the President’s Desk
fellow Great Lakes Chapter members!!
there seems to be a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. Thankfully,
the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Michigan is coming
down gradually. Vaccines are being administered at a good pace
and Spring is about to be upon us. Above all, our annual Symposium
is right around the corner!
Sure to Register for This Year's Symposium!
As you all know, the Symposium
is on Friday, April 23. We have an outstanding Speaker,
Ted Ma, delivering both the opening and closing keynotes, a
variety of topics spanning over four tracks for the Breakout
sessions, a LOT of Networking opportunities, AND fabulous prizes
to be won! Additionally, Symposium attendees will have the opportunity
to chat with sponsors in their confidential booth on offerings,
job opportunities and appointments for detailed discussion. A
sponsor representative will be waiting to privately chat throughout
the symposium and additionally for 30 minutes after the last
the complete article.
Hardship Provision is available to any PMI member whose financial
condition has changed drastically and sufficiently so that a
member would have difficulty renewing their membership. A member
must be in good standing for at least three previous years to
qualify for the hardship provision. Read
19 - 7-8 am
Management through Honest and Timely Feedback
When cultural norms and societal pressure keep us from
being open and honest, the quality of our projects can suffer.
It takes a lot of courage to address a difficult situation head-on
so it’s important to use good data (not rumors or impressions),
and have solid relationships to support your good intent. Project
Managers are uniquely equipped with the skills that bring people
together, inspire their commitment and maximize their contribution.
is a Project Manager and Senior Mechanical/Electrical Designer
with nearly 30 years of experience in engineering for construction. With
over 150 projects served, she has worked with owners, architects,
developers and contractors on the design and construction of
mechanical and electrical systems in a wide variety of business
markets including food service, health care, senior living and
Panel: PMPs for LEED Projects
30 - 4:30-6 pm
Management Professionals understand the System Thinking concept
behind LEED rating system and are the experts when it comes
to integrating different aspects of a project.
Green Building Council·s LEED rating system has identified
great strategies to reduce the adverse impacts of built environments
on several important fronts based on the Triple Bottom Line
concept, as follows:
Contribution to Global Climate Change
Individual Human Health and Well-Being
and Restore Water Resources
Enhance and Restore Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Sustainable and Regenerative Material Resources Cycles
a Greener Economy
Social Equity, Environmental Justice, Community Health and
Quality of Life
12 - 6-7 pm
a Culture of Ownership and Accountability in the New Normal
It’s no secret that, in today’s business
environment, holding your employees and team members accountable
can be difficult. Excuses, lateness or even having difficult internal
conversations in this age of virtual offices is, perhaps, more
challenging than ever.
In this session we'll be covering:
to identify the 4 myths of accounting & overcome them.
to build a plan of accountability in your workplace.
to build goals around accountability.
to change your beliefs around accountability.
Speaker: Greg Coyne
A graduate of Albion College, Greg Coyne has been actively involved
with Southfield-based Gerry Weinberg & Associates-Sandler
Training since 2009. He has an additional 10+ years of success
in Leadership, Management, & Business Development.
has helped a wide variety of companies; whose presidents, CEO’s
and other leaders were disappointed that their companies were
not getting them the results they wanted. They were frustrated
with themselves that they were not able to lead their teams effectively
remotely, concerned they were not communicating dynamically and
efficiently; and worried that with these issues, their respective
businesses would lack the proper systems and processes to take
them to the next level. Through Greg’s help, his clients
learn how to use a system to build a business, uncover blind spots
they didn’t even realize they had, and stop wasting valuable
time with companies they will never do business with.
You Heard What the New PMP Exam for 2021 Looks Like?
you are planning to take the PMP exam (or know someone who is),
you will need to take a course that will prepare you for this
exam. PMIGL chapter is excited to announce that we have partnered
with Peak Business Management for PMP Exam preparation courses.
With this partnership, our members (and anyone that you want to
refer) receive a significant discount on PMP, DASM, and PMI-ACP
exam preparation classes -- up to $200 or more in savings!!! The
best part is that Peak offers several live virtual classes per
month that fit any schedule (days, evenings, weekends) with instructors
and students from around the country. Read
Month We Spotlight Jerry Gusmano
Gusmano’s former volunteer roles were assisting with the
2018 Annual Symposium, followed by his election as the Vice President
of Professional Development (VP PD). In this role as VP PD, Jerry
added world-class events to PMIGL chapter membership and enhanced
the portfolio of events/training. Jerry revived the membership
benefits during COVID with virtual relevant speakers, networking,
continuing education, and volunteer opportunities.
President-elect, Jerry is charged with supporting the current
president in establishing PMIGL chapter goals for 2021. Jerry
collaborated with sister chapters to create elevated experiences
for Michigan chapters, including working with the Board of Directors
on PMIGL's Charter and policies. Read
more about Jerry.
Virtual Teams with NO LIMITS
by William A. Moylan, PhD, PMP, FESD, DTM, Professor
Emeritus, Eastern Michigan University
is little difference in outcomes when comparing virtual project
teams to co-located. Both follow a similar project lifecycle to
create a product or service to successfully satisfy the needs
of the customer. Additionally, the role of the project manager
remains the same - leader, manager, facilitator and mentor/coach.
In both, much of the project’s success relies on the leadership
abilities of the project manager. Read
the complete article.
the list of new
members who joined in February.
14 - 6-7 pm
new PMIGL members! Register to attend new member orientation.
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and sustained sponsorships, but they fill quickly! For more information
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