Project Management Day of Service
Project Management Day of Service®
April 29, 2023 – CMU Troy Campus
Highlights from this Year's Event
PMIGL’s First Annual Project Management Community Day or Service was held on April 29th, 2023 after being rescheduled from March 4th due to snow. The event included 2 Non-profit organizations, 8 Planning Committee Members and 20 Project Management Volunteers. A total of 30 people gathered for an incredible day of planning.
The day began with a continental breakfast, a Welcome Speech by Dr. Don Gottwald which included an introduction of the planning committee members and a brief history of PM4Change. He then offered sincere words of Thanks to the non-profits, the PM Volunteers, and the event sponsors, ITServe and PMIGL Academic Outreach.
After announcements, our subject matter experts were identified, and the teams were finalized before breaking out into working groups for the morning session. Each team was led by a dedicated PM Lead. For Share Detroit, we had Ines Meneses. For Gift for All God’s Children, we had and Julia Lupinacci. Both worked tirelessly to keep the teams on track throughout the morning.
At midday, we took a break for lunch and enjoyed a delicious hot meal from a local restaurant called Lukich’s Family Dining. We then gathered for a few brief words from Dr. Ann Skinner and an award presentation for PMCDoS Manager Jeremy Gusmano for his excellent service in leading the planning committee. We also asked the group to share outtakes from the morning and were pleased to hear that the teams were making good progress and spirits were high.
During the afternoon session the teams gained traction and found their strides, documenting the plans in various ways. The day wrapped up at 3:00pm with lots of smiles and handshakes. The non-profit leads, Jannette Phillis and Vicki Cerven-Astell gave great feedback on how the day went and recorded amazing testimonial videos about their experience.
All in all, the day was a great success and the lessons learned will help the planning committee make next year’s event even better. It was a fantastic way to show off our PM Skills while helping other local organizations do more good work. It was definitely something to consider being a part of in the future!
|What a fantastic group of volunteers!||Non-profit Leader Vicki and her PM Team Leader Julia!||Jeremy Gusmano received an award for leadership of the planning committee|
|Team Gifts for all Gods Children - hard at work!||Rachel Gusmano graciously handled registration||Team Share Detroit - finding thier groove!|
|Thank you ITServe for sponsoring the event!||Thank you PMIGL Acedemic Outreach for sponsoring the event!|
Project Management Day of Service®
On April 29, 2023, PMI Great Lakes will host our first annual Project Management Community Day of Service. Modeled after PM4Change, together, we will help nonprofits address their most critical projects and initiatives.
Project Management for Change
Project Management for Change is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to unleash the boundless potential of the Project Management discipline to empower and transform communities around the world. Join us in changing the world, one project at a time! Visit PM4Change.org today for more information.
How Does it Work?
The Project Management Day of Service pairs each nonprofit with a team of two to four experienced project managers. Participants spend the day scoping a project to address a critical need of the nonprofit, leaving the nonprofit with an actionable plan.
This is an extremely high-impact and meaningful way for project managers to give back to the community.