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2021 Virtual Symposium a Great Success!
had another successful Symposium this year! On April 23, 436
valued attendees joined us for our second all virtual Symposium.
What an exciting time for our chapter, to know that we applied
the principles we've learned from our speakers and we delivered
value in the new normal! Our many breakout speakers were
first class in their content and delivery. Our keynote, Ted
Ma, was up early on the west coast delivering his important
message on leadership with enthusiasm and an energy that carried
us throughout the day.
like to thank all of our marvelous volunteers, led by Synthia
Adams (Director of Symposium) and Asha Subramanian (VP of Professional
Development,) who stepped up to rock another world-class event
in southeastern Michigan. We were also delighted that we could
be joined this year by our sister chapter in Region 4, Huron
Valley. Thank you, Heather Benson, and your team for being a
part of this historic event for PMIGL.
you also to our sponsors who made this event possible with so
much generosity and enthusiasm. We couldn't have done it without
all of you!
our members, we hope you enjoyed the day and we want you to
feel comfortable giving us feedback on any part of your Symposium
experience so that we can continue to improve and deliver EXCELLENCE
while enhancing the PM profession.
you all so much for attending and supporting YOUR local chapter.
If there is something you would like to do or learn, please
let us know. We are here to serve YOU. If you're looking for
a way to volunteer in future events, please let us know and
we'll find something that fits your interest. Thank you again!
See you at the next event!
PMIGL President Elect
21 - 7-8 am
Benefits of Understanding Your Leadership Style
As we deliver value in the new normal by adjusting
to virtual interactions in lieu of face-to-face communication,
knowledge and demonstration of positive leadership styles are
important. How leaders are viewed can influence the outcomes
of objectives and goals set forth. Leadership vision transforms
into action, if accepted by the followers or team members. It
is imperative that one understands the leadership style that
is demonstrated to gain maximum positive results. Furthering
the understanding of the influence a leader has on followers
or team members, provides the guidelines for effective positive
Dr. Melanie Magruder, PMI-ACP, PMP
Melanie Magruder has more than 20 years of leadership experience
in corporate business, customer relations, mentoring and coaching,
corporate training, community and social outreach, and business
performance. Offering a rare blend of creative and operational
strengths, Dr. Melanie has achieved exciting success in developing
and implementing community projects; and is recognized for her
success in growing business partnerships and relationships.
14 - 6-7 pm
Choose to be a fluid thinker and embrace an inquisitive,
growth-based mindset. This will help to build trust in a world
that’s a little sensitive right now! Inquiry, understanding,
self-awareness and growth are four key aspects we'll cover to
illustrate how great minds think alike... but Inquisitive Minds
is always on the lookout to expand her horizons and uses her
experiences to build breadth, perspective and foresight into
both her personal and professional life. Clearly, she has more
than a few things on the go... and it's all on purpose! Of course
her 2 boys take the cake as her pride and joy, but her other
positions don’t fall too far behind.
Panel: The Success OF IPD Projects
29 - 4:30-6 pm
Project Delivery was developed as a solution to construction
projects’ adversarial relationships, low rates of productivity,
high rates of inefficiency and rework, frequent disputes,
and lack of innovation, resulting in too many projects that
cost too much and take too long to build.
Management Professionals are proficient in Integration Management
for different aspects of a project. The PMBoK Framework is
applicable to any type of project, but when it comes to Integrated
Project Delivery, there are contractual, psychological, and
business management skills needed to successfully carry out
the management of a quality end product that mixes Team Culture,
Owner Business Objectives, and Contractor’s Financial
a PMP Exam Prep Classes Q&A Session on Zoom This Saturday
you are interested in learning more about the PMP exam prep course
offered by PMIGL through PEAK Business, join us for an informational
event on Zoom on Saturday, May 15 at 11 am to
ask your questions and start your journey!
register, please email Ron Papa at Director.Certifications@pmiglc.org or
Harri Emari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
you heard what the new PMP exam for 2021 looks like?
you took the PMP exam years ago or have yet to take it, it’s
worth knowing what the new exam for 2021 is like. The new PMP
exam is comprised of:
questions (the previous exam was 200), there are still some
pilot questions that are not scored.
minutes to complete the exam.
material from PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (Yes, it is still
valid. The seventh edition exam is not expected until 2022.)
additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based
tests. Breaks are optional.
are a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching
(i.e. “drag and drop”), hotspot (i.e. “click
on a chart”) and limited fill-in-the-blank.
of the questions are Agile related. These can also include conflict
management, motivation issues, scrum ceremonies, team roles,
comparing Predictive vs. Agile, leadership styles, and Minimum
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 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.
Peak trainers provide a support system from the very start. They
will help you outline your journey and timeline, guide you along
the path to certification, provide you with extensive test simulations,
and maintain your credential with continuing education. Peak
trainers take personal responsibility for the students’
training experience and measure their own success by the success
of their students, which is evident by their higher than 97% success
the upcoming classes and to obtain the discount,be sure to use
coupon code PMIGL when registering.
you have any questions, please visit peakbusiness.org or
contact Ron Papa at email@example.com.
Appreciation & New Member Happy Hour
June 23 - 5:30 - 8 pm
will host its first in-person happy hour of 2021 on Wednesday,
June 23 at the beautiful Lakeshore Park in Novi, MI. The June
event will recognize our volunteers who give so much to the community.
Volunteers from 2019-2021 will be recognized by chapter leadership
for their contributions. In addition, we will formally welcome
new members who have joined the chapter. There will be a light
fare of sandwiches, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. The
cost to attend is $5 for members and non-members.
by Lisa Harvey Roach
a project manager, you naturally want success for yourself and
your team. How do you make that happen? Certainly, by having the
right processes and procedures but truth be told, it starts
with the right mindset. Read
the complete article.
the list of new
members who joined in April.
23 - 6-7 pm
new PMIGL members! Register to attend new member orientation.
in becoming a sponsor? There are many opportunities for event
and sustained sponsorships, but they fill quickly! For more information
view our Sponsor