Baseline Newsletter December 2022
Message from the President

JerryGusmano.jpgI trust that you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, and I hope and pray that you all enjoy the time with family for those who celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa at this time of year. 

As the month of December started, I remembered Pearl Harbor Day (December 7th) and was reminded of the fact that America has been the focus of attack by various nations throughout its 246-year history. It saddens me that our nation is now being torn from within. My hope is that we find a way to return to the glory that we once were as a nation and rise up as a beacon of hope to the world. 

As the month closes, I want you to know how honored I was to be your president in 2022 and that you can look forward to great things in 2023 with Michele Patera at the helm. I’ve worked with Michele for several years at PMIGL and I can tell you that you will get great service and competent leadership as she works to better the chapter on your behalf. I will assume the role of your Past President and will support Michele throughout the year.

My best wishes for a prosperous New Year to all our members. I look forward to joining you at our 2023 events.

Very Respectfully yours,

Jerry Gusmano
President, PMI Great Lakes,

1st Annual PMIGL Project Management Day of Service® - Apply by January 15!

WeCanHelp.jpgWe're Looking for PMs Willing to Volunteer for Nonprofits in Need of PM Assistance
On March 4, 2023, PMIGL will host its first annual Project Management Community Day of Service. Modeled after PM4Change, together, we will help nonprofits address their most critical projects and initiatives. 

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. To learn more and apply, visit the Outreach page. Hurry, applications close January 15!

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
  • Director, Member Retention
  • Manager, Education Outreach
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  

PMIGL is Opening It's Vault and Making Symposium Recorded Presentations Available for Only $99! Last Day to Purchase is December 31, 2022!

Vault.jpgPMIGL is re-releasing the recording Symposium presentations from 2020, 2021 and 2022 and making them available on-demand. If you've been unable to participate in recent Symposiums, this is a great opportunity to easily and inexpensively earn PDUs.  

You can earn up to 47 PDUs!
Please self-report the PDUs for viewing the additional on demand sessions.

Access to the recorded presentations will be available through December 31, 2023.


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!   

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Karen Graham - our PMIGL Volunteer Spotlight for December 2022

Karen-Graham.pngKaren has volunteered in continuous service for PMIGL since June 2018. In fact, she has been the unseen champion of this quarterly Volunteer Spotlight article that so many of us read and enjoy. Karen is a focused IT Manager with 10+ years of background in IT program management and is driven by purpose and organizational value. She offers a solid background in employee coordination and project management. She is highly skilled in developing strategies to accomplish mission-driven goals of the company. Learn more about Karen.


PM Musings

Leading Volunteers with FORCE
by William A Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM

At this time of year, our PMI Great Lakes Chapter puts out the call for members to volunteer. These volunteer opportunities may be for 1-day or 1-month gigs, to serve for a full-year as a manager or director, and/or, whatever neat idea you may have. Read the complete article.

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 joined in November!

Chapter Sustained Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? There are many opportunities for event and sustained sponsorships, but they fill quickly! For more information, view our Sponsor Information Packet.

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