to Recognize 2019 Volunteers at March 25th Event
The PMIGLC Executive Committee will recognize 2019 volunteers
for their valuable service and contributions to the chapter at
the March 25th Happy Hour event. An invitation has been emailed
to 2019 volunteers; including a coupon code to register at no
cost. If you were a volunteer in 2019 and have not received the
email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
is Sponsoring an Academic Scholarship up to US $2,500
order to be considered eligible for this scholarship, applicants
must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited two-year associate's
degree, four year bachelor's degree, or master's, or doctoral
program. This scholarship will be granted for work toward an associate's,
bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in project management
or a related field benefiting from project management, with the
following order of priority:
member of the PMI Great Lakes Chapter or an immediate family
member (including spouse, children, stepchildren and grandchildren)
attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university.
individual living in Michigan or surrounding states (Indiana,
Ohio, Minnesota or Wisconsin) attending or planning to attend
an accredited college or university program anywhere.
individual attending or planning to attend an accredited college
or university program in USA.
more about the scholarship criteria.
5 - 5-8 pm
Management for Goodwill: The Passion and Peril of Pro-Bono
Pro-bono work has the power to enable a positive change when the
high cost of professional services are preventing a good cause
from accomplishing it’s mission. Project Managers are uniquely
equipped with the skills that bring people together, inspire their
commitment and maximize their contribution. Includes Case Study
To convey the unique challenges, opportunities and rewards associated
with Pro-Bono Work:
- The true reward is the work itself, but it also builds business
by strengthening relationship on a personal level.
- Very few costs associated with Pro Bono work are actually
tax deductible, but doing the work is good for business
- Different than volunteering – Pro Bono uses specific
professional skills to help people who cannot afford them.
PMP® Prep Classes
March 7, 14, 21 and 28 · 7:30 am - 5 pm
four-day, instructor led, classroom setting PMP® exam preparation
course designed to meet the training needs of those wishing to
prepare for PMI’s PMP®or CAPM® certification exams.
objective of this course is to help participants gain a level
of competency required to pass the PMP® and CAPM® certification
exam through a review of the concepts and terminology covered
in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Presentation Skills Workshop
February 28 - 9 am - 12
In this half-day workshop attendees will earn three PDUs and
learn the presentation skills of the best professional speakers
and Toastmaster's World Champion of Speaking.
There will be something for everyone to learn in this workshop
regardless of experience with speaking and presenting. This session
will explore state-of-the-art approaches to opening your presentations
with a bang, making an early promise that gets the audience excited
about what's to come, and offers a simple roadmap everyone can
Attendees will also learn strategies for overcoming fear and
anxiety of presenting to any audience, techniques to get and keep
an audience's attention, get them to lean in to want to hear more,
and how to get even the most resistant audience members to participate
and feel engaged in the presentation.
Participants will also have an opportunity to have their most
challenging presentation issues addressed so they leave with what
they need to make this a highly valuable experience for all.
This Month's Spotlight - Dr. Hani Emari, PMP
Spotlight Volunteer time. This article is the first Volunteer
Spotlight of 2020, and excitement is in the Air. PMIGLC has
no shortage of elite members to nominate for their volunteerism
within the chapter. Dr. Hani Emari, PMP, is the Spotlight Volunteer
for February 2020. Hani has an extensive professional Portfolio,
yet he takes time to volunteer for PMIGLC.
Dr. Emari’s dedication to PMIGLC has changed how we do
business, in a good way! Dr. Emari has been a member of the
chapter since August 2018 and currently serves as the Director
of Corporate Outreach. Dr. Emari has helped organize the Construction
Community to bring Construction Corporate Support and Sponsorship
to our PMIGLC events. Read
WOCM "The Solution
to I'd hate to be that PM!"
By April Callis-Birchmeier PMP, CCMP
The 2020 Iowa Democratic caucus fiasco which unfolded
this past week made many project managers think to themselves
“Thank goodness that’s not my project!” and
“I’d hate to be that PM!” Fingers are pointing,
heads are rolling, and the news pundits have learned more than
they ever wanted about software bugs. This mobile app was created
for the nearly 1,800 Democratic precinct chairs to tabulate and
report the results of the caucus. Many intended users couldn’t
download or sign in and even those who could access the app lacked
the training and support to use it correctly. Incorporating an
organizational change management plan into the project plan would
not have de-bugged the software but certainly would’ve helped
to identify the issues and provide support to the precinct chairs
before the caucus began. Read
the complete article.
to the new members who joined in February.