Baseline Newsletter October 2023

From the  President's Desk

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgGreetings PMIGL Members,

The PMIGL chapter election is complete, and I am pleased to announce the VP Executive Committee officers that you have voted in for the 2024/2025 term. 

  • Surya Prakash - VP Membership
  • Jonathon Falcon - VP Finance
  • Jason Lampkin - VP Administration
  • Rodney Johnson - VP Communication

We are very fortunate to have these excellent team players willing to give their time and talent to these strategic Leadership roles in support of our chapter. Each of these individuals bring enthusiasm and excitement. Please join me in sharing with them a special congratulations and best of success in their roles.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Michele Patera, PMP®

PMIGL President

“Support and Grow”

Highlights from PMIGL’s 8th Annual Golf Outing and Networking Event
Golf2023.jpgWe had a great time at our Golf outing this year. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make this event a success. An additional thank you goes to Downing Farms Golf Course for hosting our event this year. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Job Openings
The PMI Job Board has enhanced features, making it easier to connect job seekers and employers in the project management industry. Click here to access the PMI Job Board! You can access PMIGL's Job Board of local postings here

Upcoming Events  

IIL’s IPM Day 2023 Is Happening Soon!
November 2


IIL's International Project Management Online Conference starts on November 2, 2023. Take advantage of a $15 discount with code PMIGL (live day price $89) at checkout while registering online. You will experience an inspiring lineup of speakers sharing insights on artificial intelligence, project management practices, team engagement, achieving team and organizational peak performance, risk management, and the best excel tips. Plus, you can earn 26 PDUs, SEUs, and SHRM-PDCs and get two self-paced courses Kanban: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started and Understanding Lean Fundamental. This conference streams online until February 5, 2024, so you don't have to be available on the live day to benefit!

Register today using this link. Don’t forget to use our code PMIGL to save $15. You can also register for IPM Day 2023 and learn more about PMIGLC’s partnership with IIL on the chapter partner page We hope to see you online at IPM Day 2023!

PMIGLC members can receive free admission to IPM Day 2023 if you act fast. As of October 10th, there are 6 seats remaining available to our members. Click the following link to redeem your free seat

Monthly Meeting - Virtual

November 13 - 6-7 pm

Topic and speaker to be announced soon!


Happy Hour - Mark Your Calendars! 
November 15 -5:30 pm

PMIGL is planning on a Happy Hour on November 15 beginning at 5:30 PM. Location and length of time to be determined. Please check the website for more details. Registraiton will open soon.


Quarterly Breakfast Meeting - Virtual
November 17 - 7-8 am

Watch your email for more information about this meeting. 


PeakBusMgtlogo.pngWhat is Disciplined Agile Certification?
As a leader in project management education, we are working with Peak Business Management to offer the official PMI Disciplined Agile workshop and DASM certification program for individuals looking to pass the exam and become a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM). Learn more.

Earn Free PDUs!
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, X (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 contributors are taking a short break, but will return with a new article next month.

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

Learning Opportunities for PMIGL Members
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