Baseline Newsletter March 2020

Chapter Update

COVID-19 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.

2020 Annual 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


PMIGLC 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.

PMIGLC is Sponsoring an Academic Scholarship up to US $2,500

In 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:

  • A 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.
  • An individual living in Michigan or surrounding states (Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota or Wisconsin) attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere.
  • Any individual attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program in USA.

Learn more about the scholarship criteria.

Monthly Meeting 

May Monthly Meeting - Virtual

May 11 - 6-7 pm

The April Monthly Meeting has been canceled. More information on the May meeting will be posted on the website soon. 

Professional Development Opportunities

2020 PMP® Prep Classes

Saturday, April 4, 18, 25, and May 2 · 7:30 am - 5 pm

A 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. 

The 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.

19th 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 unnecessary risk.

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.


Moylan's Mulligans

Watch for a New Article in April!

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the new members who joined in February. 

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