April 2018 Print

Chapter Update

17th Annual Spring Symposium - Register Closing Soon!

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.    

  

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

May Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting Topic: Energy Leadership and You 

Understanding how you, your teams, customers, and those in your life energetically show up can help you increase both your leadership abilities and your overall engagement and excitement in your work. 

We’ll explore the types and levels of energy, how to understand them, tips for engaging higher energy.   By raising your energy you have an opportunity to improve the quality and depth of communication, increase productivity, improve satisfaction in work-life balance and iincrease emotional intelligence.   

Speaker:  Tara Ondusky
Tara Ondusky is an Enterprise PMO Leader, and Change Empowerment Coach who works with those who are looking to energetically boost their small business and/or career ROI.

As a successful corporate project and program manager, Tara loves helping teams see and define the path that leads them to creative and successful outcomes.  As a coach, this is her mission!  To help people see their individual paths and take the necessary steps to authentic empowering change… successfully and best of all created by you!

Tara has worked with individuals and teams, from the U.S. to the U.K.,  to help them understand how their approach defines their outcomes. Her coaching skills have helped her clients identify their mission and vision, and drive process and business improvements delivering significant benefits to the bottom line.

Agenda
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.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Wine Tasting and Networking

Join us for a private wine tasting of Michigan wines! Each attendee will receive the following:

• A guided tasting including 5 2oz pours
• Cheese and chocolate, served family style
• A $10 bottle credit that can be used to purchase a bottle of wine at the event.

After the tasting, you will be able to purchase glasses of wine.

Agenda:
5:30 PM - Registration and networking
6:00 PM - Guided tasting begins
7:00 PM - Open networking

Please register for this event on Meetup.

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Communications

Moylan’s Mulligans 

Where Leaders are Made

This year, Dr. Bill and I have been focusing on Project Management for Social Good. We want and need individuals to step up and take the lead on sharing project management with organizations that could use it but are not aware of it. In this article I am going to talk about what it takes to be a leader. 

The definition of a leader is: the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. Toastmasters’ tag line is “Where leaders are made.” In Toastmasters, as we have said before, you learn effective communication skills and leadership skills that can be applied at work, at home, and in your community. By serving in the role of club or district officer, your ability to lead is challenged and strengthened. That was my experience as a past club President. In that role:

  • I learned to deal with different personalities and different opinions.
  • I learned the importance of having a vision for the team.
  • I understood the importance of getting buy-in and motivating members to achieve a common goal.
     

Could you use this type of development? Are you doing these things in your current role? I challenge you to stretch yourself as a volunteer in Toastmasters and or PMI. Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its original dimensions.” 

For inspiration, click the link to view the world’s greatest leaders as designated by Fortune Magazine:

Recognized Leaders 

Are you wondering if you have the characteristics of an effective leader?  Posner and Kouzes say in their book, “The Leadership Challenge,” exemplary leaders do the following: 

  1.       Model the Way
  2.       Inspire a Shared Vision
  3.       Challenge the Process
  4.       Enable Others to Act
  5.       Encourage the Heart 

Do you have these characteristics? Have you demonstrated them in the past? Would you like to stretch yourself and help others in the process? If so, volunteer to help today. 

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ? John C. Maxwell

For more information, contact Lisa Harvey Roach, PMIGLC Ambassador to Toastmasters at Lisa@LisaHarveyRoach.com.

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PMIĀ® News

Take The CAPM® Exam At Home
The CAPM exam is now available online. Take the current exam before it changes in May. Learn more.

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 March

Iqbal Abdul-Latif
Deanna Baker
Meredeth Bellmore
Bruce Boers
Oliver Bosnjakovski
Terri Brown-Powell
Vikram Chincholkar
Andrea Cole
Dawn Cooley
Jessica Dadas-Schulze
Natoma Dean
Philip Decker
Homer Duke
Rodney Goins
Robert Houin
Randa Howarah
Michael John Husak
Vivek Joshi
Jeremy Kaufman
Arthur Kelly
Joanna Klotz
Damon Lester

Beverly Maddox
Marina Martynenko
Richard McLaughlin, Jr.
Sameerah Merriman
Jason Miller
Nicholas Primo Oro
Adel Pascaris
Anthony Phillips
Brandon Poeder
Jeanne Rapp
Carlos Rengifo
Martha Rodriguez-Zulueta
Mark Sanders
William Schneider
Robert Simonis
Kelli Skinner
William Snyder
Jason Sowder
Janice Suber
Vishwas Tare
Victor Troutman
Abraham Valdez, Sr.
Troy Zeigler

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