Baseline Newsletter February 2022

From the President’s Desk...

Gusmano,Jerry-Med_Res.jpgWelcome to February 2022! It’s crazy how time is already flying this year.

Have you renewed your PMI and PMI Great Lakes Chapter membership? If not, we encourage you to do so quickly so that you can take advantage of our upcoming events at member pricing. 

Registration is open for our 2022 Annual Symposium!! This will be a face-to-face event! We’re excited to get back together and enjoy some great speakers, networking with fellow members, and interaction with our sponsors. Our Opening AND Closing Keynote speaker is the electrifying Niel Magsombol. You won’t forget him anytime soon. Read on.

We're Looking for Volunteers

PMIGL is always looking for members who want to be more involved with the chapter. This is a great way to support the growth of the chapter and earn valuable PDUs for re-certification. We are currently in need of volunteers for a number of committee projects in progress. Our current openings include the following:

  • Director, Contracts
  • Manager Symposium
  • Manager, Speaker Packets and Contracts
  • Manager, Speaker Procurement
  • Manager, Communication
  • Symposium On-Site Lead 
  • Marketing Volunteer 
  • Sponsor Care Specialist
If you are interested in helping out on one of our committee projects, please fill out the Chapter Volunteer Information Form and send it to our Director of Volunteer Program and you will be put in touch with the committee chair.
Job Openings
Looking for a new career opportunity? PMIGL has you covered! Check out new postings here.

Upcoming Events

February Monthly Meeting 
February 21 - 6-7 pm

Managing and Preparing for Uncertain Times - Valuable Management Lessons from a Health System Setting
In the setting of the continuing pandemic, the world has been battling unprecedented challenges and constraints in the social, economic and political planes, where uncertainty is certain, and unknowns remain common. Yet we have seen our economies and communities bounce back stronger and wiser, navigating through the challenges. What better place than a hospital setting to look for valuable management lessons to stay focused through the waves of uncertainty and continue to deliver value and serve the larger population. This session will give us an opportunity to understand and appreciate the holistic approaches taken by hospitals and healthcare institutions to manage challenges and mitigate risks. You will hear about How to Expect the unexpected and plan proactively. 


March Monthly Meeting 
March 14 - 6-7 pm

The March monthly meeting has been scheduled. Check back for more information as we get closer to the date. 


Construction Quality Management Community of Practice Quarterly Meeting
March 29 - 12-1:30 pm

Construction Quality Management Community of Practice( CQM) holds a quarterly meeting the last Tuesday of each quarter to discuss topics that would benefit our community in improving their processes and procedures for better quality management using the latest best practices shared by our members. Our theme for 2022 is Digital Transformation for Construction 4.0 and for the first quarterly meeting in March, we will invite guests to speak on the topic of Project Management Information System.

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!

Professional Development Opportunities

Get your PMP, CAPM, DASM or PMI-ACP Certification

Now Registering for Exam Prep Classes in February & March

Already Certified? Please Share With Your Colleagues!

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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.

Call to Action

The PMIGL Military Outreach Committee is in the planning stages of an application workshop for PMI certification candidates. This application workshop will include a discussion on the application process, crafting a solid narrative, translating experience into PMI application format, and other helpful information for those that are seeking to obtain PMP® or other PMI certifications.As such, the MOC is soliciting assistance from any chapter members that would be interested in participating.

Volunteers will be asked to attend two planning meetings (NTE one hour) as well as the four hours workshop which will be held on a Saturday afternoon. Final details will be confirmed upon conferring with volunteers to find a mutually beneficial time. Volunteers will be asked to participate in breakout sessions to answer questions, provide insight, and/or assist candidates in completing their applications.

For questions or more information, email Scott Vincent.


PM Musings

The Challenge of Change 
by Lisa Harvey Roach, PMP

Do you like change? Most people don’t because change is uncomfortable. Project Managers and Team Leaders, in today's environment, you can't afford to resent change. Staying in your comfort zone is not an option! You must lead the way and show your team how to be flexible, agile, and open minded. Read the complete article.

Welcome New Members & Congratulations on Milestone Anniversaries

Congratulations to members on their milestone anniversaries this month. Thank you for your valued membership and continued support! Special recognition goes to Neil Goldman – 25 years, Damodar Konda – 20 years, and Timothy Petro – 20 years. 

Also, welcome to our new members who joined in January!

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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