Baseline Newsletter May 2023
From the President's Desk

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgGreetings PMIGL Members,

Happy Mother’s Day and Welcome to May’s warm weather and green grass!

Last month we held a successful Spring Symposium with 265 attendees! With the great support of our Volunteers, PMIGL provided our membership with another “Best in Class” event. We had a full day of valuable professional development, plenty of networking opportunities, and great cuisine. 

Our next large PD event, Professional Development Day, will be held on October13th at The Kingsley Bloomfield Hills. More details will be coming soon so please watch out for the information.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Michele Patera, PMP®

PMIGL President

“Support and Grow”

Highlights from PMIGL's 1st Annual Project Management Day of Service®

PMIGL’s First Annual Project Management Community Day or Service was held on April 29th after being rescheduled from March 4th due to snow. The event included 2 Non-profit organizations, 8 Planning Committee Members and 20 Project Management Volunteers. A total of 30 people gathered for an incredible day of planning. 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:

  • Manager, Golf Event
  • Manager, Next-GEN
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  

Monthly Meeting - Virtual 
June 12 - 6-7 pm

Use of Resources in Managing Multiple Projects
Multiple project environments have become the norm however, managing resources in such an environment remains a challenge to most organizations as well project managers. In this presentation we examine this challenge and propose a few solutions.

Speaker: Steven Blais
Steven is a Project Management Professional, Instructor, Consultant, Writer, and Coach with over 50 years of experience in technology management, consulting, and marketing positions. He specializes in the design and installation of business-oriented accounting systems and databases for commercial and government clients in the distributed environment.


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.

Peak Business Management is also offering a free PDU event Tuesday, June 13th at 7 pm. Don't miss "Which is the best Scrum Master Certification?" Learn more and register here

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

Leading Virtual Teams with NO LIMITS
By William A Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University

There is little difference in outcomes when comparing virtual project teams to co-located ones. Both follow a similar project lifecycle to create a product or service to successfully satisfy the needs of the customer. Additionally, the role of the project manager remains the same - leader, manager, facilitator, and mentor/coach. In both, much of the project success relies on the leadership abilities of the project manager. 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

Interested in becoming a sponsor? There are many opportunities for event and sustained sponsorships, but they fill quickly! For more information, visit our sponsor 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 courses, free webinars, and so much more. Please visit the IIL/PMIGL website.



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