Baseline Newsletter March 2023
From the President's Desk

HPatera,Michele-2022ed.jpgello PMIGL Chapter Members,Spring begins on the 20th of this month which is welcomed after all the snow and icy weather. Our first annual Community Day of Service event that was planned for March 4th, unfortunately, required cancellation due to the storm. Many volunteers worked diligently towards this event to support several non-profit organizations with program management expertise. A special “thanks” to the Outreach volunteers and looking forward to the rescheduled date for this event. Read on

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
  • Social Project Manager
  • Manager, Finance A/P
  • Manager, Merchant Services
  • Manager, Golf Event
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  

Happy Hour and 2022 Volunteer Recognition
March 22 - 5:30-8 pm

PMIGL will host its first happy hour of 2023 at Pop's For Italian in Ferndale. Included in the festivities will be recognition of our volunteers who give so much of their time and energy to the success of our chapter. Light fare will be served and a cash bar will be available. $15 for members and non-members to attend.


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.


New Member Orientation
April 12 - 6-7 pm

View the agenda for this orientation session here.


PMIGL 2023 Symposium - Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon - Don't Wait!
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 Sports 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.

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PM Musings

Collaborative Problem Solving – Leveraging Team Power to Bring Great Ideas to Life
By William A Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is essentially solving problems by working together as a team [Webster]. Effectively solving technical problems as a team is more than just sharing the number-crunching. Rather, CPS encompasses the Critical C’s of Communication, Cooperation, Creativity, and Critical Thinking, augmented with Computerized information gathering, computation and sharing. The challenges of solving problems as a team involve blending the skills and knowledge of multiple people who will deal with a magnitude of ideas and options, while attempting to focus and stay on track, all the while engaging efficiently and communicating effectively during the collaboration. To say this can be daunting is putting it mildly.

This article will offer techniques and suggestions to deal with the agony and the ecstasy of CPS – leveraging the power of teamwork to develop and implement the best solution. Read on.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Kandra Chinnshaw our PMIGL Spotlight Volunteer March 2023

Kandra.jpgKandra Chinnshaw is our first Spotlight Volunteer of 2023. Kandra has been a PMIGL volunteer since 2019. Her professional background is in IT Management, and she enjoys event planning. Her contributions include PMIGL's “Professional Development Days and Workshops”, “PMI 2022 Golf Outing”, and “Game Host”. Learn more about Kandra.

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