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WMPMI - December 15, 2017 Breakfast Meeting
This is a 1 PDU event.
Event Starts: December 15, 2017 at 6:45 AM

WMPMI's monthly breakfast meeting is a one-PDU event featuring a speaker that presents on a topic from the PMI Talent Triangle. Also included is an excellent breakfast buffet and the company of your project management peers.

Location: University Club - 10th Floor of the Fifth / Third Building - 111 Lyon St NW # 1025, Grand Rapids

Speaker: Robert Berlin, DBA (ABD), MSPM, MBA, PMP©, Consulting Project Manager - Clover Consulting, Inc.

Topic: It is all about Your Style (Leadership Style)


The leadership style applied by a project manager is recognized as a factor affecting the project team. Research states the correct project team leadership style can increase team productivity by up to 30%. A manager’s selected leadership style influences the level of job satisfaction of the manager’s subordinates. Satisfaction with work promotes self-esteem and personal dignity. Self-esteem stimulates a positive relationship with co-workers, and enhances career growth.

The PMBOK© 6th edition in the new section (1.8) on the role of the project manager discusses the part leadership styles plays in managing projects and the factors that may influence the leadership style or leadership styles chosen by the project manager. While many leadership styles exist, the PMBOK© 6th edition list these six as some of the more common leadership styles; Laissez-faire, Transactional, Servant Leader, Transformational, Charismatic, and Interactional. Robert defines each of these styles followed by open dialogue from the attendees after presenting the leadership style.

No leadership style fits all situations however by understanding these leadership styles project managers leave with battery of styles to apply as the situation warrants.

PDU:  1.0 Leadership

Speaker Bio:

Robert Berlin consulted in multiple industries during his 22 years in Project Management 47 years in IT. In his present position, Robert provides project consultation services in the food distribution industry to SpartanNash in Grand Rapids, MI.

Robert has taught project management at the multiple universities in Virginia and has led classes for grades 7 through 12 in Virginia and in Michigan. He has held leadership or advisory roles in project management and PM education with PMI Chapters and universities. He recently joined the WMPMI leadership as Director of Education Operations to enhance educational opportunities for chapter members and local communities.


Doors open at 6:45 AM.

The breakfast buffet begins promptly at 7:00 AM.

After 45 minutes of networking, the program begins at 7:30 AM and ends promptly at 8:30 AM.


$20.00  WMPMI Members
$25.00  Non-Members

University Club
111 Lyon St NW # 1025 | 10th Floor of the Fifth/Third Building
Grand Rapids, MI 49503




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On December 1, 2015, PMI updated 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