PMIGLC Milestone Scholarship Winner Announced
The PMI Educational Foundation has just announced that Manideep
Namburi is the recipient of the 2019 PMI Great Lakes Chapter Milestone
Scholarship. Congratulations Manideep!
is a full-stack Web Application Developer and Software Developer,
currently living in Mount Pleasant Michigan. He has 7 years of
experience in the software industry. He began his carrier as a
junior software developer at TATA Consultancy Services. Recently
he took a break from his work and moved to the USA. Currently,
he is pursuing a master's in information systems with project
management as his major at Central Michigan University. He has
a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical from Sastra University,
India. In his free time, he plays badminton and learn about new
technologies and process improvement techniques. He is both driven
and self-motivated, and he is constantly experimenting with new
technologies and process improvement techniques. He is very passionate
about Web Development, project management and strive to better
himself as a developer, and the development community.
10 - 5-8 pm
Effectively in a Multicultural Work Environment
PMs have an important responsibility in these fast-changing times
to steer projects to successful conclusions. Effective negotiation
skills are a critical part of every PM’s toolkit. As PMs,
you negotiate with team members, bosses, external resource suppliers
and other PMs. Your ability to negotiate in a way that is efficient,
results in wise, sustainable agreements and preserves or improves
relationships can make the difference between project success
or failure. During this interactive presentation, you will participate
in a negotiation, examine your skill level and review the basics
of a negotiation methodology that embodies the principles of mutual
gain, fairness and amicability. In addition, we will explore how
differences in culture can influence negotiations and learn some
techniques that can be applied when a counterpart is engaging
in “hard bargaining”.
The registration deadline for 2020 monthly meetings has changed
to noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
PMP® Prep Classes
February 1, 8, 15 and 22 ⋅ 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.
March 25 - 9 am - 12 pm
Take a much needed and deserved mid-week break and join your
PMIGLC friends and colleagues for appetizers and cocktails at
Craft Breww City in Farmington Hills, MI.
April 17 - 8 am - 5 pm
"Unlimited Potential" Project Managers as Thought Leaders,
Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers
Early Bird Registration is now open for our PMIGLC 2020 Spring
Symposium on April 17, 2020. The theme will be "PMs as Thought
Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers". The symposium
is an educational and networking forum providing professionals
from both academia and industry to share their latest developments
and advancements in the field of project management.
Ted Ma will be our opening and closing keynote speaker and there
will be break-out sessions throughout the day for attendees to
choose speakers and topics of interest to them.
3 Communication Tips for
It’s a new year and a new decade. If you have the right
attitude, opportunities abound! Perhaps you were recently promoted
to manager. If so, congratulations! This can be an exciting and
challenging time. Often, people are promoted because of their
technical abilities, not because of their people skills. Do you
have the necessary skills to manage people and excel as a leader?
this article, I will share three tips to help you excel as a first-time
manager. Hint: success starts with effective communication skills.
You can hone your skills on the job and improve as time goes by.
You can also accelerate your progress by participating in Toastmasters. Read
the complete article.
the Upcoming Live Webinars are ProjectManagement.com
ProjectManagement.com offers a variety of live and on-demand
webinars. Here's a link to the winter 2020 schedule of live
to the new members who joined in December.