About Us


Welcome to the Western Michigan Project Management Institute Website!

The Western Michigan Project Management Institute (WMPMI) board of directors are pleased that you have found us!

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 line just south of Battle Creek to Traverse City to the coast of Lake Michigan and just west of Lansing, including parts of the Northern Upper Peninsula.

Enjoy exploring this web site and discover upcoming events and educational opportunities, Quick Links, contact information, our own LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blog, 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 take our chapter from “good to great”!    

Tom Shaw,                                                                                                        

President WMPMI

Our Purpose

The general purpose of the Western Michigan PMI Chapter will be to promote the activities of the PMI association dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in effective and appropriate application of the practice and science of project management. The Chapter will act in conformity with all stipulations set forth in the PMI document titled, “Chapter Guidelines and Policies Handbook”


Our Vision

WMPMI will be recognized in the state of Michigan as a world class resource for project management professional development and best practices


Our Mission

Offer chapter membership quality service in the following disciplines:

  • Educational programs
  • Outreach programs
  • Mentorship
  • Networking activities


Build WMPMI brand recognition.

  • Marketing our chapter
  • Updating our website and social media sites

 Promote leadership development through the following membership opportunities:

  • Volunteer opportunities focused on building new leaders
  • Board member succession planning through volunteers
  • Create an operational and strategic balance within the board


Mail Address

PMI Western Michigan Chapter
P.O. Box 8268
Grand Rapids, MI 49518


WMPMI was chartered in 1993 and have been serving West Michigan since.


What is a PMI Chapter

PMI has over 200 chartered and approximately 50 potential chapters geographically dispersed over 67 countries.

When you apply to become a PMI member, you may choose to join a chapter(s), which provides you with a "network of expertise" in your local area. Chapters provide face-to-face contact with peers from various organizations and industries working in the project management field. Chapters advance the mission and objectives of PMI by promoting project management professionalism within local businesses, universities and professional organizations in the chapter area. Project management professionalism is enhanced through chapter activities, meetings and other educational programs designed to strengthen the knowledge, awareness and understanding of project management principles, tools and techniques.

Joining the Western Michigan PMI Chapter is available on here.


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