September 26th Adopt a Highway

Saturday, September 26, 2020 08:30 AM

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September 26th Adopt a Highway

09-26-2020 8:30 am -12:00 pm

Michigan Adopt a Highway

PMI-MTC was approved by the State of Michigan to participate in the Adopt a Highway program in 2016. We have been responsible for the upkeep of 1.74 miles of the I-475 highway from I-75 to Hill Rd.  This will be our final cleanup date.


Next Cleanup Date:  September 26th, 2020

This will be our last cleanup date for the chapter.  Since we had to cancel our cleanup date in April & little participation in July, we are expecting there may be a large build-up of things to pick up. We will meet at 8:30 am for a brief safety meeting then head out. We meet at the Wingate Hotel at I-475 and Hill road. Volunteers can email Ed Turley to let him know you are attending or Register for the event at the link below. Depending on how many volunteers we have plan on staying 3 to 4 hours. Nobody under 12 years old allowed.


PMI Thumb Chapter Oct 2020 Dinnertime Meeting

10-14-2020 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$10 ($5 for Members)

VIRTUAL MEETING!! Oct 14th, 2020

TOPIC: Do you know your ACE for conflict de-escalation?

    BONUS: Project Risk at Plant 5

PDU: 1 - Strategic - .5 Strategic

SPEAKER: John Riley, Gentle Response LLC

     BONUS: Linda LeSage


It is critical that you are aware of your own Appearance (body language), Communication (tone of voice and words used) and Engagement (active reflective listening) when interacting with a difficult person, and how having the discipline and awareness to control your ACE will help you avoid saying or doing something that may actually escalate a situation.

     BONUS: GM for Strategic Business purposes wanted to turn around a plant in 12-16 months. The engine plant was changing to a new type of engine. The biggest factor was the risk of this project. Join us to find out if they made it on time.


PMI Thumb Chapter Nov 2020 Dinnertime Meeting

11-11-2020 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
$10 ($5 for Members)

VIRTUAL MEETING!! Nov 11th, 2020

TOPIC: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

    BONUS: Effective Communication in the Virtual Workspace

PDU: 1 - Technical - .5 Technical

SPEAKER: Kelly Talsma, PMP

     BONUS: Sheila Johnroe, PMP - PMI-MTC Director, Newsletter


Making decision involves defining, sequencing, and executing tasks (usually in meetings) That ultimately leads to decisions. Decision tasks usually involve activities such as defining objectives, prioritizing objectives, defining alternatives and comparing/ranking the alternatives to the objectives.

     BONUS: Do you ever feel what your trying to communicate to a remote co-worker or client just isn't understood? In this 30-minute segment, attendees will learn to communicate more effectively in a remote environment and more effectively handle instant messaging and conference calls.

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