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October 2017 Monthly Meeting

October 09, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Livonia Marriott
17100 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia, MI 48152
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Registration: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Networking Forum Presentation: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinner Served: 6:30 pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Attendees will receive 2.0 PDUs for this event.

Note: There will be a "speaker only" option for those only listening to the speaker (dinner not included). These attendees will receive 1.0 PDU and should arrive by 7:15 pm for announcements. 

REGISTRATION NOTE: Advance, online registration will close at Noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.  Please register in advance to secure your seat and dinner.

Please click here for the Cancellation Policy & Informed Consent Release

Monthly Meeting Topic: Leader's Choice - Ethical Decision Making

Making ethical decisions when confronted with a dilemma is a key to success along the project leadership journey. This presentation describes the strong connection between ethical decision-making and project leadership success, presents the PMI Ethical Decision-Making Framework and Ethics Toolkit, and addresses how an ethics program can be incorporated into an organization. The presenter, who has spoken for the past 17 years in a row at PMI Global Conferences, will draw on stories from his career at the CIA and from his most recent climb of another of the world’s seven summits.

Speaker:  Michael O'Brochta, ACP, PMP  

Michael O'Brochta, who has managed hundreds of projects during the past thirty years, is also an experienced line manager, author, lecturer, trainer and consultant. He holds a master's degree in project management, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and is certified as a an ACP and a PMP. As Zozer Inc. President, he is helping organizations raise their level of project management performance. As senior project manager at the Central Intelligence Agency, he led the project management and systems engineering training and certification program to mature practices agency-wide. Mr. O'Brochta's other recent work includes leading the development of standards and courses for the new U.S. Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. He serves at the PMI corporate level as the Chair of the Ethics Member Advisory Group; he is a graduate of the Leadership Institute Mater Class. Mr. O’Brochta has written / presented papers every year at PMI global Conferences during the past decade-and-a-half as well as at many international, and regional conferences. Topics that he is currently passionate about include how to get executives to act for project success and great project managers. Since his recent climb of another of the world’s seven summits, he has been exploring the relationship between project management and mountain climbing.

Forum Topic: Appreciative Eyes Expanding Our Horizons 

We will expand our horizons by delving into an individual and collective time travel. Each of us will have the chance to revisit our past, explore our own success stories in project management, whether at work or in our personal lives. We will affirm past and present strengths, talents, and potential. We  will also travel to the future and give ourselves permission to dream in community. We will have the freedom to be heard and known in relationship, carrying the best from our past forward into the future.  We will exercise the muscle of our appreciative eye, which has the capacity to look for what is best in all people and situations, including ourselves.

Speaker: Ines Meneses

Ines Meneses is a Brazilian who has recently relocated to Michigan. She is certified in Appreciative Inquiry by Case Western University and has a background in business which includes a bachelor in FGV São Paulo and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin. She has corporate experience as a global project manager at Motorola in the US, when she became PMP certified. For the last 12 years she has been working as a facilitator in leadership, diversity, and cross-cultural trainings. On behalf of several consulting companies such as Aperian Global, FTI, and Hemsley Fraser, Ines has served a variety of industries, including oil (BP, Shell), pharmaceutical (Sandoz, Novartis), chemical (Akzo-Nobel), manufacture (Saint-Gobain), IT (Dell), biotech (Syngenta), and banking (Santander). Ines is a strong believer on the unlimited bounds of human capacity.

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$40.00 PMI-GLC Member - Full Meeting (Forum speaker, Dinner & Featured speaker)
$35.00 Earlybird rate before October 4

$40.00 Members of National PMI or Other Chapters (not GLC) - Full Meeting (Forum speaker, Dinner & Featured speaker)
$35.00 Earlybird rate before October 4

$50.00 Non-Member - Full Meeting (Forum speaker, Dinner & Featured speaker)
$44.00 Earlybird rate before October 4

$20.00 PMI-GLC Member - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)

$20.00 Members of National PMI or Other Chapters (not GLC) - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)

$25.00 Non-Member - 7:30pm Speaker Only (No Dinner)


Appreciative Eyes Presentation

Appreciative Interview Document

Leaders Choice Ethical Decision Making