Upcoming Events

2019 Sep PMIGLC Happy Hour

September 18, 2019
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Granite City Food & Brewery in Detroit (Renaissance Center)
100 Renaissance Center, Suite 1101
Detroit, MI 48243

Eat, Drink & Mingle at Granite City!

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PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - 2019 - Southfield/Session 6

October 05, 2019
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Lawrence Tech - Southfield Campus
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Venue Website

PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Fall 2019 - Southfield

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October 2019 Monthly Meeting

October 14, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48098
Venue Website

AI is coming, AI is coming!! Don’t fear the change, champion it!

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February 2019 Print

Chapter Update

PMI Great Lakes Chapter Sponsors “Best Project Plan” Award
for 2019 Michigan Regional - Future City Competition

The PMI Great Lakes Chapter was one of the many organizations sponsoring a special award for some aspect of the competition. For a third year, PMI GLC sponsored the special award for the Best Project Plan. The winner was St. John Lutheran School from, Rochester, Michigan.

Twenty-four of the 32 student teams completed the four parts of the project plan - - I) goals & objectives statement, II) project schedule, III) weekly project updates, and, IV) project reflection. The PMI GLC judging team included Mustafa Ghadyalio, Cathy Trudeau and Dr. Bill Moylan. Read the complete article

Best Project Plan Award, PMIGLC, St. John Lutheran School, Rochester

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Monthly Meeting & Networking Forum

March Monthly Dinner Meeting

*Project Managers drive change not just through facilitating projects to on-budget and on-time delivery, they drive change by educating company leadership on what constitutes effective project management. *Company leadership can hinder the success of a project by failing to do their due diligence prior to project initiation and/or changing baseline priorities with regards to project scope, time and cost once a project has launched. It is the project manager’s responsibility to mitigate this risk up-front in a project by educating company leadership on what constitutes a solid project charter and project management plan. 

*Project managers hurt their ability to drive change to facilitate
effective project management by failing to use basic tools taught in PMP education that if used could help avoid “management creep” into a project.

Presentation Objectives

  1. Highlight issues caused by company leadership that hinder a project managers performance and what the project manager should do to avoid these issues.
  2. PMP Best Practices that a project manager should use to better educate company leadership on what constitutes effective project management.

Richard Broo, MBA, PMP is the President and Founder of True North PMP Consulting Incorporated. He has been actively involved in the plastics and composites raw materials industry for over 40 years in leadership roles involving, sales, marketing, new product development and operations. He has been president of two plastics companies prior to starting True North PMP Consulting, a company dedicated to teaching the best practices utilized in professional project management, as well as, providing contracted project management services to companies in need of project management expertise. He earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Walsh College and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Western Maryland College.


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Professional Development Opportunities

Volunteer or Submit a Poster Presentation at this Year's Symposium!

The word is out to the membership for opportunities to conduct a poster presentation during the breaks at the 2019 Symposium. If you or a colleague would like to present a 10-minute poster presentation on a PM technique, skill, or challenge you faced, sign up by March 1! You will have time to submit your final presentation by the end of March. These are excellent ways to gain exposure with 600+ PM’s for the work you do. View the Call for Poster Presentations.

Calling all volunteers!! Please consider taking on a role during the Symposium to help with registration, set up, or breakout room support. We have plenty of things to do. Reach out to Kent Potts or Michele Patera.


Spring Symposium 2019 ⋅ "Project Managers as Champions of Change"

Friday, April 26, 2019 • 8 AM - 5 PM 

The PMIGLC 2019 Spring Symposium “Project Managers as Champions of Change” is an educational and networking forum that provides a platform for the best minds in academia and industry to share the latest developments and advancements in the field of project management. The offerings this year include keynote speakers and a choice of presentations covering various topics. Previous Symposiums have been highly successful sold out events with management practitioners attending from numerous Midwestern states and Canada.

Take advantage of earlybird pricing!
PMI & PMIGLC Members: $225 USD
Non-Members: $280 USD 

PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Exam Prep Classes - Spring 2019 - Southfield

Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30  ⋅ 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.


February 20 ⋅ 5 pm - 8 pm

Kick off 2019 with PMIGLC’s first Happy Hour of the year! Join your friends and colleagues for appetizers and cocktails at Craft Breww City in Farmington. Happy Hour cash bar prices available until 6 pm.

Webinar: Future Proof Your Career with the NEW Hard Skills of Leadership

February 18 ⋅ 6:15 pm - 8 pm

This month, PMIGLC is partnering with the PMI-Michigan Huron Valley Chapter to offer the webinar "Future Proof Your Career with the NEW Hard Skills of Leadership" by Colette Pellissier. 

Registration will close at noon on February 18.Registrants will receive an email with the web link access to the webinar shortly after registration closes.

Cost is only $15 and PMPs will ean 1.5 PDUs in Leadership.

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Moylan’s Mulligans for March 2019

Watch for content next month

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Spotlight Recognition

Watch for content next month

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PMI® News

Submit Your Nominations for a PMI Award
Nominate professionals, organizations, scholars, authors & continuing professional education providers for the profession’s most prestigious achievements. Learn more.

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Welcome New Members

Dhruv Alexander
Ramesh Anuppatti
James Beauchamp
Meghan Beavers
Susan Bennett
Andrew Blatt
James Britton
Rebecca Caron
Krista Cherniawsky
Esalai Clark
Dwan Clementin-Nash
Lisa Cooper
Audrey Crooms
Bryan Davis
Jacqueline Davis-Betserai
Peggy Debrowsky
Bedel Desruisseaux
Kimberly Donaldson
Sheila Dugeon
Eronmonsele Esekhaigbe
Alin Forgaciu
Suresh Gajula
Maria Garcia
Amanda Gray
Audra Guzick
Kristen Heyes
Kelsey Hickman
Carolyn Hill
Nicole Jackson
Chuck Johnson
Yashodhan Joshi

Alisha Laird
Robert Madison
Kinsey Mantay
Mario Martinez
Sergei Martynenko
Michael McAllister
Clare Mondalek
Mussie S. Naizghi
Moorthy Narayanan
Stefan Noeth
Kelly OConnor
Gregory ONeal
J.D. Otto
Alyssa Pelton
Sue Piatak
Nicole Rademaker
Ramesh Sangeetham
James Schacht
Taylor Searcy
David Simpson
Lucille Smith
Kenya Soluade
John Spaeth
Anita Springer
Lisa Stetz
Mark Tillman
Michael Tolomei, Jr.
Mahitha Vadlamudi
Gary Zuehlke

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