Baseline Newsletter September 2023

From the  President's Desk

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgGreetings PMIGL Members,

Our PMIGL chapter election is in progress, and we have exceptional candidates running for the following VP Executive Committee offices.The election voting period runs from 9/8 to 9/29.

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Membership

The executive committee is here to serve our membership and I encourage you to take time to review the email from with the candidates and place your vote! 

This fall we have many exciting opportunities for professional development and networking events for our members. Be sure to watch out for details and registration for the Golf Outing on September 30th and for the exceptional PD Day planned for October 13th! 

As an additional benefit to our members, we provide professional development information related to current job openings. Refer to the Job Postings section of this newsletter or the chapter website to see more details on the two job openings recently posted.

Thank you for your support and membership,

Michele Patera, PMP®

PMIGL President

“Support and Grow”

Membership Appreciation Day 2023
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Membership Appreciation Day. View some sponsor photos of the event here

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  

Construction Quality Assurance
September 26 - 3-4:30 pm

Construction Quality Assurance - Field Construction 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.


Quarterly Breakfast Meeting - Virtual
September 29 - 7-8 am

Scope Creep
Benefits of attending:

  • Collaboration and idea sharing with peers
  • Tools for managing scope creep
  • Ability to learn from each other on other tools used in the industry to help


Annual Golf Outing and Networking Event - Hurry, Only a Few Remaining Spots!
September 30 - 7 am- 3 pm

GolfNewsletter.jpgSumptuous food, guaranteed fun, and plenty of prizes to be won! Our annual Golf Outing is more than just a friendly game; it’s a chance to connect, engage, and enrich both your professional and personal lives. I want to encourage those that are novices or have dusty clubs to join us for this event. You don’t need the latest gear to have fun! Learn more here.


Professional Development Day 2023 - Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing!
October 13 - 7 am- 4 pm

Earlybird2023.jpgThis year’s theme highlights the need to harness the power of “Cultivating Intelligence Spectrum for Project Managers”” to flourish in our rapidly changing times. The “Cultivating Intelligence Spectrum for Project Managers” theme centers on the Great Lakes Chapter providing a user experience that stimulates both project managers and business analysts to learn new things and adapt to rapidly changing environments. PMs are expected to be leaders and the driving force behind successful projects.Learn more here.


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

Conflict Resolution: Using the "Interest-Based Relational" Approach
By William A Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University

Conflict is an inevitable part of work. We've all seen situations where people with different goals and needs have clashed, and we've all witnessed the often intense personal animosity that can result. As you'll learn in this article, the fact that conflict exists, however, is not necessarily a bad thing. When you resolve it effectively, you can also eliminate many of the hidden problems that it brought to the surface. Read on.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Michele Patera, PMIGL 2023 President - Volunteer Spotlight for September 2023

Patera,Michele-2022ed.jpgMichele has been a member of PMI for many years. Her Great Lakes Chapter volunteer journey started in 2017 as the brand marketing manager. She continued her volunteer services as the Director PD – Symposium, VP Administration, and currently as the chapter’s 2023 President. The chapter President is a three-year volunteer role that started as the President-Elect