Power Skills

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


Session 1:

Proposal Management -- From Both Sides Now

Session 2: 

The Value of EQ in Project Management 


Event Agenda:

  • Doors open at 4:45 PM ET
  • The program begins at 5:00 PM ET and ends promptly at 8:00 PM.
    • 5:00 PM - Zoom login, Speaker Introduction 
    • 5:10-6:10 -  Session 1 Presentation
    • 6:20-6:50 - Networking / Dinner
    • 6:50-7:00 - Announcements
    • 7:00-8:00 - Session 2 Presentation
  • The Zoom information will be in your registration confirmation email. 

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

PDU: 2.0 (1.75 Power Skills, .25 Ways of Working)


Session 1 

Proposal Management -- From Both Sides Now

Applying project management principles and practice to your proposal management process can significantly improve your outcome. Cindy will use her experiences on both sides of the fence – creating proposals and reviewing proposals – to show how using our tried and true PM methodologies will make your process smoother and repeatable.


Cindy_Souders.jpgAbout the Speaker: Cindy Souders

Cindy has worked in Information Technology and Project Management for almost 30 years. She has been a billable project management consultant as well as worked internally as a PM. Her experience has, for the last 15 years, been in software development projects, mostly for state governments. She retired in late 2023 to pursue her fine art career and to be an attentive grandma, utilizing her PM (cat herding) skills. Her first love is project management, and she applies those principles to everything she tackles.


Session 2

The Value of EQ in Project Management

As a project manager, understanding the project goals and timelines is fundamental, and understanding what is most important to your client and key stakeholders is vital.  

Hear real-life examples of what is most important to an executive/senior stakeholder when running a strategic project.  

  • Kickoff is key 
  • Make it personal    
  • Manage the room and the project  
  • Relationships matter  

Emotional intelligence serves as the foundation for the success of your project and your relationships. Project managers who focus on improving their EQ build a stronger, more resilient project team that will be more efficient and effective in dealing with and minimizing conflicts, as well as better connect and collaborate with key stakeholders and colleagues. 

While your project management expertise is essential, your emotional intelligence will make you stand out and better connect with your stake holders, colleagues, and uplines.  

Join us to learn more about Emotional Intelligence and what matters most to senior executives when working with a project manager.  

Tracey_Burke_headshot.jpgAbout the Speaker: Tracey Burke 

Tracey Burke is a seasoned healthcare leader with a positive history of utilizing strategy and operations to help grow successful clinical practices while maintaining the highest quality of care. Tracey is VP of Clinical Operations for Athletico, overseeing strategy, business development, and operations for the state of Michigan. Currently, in Michigan, she oversees 70 clinics with growth plans for additional clinics in 2024-2025.

Preceding Cardiovascular Service she was the Executive Director of MedNow, establishing Telehealth and other virtual services. Partnering with medical industry to manage cost of care, improve access to care, and implement value driven initiatives as key deliverable in clinical care areas. Tracey established new care model with enhanced access by providing new electronic front door for patients, offering 15 specialty telehealth use cases and remote patient monitoring.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University, a Master of Science Administration from Central Michigan University, and MBA from Grand Valley State University. In addition, Tracey holds a number of other certifications in the field of imaging to include maternal fetal, neurology, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular.

We are also offering a virtual option for this event for members and those not yet members.

$10.00 Member Price Virtual Option

$20.00 Non-Member Price Virtual Option

The Zoom Meeting information will be in your registration confirmation email. 

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Type of category: Dinner Meetings

Type of activity: Power Skills, Ways of Working

Date: March 11th, 2024

Hour: 4:45PM to 8:00PM

Number of PDUs: 2


Members: $40.00

Non members: $50.00


The Pinnacle Center

3330 Highland Dr
Hudsonville, Michigan, 49426