PMI Michigan Thumb Chapter

Continuing Education

Professional Development never stops; this is why the PMI Thumb Chapter offers training to deepen your project management knowledge.   Classes are held locally with skilled instructors at a reasonable cost.

"Doug Kiracofe offered the class called Building A Resume That Works, and I was the only one to attend.  It was in January of 2011 and was an extremely valuable class to take.  I had my computer with me and worked on it after his presentation.  I also received a copy of his presentation for further review as I redid my resume after the class.  It worked out great as I had an interview after the revision and was told that one of the reasons for the interview was my resume and how it was formatted.  I got the job and even though it was just a contract position, it lasted for 8 months.  The class was great

Nancy Anderson


Submitting PDUs

While the total number of PDUs for a Project Management professional has not changed, PMI has made noteworthy changes to the PDU process:

To report PDUs, you select Education or Giving Back:

“Giving Back” refers to activities that enable you to share and apply your knowledge and skills as a means to contribute to and help build the profession. The maximum number of total PDUs to be earned in Giving Back has decreased. Within Giving Back, you can report Working as a Professional. The total number of PDUs to be earned in “Working as a Professional” has decreased.

“Education” refers to learning activities that allow you to broaden your knowledge in one of the PMI Talent Triangle skill areas: Technical, Leadership, or Strategic and Business Management.

Technical Project Management: Knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management.

Leadership: Knowledge, skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting skills that help an organization achieve its business goals.

Business and Strategic: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.

New features include:

A quick dashboard showing you your status, PDU’s remaining to renew and number of days until renewal.


Preloaded PDUs for PMP sponsored trainings. To report attending a PMP sponsored training online, enter in the ID number and the system preloads the number of PDUs to claim and the Talent Triangle areas. In the example below, the PMI event was 0.50 Technical and 0.50 Strategic.

ONLINE PM TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE! We have partnered with MindEdge to offer you an alternative method for Project Management Training. Now earn your PDUs from the comfort of your own home and on your schedule. Members will receive a 10% discount on all courses and Simulations by entering Discount Code MTC10 in the Discount Code field when registering.

Who is MindEdge?

MindEdge is an innovative, educational content provider of online training and courseware to colleges, universities, associations, and corporations. They feature narrative learning (including simulations, just-in-time scenarios, and case studies) enhanced by technology innovation and a focus on continuous improvement for their content and courses. By employing diverse content delivery methods such as video, interactive exercises, learner assessments, and simulation technology, students will really learn.


Chapter Membership

Total Members 135
New Members This Year 10
PMP® Members 90
CAPM® Members 3
PgMP® Members 0
PMI-SP® Members 2
PMI-RMP® Members 0
PMI-ACP® Members 4
PfMP® Members 0
PMI-PBA® Members 0
Members with no Certification 41

Open Board Positions

PMI-MTC Open Board Positions

Director of Education

Director of Volunteers

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