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2019 December Dinner Meeting

December 09, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098
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2020 January Monthly Dinner Meeting

January 13, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098
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Healthcare Change Leadership

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2019 December Dinner Meeting

December 09, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098
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19th Annual Spring Symposium
Project Managers as Thought Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers

Friday, April 17, 2020 • 8 AM - 5 PM 
The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI

PMI® PMPs Earn 8 PDUs

Early Bird Registration is now open for our PMIGLC 2020 Spring Symposium on April 17, 2020. The theme will be "PMs as Thought Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers". The symposium is an educational and networking forum providing professionals from both academia and industry to share their latest developments and advancements in the field of project management.

Ted Ma will be our opening and closing keynote speaker and there will be break-out sessions throughout the day for attendees to choose speakers and topics of interest to them.

Early Bird Registration pricing: $235 members and $295 non-members.


Michigan Presents the Proclamation of November as Project Manager Month!

Each of the five Michigan PMI Chapters worked together to petition the state of Michigan to declare November as Project Management Month in Michigan.   Tricia L. Foster from the state of Michigan representing the Governor’s office made the presentation of the Proclamation of November as Project Management month in Michigan to PMI Capital Area Chapter President and CEO Gabrielle Haskins, PMP and PMI Great Lakes Chapter Sean McConnell, PMP during the MCAC-PMI Chapter’s Professional Development Day on Nov 20th in Lansing, MI.   To view the full Proclamation visit: https://pmimcac.starchapter.com/images/downloads/project_management_month.final2__1_.pdf

November is Project Management Month

LR:  Gabrielle Haskins, PMP, President and Chief Executive Officer Michigan Capital Area Chapter.    Sean McConnell, PMP, President PMI Great Lakes Chapter.   Tricia L. Foster.  Director, Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.


Michigan PMI Chapters Working Together! 

"November is Project Management in Michigan”

The five PMI chapter in Michigan met over to summer to discuss how we can work together, share best practices and resources.   Amongst the various initiatives that we started, we also agreed to honor statewide chapter pricing for all events for any member of any Michigan chapter and as a group, we submitted a joint request to the state making November Project Management Month in Michigan.    The state will present the Proclamation to all the Michigan PMI Chapter Presidents on Nov 20th during the Michigan Capital Area Chapter Professional Development Day.

All five Michigan Chapter Board Members – sharing meal together.

Professional Development Day: Recently we held a very successful Professional Development Day "Crossing the Bridge Between Waterfall and Agile" - thanks to everyone who attended this year's PD Day and to our amazing sponsors:  DTE, Judge Group, IIL, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Marvel Technologies, Barton Malow, Tiba-USA.    Special thanks to Jerry Gusmano, Neil Goldman and our new Director of Seminars Beverly Maddox who lead this project to a very successful completion.   Great Job Team!

New Logo: You may have noticed that PMI has released a new global logo; #PMIGLC will soon also have a new logo which we expect to see in December.   The chapter will also be revising our chapter website and we will take the opportunity to rebrand our site with our new logo.   It's an ambitious project with many moving part and per usual, all done by chapter volunteers.   We are always looking for more volunteers; although we have volunteer positions posted online - we will take whatever you are willing to offer and yes, PDU's are provided to volunteers.

First Breakfast Meeting (In Detroit):  You may also noticed that our first ever Breakfast meeting is being offered this month.   We would like to make this a monthly offering, so we can cover more areas of metro Detroit.   The hope is that there is enough of a demand to offer regular breakfast meeting on a monthly basis. 

Sean McConnell, PMP
President Elect
PMI Great Lakes Chapter


Celebrating PMI's 50th and PMIGLC's 40th Anniversaries

We would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate PMI’s 50th and our Chapters 40th Anniversary Party in October.   Thanks to everyone who attended including the many chapter members who were attending a #PMIGLC event for the first time.    We were thrilled by the overall turnout (150+) and we hope to see many of you again at our future #PMIGLC events.

The Project Manager who organized the party was JoAnne Jachyra, who is also the Chapter’s Director of Community Outreach.   JoAnne worked tirelessly with minimal notice to pull off an amazing event – which is what happens when you hire a PMP to run a project!   Thank you, JoAnne and everyone on the team who supported our weekly calls (Jeff Adams, Srini Pinnamaneni, LeighAnne Martin, Gia Todd, Nick Beneker, Michele Patera, Steven Ventura, Anthony Amairaj, Gil Rollins, Kent Potts, and Minimol Mathew). 

It was quite a party!   We had a champagne toast, anniversary cake, buffet dinner, PMI 50th anniversary buttons and temporary tattoos.   We also had six recruiting firms on hand including Blue Chip Talent,  GDI InfoTech, Modis, Mi-GSO/PCU3ED, Recruitment Management Consultants (RMC),  Career Coaching provided by Purposeful Pursuits, professional headshots provided by Scott Gidley, linkedin.com advisor Chrissie Wywrot and guest speaker Michael Milutis presented “Finding Your Place in a New, Digital World”.    Not to mention that Gia played some great music throughout the evening.

Thanks to our special guest from the PMI Board of Directors Caterina (Cathy) La Tona Immediate Past Chair at PMI.   Cathy has been a strong supporter of the chapter and has become the official #PMIGLC anniversary cake cutter, we’ve had two cakes this year.   Some of the photos are available online in our photo album at https://pmiglc.org/gallery.php?id=55.


Sean McConnell, PMP
President Elect
PMI Great Lakes Chapter
PMI 50th & PMIGLC Anniversary Party


PMIGLC 2019 Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 PMIGLC Election.  The following people will be serving their terms from 2020-2021:



VP of Administration - Michele Patera



VP of Membership - Surya Prakash



VP of Finance - Brian Roy


Welcome our incoming VPs!



PMIGLC Membership Satisfaction Award

During the PMI Annual Leadership Meeting, the Great Lakes Chapter was recognized for a Chapter Member Satisfaction result score of 76%. We are grateful for this award and we will continue to strive for 100%. We would like to thank our many volunteers some of which are pictured below and all our 2,000+ chapter members.We have a big PMIGLC 40th-anniversary party planned for Oct 16th (Troy, MI) and all PMIGLC Chapter members are invited. This is a free event that includes dinner. If you have never been to a PMIGLC event, this is the one you don’t want to miss.

Sean McConnell, PMP
President PMI Great Lakes Chapter

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2019 December Dinner Meeting

December 09, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098
Venue Website

Business Meeting

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