PMI – Chicagoland Virtual Meeting Opportunity on May 28th at 7:00PM Eastern
2 Strategy PDUs
Registration is REQUIRED
NOTE: Capacity is limited so register early; Once limit is reached you will not be able to register and will be placed on a waiting list. In case of cancellations you will be notified should you wish to attend
Location: Microsoft Teams Meeting
"Seven Traits Good Project Managers Share: Do You Have Them?"
Who’s the best project manager you ever worked with? This question, posed in a Q&A discussion after one of my recent corporate workshops, stimulated some fond reminiscing about all of the project managers I’ve respected through the years and what made them so good. It also probed into some comparison about what they all had in common. If you take nothing else from this talk, do that ... take some quiet time perhaps while sipping that second cup of morning rocket fuel, and develop a list of the project managers you’ve respected through the years. Then think about what traits they all had in common.
I’ve had the good fortune for decades to work with project managers in successful Fortune 50 companies and rapid-growth startups, ranging across many industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, finance, insurance, retail, information services, and manufacturing. From these experiences, the best project managers I’ve worked with seem to have seven critical traits that will be the focus of this talk.
Are you on your own list of best project managers? Are you on anyone else’s list? What is needed for you to master the skills and thought patterns to get there? Join us and embark on the rewarding path to becoming one of the best project managers you’ve ever worked with.
PMI-Minnesota Virtual Event – Breakfast
5/26/2020 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern
You will have to create an account on their website to attend this one…
1 – Leadership PDU
Title: Being Wild
'Virtual reality' has taken on a whole new meaning as we meet in each other’s living rooms, finding our way in this utterly new terrain. Whether zoom meetings are commonplace or new for you and your team, it calls for Wildly Inclusive Leadership in order for projects to move forward and team members to be present and engaged. With the help of some hilarious stories and analogies from Chris’ sled dog team, we’ll dig into how to:
—Be ‘under-cover alpha dogs’
—Influence and manage ‘up’
—Work with ‘what is’
—Draw out the unique talents of each member of your team, whether they have four legs or two!
I hope that this message finds you and your family healthy and as happy as one can be right now. First, allow me to apologize to the members of the Chapter and ask that you excuse our absence from communicating to you, and for updating this website in a timely manner. The PMI-NEIC Leadership Team is made up of volunteers and admittedly, these past few weeks, we have all found ourselves devoting a large amount of time to our “jobs that pay the bills”. Also, for those of us who have younger children in our new ‘home offices’, we have been gaining a great deal of appreciation for the teachers who spend their days helping our kids navigate school subjects. While distance learning and distance working have been rewarding, challenging, and many other adjectives in between, we realized that we have been distant from you—our chapter members—and understand that we have a responsibility to provide a service for all of you, especially now with so much uncertainty in our personal and professional lives.
This has been a difficult time for all of us, as we have closed so much of our normal world due to a natural event which has caused hardship, in some cases illness and worse, and ultimately forced a new isolation on us all. As the state and our local leaders begin measured and careful steps to re-open our world and end some measure of this solitude we have all shared together, it means that we here at PMI-Northeast Indiana need to make the same steps to re-open our services to all of you. This week we volunteers met as a Board to discuss how best to do that.
2020 began with such promise for us and has become a profound disappointment for the Chapter with regard to our plans to serve you, our members, with new and enriching experiences—all in-person and getting us out together. The last three gatherings we had planned for the Chapter did not go as planned, being that we couldn’t have those in-person experiences as expected. I’d like to recap what those Chapter Meetings would have been and what our plans are for them going forward. I hope you share our anticipation that we are starting to re-open and emerge from our homes but, given the current environment with the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease COVID-19 which could result from exposure to that pathogen, we are cautious—yet optimistic for the rest of 2020. Given that transmission of this virus can take weeks to truly gain hold in a community, our Chapter is committed to remaining cautious out of an abundance of concern for all of you as members and as more people venture out. Due to this caution and for the short term, PMI-NEIC will begin to offer virtual meeting experiences, not just from our Northeast Indiana chapter but, I’m pleased to report that our other Regional Chapters who have already scheduled virtual events have also asked us to attend and extended a warm, online hand—welcoming us to join them. I’ll detail those opportunities on this website and circulate them via our social media as well. For the previously scheduled, but not held events this is our plan:
- March 2020: An Evening at The Clyde—We will be postponing this, not cancelling this event and as The Clyde is still working on the expansion of their Club Room, even during the lockdown, it is my hope that we will be able to help them “open” this new space when they are ready and have the presentation, tour, and dinner in an even larger environment. Ideally, my plan is to have this on a night where live music is being performed as well in the performance space of The Club Room so we can have the full experience. The date and timing of this is subject to The Clyde’s reopening and the team that worked on getting this event planned will work on the rescheduling.
