Baseline Newsletter July 2022
From the President's Desk

Gusmano,Jerry-Med_Res.jpgGreetings PMI Great Lakes Members,

Summer is upon us, and I hope fun with family and friends is on the agenda. Please be safe and alert, as there is always an increase in injuries during summer activities, whether biking or on the water. Read on.

IIL Advantage Program

PMIGL is a member of the IIL Advantage Program. See which IIL offerings best align with your professional development.

Spring Symposium Presentation Videos Available On Demand

VideoonDemand.jpgPDUs for attending this year's Symposium have been uploaded for PMI members. If you are not a PMI member, please self-report the PDUs for the day.

All Symposium presentations have been recorded and are available on demand. Symposium registrants will have access to these sessions through December 31, 2022. Please self-report the PDUs for viewing the additional on demand sessions. The PDU code will be displayed at the end of each session.

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:

  • Manager, Symposium
  • Manager, Military Outreach
  • Manager, Speaker Contracts
  • Marketing Volunteer
  • Golf Volunteer
  • Sponsor Care Specialist
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 out new postings here.


Upcoming Events

Golf Outing & Networking Event
August 20 - 7 am - 3 pm


It is time to get outside, and play some golf at the Sanctuary Lake Golf Course in Troy! Learn more about the event here.
  • Scramble style – All Skill Levels are encouraged to participate
  • Partner with friends or be assigned to a group
  • Lunch, dinner, and beverages provided by Piper's Pub and Grille
  • Contests and prizes!!!
  • Fun networking opportunity


Which Project Management Certification is Right for You?
August 2 - 6-7 pm

Free Virtual Information Session
PMIGL members are invited to join the trainers from Peak, an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute for this special event. Learn about the most in-demand certifications in project management today, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, and more.


Quarterly Construction Quality Management Panel Discussion
September 27 - 3 - 4:30 pm

Construction Quality Management Community of Practice (CQM) 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. This quarter's topic is CQM 4.0 Methodology for a Construction 4.0 Quality Management .


Hot Fun in the Summertime!

PMIGL’s Membership Team kicked off the summer hosting the chapter’s 2nd happy hour. Despite the heat, 70% of those who registered attended. A light fare of sandwiches and snacks was provided, courtesy of Maria’s Deli of Novi. Our tight-knit group reconnected with chapter members seen virtually these past few months and new members joined us, braving the heat. Thanks to Patrick Cavanaugh, we had a great time learning and playing Bocce Ball. Thanks to all who joined us!

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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! 

Professional Development Opportunities

Get your PMP, CAPM, DASM or PMI-ACP Certification

Now Registering for Exam Prep Classes July through August

Already Certified? Please Share With Your Colleagues!

peakbusmgt.pngPrepare to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)®, Distinguished Agile Scrum Master (DASM)®, or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam with our comprehensive training courses! 

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is one of the top-paying certifications in the United States, and project managers who complete this certification earn 20% more than those without.  

In this training course, you’ll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP® and CAPM® exams. Concentrating on exam content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools, practice questions, study aids, and post-learning resources all using Project Management Institute (PMI) terminology. Earn 35 contact hours upon completion. Our instructors will work with you closely to ensure that you are ready to successfully pass the exam.

PMP/CAPM Classes are Opening for the Following Dates:
July 18th, and August 29th - Two Week Bootcamps - Monday – Friday 11 am - 2 pm ET

To see upcoming classes and obtain the discount, go here.


PM Musings

Project Leaders Focus on Resilience and Results
by April Callis Birchmeier CSP, CCMP™, PMP®

What lies behind us and what lies before us is nothing compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. Organizational change relies on individual change and developing personal resilience. Building our resilience capacity includes accepting loss, developing habits of resilient thinking, and recognizing the role of attachment in learning to navigate and adopt the future state. 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 last month!

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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