Upcoming Events

2020 March - PMP / CAPM Exam Prep Course (4 sessions)

March 07, 2020
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road - (Room M311 - Wayne H. Buell Building)
Southfield, MI 48075
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PMP Exam Prep Course - 2020 MARCH (4 sessions)

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2020 March Monthly Dinner Meeting

March 09, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098
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March Breakfast Meeting

March 18, 2020
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
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Learn the features of popular mind mapping software and how it can be integrated with other project management tools

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February 2020 Print

Chapter Update

PMIGLC to Recognize 2019 Volunteers at March 25th Event

The PMIGLC Executive Committee will recognize 2019 volunteers for their valuable service and contributions to the chapter at the March 25th Happy Hour event. An invitation has been emailed to 2019 volunteers, including a coupon code to register at no cost. If you are a volunteer and have not received the email, please contact Kent Potts, [email protected].

PMIGLC is Sponsoring an Academic Scholarship up to US $2,500

In order to be considered eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited two-year associate's degree, four year bachelor's degree, or master's, or doctoral program. This scholarship will be granted for work toward an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in project management or a related field benefiting from project management, with the following order of priority:

  1. A member of the PMI Great Lakes Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, stepchildren and grandchildren) attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university.
  2. An individual living in Michigan or surrounding states (Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota or Wisconsin) attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere.
  3. Any individual attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program in USA.

Learn more about the scholarship criteria.
Read the application FAQs.
View the applicant guide


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Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum

Monthly Dinner Meeting

March 10 ⋅ 5 pm - 8 pm

Project Management for Goodwill:  The Passion and Peril of Pro-Bono
Pro-bono work has the power to enable a positive change when the high cost of professional services are preventing a good cause from accomplishing it’s mission. Project Managers are uniquely equipped with the skills that bring people together, inspire their commitment and maximize their contribution. Includes Case Study overview.

Presentation Objectives

To convey the unique challenges, opportunities and rewards associated with Pro-Bono Work.

  • The true reward is the work itself, but it also builds business by strengthening relationship on a personal level.
  • Very few costs associated with Pro Bono work are actually tax deductible, but doing the work is good for business.
  • Different than volunteering – Pro Bono uses specific professional skills to help people who cannot afford them.

The registration deadline for 2020 monthly meetings has changed to noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. 

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Professional Development Opportunities

2020 PMP® Prep Classes Announced

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). View more details and the 2020 schedule.

Saturday March 7, 14, 21 and 28 ⋅ 7:30 am - 5 pm 

Championship Presentation Skills Workshop

February 28 ⋅ 9 am - 12 pm 

In this half-day workshop attendees will earn three PDUs and learn the presentation skills of the best professional speakers and Toastmaster's World Champion of Speaking.

There will be something for everyone to learn in this workshop regardless of experience with speaking and presenting. This session will explore state-of-the-art approaches to opening your presentations with a bang, making an early promise that gets the audience excited about what's to come, and offers a simple roadmap everyone can easily follow.

Attendees will also learn strategies for overcoming fear and anxiety of presenting to any audience, techniques to get and keep an audience's attention, get them to lean in to want to hear more, and how to get even the most resistant audience members to participate and feel engaged in the presentation.

Participants will also have an opportunity to have their most challenging presentation issues addressed so they leave with what they need to make this a highly valuable experience for all.

PMIGLC Happy Hour / 2019 Volunteer Recognition

March 25 ⋅ 5 - 7:30 pm 

Take a much needed and deserved mid-week break and join your PMIGLC friends and colleagues for appetizers and cocktails at Craft Breww City in Farmington Hills, MI.

19th Annual Spring Symposium

April 17 ⋅ 8 am - 5 pm 

"Unlimited Potential" Project Managers as Thought Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers
Early Bird Registration is now open for our PMIGLC 2020 Spring Symposium on April 17, 2020. The theme will be "PMs as Thought Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers". The symposium is an educational and networking forum providing professionals from both academia and industry to share their latest developments and advancements in the field of project management.

Ted Ma will be our opening and closing keynote speaker and there will be break-out sessions throughout the day for attendees to choose speakers and topics of interest to them.

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Moylan’s Mulligans 

OCM – The Solution to “I’d hate to be that PM!”

By April Callis-Birchmeier PMP, CCMP™

The 2020 Iowa Democratic caucus fiasco which unfolded this past week made many project managers think to themselves “Thank goodness that’s not my project!” and “I’d hate to be that PM!” Fingers are pointing, heads are rolling, and the news pundits have learned more than they ever wanted about software bugs. This mobile app was created for the nearly 1,800 Democratic precinct chairs to tabulate and report the results of the caucus.  Many intended users couldn’t download or sign in and even those who could access the app lacked the training and support to use it correctly. Incorporating an organizational change management plan into the project plan would not have de-bugged the software but certainly would’ve helped to identify the issues and provide support to the precinct chairs before the caucus began. Read the complete article

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PMIĀ® News

Nominations are Open for PMI Awards

PMI Professional and Research & Academic Awards call for nominations are open. Nominate an outstanding project manager, project, PMO, organization or educator today

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Welcome New Members

View the list of new members who joined in January

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