for Nominations Now Open
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.
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.
America Food Raiser
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 - Virtual
14 - 6-7 pm
Squad Youth PM Workforce Development and Training with Tené
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.
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.
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.
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.
Career Planning and Development Workshop with Mike Callahan
18, 20 and 25 - 6 - 7 pm
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
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.
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.
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.
PMP® Prep Classes
September 12 - October 3 - 7:30 am - 5 pm
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.
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
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.
Carla Patrick-Fagan, PMP, our PMIGLC Spotlight Volunteer for August
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.
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.
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.
the list of new
members who joined in July.