01 May 2019 at 12:00AM
PMIGLC Hosts Another Successful Symposium
PMIGLC would like to thank everyone who attended this year's 18th Annual Spring Symposium, “Project Managers as Champions of Change.” This year, we had almost 550 registered attendees, and we appreciate everyone's time and effort in making this chapter event successful.
Special thanks to our keynote speaker Skip Weisman (pictured above), our closing keynote speaker April Callis-Birchmeier, and all of our break-out session speakers. We would also like to thank our Platinum Sponsors DTE Energy and Judge Group, our Gold Sponsor IIL, and our Silver Sponsors Strategic Staffing Solutions and Marvel Technologies. Our PMIGLC chapter members will have their PDUs uploaded for them and members also have access to the presentations from our website.
Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum
June Monthly Dinner Meeting
Many construction managers believe that it is not necessary to become a Project Management Professional (PMP)® since they have already mastered project management while running construction projects. Professionals in the construction industry have to deal with project managers from many different disciplines. This presentation will help project managers better understand how the PMBOK® Guide framework helps their business and their professionalism in dealing with project managers from other disciplines. Although the discussion is from a construction project management professional perspective, the findings will be beneficial to PMPs of any multi-disciplinary industry.
Professional Development Opportunities
PMIGLC Happy Hour/Social Networking
May 22 ⋅ 5- 8 pm
Eat, drink and mingle! Take a much needed & deserved mid-week break and join your PMIGLC friends and colleagues for appetizers and cocktails at Craft Breww City at 27843 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills.
PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Fall 2019 - 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 the participants gain a level of competency required to pass the PMP® and CAPM® and certification exam through a review of the concepts and terminology covered in the Project Management Book 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.
Moylan’s Mulligans for May 2019
Courage - A Key Characteristic of a Mentee
Last month, Dr. Bill shared the dos of effective mentoring. This month I will discuss courage as a key characteristic needed for a mentee.
Courage can be defined in many ways:
- Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.
- Courage is standing up for your rights and what is right.
- Courage is the ability to expand your horizons by leaving your comfort zone.
The ideal mentor – mentee relationship occurs when the mentee chooses the mentor. A mentee needs courage to push past their fears and ask for what is needed to succeed. Do you have courage or are you talking yourself out of taking action?
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” - William Faulkner
PMI® and Pearson VUE Partner to Deliver Full Fuite of Certification Exams in over 5000 Locations PMI and Pearson VUE, a global leader in the computer-based testing industry, have announced an expanded, multi-year agreement that will offer more testing options for candidates looking to earn PMI certifications at all stages of their career. The new agreement will offer candidates access to even more PMI certification tests as well as more flexibility in their testing location options, thanks to Pearson VUE’s global network of testing centers and online proctoring solutions.