Baseline Newsletter April 2023
From the President's Desk

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgGreetings PMIGL Members and Happy April!

PMIGL has always been dedicated to support our membership with insightful and valuable professional development, networking opportunities, volunteerism, and community outreach good works. One of our key annual offerings is the upcoming in-person Spring Symposium on April 21st (see below). I invite you to sign up for this event and spend the day with your peers to gain valuable PDUs. Hope to see you there!

Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event in March was a success and is one way the chapter recognizes all the hard work and contributions from each of the volunteers. In addition to the delicious appetizers and camaraderie, each team member was presented a token of appreciation for their support in 2022. Thanks again to all the volunteers for their time and talent which allows our chapter to be successful and provide many membership benefits.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Michele Patera, PMP®

PMIGL President

PMIGL 2023 Symposium - Advance Registration has Ended, but We're Taking Walk-in Registrations!

April 21 - 7 am - 5 pm

"Cultivating Intelligence Spectrum for Project Managers"
We’re excited to get together and enjoy some great speakers, networking with fellow members, and interaction with our sponsors. Our Opening AND Closing Keynote speaker will be Scott Welle. You won’t forget him anytime soon! 

Checkout the Symposium breakout session speakers and read their bios here.

Learn more about this professional forum here.

Speaker: Scott Welle
Welle,Scott2023.jpgOutperformers are not born; they’re made. We ALL have the capacity to “raise our game,” and Scott Welle has spent more than 15 years helping people do this, personally and professionally. Scott’s 9 best selling books, articles, videos, podcasts and online programs inspire hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He has a Master’s degree in Sports Psychology, is an adjunct professor at St. Olaf University and was recently named the 2021 Midwest Motivational Speaker of the Year. For “fun” (and because he’s a little crazy!), he’s completed 31 marathons, 5 Ironman triathlons, a 100-mile ultra marathon, and serves others by showing them how to tap into the mindset of challenging their self-limiting beliefs and aspiring to be their best every day.

We're Looking for Volunteers

PMIGL is always looking for members who want to be more involved with the chapter. This is a great way to support the growth of the chapter and earn valuable PDUs for re-certification. We are currently in need of volunteers for a number of committee projects in progress. Our current openings include the following:

  • Director, Speakers – (Volunteer incoming)
  • Social Project Manager
  • Manager, Golf Event
  • Manager of Finance AP -- Accounts Payable
If you are interested in helping with one of our committee projects, please fill out the Chapter Volunteer Information Form and send it to our Director of Volunteer Program and you will be put in touch with the committee chair.

Job Openings

Looking for a new career opportunity? PMIGL has you covered! Check the following link regularly for any new job postings here.


Upcoming Events  

Monthly Meeting - Virtual 
May 8 - 6-7 pm

Leading a Global Project - Essential Skills for Leading a Global Team
As Global Projects increase, project managers are indicating the need for a sharpened skillset in several key knowledge areas. This webinar will provide participants with information on improving the critical skills necessary to bring a Global project in on time, on budget and within the validated scope.

Speaker:  Ed Lively is a highly skilled trainer and consultant with extensive project management experience and interpersonal skills across several industries. His broad level of experience includes operations, information technology, corporate finance, and process improvement. He excels in team building, budgeting, scheduling, and training team members. Ed is enthusiastic with exceptional organizational and communication skills.


Quarterly Breakfast Meeting
May 19 - 7-8 am

Check the website for more information on this event as it becomes available.


Construction Quality Management Community of Practice 2023 Webinar
June 27 - 3-4:30 pm

Construction Quality Assurance - Project Management
Construction Quality Management Community of Practice holds a quarterly meeting the last Tuesday of each quarter to discuss topics that would benefit our community in improving their processes and procedures for better quality management using the latest best practices shared by our members.


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PMIGL's partner, Peak Business Management, is offering chapter members free PDUs! Please visit their website for more details. Be sure to use the password PeakPDU0922 to access this offer.

IIL.jpgExplore These Opportunities from our Sponsor IIL
PMIGL is thrilled to kick off the second quarter by shining a light on our partnership with IIL. Members have access to an incredible array of benefits and amazing opportunities such as discounts on courses, free webinars, and so much more. Please visit their website for more information

Stay Up to Date with PMIGL
Help promote PMIGL by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and share our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities as you see posted. You never know what door may open!   


PM Musings

Emotional Intelligence – The Social Glue that Holds the Team Together
By William A Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University

Knowing yourself and your place on a team starts with recognizing, understanding, and managing your own emotions and recognizing, understanding, and managing the emotions of others. This recognition is defined as Emotional Intelligence [EQ]. A knowledge of yourself and how you operate is an important step to your understanding and improving your own emotional intelligence. Read on.

Welcome New Members & Congratulations on Milestone Anniversaries 

Congratulations to members on their milestone anniversaries this month. Thank you for your valued membership and continued support!

Also, welcome to our new members who recently joined the chapter. 

Chapter Sustained Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? There are many opportunities for event and sustained sponsorships, but they fill quickly! For more information, visit our sponsor page

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