We're Back With Our 17th Annual Spring Symposium!
Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity in a World of Change
Friday, April 20, 2018 • 8 AM - 5 PM
The Suburban Showcase, Novi, MI
PMI® PMPs Earn 8 PDUs
We are back with our 17th Annual Spring Symposium! Each year we have grown and improve with our professionals in mind!
The PMIGLC 2018 Spring Symposium “Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity in a World of Change” is an educational and networking forum that provides a platform for the best minds in academia and industry to share the latest developments and advancements in the field of project management. The offerings this year include keynote speaker and a choice of presentations covering various topics. Previous Symposiums have been highly successful sold out events with management practitioners attending from numerous Midwestern states and Canada.
The Spring Symposium will be held April 20 from 8 AM to 5 PM at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
Don’t Miss Our Early Bird Special!
Early Bird Registration
PMI & PMIGLC Members: $220 USD
Non-Members: $250 USD
Group discounts are available for groups of 6+ attendees from the same company. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
Monthly Meeting Topic: Engaging Employees to Drive Change
- Learn techniques to develop a stronger leadership culture
- Learn how to make your engagement more engaging
- Establishing the new organization
- Developing the culture
- Communication, engagement and principles
Exceeding your value expectations comes when you engage employees to drive change. This starts at the top with clear purpose and a leadership team that effectively works together to inspire and engage the organization. This case is built on a case study of one of Steve’s most successful projects.
Speaker: Steve Salisbury
-Featured speaker at Chicago OD Network, Chicago Professional Development Network, and Baroda Area Business Association.
- Facilitated numerous workshops to develop team effectiveness, cross functional cooperation and integration, and leadership development.
- Keynote speaker at several Eagle Scout Courts of Honor.
- Forty plus talks in a lay-ministry / ecclesiastical setting on subjects such as Constancy and Change, Setting the Strategy for Organizational Growth, The People are the Product, Goal Settings and Personal Accountability
Registration/Networking: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner Served: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Attendees will receive 1.0 PDUs for this event.
Note: There will be a "speaker only" option for those only listening to the speaker (dinner not included). These attendees should arrive by 6:45 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.
Project Management for Social Good Open House - January 20
Discussion Forum on PM 101: Skills for Life
The PMIGLC Outreach Department is keen on assisting interested K-12 schools, universities, colleges, and non-profit organizations implement project management into their learning programs, student team competitions and organizations. This open forum will reveiw the no-cost learning resources for classroom and non-profit use, available from the PMI Educational foundation. The complete library of resources can be found here.
The interactive discussions will allow for identifying new initiatives, potential collaborations, open networking and reviewing assistance from the chapter.
A PMP Certification Exam Prep Course - 2018 Course Dates Announced Soon
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.
On-Demand Access to Monthly Meetings and Seminars
On-Demand access to PMI-GLC Monthly Meetings and Seminars has launched! 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. Take a look at our current offerings here.
Moylan’s Mulligans on Communications & Leadership
Project Management for Social Good
At the opening of the 2017 North America Conference [combined LIM and Congress] in Chicago, the PMI Board of Directors announced the updated PMI Strategic Plan. In making this historic announcement, PMI Board Chair Mark Dickson noted “The PMI aspiration—empowering people to make ideas a reality—focuses on our PMI customers and the Institute’s ability to help them achieve their ideal future. We realize that to be successful and achieve our goals we need to empower customers to commit to amazing results and help them make those results a reality.”
So looking forward to the New Year 2018, the PMI Great Lakes Chapter needs your assistance to empower and inspire our future generation of project managers; i.e., our children and grandchildren! Project Management for Social Good is the theme of the Chapter’s outreach efforts to the community-at-large, which includes K-12 schools, colleges and non-profit organizations. They all desperately need project management and you can be part of the revolution to make it a reality.
You are cordially invited to be part of the Great Lakes Chapter efforts to assist interested schools and community groups implement Project Management into their learning programs, student team competitions and organizations. You can “pick your poison.” For example, you could:
- Mentor a Future City Competition team of middle school students,
- Coach a FIRST Robotics team at a high school,
- Present PM101 workshops to college seniors,
- Teach project management to teachers, or
- Facilitate a project plan-a-thon for United Way charities.
The slate is open. The Chapter is available to assist you to do great things in Project Management for Social Good, whether you choose to work alone and/or as part of a GLC Outreach team.
On Saturday, January 20, the chapter is hosting an open house featuring a “PM 101 Skills for Life” discussion forum (see more details in the Professional Development Opportunities above). The event is an “open house” – come & go as you wish. The interactive discussions will allow for identifying new initiatives, potential collaborations, open networking and reviewing the assistance available from PMIGLC.
Best regards, Dr. Bill
William A Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM
Exam Changes Arriving Soon
PMP, CAPM and other certification exams are changing in 2018. Read on.
Welcome New Chapter Members Who Joined in November
|Robert Aeck, P.E.
Jon St John