Update from PMI®
The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 is presenting an alarming health
crisis. To ensure health and safety, Project Management Institute
has transitioned to a temporary remote work policy for PMI employees,
contractors and third parties for 30 days (effective March 12
through April 12). Decisions regarding other PMI meetings, events
and activities are being made on a case by case basis and will
be communicated to impacted stakeholders as information is available.
Given the dynamic nature and rapidly evolving situation, we are
experiencing a surge in contact volumes. We ask for your patience
if you experience longer than normal wait times. Our service remains
our top priority, and we look forward to supporting you now and
into the future.
Physical Inventory Completion
An annual physical inventory was completed last month for PMIGLC
assets. Special thanks to the volunteers who were involved:
• Michele Patera, VP, Administration
• Srini Pinnamaneni, President
• Rajesh Sivakumar, President Elect
• Kent Potts, Director, Volunteer Management
• Synthia Adams, Director, Symposium
2019 Volunteer Recognition Event is Postponed
The Happy Hour / 2019 Volunteer Recognition Event that was planned
for the evening of March 25 is being postponed. Once we determine
when the event will take place, we will publish another email
with that information. Event status will also be updated on the
PMIGLC website. We will not be refunding any registrations at
this time and will apply payment to the event on the future date.
We will handle cancellations on a case-by-case basis.
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.
Monthly Meeting - Virtual
11 - 6-7 pm
April Monthly Meeting has been canceled. More information on the
May meeting will be posted on the website soon.
PMP® Prep Classes
April 4, 18, 25, and May 2 · 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).
View more details and the 2020 schedule.
Annual Spring Symposium Postponed
"Unlimited Potential" Project Managers as Thought
Leaders, Win-Win Negotiators and Peak Performers
PMIGLC will take the extra step in moving our Symposium to a later
date in the year in hopes that our national leaders will have
time to get this pandemic under control. We do not wish to put
any of our guests, volunteers, speakers, or sponsors under any
Once we determine when the Symposium will take place, we will
issue another email with the new information. It will also be
updated on our website on the Symposium page.
Watch for a New Article in April!
to the new members who joined in February.