Meeting/Event Information

September 2017 Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Hilton Garden Inn
26000 American Dr
Southfield, MI 48034
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Registration: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Networking Forum Presentation: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinner Served: 6:30 pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Attendees will receive 2.0 PDUs for this event.

Note: There will be a "speaker only" option for those only listening to the speaker (dinner not included). These attendees will receive 1.0 PDU and should arrive by 7:15 pm for announcements. 

REGISTRATION NOTE: Advance, online registration will close at Noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.  Please register in advance to secure your seat and dinner.

Please click here for the Cancellation Policy & Informed Consent Release. 

Brandon Conrad is from Florida and is unable to speak at the September 11, 2017 dinner meeting due to Hurricane Irma.  William Moylan will fill in as the September 11, 2017 dinner meeting speaker.

Monthly Meeting Topic:  The PM Leadership Dilemma and Candid vs. Creative Communications

A key responsibility of the project manager is to communicate reality during project execution.  Candid communication exhibited with brutal honesty may cause the project manager to be executed prematurely.  Alternatively, the project manager as political spin-doctor spews creative deceit about project progress and performance.  This presentation addresses the communication challenges and ethical leadership dilemmas that confront the project manager and proposes suggestions for astute project communications and project stakeholder management. 

Speaker: William Moylan, PhD,PMP,FESD, DTM

William Moylan is an Associate Professor of Eastern Michigan University's College of Technology and coordinates the construction management graduate programs. In addition, he consultants, trains, and acts as an expert witness in project management and construction safety. Dr. Bill Moylan has extensive profession experience in all aspects of program and project management. He has worked on new product development, manufacturing, information systems, facility engineering, and construction projects within the heavy construction, oil & gas production, petroleum, chemical processing, energy, academic, government, public service, automotive, and manufacturing industries. In June 2005, Dr. Moylan was awarded his PhD in Organization & Management with focus in Leadership from the Capella University School of Business. He received his BS in Construction Engineering from Lawrence Technological University; and, his Masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Bill is active in a variety of professional societies and civic activities, including the Project Management Institute, the Engineering Society of Detroit, Habitat for Humanity, and , Toastmasters International. Within PMI, Dr. Bill has served on the PMI Board of Directors [2008-2013], Educational Foundation Board, Certification Board Center, PMP Certification Exam Committee, Assembly of SIG Chairs, several SIG and Chapter board, and, advisor to PMI Students groups at Lawrence Tech University and Eastern Michigan University. In September 2000, PMI honored him with their 2000 Distinguished Contribution Award. In October 2004, the PMI-Foundation awarded Bill the PMI-Fellows scholarship in support of his PhD scholarly activity.  

Monthly Forum Topic:  Building Alliances 

We will explore the value of building a professional network. Further, we will examine why building these strategic alliances should be important components of your career strategy. Ms. Shelef will show you how to recognize and deepen your existing relationships, and suggest ways for you to develop new connections-- organically and naturally. She will illustrate how these alliances and associations will lead to more opportunities. As you grow your sphere of influence, you will become even more confident. You will have a wider domain to highlight your strengths, as well as to broaden your skill set. This forum will provide you with some useful tools that you may put into action easily, comfortably, and immediately. 

Speaker:  Elana Shelef
Elana Bussell Shelef, is a third generation native Detroiter. She has a background in quality management, in addition to over 30 years of non-profit organizational management experience. Ms. Shelef is committed to retaining talent in the Michigan region and has a passion for youth leadership training and development. Ms. Shelef currently holds the position of Director of Corporate Relations and Education Outreach at The Engineering Society of Detroit, where she has worked for the past ten years. Ms. Shelef received the Ann O. Fletcher Award for Distinguished Service in 2017. 

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$40.00 PMI-GLC Member - Full Meeting (Forum speaker, Dinner & Featured speaker)
$35.00 Earlybird rate before September 6

$40.00 Members of National PMI or Other Chapters (not GLC) - Full Meeting (Forum speaker, Dinner & Featured speaker)
$35.00 Earlybird rate before September 6

$50.00 Non-Member - Full Meeting (Forum speaker, Dinner & Featured speaker)
$44.00 Earlybird rate before September 6

$20.00 PMI-GLC Member - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)

$20.00 Members of National PMI or Other Chapters (not GLC) - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)

$25.00 Non-Member - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)