PMI Thumb Chapter Mar 2021 Dinnertime Meeting

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 18:30 PM

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PMI Thumb Chapter Mar 2021 Dinnertime Meeting

03-10-2021 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$10 ($5 for Members)

VIRTUAL MEETING!! Mar 10th, 2021

TOPIC: Better Communications = Better Relationships!

    BONUS: Maximizing Human Potential

PDU: 1 Technical - .5 Leadership

SPEAKER:  Lisa Harvey Roach, MM, PMP, DTM, Master in Mgmt, & Distinguished Toastmaster

     BONUS: Niel Magsombol


Almost everyone would agree that effective communication is crucial for success in business and in life. Often there are gaps in communication because we have different perspectives and expectations based on our beliefs and experiences. With our customers, business associates, and family members, we need to be more receptive to these differences. In this interactive session, you will learn keys to communicating with tact and diplomacy to build better relationships.

     BONUS: Niel will be discussing ways to maximize our human potential.


PMI Thumb Chapter Apr 2021 Dinnertime Meeting

04-14-2021 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$10 ($5 for Members)

VIRTUAL MEETING!! Apr 14th, 2021

TOPIC: Leadership is Broken

    BONUS: Diversity During Covid

PDU: 1 - Leadership - .5 Leadership

SPEAKER: Robert Heath, Sr.

     BONUS: Dr. Mamie Thorns, Chief Diversity Officer, SVSU


Leaders are struggling. Studies abound that confirm this truth. 50% of organizational employees leave their jobs to get away from bad leaders. Gallup reports that 51% of managers are not engaged in their job while 14% report actively disengaging from their work altogether leading a workforce where 7 out of 10 employees are not engaged in their work. The average workday for an executive leader is 13.5 hours during the week AND 5 hours on the weekend.



2021 MTC Professional Development Day (09-20-2021)

09-20-2021 8:00 am -4:00 pm

RESCHEDULED!!  September 20th, 2021

TOPIC: Tools and Tactics to Recover Troubled Projects

PDU: 7.5 - Technical

SPEAKER: Shawn Belling M.S., PMI-ACP, PMP, CSP, & Vice-President, Professional Services for CloudCraze


We will be spending the day learning practical applications to asses a project and develop a recovery plan in 'real life' scenarios. For instance, how to get projects, months behind, back on track, to release it and immediately convert it to work with a brand new ERP system that goes live within 8-weeks, MUST work and is plagued by technical, sponsorship, governance issues. Just to name a few.

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It is particularly important for Project Managers to maintain and improve their project management knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the market. PMP certification is a critical component. As, during the resent years, project management discipline took a step toward more flexible and dynamic project management methodologies, in addition to the traditional waterfall approach, several new emerging methodologies became in high demand. Thus, training and credentialing in these methodologies became highly sough after among Project Management professionals. It is especially relevant in today's economic climate.

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Total Members 157
New Members This Year 3
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CAPM® Members 3
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PMI-SP® Members 2
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 3
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 1
Members with no Certification 48

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