Baseline Newsletter November 2020

Chapter Update

Member Promotion team hosts spooky good time during the final happy hour of 2020

by Carla Patrick-Fagan 

happyhour2020.pngPMIGL’s Member Promotion Team hosted the chapter’s 3rd and final happy hour of 2020 on October 14. More than 50% of those who registered attended. Attendees enjoyed their favorite drinks as they discussed their favorite horror movie in advance of Halloween. Discussions also centered on first jobs (Mike Freeman and Surya Prakash had two of the most interesting), favorite time management hacks (such as Trello and and favorite phone apps (such as Blinkist and Whatsapp). 

Sandy Menzel won the first round of Crowdpurr trivia for “horror movies.” Mike Freeman won the second round for “Name That Drink.” Both were awarded a $25 Amazon egift card. Valerio Crovasce was the grand prize winner of “Test your PM Knowledge,” earning a $50 Amazon egift card!

60% of attendees rated the event excellent with another 50% rating it very good. Feedback included: "It was my first virtual happy hour - it was very fun - there were not as many people as I expected, but that may have been good for my first time! Looking forward to more!" and “More ideas from member retention and attendees on future programs could improve future happy hours.”

Thanks to all who attended, especially Member Retention (Murthy Guduguntla and Sheila Dugeon) for their support. Thank you to Erica Nunes, Manager Member Promotion for helping to develop trivia questions. Thank you to our platinum and gold-level sponsors who help us put on great events, such as this one. Finally, best wishes to Stacey Frakovici and Mike Freeman who are preparing to sit for the PMP in the near future.

Serve Squad Youth PM Training Program - Volunteers Needed

Serve_Squad-kids.jpgServe Squad, an affiliate of PMI Great Lakes, is looking for volunteers to help with their Youth PM Training program. They are in need of volunteers for the roles of Manager of Youth Events and Youth Project Manager Skills Trainer. If you are a member in good standing with PMI and PMI Great Lakes, please click on the links below to download a role description.

Questions? Contact Tené Logan,

Manager of Youth Events

Youth Project Manager Skills Trainer

Monthly Meeting 

PMIGL Annual Business Meeting

December 14 - 5-8 pm

It's time for the Annual Chapter Business Meeting. Join us to review the year's accomplishments and see the volunteers who are behind the activities of PMI Great Lakes. There is no cost for PMIGL members to attend this virtual event.


Professional Development Opportunities

Come celebrate Construction Quality Week with Us!

November 20 - 4:30 - 6:30 pm

PMIGLC is pleased to celebrate Construction Quality Week with the Construction Community in 2020! This celebration event will be held on the Zoom platform where Construction Project Management Professionals and Construction Quality Experts will gather in a friendly online conference to network, collaborate, and share thoughts on Career Development. Emerging Professionals and Construction Management students from WSU, LTU, CMU, UofM, and FIU are welcome to join this event and participate in the Zoom meeting. We are inviting recruiters from Construction Companies to join our celebration and create breakout rooms with interested parties to further discuss expectations and career opportunities. 

There is no PDU for participating in this event. The event is free, but due to limited seat availability, you must register for this event.



Moylan's Mulligans

PMI Project Management Ready™
Helping Students Show They Are Ready to Manage Projects

The PMI Project Management Ready, PMI’s newest certification program, introduces high school and post-secondary students to the concepts and skillsets of project management. The PMI Project Management Ready certification program presents the tools needed to apply this knowledge to a wide range of career paths, and to the student’s day to day activities. Developing project management skills will serve students throughout their lives. Read the complete article.

PMI® News

Most Influential Projects 2020

PMI has unveiled the 2020 edition of the Most Influential Projects, which highlights 259 efforts, each a distinct masterclass in how to navigate change and deliver results. The projects demonstrate many pivots born of the global pandemic, but also shifts in response to pre-coronavirus forces, from sustainability to quantum computing.  

Welcome New Members

View the list of new members who joined in October.

Chapter Sustained Sponsors

A special thank you to our sustained sponsors for their continued support to the all new virtual format of 2020 Symposium; adapting quickly to virtual requirements with great sponsor booth builds and videos. We thank them for their generous gifts for the raffle games, free webinars and their exceptional commitment to a high quality virtual experience. Visit their websites linked below or view our Sponsors page for more information.

Platinum Level



Gold Level