Questions?

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Suja Joseph, Director Speaker Engagement, at [email protected].

Marketing or Sponsorship Inquiries 

If your organization is interested Sponsoring the Symposium, please contact Paul West, VP, Marketing Sponsorship & Publicity at [email protected] or Anthony Amalraj, Director of Marketing at [email protected].

 

Upcoming Events

19th Annual Spring Symposium

April 17, 2020
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Suburban Collection Showplace - Diamond Center
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374
Venue Website

PMs as Thought Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators, and Peak Performers

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2020 May - PMP / CAPM Exam Prep Course

May 09, 2020
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Venue Website

PMP Exam Prep Course - MAY 2020

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2020 May Monthly Dinner Meeting

May 11, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

MDM

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Symposium Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers

Symposium Format

We are currently inviting proposals from speakers who wish to present at the 2020 Symposium. The Symposium features 9-12 sessions in 4 tracks. Presentations will be scheduled for 75 minutes (including time for Q&A). Presentations will be selected using the following criteria:

 Presentation Selection Process:

  • Speaker to complete the PMIGLC Presentation Proposal Form and submit it to [email protected].

    Download the 2020 Symposium Speaker Packet here.

  •  Speaker Engagement Committee will evaluate the submitted proposals based on the below listed criteria/guidelines.

    • Alignment with the theme “Project Managers as Thought Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers"

    • Speaker's credentials i.e. proven project management credentials and presentation skills

    • Educational content. Promotion of products/services offered by the speaker or speaker’s organization is not allowed.

    • Emphasis on practical application of the knowledge gained.

    • All the proposals will be evaluated holistically based on needs of the chapter membership. Criteria listed above is not to be considered comprehensive.

      • Reflect current best practices in program and project management

      • Illustrate innovative and emerging project management approaches and techniques or developments

      • Provide a case study or real life project (successful or failed) with lessons learned

Benefits of Presenting at the Symposium

  • No charge to present at the PMIGLC Spring Symposium.

  • Accepted speakers will receive one complimentary symposium registration, including access to all conference presentations and keynotes. 

  • PDUs towards PMI’s continuing certification requirements.

  • Opportunity to present to a large and experienced group of project panagers. Majority of the membership works in major IT & automotive corporations in the Detroit metro area.

  • Promotion of speaker on PMIGLC website, brochure and other mediums of communication. The event would also be promoted to membership of other PMI Chapters in Michigan, Ohio and Canada.

  • Access to professionally conducted feedback survey that will help the speakers evaluate their presentations. Potential future invitations to present at other PMIGLC Events like Monthly Dinner Meetings, Forums, and Professional Development Days.

  • Reference and recommendations to other PMI Chapters for Dinner Meetings/Professional Development Days/Symposiums. 

Note: Even if the proposal is not accepted for the Symposium, the proposal might be considered for other PMIGLC events like Monthly Meetings and Networking Forums.