Important News Regarding Continuing Certification Requirements

On 1 December 2015, the PMI will be updating the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program to ensure PMI certification holders are equipped to remain relevant in a continually changing business environment.

Click Here for more information: Continuing Certification Requirements - Update 2015



 Project Management Institute - Western Michigan Chapter!

The Western Michigan Project Management Institute (WMPMI) is pleased that you have found us and hopefully staying in touch with us.  We have lined up a very exciting season with the theme "The Future of Project Management".  This year our Collegiate Competition will be in it's 4th year and our Professional Development day is expected to have over 500 in attendance!

WMPMI is an organization of Professional Project Managers with the primary mission to promote the practice of project management, and leadership development throughout our community.  We serve the West Michigan area from the Michigan State board just south of Battle Creek to the coast of Lake Michigan and just west of Lansing, including the western part of the Upper Peninsula.

Enjoy exploring this web site and discover opportunities to volunteer, our upcoming events, educational opportunities, contact information, our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages, plus a special member area, all at your fingertips.

We invite you join us at one of our monthly dinner meetings and/or one of the many other events we offer throughout the year. If you are looking to further develop your career, we encourage you to consider volunteering for one of our many volunteer and leadership opportunities. Join in and help us explore, "The Future of Project Management"!    

Lori Bailey,                                                                                                        

President WMPMI

Lori Bailey, President WMPMI


Upcoming Event

May Dinner Meeting
Project Leadership
Event Starts: May 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Keynote Session Presentation: Project Leadership

Presenter: Harlan Bridges

Description: Recent studies have shown that leadership is the number one factor in project success. Mr. Bridges will discuss various aspects of successful leadership and how they contribute to project success.

Most projects today operate in a matrix environment. Team members do not report to the project manager. Project managers rarely have positional authority. In spite of these challenges, great project managers consistently develop high performance teams and successfully deliver project results.

Mr. Bridges will discuss the difference between leadership and management. We will discuss how leadership affects projects and teams. You will learn about the characteristics of project leaders as well as specific things project managers can do to be an effective project leader.

About the Speaker: Mr. Bridges is a recognized leader in the PMO domain with over three decades of experience in business and project management. Mr. Bridges was a founding partner of DSOI, a consulting firm specializing in project and proposal management, where his fifteen years of project management experience included military weapons and training systems, software and web development, computer systems implementation and technical documentation projects. 

Mr. Bridges is a contributing author to Project Pain Reliever (Garrett, 2011) and Business Driven PMO Success Stories – Across Industries and Around the World (Perry 2013)






Bonus Presentation: Business Meeting - Annual Chapter Meeting

Bonus Presenter: WMPMI Board




      Attend Featured Presentation = 1 PDU

      Attend Bonus Session = 1 PDU

      Attend both = 2 PDUs



5:10pm - 6:00pm Bonus Presentation Starts
6:00pm - 6:20pm Social Networking Time
6:20pm - 7:00pm Dinner and Announcements
7:00pm - 8:00pm Featured Presentation


 Registration Closes on Thursday Noon, of the week before our meeting

$25.00 Full-Time Student Guest curr. 12+ cr hrs - Crossroads GR
$30.00 after 5:00 pm May 7

$30.00 WMPMI Member Meet @ Crossroads GR
$35.00 after 5:00 pm May 7

$40.00 Non-Members Meet @ Crossroads GR
$45.00 after 5:00 pm May 7

Holiday Inn / Crossroads
6569 Clay Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548


Future Program Ideas

If you have suggestions for program topics or speakers please send your suggesitons to: VP of Programs


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