Baseline Newsletter January 2024

From the  President's Desk

Greetings PMIGL Members,

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I trust this message finds you well. It is an honor to step into the role of President of our remarkable chapter. I want to express my gratitude for the trust you and the executive committee have placed in me to lead this dynamic community.

As we embark on the new year, we have planned a series of quality events. I encourage each of you to actively participate in our upcoming events and networking opportunities.

Your engagement is the driving force behind the success of our chapter. Thank you for being an integral part of our dynamic project management community.

Together, let us continue to inspire, learn, and lead. Wishing you a year filled with success, growth, and fulfilling accomplishments, and a meaningful Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Anthony Amalraj, MBA, PgMP®

PMIGL President

Project Management Day of Service
On April 27, 2024, PMI Great Lakes will host our Second Annual Project Management Community Day of Service, modeled after PM4Change. Together, we will help nonprofits address their most critical projects and initiatives. For more information on our chapter's PMDoS click HERE

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 today for more information.

Job Openings

The PMI Job Board has enhanced features, making it easier to connect job seekers and employers in the project management industry. Click here to access the PMI Job Board! You can access PMIGL's Job Board of local postings here

Upcoming Events  

Quarterly Lunch and Learn - Virtual

February 29 - 12-1 pm

Topic and speaker to be announced soon!


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

A New Year and New Journey
by April Callis Birchmeier CSP, PMP, CCMP™road-trip.PNG

I’m on a road trip! My husband, Jay and I have packed up the car and are heading Florida to visit my father. It’s been a while since my last road trip and this endeavor reminds me of the parallels between a road trip and a change journey.

Now, as you may know, I’m a change management expert and focus on implementing change as a part of healthcare and IT projects. Navigating a change management implementation may seem different from a road trip, but a closer look reveals surprising similarities. Both journeys require careful planning, effective communication, and adaptability to unexpected twists and turns. As a proponent of developing a thorough understanding of the process groups in the ACMP Standard for Change Management, I’d like to share how the process groups mirror the stages of a road trip in how to successfully reach your destination.

Read the full article HERE

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

Annual Sustained Sponsorship
Opportunities in Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Copper levels are available on a first come - first serve basis. Limited seats are also open for Symposium, Golf Outing, Monthly Meetings, and PD Day chapter event sponsorship. Please visit our Sponsor page HERE for more details. You can contact if you have any questions.

Platinum Level



Gold Level

PMIGL is thrilled to shine 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 the IIL/PMIGL website.



Silver Level