the President's Desk
Fellow Great Lakes Chapter members!
Symposium - Online Registration Ending Soon!
countdown has begun, our annual Symposium
is less than a couple of weeks away. What an exciting and
appropriate theme, given the current status of the world we
are in!! Just like you all, we are also very eager to listen
to an outstanding keynote speaker, Ted Ma, followed by an array
of experts sharing their wisdom with us on various topics spanning
over four tracks. There's more... we will be able to visit our
sponsors' booths for information and chances to win lots of
prizes and above all, plenty of networking opportunities. Those
who have already registered, thank you!! Please spread the word
among your acquaintances and have them sign up as well. It is
not too late to register.
promised in my last communication, your chapter board has just
signed a contract with ProjectBites.com to
bring FREE PDU opportunity to ALL Members! ProjectBites
is an online library of Project Management education and inspiration
in 20-minute video and audio bites. Use of this site is free
for PMIGL members, but individuals will need to register. Registration
information can be found in the Member Area page under
the Membership drop-down after logging in with PMI.org credentials.
always, my only ask of you, the ambassadors of PMI Great Lakes,
is to please renew your membership if you have not already done
so and to encourage your friends and acquaintances to become
members if they are not. Please also consider volunteering at
your convenience. We are always in need of volunteers.
stay safe and healthy. Until next time...
Sivakumar MS PMP SCPM ITIL
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Volunteer Promotion Awareness
provides structured engagement and progression tracks to our
valued volunteers. Based on your time commitment and interest
you could choose any path or enter a volunteer role at any level. Review
the slides to learn more about role commitment and progression.
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit
our volunteer page to learn more. Corporate Outreach, for
example, is looking for Managers to help its cause. Learn more
about this team’s activities 2020-2021 here.
2021 Happy Hour
first Virtual Happy Hour was held Tuesday, March 16 via Zoom.
Jennifer Peeples of Perfect10 Mixology led a “This or
That” icebreaker and then walked through making cocktails
and mocktails. Attendees made “Taste the Rainbow”
and “Pot of Gold” drinks in honor of St. Patrick’s
Day. 50% of those who registered attended. Thanks to PMIGL leadership,
Member Retention and chapter members who joined. Watch for more
information on the next scheduled happy hour and join in on
10 - 6-7 pm
Take responsibility for your impact, results and reputation
as a project manager. This session will help participants create
awareness of the one thing that will help them improve results
in their business and personal roles. It will help them begin
to solve the challenges they face every day and to more successfully
achieve their goals. Lead with Impact has less to do with skill,
education and intelligence, and more to do with the ability
to think clearly under pressure, manage and motivate people
effectively, and to change your approach as necessary.
presentation provides leaders with the skills to recognize how
emotions drive behaviors, the difficulty in managing one’s
own emotions, and the emotions of those around them. Tools to
manage interpretation of information and appropriate levels
of reactions are reviewed. Leaders become more aware of their
unconscious behaviors and learn to effectively manage emotions
to make conscious decisions for future behaviors.
Horn is able to draw upon his 28 years of executive experience
to reenergize seasoned and emerging professionals and increase
organizational effectiveness. He inspires change, to develop:
a powerful culture, effective communication, high performing
teams and engagement. Spencer is the President of Altium
Leadership. He has previously been the CEO of a leadership development
company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company, which developed
IMAX theaters in tourist destinations.
21 - 7-8 am
Benefits of Understanding Your Leadership Style
As we deliver value in the new normal by adjusting
to virtual interactions in lieu of face-to-face communication,
knowledge and demonstration of positive leadership styles are
important. How leaders are viewed can influence the outcomes
of objectives and goals set forth. Leadership vision transforms
into action, if accepted by the followers or team members. It
is imperative that one understands the leadership style that
is demonstrated to gain maximum positive results. Furthering
the understanding of the influence a leader has on followers
or team members, provides the guidelines for effective positive
Dr. Melanie Magruder, PMI-ACP, PMP
Melanie Magruder has more than 20 years of leadership experience
in corporate business, customer relations, mentoring and coaching,
corporate training, community and social outreach, and business
performance. Offering a rare blend of creative and operational
strengths, Dr. Melanie has achieved exciting success in developing
and implementing community projects; and is recognized for her
success in growing business partnerships and relationships.
Panel: The Success OF IPD Projects
29 - 4:30-6 pm
Project Delivery was developed as a solution to construction
projects’ adversarial relationships, low rates of productivity,
high rates of inefficiency and rework, frequent disputes,
and lack of innovation, resulting in too many projects that
cost too much and take too long to build.
Management Professionals are proficient in Integration Management
for different aspects of a project. The PMBoK Framework is
applicable to any type of project, but when it comes to Integrated
Project Delivery, there are contractual, psychological, and
business management skills needed to successfully carry out
the management of a quality end product that mixes Team Culture,
Owner Business Objectives, and Contractor’s Financial
Checkout Dr. Harri
Emari's article on
construction-related activities and events.
You Heard What the New PMP Exam for 2021 Looks Like?
you are planning to take the PMP exam (or know someone who is),
you will need to take a course that will prepare you for this
exam. PMIGL chapter is excited to announce that we have partnered
with Peak Business Management for PMP Exam preparation courses.
With this partnership, our members (and anyone that you want to
refer) receive a significant discount on PMP, DASM, and PMI-ACP
exam preparation classes -- up to $200 or more in savings!!! The
best part is that Peak offers several live virtual classes per
month that fit any schedule (days, evenings, weekends) with instructors
and students from around the country. Read
three R’s – Renewal, Rebirth, Relief?
by April Callis Birchmeier, CSP, CCMP™, PMP®
love spring, the renewal and rebirth of the season (along with
my birthday) makes this month my hands down favorite. But this
year, more than ever, I just have a great sense of relief. Relief
that we are making progress in the battle against the pandemic
and emerging from the lockdown that has been both essential and
incredibly difficult. Read
the complete article.
the list of new
members who joined in March.
23 - 6-7 pm
new PMIGL members! Register to attend new member orientation.
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