Baseline Newsletter December 2021

From the President’s Desk

Greetings fellow PMIGL members!! 

raj.jpgFeels just like yesterday when I started to pen the first "From the President's desk" article for our monthly newsletter, after taking over as President of the chapter. Here I am, writing it one last time, as my current term comes to an end this month. It has been a wonderful opportunity and experience, which I will cherish forever.

Though we could not meet in person, be it at our monthly dinner meetings, at our coveted Symposium or at the PD Day event, it was still nice to meet a lot of you virtually and at the golf event. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for your constant support to (y)our chapter. Read on.

New Member Benefits to Make Your Own Reality


As a special thank you to our valued community of changemakers, PMI is pleased to announce two new PMI member benefits: PMI Picks™and our Business Reading Center. Learn more.

Spread the Word

Help promote PMIGL. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and share our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities as you see posted. You never know what door that may open!

Upcoming Events

We've Chosen a Theme for 2022 and the Winners Is...

themewinner.jpgManaging Challenge, Change & Risk in Uncertain Times

Next year's theme has been selected and it is Managing Challenge, Change & Risk in Uncertain Times

We also have a second winner. Chapter member Rob Sattler, PMP. Ron took part in the selection survey and his name was chosen in the drawing to win a free pass to the 2022 Symposium. Congratulations, Ron!

January Monthly Meeting - Mark Your Calendar!
January 10 - 6-7 pm

The professional development team is putting together something exciting for the first monthly meeting of the year which will be virtual! Keep your eyes open for more details that will be coming by year-end.


Final 2021 Happy Hour was a Great Success!

On November 10, the last happy hour of 2021 was held at Craft Breww City in Farmington, Michigan. It was well attended by our chapter leaders, members and guests. We are grateful for our connections within PMI Great Lakes and we look forward to planning new and exciting events for 2022. If you enjoy event planning and want to lend your fresh perspective, come join us, won't you? Happy holidays from the Membership Committee!


Professional Development Opportunities

Ring in the New Year with a New Certification! Get your PMP, CAPM, DASM or PMI-ACP Certification

Now Registering for Exam Prep Classes in January & February

Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing!

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The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is one of the top-paying certifications in the United States, and project managers who complete this certification earn 20% more than those without.  

In this training course, you’ll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP® and CAPM®exams. Concentrating on exam content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools, practice questions, study aids, and post-learning resources all using Project Management Institute (PMI) terminology. Earn 35 contact hours upon completion. Our instructors will work with you closely to ensure that you are ready to successfully pass the exam.

To see upcoming classes and obtain the discount, go here.

MilitaryOutreach2021.pngMilitary Outreach Needs Your Help 

Are you a veteran? Are you on active duty? Do you want to support veterans and active duty service members in enhancing their careers? Then the Great Lakes Chapter Military Outreach Committee wants to talk to you! Learn more.

Volunteer Spotlight

Suja Joseph

SujaJoseph.jpgSuja Joseph is our final Spotlight Volunteer for 2021. Suja has been with PMI Great Lakes for 11 years. Her portfolio includes Project Lead, ITSM Service Delivery Lead and Business Service Analyst, just to name a few. Suja’s background includes the ITIL domain specifically ITSM Consulting, along with Onboarding and Offboarding. Her skill set has landed her with a real estate title company working as IT Program Manager and IT System Analyst, Senior. Her employment in Information Technology has led to great strides in her personal and professional life. Learn more about Suja.


PM Musings

The Principled Project Manager - Negotiating Strategies
by Dr. Bill Moylan, PMP

My PM Musings article from September 2021 addressed one of the most important skills of the savvy Project Manager -- the ability to negotiate the best outcome that satisfies the needs of all stakeholders for Win-Win-Win. As noted in this article, reaching consensus requires compromises between the parties to meet or exceed the necessary project goals while building and maintaining important relationships among the project stakeholders. Read the complete article.

Welcome New Members

View the list of new members who joined in November.

Chapter Sustained Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? There are many opportunities for event and sustained sponsorships, but they fill quickly! For more information view our Sponsor Information Packet.

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