- April 2020: The Electric Works Tour—It is my hope to reschedule this event but, this is dependent on the continued availability of access to the site and of the tour presenters. The upside of this is that it should be warmer when we finally get to go. We will update on this, or if we will have to substitute a another fun tour in the event it can’t be worked out to reschedule, soon.
- May 2020: Indiana Tech Meeting—With nearly every school from K through University closed for on-campus events, this one had to be rescheduled as well. We will DEFINITELY be postponing this event to a later date and I hope you are looking forward to touring the space and the presentation.
For the remainder of 2020, we are optimistic. We will start with some virtual events and, as I stated above, the details for those events are forthcoming. My hope for us is that we will transition into in-person events when it makes sense to do so and when we all feel comfortable doing so. We will NOT be on a “Summer Break” as we have in the past. It is my intention to continue offering virtual experiences and hopefully, we will have that chance to gather in-person and get to do so in the sun and warmth of 2020 after a late Winter and Spring that brought unexpected dread and uncertainty.
I will work to leverage Twitter as a method of communication—I’ve heard it’s effective and gets attention according to some—besides, they gave me the login… I hope that wasn’t a mistake. 😉
Please take the best of care for yourselves and your loved ones and I look forward to updating you on everything very soon!
David Arthur Maynard Scholarship Program
The Northeast Indiana PMI Chapter offers the David Arthur Maynard Scholarship program which is designed to financially assist and encourage qualified applicants in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management or any field with any relation to project management such as business, technology, or engineering. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually; applications are accepted March 27, 2019 – May 23, 2019.
The David Arthur Maynard Scholarship program has been named in honor of one of our founding fathers who is still very active in our chapter. Mr. Maynard serves on the PMI NEIC board of directors as the Director of Course Development within the Professional Development team. His work background includes the NASA shuttle program, as well as F16, Learjet 55, and Airbus A320 projects. He also worked as the General Manager of Systems Management Inc. that focused on problem projects.
- Any individual who is, or will be, a student in good standing at an institute of higher learning during the 2019-2020 academic period. Scholarships are limited to use at an accredited degree granting institution of higher learning.
- Previous award recipients can reapply each year
- Full-time and part-time students are both eligible for consideration.
- An application. Click hereto download the application.
- A brief questionnaire. Click hereto download the questionnaire.
- A copy of latest available (high school or college) transcripts
- If selected as a finalist, must be present (at a to be announced site in Ft Wayne) to give a 10 - 15 minute presentation to the Selection Committee on the 1stThursday evening of June (6/6/2019)
- You will need to include “first name and lastname – PMI scholarship” in the email subject line
For current High School Seniors, current Undergraduate and Graduate students, you must:
Complete the application
Complete the brief questionnaire
If selected, the presentation to the Selection Committee must be no longer than 15 minutes and include no more than 7 slides. The presentation will be a project that you have led or worked. You will need to describe how each of the following was accomplished, estimated, or measured:
- Brief introduction to the project
- Team selection and development
- Length of project/activity and how well it remained on schedule
- Cost and how well it remained on budget
- Communication with your Team, was it successful?
- Quality of the results/deliverables; how they were measured?
- What events, good or bad, might impact your performance
- An Evaluation Committee will be convened comprised of three to five PMI NEIC members representing industry and academia.
- The Evaluation Committee will choose the finalists that will be passed onto the Selection Committee to make a final decision. The Selection Committee will be comprised of three to five PMI NEIC members representing industry and academia.
- An applicant’s immediate family member or sponsor cannot be on the Evaluation or Selection Committee.
- Preference will be given to the candidate who will be or is pursuing a degree in the field of project management or a directly related field.
- Applicants with the best combination of academic, extracurricular, leadership abilities, questionnaire results and presentation results will then be evaluated to determine the winner with the highest potential for success.
- Description of the scholarship, application form and the Scholarship Candidate Selection Process is available on the PMI Northeast Indiana Web site.
- Finalists will be notified by the preferred method listed on the application.
- The name(s) of scholarshsgip recipient(s) will be published on the PMI Northeast Indiana Web site and in PMI Northeast Indiana’s publications as appropriate.
- All submissions and attached supporting documentation become the property of the Project Management Institute – Northeast Indiana Chapter. None of the documents provided to this organization will be returned to the applicant.
- All decisions of the PMI NEIC Evaluation and Selection Committees are final.
- All scholarships are subject to annual funds availability.
- Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or state of physical handicap.
- All monies will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution.