The Great Lakes Chapter is always looking for members who want to be more involved with the chapter. This is a great way to support the growth of the chapter and earn valuable PDUs for re-certification. We are currently in need of volunteers for a number of committee projects in progress. In an effort to match your interests and skills with the Chapter's needs, we need some information from you. If you are interested in helping out on one of our committee projects, please fill out the Chapter Volunteer Information Form and send it to our Director of Volunteer Program  and you will be put in touch with the committee chair.

Thank you for your interest in the GLC!



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One-day, One-Month Gigs

Job Posting: Jan. 23, 2019


  • One-Day and One-Month volunteer support roles with PMIGLC are available, as-required, and on a FCFS basis based on project headcount needs.  In addition to the event one-day, the project team will likely have planning meetings leading up to the event that you will be required to call-in to.  If you'd like to be considered for a One-Day Volunteer Gig like Symposium, PDD, or another event, please complete a volunteer application and indicate that role.
  • Keep in-mind that PMIGLC has many full-year volunteer roles that require no more than an hour per week time committment to fulfill.  However, sometimes work schedules and life demands inhibit a year-long volunteer role for a brief period of time. 

Contact Information

Kent Potts,

Manager Symposium


●       Member in good standing with PMI & PMIGLC.

●       Time requirements are roughly 4 hours per week.  Time requirements rise and lower as event dates near

●       Follow the lead of the event Director

●       Promote the project management profession through the planning and coordination of special events, as identified by the chapter board, designed to enhance and expand the skills and knowledge of project managers

●       Incorporate feedback, suggestions and recommendations as necessary to enhance effectiveness and value delivered to the audience and chapter as they relate to the logistics of the Symposium

●       Oversee volunteers, tasks, and presentations

●       Responsible for coordinating all activities delegated by the Director for the Symposium

●       Attending regular chapter dinner meetings is encouraged

●       Call-in to bi-weekly PD conference calls and Symposium conference calls

●       Work closely with the Director to Identify Requirements, Plan, Execute, Monitor & Control, and Close all tasks related to each event

●       Non-inclusive list of responsibilities and deliverables:

●       Develop a schedule for accomplishing all the tasks for the Symposium

●       Coordinate all efforts in sync with the theme established by the BoD

●       Develop an agenda for the Symposium

●       Plan for food for the Symposium

●       Coordinate with the VP of Marketing to market the event

●      Coordinate with the VP of Communications for publishing the event

●      Coordinate with the VP of Membership to obtain sufficient Event-Day volunteers for each event

●      VP Professional Development is initially involved in all assignments made to the contracted event management group (currently Event Managers of Michigan).  The reason for this is to ensure billable hours are understood and budgeted

●      After the scope is conveyed to the event manager (EMM), the Manager shall coordinate all activities and deliverables with the event manager (EMM)

●       Provide information to members and nonmembers on events as required




Please complete our online volunteer application if you are interested in this role.

Manager, Military Outreach




Responsible for defining, planning, and executing the event management process for the Director of Military Outreach.  Responsible for registration, web content, location negotiations, and menus development along with PDU code creation and recording for members in attendance of activities sponsored by the Director of Military Outreach.


Primary Responsibility to support: 

·        Director Military Outreach – Overall responsibility for developing and implementing activities to help veterans connect with PMI and gain insight into future career related opportunities in Project Management. 


Remaining Team Members: 

·        Director Corporate Outreach – Overall Lead outreach role specific to business organizations and non-profit groups, developing communities of interest and increasing membership.

·        Director Academic Outreach – peer outreach role specific to College and University faculty and students.

·        Director Scholarly Research – peer outreach role specific to facilitating project management related research and helping interested parties to get published in the PMI Journal and increasing membership.

·        Outreach Education Manager – works to create certification programs that are embedded into Universities

·        VP Communications:  as a supporting role for all communications related to outreach.

·        VP Marketing: as a supporting role for marketing and sponsorship agreements.




§  Create/Maintain process for Event Management for Military Outreach registration, web content, location negotiations, and menus development. PDU code creation and recording for members in attendance.

§  Mentor others in the process as required.

§  Report status plan and activities on a monthly basis to the Director of Military Outreach.



§  Strong oral and written communication skills.

§  Strong project management and coordination skills and abilities



§  Ability to spend roughly 1 - 3 hours per week leading outreach initiatives and growing the capabilities of the Military Outreach function.

§  May require meetings with sponsors, volunteers, or vendors related to marketing activities



If you are interested in this role at PMIGL, please complete our online volunteer application at


Manager, Speaker Contracts



Works with Director of Speakers and assists in facilitating Speaker packets and speaker contract approvals.


Responsibilities include: 

·         Follows direction from Speaker Director on the steps of processing Speaker packets/Contracts

·         Collaborates with Administration Director, Contracts and Director, Finance as required.

·         Gathers and organizes completed speaker packets or forms from potential speakers

·         Attends Speaker Committee meetings

·         Attends PD meetings

·         Proceeds with follow-up process after speaking engagements

·         Follow up required for payment/ settlement of fee for paid speakers.



§   Member in good standing of PMIGLC is desirable, but not required.

§   Registered PMP is desirable but not required.



§   Ability to spend roughly 2 hours per week in following up with speakers and other related activities as laid down by the Director.

§   Time requirement may increase during the months of Symposium (April) and PD Day (Oct).

§   May require meetings with other BOD members or volunteers related to activities.




If you are interested in this role, please complete our online application that can be found at