Baseline Newsletter July 2023
From the President's Desk

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgGreetings PMIGL Members,

Happy July and I hope you all are enjoying the summer.

PMIGL has exciting news related to the Office of the Presidency (OOP) election held in June. The Executive Committee elected Synthia Adams for this 3-year term starting in 2024 where she will serve as President Elect, President, and Past President. We are fortunate to have such a talented, dedicated, and well-deserving volunteer support our chapter in this prestigious role. Our BOD is excited to collaborate with Synthia in her new role and we applaud her!

VP Nominations for the 2024-2025 term are now open and close on 7/28. Please consider offering your time and talent and apply for one of these volunteer roles: Communications, Membership, Administration, and Finance. The VP Elections will then open to the PMIGL members for voting on 8/5 and close on 8/26. VP Election results will then be published on 9/1.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming events and professional development opportunities.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Michele Patera, PMP®

PMIGL President

“Support and Grow”

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  

Member Appreciation & Job Fair!
August 16 - 5:30-8 pm

MemberAppreciationandJobFair.pngPMIGL is planning a special event to show our appreciation for our members who have chosen to join and be a part of our chapter. We know that our growth is, in part, due to your choosing us and we would like to express our thanks to you. 

Cost is only $15 for members and non-members. Paid PMIGL members who attend will be reimbursed the $15 fee after the event. Non-members will not be reimbursed, but will be invited to a happy hour event at no cost.


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, Twitter and LinkedIn, and share our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities as you see posted. You never know what door may open!   


PM Musings

The Twelve Learnable Competencies of Emotional Intelligence
By William A Moylan, Ph.D., PMP, FESD, DTM, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University

My “PM Musings” article published in the April 2023 issue of the PMIGLC Baseline newsletter outlined the basic elements of Emotional Intelligence [EQ], discussed the four dimensions of EQ -- self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and relationship management, and, touched on the competencies of EQ. This article will suggest ways to learn and practice these EQ competencies to become an emotionally intelligent leader. 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

Upcoming Sponsorship Opportunity
Event, Exhibitor and Hole Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the Golf Outing event planned for Sept 2023. Reach out for details to or download the packet here.

Learning Opportunities for PMIGL Members
PMIGL is thrilled to shine a light on our partnership with IIL, the International Institute for Learning. 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 below.

In addition, we are excited to announce a new program by IIL - Mastering Hybrid Approaches for Projects. Specifically focused on helping experienced PMP®s learn how to integrate agile and iterative methods, tools, and techniques into their predictive foundation, we are happy to offer PMIGL members this course at a 50% discount. By attending this program, you will learn: 

  • Organizing scope with WBS, prioritizing it with a backlog, and leading the day-to-day work with a task board.
  • Integrating iterations and releases into a high-level predictive schedule.
  • Exploring servant leadership and self-managing teams.
  • Delving into leadership skills such as emotional intelligence and decision-making.

For details, registration, and pricing, please visit the IIL/PMIGL page.

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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