Baseline Newsletter August 2020

Chapter Update

Call for Nominations Now Open 

PMIGLC has initiated its elections process for open 2021-2022 Vice President (VP) positions. As a member of the Executive Committee, Vice Presidents maintain a cross-functional strategic focus while providing leadership of their respective Directors and committees. 

Each elected 2021 VP will serve from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. The 2-year VP term enables better acclimation to board operations, as well as increased opportunity to realize the VP's vision in support of the PMIGLC's strategic plan. The annual board transition meeting will also assist newly elected VPs with lessons-learned and other valuable information as they prepare for their term. Read on.

Feeding America Food Raiser

PMIGLC is supporting an effort to raise food for local food banks from August 1-31. Please assist us in getting food to families who need it. Read more and donate.

Monthly Meeting 

September Monthly Meeting - Virtual 

September 14 - 6-7 pm

Serve Squad Youth PM Workforce Development and Training with Tené Logan, PMP
Sharing valuable information and unlimited potential of Project Management as both a career and a multi-purpose tool for preparing youth for self-sufficiency, college, and apprenticeships via the Serve Squad program. 

Attendees will learn about new PMIGLC K-12 Outreach workforce development program and affiliation and volunteer opportunities. Attendees learn about the program's potential impact on low-income, students of color, immigrant students, etc.

Logan,Azanie_Tene-Med_Res-ed.jpgAzania Tené Logan is a Senior IT Global Project Manager and Director of Charity Co-Op: Serve Squad, a PM workforce development and training program for youth. Tené is a graduate of Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Master of Public Policy, M.P.P. 

Tené is a Certified Senior IT Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified ITIL, who is passionate about helping underserved youth and under resourced communities locally and globally. She is also a PMIEF Scholarship Awardee.


Professional Development Opportunities

Virtual Career Planning and Development Workshop with Mike Callahan

August 18, 20 and 25 - 6 - 7 pm 

Most career planning approaches focus on helping someone create the perfect resume and then sending it out to job boards and hoping that someone will give you a job. That system does not work and yet, many people continue to ascribe to it in the false belief that it will help them in their career pursuits. We take a different approach. We base our program on the belief that career pursuits can be more effective if one embraces the idea of becoming an entrepreneur of their career and then learning how they can bring value to a given opportunity. Now, that does not mean that they have to actually become an entrepreneur, but rather that they learn to think and act like an entrepreneur in their career pursuits. 

Callahan,Mike-Med_Res.jpgDrawing on the content in I Inc, Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship by Mike Callahan, we focus on using an entrepreneurial context as the metaphor for a successful career pursuit. That metaphor is further broken down into a series of nine steps.

We will be running a series of three, 1 hour webinars  to help you understand this approach and begin to learn how to structure your personal career strategy so that you will be not only more empowered, but also more successful and satisfied with the results of your own personal career pursuits.

Prior to his retirement in January 2020, he was the Director for the College of Business’ Internship and Career Management Center at The University of Michigan – Dearborn. In his current role he helps people, and organizations, be more empowered in the pursuit of their Brand, Value Proposition and Identification of Under-served needs i.e. their personal “Sweet Spot”. Recently, he started a podcast called I Inc and Beyond. (It can be found on Google Podcasts and iTunes Podcasts). The podcast focuses on helping veterans, and returning citizens, become more empowered in the pursuit of their career aspirations.


 2020 PMP® Prep Classes

Saturdays, September 12 - October 3 - 7:30 am - 5 pm

Register for the September PMP® Exam Prep sessions. This will be available online classes for $795 for PMIGLC members, $895 PMI members, and $995 for non-members.



Moylan's Mulligans

What Floats Your Boat? Understanding Motivation
A story has it that when asked ?How do you motivate astronauts?? a representative of NASA responded, ?We don't motivate them, but boy, are we careful about whom we select.? [Meredith, Mantel, 2009]. Understanding what motivates people is essential when assembling a project team, be it for a paid position as well as for the unpaid volunteer role. 

This article will review common motivation techniques, and, address how to motivate under both scenarios ? paid-work roles and the uncompensated volunteer. Read the complete article. Read the complete article.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Carla Patrick-Fagan, PMP, our PMIGLC Spotlight Volunteer for August 2020

VolspotlightSeptemberecropped.jpgMs. Patrick-Fagan earned her PMP in 2008 and her professional career is impressive within the healthcare industry including Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan (BCBS), Pfizer, and IBM. She is currently self-employed and inspects companies for compliance with the Prescription Drug Marking Act (PDMA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act while between full-time opportunities.

Ms. Patrick-Fagan's professional career is impressive within the healthcare industry including Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan (BCBS), Pfizer, and IBM. In 2008 she obtained her PMP.  Learn more about Carla.

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Be a Volunteer

Make your mark on PMI and the profession. As a member, you can volunteer to work on, and to lead activities that advance the profession and the Institute. Checkout available volunteer opportunities.

Welcome New Members

View the list of new members who joined in July. 

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