Baseline Newsletter February 2023
From the President's Desk

Greetings PMIGL Members and Happy February!

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgOn the 20th of this month, National Leadership Day is celebrated.

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. 

Are you looking for a way to increase your Professional Development focused on Leadership? If so, then I invite you to consider registering for our upcoming face to face Annual Spring Symposium in April. This best-in-class event is an excellent way to gain valuable Leadership insights and also network with our PM community.

Thanks for your membership,

Michele Patera

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
  • Manager, Merchant Services
  • Social Project Manager
  • Manager, Newsletter
Urgent Need for Volunteer(s) to Review PMP Certification Application Writing Workshop Content on the PMI Audit Process
PMIGL Military Outreach will be holding a PMP Certification application writing workshop this spring. Included in the workshop is a section on the PMI audit process. The team is looking for someone who has been audited by PMI during his/her PMP Certification application, to review the presentation slides and confirm that the content is correct. Volunteers will be invited to participate in the workshop on April 8th. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Scott Vincent, Director, Military Outreach at or 989-948-8026.
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 
March 13- 6-7 pm

Information on the March monthly meeting will be posted soon. 


Construction Quality Management Community of Practice 2023 Webinar
March 28- 3 - 4:30 pm

Construction Quality Assurance - Work Planning and Control
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.


PMIGL 2023 Symposium - Love those Early Bird Prices before they Expire!
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! Breakout session speakers and topics will be announced soon. 

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 Sport 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.

Stay Up to Date with PMIGL
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PM Musings

Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe Park,Wins the Future City Competition - Best Project Plan Award, sponsored by the PMI Educational Foundation

ESD Hosts Michigan Regional – Future City Competition
The Engineering Society of Detroit [ESD] is the sponsor and host of the Michigan Regional Future City Competition. The Michigan Regional Future City Competition was held on January 23, 2023, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. In February, the winning team from each region competes at the national finals in Washington, DC. Michigan's first place team from St. John Lutheran School [Rochester]-and second place team from Pierce Middle School [Grosse Pointe Park] will receive an all-expense-paid trip for the teacher, mentor and three presenting students to Washington, DC, to compete in the finals. 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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