"Change Management, Risk and Tools & Technology"

- This Year's PDD will be Virtual -

Friday, November 19, 2021 ⋅ 8 AM – 4 PM 

PMI® Certification Holders earn 8 PDUs!  


Get READY to Adapt to Rapid Change! 

Join us on November 19 for PMIGL's Annual Professional Development Day. This year, the chapter has tapped April Callis-Birchmeier to share with project professionals how to recognize and lead change initiatives through constant change in the New Normal.

What You Will Takeaway:

  • Uncertainty and transition are becoming the New Normal for all projects and change initiatives.
  • Identifying and sharing the vision and story of the future state is a new essential project management skill.
  • Resistance happens and can be leveraged to add energy and focus to change initiatives.

Keynote Speaker: April Callis-Birchmeier

Callis_Birchmeier,April-sm.jpgApril Callis April Callis-Birchmeier is a professional speaker and an internationally known organizational change management expert who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education, and corporate clients.

April served on the Standard Working Group to develop the global professional standard for all change management practitioner’s worldwide and co-led the work on the Standard Practice Guide. She is CEO of Springboard Consulting.

She’s the only person to have earned all of the following designations:

CCMP™ (Certified Change Management Professional - ACMP)

PMP® (Project Management Professional - PMI)

CSP (Certified Speaking Professional - NSA)

ReadySetChange.jpgApril is the author of the bestseller  READY, Set, Change!: Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change and is frequently quoted by the Associated Press and The New York Times.

 "This essential guide for Human Resource, Project Management, and Change Professionals provides a framework for a simpler and faster approach to help individuals and organizations adopt new program, technological platforms, and systems easily and effectively."


Quality Risk Management Program

Many organizations struggle to have a robust and effective Risk Management based on PMBoK framework because it becomes very complex to manage and complicated to track. The Quality PMO Methodology enables a PMP to work more efficient and productive with a team of subject matter experts to manage risk in a Quality Risk Management Program. In this short presentation, best practices and new innovative solutions are presented to enable PMPs as integrators and champions of a Quality Risk Management Program!

  • Correct Risk Management is critical to the Quality of the Projects.
  • Parameters of a Risk Management program in Quality PMO.
  • PMPs are the champions for a Quality Risk Management Program.

Session Speaker: Dr. Harri Emari

HarriEmari.jpgDr. Harri Emari, PMP is a Construction Project Management Professional with a Doctorate in Business Administration for Strategic Management. He is a Civil & Environmental Engineer with a Master's degree in Construction Project Management and Ph.D. studies in Facility Management. His methodology of Quality PMO has been applied to develop an Agile IPD LEAN CQM Program for continuous Improvement and Digital Transformation of various organizations.



Collaboration Toolkit for Project Management

Effective project management requires communication, collaboration, and organization. Having the right set of tools is critical to the success of any project. In this short presentation, we will briefly showcase how widely available communication and collaboration tools can be used effectively to manage projects.

What You Will Takeaway:

  • Find the appropriate tool for the intent.
  • Use the tools!
  • Favor real-time collaborate work over sequential tasks.

Session Speakers: Laura Wilbert and Alexandre Helenport

Laura-Wilbert.jpgLaura Wilbert, PMP is a Project Management Professional with a Master's degree in Business Administration and 20+ years of project, program, and portfolio management experience. Laura is currently a Senior IT Group Product Manager with General Motors, with a focus in collaboration tools and applications. She is responsible for overall product planning, adoption, and defining product vision and strategy. 


Alex-Helenport.jpgAlexandre Helenport (Alex), is an IT Fellow with General Motors, leading the User domain within the Global Telecom organisation. This encompasses all solutions that have a direct interaction with end users such as Telephony, Video Collaboration, Unified Communications, but also Contact Centres, Audio-Visual installations, Digital Signage, and others. Alex holds a Master’s Degree and Engineering diploma in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Informatique et de Mathematiques Appliquees de Grenoble, France. 

guitaristcropped.jpgFor a special treat, lunchtime music will be provided by guitarist Eric Watson

Early Bird Price

PMIGL Member $108

Nonmember $144


For inquiries regarding group rates or other registration questions, please contact Neil Goldman at 248-429-7700 or eventmgrsofmich@gmail.com.

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