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October 2017 Dinner Meeting
PDU - 1.0 per Session
Event Starts: October 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM

WMPMI's monthly chapter meeting is a two-PDU event featuring two presentation sessions linked by networking time and a buffet dinner.  

Location: The Pinnacle Center - 3330 Highland Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426 

Session 1 Speaker:  Western Michigan PMO Leaders

Brad Dykstra - Steelcase

Ashley Livingstone - Wolverine Worldwide

Joby Mazak - Spectrum Health

Shelly Piotrowski - Amway

Tom Powers - Bravo LT

Session 1 Topic: PMO Panel - "If only I had known......!"

Description:  An interactive discussion with a panel of local PMO leaders including questions from the chapter members.  Each Panel member will each open with a brief retrospective to reflect on an aspect of their PMO leadership where they have learned an important lesson...either good or bad.   Thereafter the Panel will answer questions from the audience. 

Advance questions are very welcome. Email to :VPPrograms@WMPMI.org 


PDU:  Technical 0.5, Strategic & Business Management:  0.5  



Session 2 Speaker:  Lisa Harvey Roach

Session 2 Topic:  Poor Communication, A Major Cause for Ineffective Project Teams


Does there seem to be a disconnect between you and your project team? Are tasks executed improperly because of misunderstandings? This is not uncommom when communication is poor and distrust exists. 

Attend this presentattion and explore the ways you can set the right tone for effective communication, mutual respect, and trust within your project teams.

  • Understanding how perspective and personality differences impact team communication
  • Understanding how to build trust and accountability with your team
  • Setting the right tone: eliminating sarcasm and distractions   


PDU:  Leadership 1.0  


Speaker Bio:  

Lisa Harvey Roach is a professional speaker, trainer, consultant, and engineer.  She is the founder of Wisdom Consulting which offers expertise in the areas of Project Management, Communication Skills, and Idea/Mind Mapping. 

Lisa has over 20 years of experience working in Corporate America in the steel and automotive industries. In her roles of Program Manager and Business/Commercial Strategy Planner at Visteon, Lisa managed several cross-functional and global teams. 

Lisa holds a Masters in Management degree from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI and a Bachelor of Science degree, in Materials Engineering, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY.  Lisa is a Certified Idea/Mind Mapping Instructor and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). 

Lisa is an active member of the PMI Great Lakes Chapter and currently serves as the PMI-GLC Ambassador to Toastmasters.  


5:10pm - 6:10pm Session 1 Presentation
6:10pm - 6:50pm Networking /Dinner
6:50pm - 7:00pm Announcements
7:00pm - 8:00pm Session 2 Presentation

Registration Closes on Thursday Noon, of the week before our meeting. A late fee will be added after this date.  ***WALK IN REGISTRATION is available the day of at 4:45pm.


$25.00 GR Full-Time Student Guest curr. 12+ cr hrs - Pinnacle Center (advance registration)
$30.00 GR Full-Time Student Guest curr. 12+ cr hrs - Pinnacle Center (at the door)

$30.00 WMPMI Member Meet @ Pinnacle Center (advance registration)
$35.00 WMPMI Member Meet @ Pinnacle Center (at the door)

$40.00 Non-Members Meet @ Pinnacle Center (advance registration)
$45.00 Non-Members Meet @ Pinnacle Center (at the door)

The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426-1907




Important News Regarding Continuing Certification Requirements

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