be contacted at [email protected] .

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About the Author

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Jouko Vaskimo works as Development Manager 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 .