Baseline Newsletter October 2020

Chapter Update

PMIGL Election is Underway - Voting Ends October 15

Chapter elections have begun and your participation in this process is greatly appreciated. PMIGL members were sent an email from which contains a link to login and access the ballot. Be sure to vote by Thursday, October, 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Provide Your Input on Topics for Next Year's Theme

One Lucky Winner will Receive a Complimentary Admission to the 2021 Symposium! 

We've compiled a list of themes for you to vote on by selecting your top three choices. Make your selections here

Contest Rules

  • Winning theme will be selected by October 19 and the winning participant will be named at our Annual Business Meeting in December.
  • All names of participants who submit their selections in this contest will be combined into a group, and one lucky winner will be selected from all participants.
  • PMIGL VP Professional Development decision on 2021 theme selected is final.


Monthly Meeting 

October Monthly Meeting - Virtual 

October 19 - 6-7 pm

From Project Management to Vice President with Tom Keuten
Taking on the role of Project Manager is an accomplishment all on its own. At some point, you were identified as someone that is well organized, communicates well and demonstrates leadership capabilities. Then becoming a successful Project Manager is an even bigger accomplishment. You’ve shown you can make a positive impact on your organization and deliver results. This in itself can be a very rewarding career with lots of variety and challenges. PMs are rarely bored. But what if you want to take your career in a different direction, and move up in an organization? This Presentation will talk about things to look out for on your journey and take advantage of that can lead to your next role.

Keuten,Tom.jpgTom Keuten serves as a Vice President for Rightpoint, an experience agency. Our programs deliver digital transformation through strategy, design, technology and change management. He previously worked for Capgemini, Pariveda and BDO, and has lead projects for great brands like Marathon Petroleum, General Motors, Amwy, Ford, DTE Energy, and many others. Tom has supported PMI for years, achieving PMP certification, working on the PMBOK Guide, leading the 2nd version of the OPM3 Model and managing Corporate Outreach in Great Lakes. He taught project management and PMO classes in the US, Europe and Asia. He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame after earning a bachelor’s from Central Michigan University.


November Monthly Meeting - Virtual 

November 9 - 6-7 pm

Action Your Purpose
We all lead, and most importantly, we lead ourselves. Go into every project leading and creating experiences for your project teams that empower them to feel like the organization has confidence and trust in the outcomes.

Ondusky,Tara_Med_Res.jpgTara Ondusky is a successful corporate project and program manager, who loves helping project teams see and define the path that leads them to creative and successful outcomes. As a coach, this is her personal mission! To help people see their individual paths and take the necessary steps to authentic empowering change… successfully and best of all created by you! 

Tara is a professionally trained ACC certified coach and Energy Leadership Index - Master Practioner. She has a 20+-year record of successful business analysis and process implementation, operations management, project management and leadership. Tara is also a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt with talent for facilitating cross organizational decision making and strategy implementation.


Professional Development Opportunities

PMIGL 2020 Virtual Symposium "Unlimited Potential"

October 30 - 8 am - 5 pm

After careful consideration, PMIGL has decided to host the 2020 Symposium virtually in light of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and governmental mandates. Our overall concern for the safety of everyone involved is an overriding priority and we are mitigating unnecessary risks. We remain committed to offering you a world-class virtual educational event on Friday, October 30. 

The PMIGL 2020 Symposium’s opening and closing keynote speaker will be the dynamic Marcelino Sanchez speaking on "Clarity, Inquiry, and Appreciation: Power Strategies to Unlock Your Potential and That of Others."



Moylan's Mulligans

Communication: An Essential Skill for Project Managers
Do you communicate well? Are you actively listening to your team members when you speak to them? Do you communicate differently in-person verses on Zoom? My guess is that we all could probably improve our communication skills and awareness.

In this article I will go back to the basics to propel us forward to have more dynamic, engaging, and productive conversations. Read the complete article.

PMI® News

Continuing to Grow Professionally During a Pandemic

In a world where personal and professional lives have been significantly disrupted by an international pandemic, surely it makes sense for individuals and corporations to focus on the immediate challenges of day-to-day business and revisit development objectives at a future date. Or does it? Read on.

Welcome New Members

View the list of new members who joined in September.

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