Baseline Newsletter June 2023
From the President's Desk

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgGreetings PMIGL Members,

Happy Father’s Day this month and I hope everyone is enjoying the warm summer weather. What a great time of year it is with many of us taking vacation time to recharge or plan activities with our families now that school is out for the summer. For those members who prefer to take time off later in the year, the PMIGL team has professional development opportunities for you to participate in. Please refer to our calendar for upcoming events. 

It is PMI national election time and the Nominating Committee narrowed down the list to six diverse candidates who have the experience and qualifications to represent PMI’s global membership. As PMI members, we are eligible to vote for four candidates to serve on the 2024–2026 PMI Board of Directors. The election is open until 6-26 and I encourage you to review the email from PMI with your personalized link and cast your vote.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Michele Patera, PMP®

PMIGL President

“Support and Grow”

Join Us August 16th for the Member Appreciation & Job Fair!

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. Learn more and register

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  

Construction Quality Management Community of Practice 2023 Webinar
June 27 - 3-4:30 pm

Construction Quality Assurance - Project Management
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.


PeakBusMgtlogo.pngEarn Free PDUs!
PMIGL's partner, 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 Transformative Power of Change Management
By April Callis Birchmeier CSP, PMP, CCMP™

As a successful project professional, you are aware of the importance of transformation. As I watched The Little Mermaid recently, I was struck by the parallels between the story of Ariel transforming into a human and the change journey we undertake as project leaders. The transformative power of change management and its pivotal role in driving successful project management must be embraced to ensure we are successful in achieving user adoption and ultimately experience the benefit of the change initiative. Read on.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Dr. Ann Skinner our PMIGL Spotlight Volunteer June 2023

annskinner.pngDr. Skinner has volunteered in continuous service for PMIGL since 2004. Her first volunteer experience was organizing speaker events (2004), then she served as PMI PMP Certification Director, followed by VP Professional, then VP Outreach and currently working as Director of Academic Outreach. Learn more about Ann.

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

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.

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



Exhibitor Level