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August 2019

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Call for Nomations  for PMIGLC Elections

PMIGLC has initiated its elections process for open 2020-2021 Vice President (VP) positions. As a member of the Executive Committee, Vice Presidents maintain a cross-functional strategic focus while providing leadership of their respective Directors and committees.

Each elected 2020 VP will serve from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. The 2-year VP term enables better acclimation to board operations, as well as increased opportunity to realize the VP's vision in support of the PMIGLC's strategic plan. The annual board transition meeting will also assist newly elected VPs with lessons-learned and other valuable information as they prepare for their term.

For more information about the nomination and election process please email elections@pmiglc.org.

The following VP offices are open for the upcoming term:

  • VP of Administration
  • VP of Finance
  • VP of Membership

Nominations must be received no later than September 15, 2019.

To be considered a candidate for an open VP position, please complete and return your candidate biography and a digital photo to elections@pmiglc.org.

Please address all nominations and inquiries to elections@pmiglc.org.



Monthly Dinner Meeting

September 9 ⋅ 5 pm - 8 pm

Speaker: Dr. Hani Emari, PMP

This year’s topic for PMIGLC is “Project Managers as Champions of Change”.  Many managers joined our discussions and asked whether it is best to use a PMP from PMI to lead the change management for improvement in an organization, or an associate from Change Management Association formed in 2009.  As the Director of Corporate Outreach, Dr. Emari explains the PMI Philosophy and PMBoK framework for Change Management to improve any situation in any organization.  As an example, Dr. Emari will demonstrate the benefit of utilizing a Construction Manager with a PMP certification and discusses the PMI Construction Extension in covering the Improvements and changes needed in the Construction Management Industry.

Professional Development Opportunities

PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes in Southfield

Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 ⋅ 8 am - 4 pm

A four-day, Instructor led, classroom setting PMP® exam preparation course designed to meet the training needs of those wishing to prepare for PMI’s PMP® or CAPM® Certification Exams

The objective of this course is to help participants gain a level of competency required to pass the PMP® and CAPM® certification exam through a review of the concepts and terminology covered in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

  • Participants will earn 35 hours of education toward PMI’s exam prerequisite.
  • Training is based on the PMP Exam Prep textbook by Joseph Phillips 4th Edition (Based on the Sixth edition of PMBOK).
  • Includes the Joseph Phillips textbook, practice questions and quizzes.

The courses are led by PMP® certified experts working in the field of project management.

PMIGLC Happy Hour

September 18 ⋅ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Eat, Drink & Mingle! Take a much needed & deserved mid-week break and join your PMIGLC friends and colleagues for appetizers and cocktails at Granite City Food & Brewery in Detroit at the Renaissance Center.

Note: there is a $5 fee for parking, so the event price has been reduced to cover this.


Moylan’s Mulligans for August 2019

Motivating a Project Team for Success – Setting the Stage

Bo Schembechler, the legendary UM football coach, put his leadership ethos succinctly on the shoulders [pads] of “The Team. The Team. The Team. It’s all about the Team”. The simple secret of Coach Schembechler’s success is counterintuitive to the goal setting mantra of modern management theory. Coach Bo intoned/bellowed “Everyone wants to set goals, but do you have the guts to let your people, not you, set the standards for your team? I did. It works.” (Bo’s Lasting Lessons, 2017) Assembling the right group of people and building them into an effective team requires the right doses of motivation, inspiration and perspiration.

This article will address the leadership requirements involved in motivating a project team to success.

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PMI® Organizational Agility Conference - September 12, 2019

Help us celebrate this event's 5th anniversary! The PMI® Organizational Agility Conference returns bigger and better than ever as we examine Evolving Approaches to Resilient Value Delivery!

Older concepts of change management proposed that organizations freeze in their current state, transform and then come out into a new state of being. In today’s VUCA world (one filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity), organizations do not have the luxury to stand still while they change. And in some organizations and industries, the “new state of being” may last only a couple of years. Click here to learn more.

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