Baseline Newsletter October 2022
The Election Results are In!

ElectionResults2022.pngWe have completed our 2022 Vice President’s election process. I want to thank all of you who voted. THE RESULTS ARE IN!!

I’m very pleased to announce the following individuals as the winners in their respective VP Role nominations:

VP of Communications - Synthia Adams
VP of Marketing - Srini Pinnamaneni
VP of Outreach - LeighAnne Martin
VP of Professional Development - Suja Joseph

Each new VP will serve from January 2023 through December 2024 – a two-year term.

Please help me to congratulate all the winners!! Thank you for serving your chapter in this high-level capacity, we appreciate you very much. 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
  • Manager, Military Outreach
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 out new postings here.


Upcoming Events

Professional Development Day 2022 - Registration Ends October 24!
October 28 - 7 am - 4 pm, Carpe Diem Banquet Hall in Southfield


Agile in the Age of Digital Synergies: Scaling Agile & Agile Transformation

In these times of high VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, learning about scaling the team’s success to the organization is VITAL!

Keynote Speaker: Michael Nir, PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe SPC, M.SC. Industrial Engineering

MichaelNir.jpgMichael Nir, President of Sapir Consulting US, is an enterprise lean agile devops expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation. His Masters in Engineering, certification in Project Management and training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. The author of ten books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean Agile management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries such as: Intel, Philips Healthcare, United Healthcare, DnB, Volvo, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Unilever and many others. He is masterful at connecting the dots between human behavior, business systems and work environment to drive highly productive teams and lead individuals to communicate effectively.


International Project Management Day 2022 Online Conference
November 3 - 8:30 am

International Project Management Day (IPM Day) is an annual day of recognition for the achievements of project managers and project teams around the world. It is always on the first Thursday in November. The IIL team has planned and delivered an International Project Management Day event every year since the idea was first introduced in 2004. Use promo code PMIGL for $15 off!


November Monthly Meeting
November 7 - 6-7 pm

Harnessing the Power of Adaptability to Boost Project Success

So you think you’re adaptable? But are you, really and do your projects reflect that? We have learned in the last few years that the keys to success are in our ability to harness the power of adaptability. It applies to project management as well when we think about navigating unexpected conditions, uncertainty, and the drive to resilience. The best project managers demonstrate a high adaptability quotient (AQ) with the ability to navigate change and lead their teams to project success. That can be you when you join this session to tap into ways to level up your adaptability skills and help you reach your high AQ potential with project management.

Speaker: Dr. Esther Jackson

Jackson,Dr_Esther2022ed.jpgAs a proven leader of innovation and change, Dr. Esther Jackson has a myriad of experiences in leadership, project management, talent development, and DEI. Positions as project manager and college instructor are her primary occupations in the Detroit, MI area. She serves as a National Advisor for Chapters with the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and NAC DEI committee lead. She is also a previous ATD Detroit Chapter President. 
Dr. Jackson has presented nationally with ATD, BambooHR Summit, and Training Magazine Conference & Expo. Locally, she has presented for various ATD chapters and other organizations. Her presentation topics have included: adaptability, DEI, emotional intelligence, instructional design/training, and leadership development. 
Dr. Jackson’s credentials include a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in instructional technology along with her doctorate in higher education and adult learning. Since its publishing three years ago, her doctoral study on technology preferences of multiple generations in the workplace has received over 1,200 downloads. ATD recently published her published first book, Adaptability in Talent Development (available on Amazon).


Quarterly Breakfast Meeting - Virtual
November 18 - 7:00 - 8:00 am 

Peak Performance for Project Managers

Our worlds changed forever in 2020. Homes converted to our home-offices and Zoom became a substitute, not a supplement, for human contact.

One thing the pandemic didn’t change? The principles of peak performance. Join Scott Welle, #1 Best Selling Author and Founder of Outperform The Norm, as he shares the strategies used by high achievers and top project managers to be your best. 

This dynamic, high-energy keynote will help you raise your personal standard of excellence and give you an effortless action plan to put into play immediately.

Speaker: Scott Welle

Welle,Scott-2022ed.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 8 best selling books, articles, videos, podcasts and online programs inspire hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology, is an adjunct professor at St. Olaf University and regularly consults with top performing executives, sales professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as elite athletes, all with one common goal: to OUTPERFORM. Fox 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul has called him a “Motivational Expert.” and he was recently named the 2021 Midwest Motivational Speaker of the Year. For “fun” (and because he’s a little crazy!), Scott has completed 30 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.


Quarterly Construction Panel
November 29 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

4th Anniversary of CQM Community of Practice & our Construction Quality Week 2022

Construction Quality Management Community of Practice (CQM) 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. 

CQM events are free and open to all professionals and students. The events are held on Zoom and will broadcast live on YouTube. 


Does your Employer have a "Use it or Lose it" Budget Policy?

Is there still money in this year's training budget? Use this opportunity to get the training you need to earn your project management certification. Peak Business offers PMP®, DASM®, and CAPM® training that guarantee to get you ready for the exam. It's October, fall is in the air and so are thoughts of Project Management Certifications. Checkout the latest newsletter from Peak Business. Note: PMIGL receives a portion of money from Peak Business referrals and registrations.  

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 Impactful PMP in Leading Change
by April Callis Birchmeier

Do you love seasonal transitions? As a PMP and organizational change management professional, I love seasonal transitions for the natural break they provide. Seasonal transitions provide analogies and examples of the adoption of change. Some enjoy seasonal transitions more than others. While I love the fall leaves color change and crisp temperatures, I also feel a bit of regret or longing for the activities of summer. This gives me a great case of the “should’ves”. I should’ve gone to the beach, climbed sand dunes, and picked strawberries. The “should’ves” are full of regret for opportunities not pursued. And yet, I love our Michigan fall season - the bright brilliance of red and orange leaves against a remarkably blue sky, doughnuts with apple cider, and football. Read the complete article.

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 joined in September!

Chapter Sustained Sponsors

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