Baseline Newsletter August 2023
From the President's Desk

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgGreetings PMIGL Members,

It's hard to believe that "back to school" is here!

The PMIGL volunteers have been working diligently on our upcoming events including, but not limited to the following "in person" events: Membership Appreciation Day on 8/16, Golf Outing on 9/30, and PD Day on 10/13. We are excited to bring these "in person" events to our PMIGL community which provides Thanks & Appreciation, Networking, and Professional Development respectively.

PMIGL is an Advantage Member of IIL, and we receive special discounts. See the code below for the IPM Day discount and a 50% off offer for Mastering Hybrid Approaches for Projects.

What do you get at the IIL IPM Day 2023? Virtual event on 11/2/23 with 90 days of access through February 5, 2024. Register early and save $15 with code PMIGL.

Did you earn your Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential before January 1, 2021? If yes, you may be interested in IIL's newest program, Mastering Hybrid Approaches for Projects which was created with a specific focus on the integration of agile and iterative methods, tools, and techniques into a predictive foundation. Visit to learn more,see full schedules and take advantage of a 50% discount exclusively offered to IIL Advantage Program members. Or contact for more information.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Michele Patera, PMP®

PMIGL President

“Support and Grow”


Call for Nominations for 2024-25 Chapter Vice President Positions Ends August 25th
Nominations.jpgPMIGL has initiated its elections process for open Vice President (VP) positions. As members of the Executive Committee, Vice Presidents maintain a cross-functional strategic focus while providing leadership for their respective portfolio of responsibilities. Each elected VP will serve on the Board from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025. To know more about the roles and responsibilities, please visit the chapter website

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  

September Monthly Meeting - Virtual
September 11 - 6-7 pm

Common Project Manager Mistakes
Part of learning to be a successful project manager involves learning from your mistakes. But wouldn’t it be great to learn from a master regarding the top reasons for project failure and how to avoid some of the classic mistakes? This presentation is designed to offer you that exact opportunity.


Construction Quality Assurance

September 26 - 3-4:30 pm

Construction Quality Assurance - Field Construction 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.


Annual Golf Outing and Networking Event
September 30 - 7 am- 3 pm

GolfNewsletter.jpgWe are excited to invite you to an event that promises not only a day of golf but also a unique opportunity for networking and personal growth. Our annual Golf Outing, just seven weeks away, is more than just a friendly game; it’s a chance to connect, engage, and enrich both your professional and personal lives. I want to encourage those that are novices or have dusty clubs to join us for this event. You don’t need the latest gear to have fun! Learn more here.


Professional Development Day 2023 - Registration Now Open!
October 13 - 7 am- 4 pm

This year’s theme highlights the need to harness the power of “Cultivating Intelligence Spectrum for Project Managers”” to flourish in our rapidly changing times. The “Cultivating Intelligence Spectrum for Project Managers” theme centers on the Great Lakes Chapter providing a user experience that stimulates both project managers and business analysts to learn new things and adapt to rapidly changing environments. PMs are expected to be leaders and the driving force behind successful projects.Learn more here.


PeakBusMgtlogo.pngWhat is Disciplined Agile Certification?
As a leader in project management education, we are working with Peak Business Management to offer the official PMI Disciplined Agile workshop and DASM certification program for individuals looking to pass the exam and become a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM). Learn more.

Earn Free PDUs!
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.

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


PM Musings

Are your stakeholders READY for change?
By April Callis Birchmeier CSP, PMP, CCMP™

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving business environment, Change management is a critical aspect of project management. Projects involve significant changes to processes, systems, technologies, and even organizational structures, which requires attention by the stakeholders or people involved. The success of any project ultimately depends on how effectively the people impacted by the change can adapt, embrace, and sustain the new ways of working. 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