Upcoming Events

PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Southfield

March 09, 2019
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Session 2

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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Southfield

April 06, 2019
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Session 3

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18th Annual PMIGLC Spring Symposium

April 26, 2019
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Suburban Collection Showplace - Diamond Center
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374
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Project Managers as Champions of Change

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January 2018 Print

Chapter Update

Welcome Message from the New PMIGLC President

Happy New Year PMIGLC members! I’m Ron Papa and I am the incoming Chapter President for 2018.

First, I’d like wish all of you good health, good times, and prosperity in this new year. Second, I want to encourage you to take advantage of the exciting events and benefits that the chapter plans to offer its members. Everything from more locations to exciting speakers and a new variety of events, including more networking opportunities are planned.

Make a resolution to attend at least one event this year and hopefully you’ll keep coming back for more. Please feel free to bring a friend or co-worker. Also, be sure to inquire with any of our Board of Directors or myself on some of the discounts that PMIGLC can offer to those who are considering joining.

I look forward to seeing you at a PMIGLC event very soon!

Here’s to a successful new year. 

Ronald Papa, Ph.D., PMP
President – PMIGLC 

PMIGLC Coordinates Student Robtics Team Presentation

The PMIGLC Academic Outreach Team coordinated an activity with the West Bloomfield FTC Robotics middle school team on December 11, 2017 at the Management Education Center. The FTC Team (11870 – Short Circuit) presented their project and demonstrated their robot to the chapter members who attended the business meeting. This activity provided the students with an opportunity to present what they learned during the project management workshop (PM 101 Skills for Life - conducted in early September 2017) and allowed them to prepare for the state competition. During the FTC Qualifying events, judges were impressed with the team’s engineering notebook which was organized using project management principles. The team received the coveted Inspire award, Control Award and Connect Award.

17th Annual Spring Symposium - Register Today!

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 meetings@meeting-coordinators.com for registration details.  

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Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum

February Monthly Meeting

Topic: Health Industry CTO Interview

Join us for a relaxed discussion at the C level regarding how they view project management as well as the skills and talents that they value in this area.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the session, and gain valuable insight from a C-level perspective.

If you would like to submit a question in advance, please email vp.communications@pmiglc.net.

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. 

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Professional Development Opportunities

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.

Project Management Networking Event - February 21 


This event is targeted towards project professionals - project managers, business analysts, portfolio managers, etc. - but anyone is Welcome.


Appetizers will be provided along with one drink ticket (beer or wine). A cash bar will also be available. Bring your business card to be entered into our raffle!

Hope to see you there!



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Moylan’s Mulligans on “Mentoring and Coaching”

In the December article, Dr.Bill informed us that Project Management for Social Good would be the theme of the Great Lakes Chapter’s outreach efforts in 2018. A few potential projects listed for K-12 schools, colleges and non-profit organizations, required mentoring and coaching. This article will focus on the differences between Mentoring and Coaching and the benefits of both in strengthening your work and community teams. 

Mentoring can be defined as a relationship in which a more experienced person uses their knowledge and understanding to support the personal development of another. 

Coaching can be defined as one-on-one support in the development of an individual’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to help improve job performance.  

As a mentor, you are helping others discover their wisdom. As a coach, you are setting goals for the learner to develop new skills. When mentoring and coaching are used in community projects, projects flow in a logical and organized manner, in part due to the analytical nature of Project Managers. At work, the Manager’s mentoring and coaching insights can motivate and re-energize the project team. When coaching, take action and promptly address any bad behavior to avoid disruption to the entire team. 

Whether you serve as a mentor or coach, know that you are using your knowledge and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of others. This is summed up in the two quotes below. 

"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves." ? Steven Spielberg 

"My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better." ?  Steve Jobs 

For more information, contact Lisa Harvey Roach at Lisa@LisaHarveyRoach.com

by Lisa Harvey Roach, PMP, ACB, CL
PMIGLC Ambassador to Toastmasters

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PMI® News

2018 Job Report
In a time of change, demand for project talent keeps rising. Where do you fit in? Read the report.

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 December

Jeanette Banach
Thomas Beck
Karen Birdsall
Devon Boling
John Caza
Lisbeth Chavarria
Benecia Cousin
Jesse Fanone
Elana Freeman
Diana Guibord
Leslie Nicole Gulyas
MaryLynn Hastings
John Haynes
Nachimuthu Kannan
Susan Kapplinger
Carol Long

Tina Meyer
Joseph Mitory
Patrick Newell
Michael O'Neil
Chelsea Olcese
Matthew Pallaver
Gabe Proctor
Lauren Redd
Malesa Stapleton
Cheryl Strait
Laura Thero
Kunal Waykole
Rebecca Wilhelm
Alex Williams
Timothy Yang

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