PMI Great Lakes
PMI Great Lakes is a professional organization located in the Detroit Metro area, and committed to advancing the project management skills of its approximately 2000 members.
January Monthly Meeting
ProjectBites Live!: Digital Project Management & Effective Leadership
Date: January 10th, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Speakers: Amber McMillan & Takis Melas
Note: this meeting will be available to PMIGL members only
Digital Project Management: The Future is Opportunity
In the midst of great challenges comes the opportunity to rethink our ways of working and to make changes that renew our focus from what we have living knowledge of. Project leadership in an AI and digitally driven environment means we must address issues associated with VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) in our work and it has never been as much about understanding and valuing people as it is now. In this 20-minute talk, Amber will share 4 key techniques to leverage the unique opportunities the future holds in leading the people-side of project work.
Effective Leadership in an Agile Environment
Transitioning a team or organization to an Agile mindset requires knowledge, coordination, and proper execution. It also, however, requires an element that is often missed or misunderstood, which causes failure and/or frustration to the organization, and eventual loss of trust toward the methodology: proper leadership involvement. This presentation will cover some of the key areas for the leadership roles and responsibilities in an Agile transformation, to enable the change and maintain its success past the initial stage, as the leadership team is seen as an integral and critical part of the effort, rather than external stakeholders, looking in.
PMIGL has Teamed up with ProjectBites
PMI Great Lakes has secured a chapter subscription to ProjectBites, an online library of Project Management education and inspiration in 20-minute video and audio bites. Use of this site is free for PMIGL members, but individuals will need to register. Registration information can be found in the Member Area page under the Membership drop-down after logging in with PMI.org credentials.
Next-Gen Volunteer Program
PMIGL has launched a new Next-Gen Volunteer Program to get new PMs involved in chapter volunteer opportunties.
- Enhance your resume with PM knowledge skills & hands on project opportunities.
- Gain valuable experience for continuing PMP certification status.
- Grow your professional network for career success.
- Earn PDUs towards maintaining your certification – volunteers receive multiple PDUs earning opportunities.
- Annual Chapter Recognition - Be recognized by the chapter at the volunteer appreciation event.
- Be mentored by experienced PMs in your field and learn leadership skills.
- PMI offers expertise and knowledge on various areas such as Communication, Networking, Marketing, Finance, Research, Outreach, STEM Education and Community development.
- Be a part of our event management project team (Sample past events: Happy Hours, Golf-outings, Annual Symposium, etc.)
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