Meeting/Event Information

PMIGLC April Dinner Meeting

April 09, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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School Craft College - VisTaTech Center
18600 Haggerty Rd, DiPonio Room
Livonia, MI 48152
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Registration for the April event will close on Friday, March 30th before the event. Please keep this in mind as online registration will close a week earlier than normal. 

Monthly Meeting Topic:  Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change

We find varying types of leadership models that rely on power position, manipulation and cohersion.  In order to achieve great success in the world today, the mindset of a great leader needs to be both mission centered and other focused.  Today we will explore a leadership model that focuses on the goal with neglecting those who are actually getting the job done.  Ultimate achievement includes mission accomplishment, unity of purpose, all around support, encouragement, and shared successes.  

This talk will focus on the characteristics of the modern day leader, why this approach can be transformative, and how the ultimate benefit will be the people and community, positively impacted.


Speaker: Lee Barnes Jr

Mr. Lee Barnes is responsible for strategic leadership, business development and project execution for Ricardo’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles US business.   As Director Mr. Barnes develops strategic partnerships to provide new technology, including Ricardo Agent Drive, which leverages agent based modelling methodologies for developing and verification of autonomous vehicles (AV), advanced algorithms development for AV motion control and system engineering and integration services for AV vehicle demonstration.

Mr. Barnes has over twenty years of automotive experience with various OEMs, tier one suppliers and startup companies, including: General Motors, United Technologies and Onkyo America. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tuskegee University, and a Master’s Degree in the same field of study from Case Western Reserve University.


Registration/Networking: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner Served: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker Presentation: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attendees will receive 1.0 PDUs for this event.

Note: There will be a "speaker only" option for those only listening to the speaker (dinner not included). These attendees should arrive by 6:45 pm for announcements. 

REGISTRATION NOTE: Advance, online registration will close at Noon on Friday, March 30th.  Please register in advance to secure your seat and dinner.

Please click here for the Cancellation Policy & Informed Consent Release


$40.00 PMI-GLC Member - Full Meeting (Dinner & Speaker Presentation)
$35.00 Earlybird rate before March 28

$40.00 Members of National PMI or Other Chapters (not GLC) - Full Meeting (Dinner & Speaker Presentation)
$35.00 Earlybird rate before March 28

$50.00 Non-Member - Full Meeting (Dinner & Speaker Presentation)
$44.00 Earlybird rate before March 28

$20.00 PMI-GLC Member - Speaker Only (No Dinner)

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

$25.00 Non-Member - Speaker Only (No Dinner)


Lee Barnes Leadership Presentation