Upcoming Events

PMIGLC Happy Hour/Social Networking

October 24, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Granite City- Troy
699 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
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PMIGLC Happy Hour/Social Networking

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2018 Annual Professional Development Day

October 26, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Best Western Premier
26555 Telegraph Rd.
Southfield, MI 48033
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2018 Annual Professional Development Day

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September 2017 Print

Chapter Update

PDD 2017 to Feature Michael Nir, Speaker and Originator of Ideas
Michael Nir is a well-known transformation inspiration expert, best selling author, major interferer and meddler who also annoys executives to change (and his children too)! His keynote address for next month's PDD is based on his best selling book Silent Influencing, Employing Powerful Techniques for Influence and Leadership 

The PDD morning session will focus on Best Practices and Agile Scrum "tools of the trade" and the afternoon session, PMO value enabling  - effective, streamlined delivery and selection and prioritization.

Join us on Friday, October 20 from 8 am to 5 pm for PMI-GLC's 3rd Annual PDD - "Agile for Practitioners and Agile PMO." PMI® certification holders will earn eight Technical PDUs.

PMI-GLC Happy Hour / Social Networking
October 4, 2017 ⋅ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Take a much needed & deserved mid-week break and join your PMI-GLC friends and colleagues for appetizers and cocktails at Granite City Food & Brewery in Troy

Dr. Don Gottwald named GLC Director of Scholarly Research
At the July meeting of the GLC Board of Directors, W. Donald Gottwald, PhD, CCP, PMP, was approved as the Director of Scholarly Research. In this new role, Dr. Don will be involved directly in the advocating, directing and controlling the scholarly research conducted under the aegis of the PMI Great Lakes Chapter. Read on.

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Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum

October Monthly Meeting  

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.


Monthly Meeting Topic: Leader's Choice - Ethical Decision Making
Making ethical decisions when confronted with a dilemma is a key to success along the project leadership journey. This presentation describes the strong connection between ethical decision-making and project leadership success, presents the PMI Ethical Decision-Making Framework and Ethics Toolkit, and addresses how an ethics program can be incorporated into an organization. The presenter, who has spoken for the past 17 years in a row at PMI global Conferences, will draw on stories from his career at the CIA and from his most recent climb of another of the world’s seven summits. 

Speaker:  Michael O'Brochta, ACP, PMP 
Michael O'Brochta, who has managed hundreds of projects during the past thirty years, is also an experienced line manager, author, lecturer, trainer and consultant. He holds a master's degree in project management, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and is certified as a an ACP and a PMP. As Zozer Inc. President, he is helping organizations raise their level of project management performance. As senior project manager at the Central Intelligence Agency, he led the project management and systems engineering training and certification program to mature practices agency-wide. Mr. O'Brochta's other recent work includes leading the development of standards and courses for the new U.S. Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. He serves at the PMI corporate level as the Chair of the Ethics Member Advisory Group; he is a graduate of the Leadership Institute Mater Class. Mr. O’Brochta has written / presented papers every year at PMI global Conferences during the past decade-and-a-half as well as at many international, and regional conferences. Topics that he is currently passionate about include how to get executives to act for project success and great project managers. Since his recent climb of another of the world’s seven summits, he has been exploring the relationship between project management and mountain climbing. 

Forum Topic: Appreciative Eyes Expanding Our Horizons 
We will expand our horizons by delving into an individual and collective time travel. Each of us will have the chance to revisit our past, explore our own success stories in project management, whether at work or in our personal lives. We will affirm past and present strengths, talents, and potential. We  will also travel to the future and give ourselves permission to dream in community. We will have the freedom to be heard and known in relationship, carrying the best from our past forward into the future.  We will exercise the muscle of our appreciative eye, which has the capacity to look for what is best in all people and situations, including ourselves. 

Speaker: Ines Meneses
Ines Meneses is a Brazilian who has recently relocated to Michigan. She is certified in Appreciative Inquiry by Case Western University and has a background in business which includes a bachelor in FGV São Paulo and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin. She has corporate experience as a global project manager at Motorola in the US, when she became PMP certified. For the last 12 years she has been working as a facilitator in leadership, diversity, and cross-cultural trainings. On behalf of several consulting companies such as Aperian Global, FTI, and Hemsley Fraser, Ines has served a variety of industries, including oil (BP, Shell), pharmaceutical (Sandoz, Novartis), chemical (Akzo-Nobel), manufacture (Saint-Gobain), IT (Dell), biotech (Syngenta), and banking (Santander). Ines is a strong believer on the unlimited bounds of human capacity.

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. 


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Professional Development Opportunities

PMP Certification Exam Prep Course
A four-day, Instructor led, on-ground, PMP® exam preparation course designed to meet the training needs of those wishing to prepare for PMI’s PMP® Certification Exam.

The objective of this course is to help the participants gain a level of competency required to pass the PMP® certification exam through a review of the concepts and terminology covered in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Participants will earn 35 hours of education toward PMI’s exam prerequisite.
Training is based on the PMP Exam Prep text book by Joseph Phillips (Fifth edition of PMBOK). Includes the Joseph Phillips text book, practice questions and quizzes.
The courses are led by PMP® certified experts working in the field of project management.

Troy Course Dates
Saturdays, 8am-4pm
September 30, October 7, 14, 21

Course Fee
PMI Members - $700
Non-Members - $750


Available on September 25 ! - On-Demand Access to Monthly Meetings and Seminars
On-Demand access to PMI-GLC Monthly Meetings and Seminars is planned for launch on September 25.  The intent is to increase membership value by providing a way to obtain Professional Development training that you’d really like to attend in-person, but occasionally cannot attend - due to other commitments. 

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Moylan’s Mulligans on Communications & Leadership

Watch for a new article in the October newsletter. 

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PMIĀ® News

PMI® Global Conference - October 28-30, Chicago
Making a Difference - The Evolving Role of Project Management
Project, program and portfolio professionals are leading their organizations to better outcomes while influencing change in an ever-changing global environment. Join us in Chicago to connect with like-minded individuals to learn new ideas and approaches, form new relationships or strengthen existing ones while investing in your own growth at PMI Global Conference. Read on

Checkout the Webinars Offered on ProjectManagement.com
Register for live and play on-demand webinars on projectmanagement.com.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Chapter Members Who Joined in August

Diogenes Almendras
RamKumar Reddy Asadi
Lisa Black
Pam Buckley
Nikki Butler
Shawn Cox
Leroy Crann
Paul DiLisio
Ellen Dixon
Farah Fadel
Arul Jaganathan
Eric Janness
Yutao Lin
William Linton
Dina McKinley
Michael Melendez
Omer Osman
Adam Paul
Samia Rahman
Brenda Roberts
Roberto Rodriguez-Ramirez
Peter Snyder, P.E.
Edward Strecker
Jayaraj Subramanian
Marc Tornero
John Weaver
Kelly White
Jeaninne Wierzbicki
Matthew Williams
Nahariya Wright


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