April 2018 Monthly Meeting

April 19, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Country Club of Lansing
2200 Moores River Drive - President’s Room, Upper level
Lansing, MI 48911

Informal Leadership & Influence

Samantha Baruah, BA, MBA, PMP

Often Project Managers have team members from various departments within an organization and have no formal authority. How can we grow our informal leadership and influence to move our projects through the pipeline to successful completion? In this presentation we will discuss what informal leadership is, how it impacts our projects and why it is important for career growth.

Presentation will be followed by discussion session. 

Speaker Profile
Samantha Baruah is a seasoned multi-disciplined certified program manager with extensive, broad-based experience that includes providing strategic guidance to teams and project managers to promote a company’s culture as well as overseeing progress of all related operations.  Born in Vietnam, she immigrated to the United States as a political refugee.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.  She is a two time publically elected official, served on the United Way Impact Council and served in various capacities in numerous other nonprofit organizations.  She currently serves on the Meridian Township Planning Commission and works at Michigan State University as a Program Manager 

PDU - 1.5 Leadership, .5 Strategic & Business Management

5:30 Networking / Networking
6:00 Dinner Served
6:30 Announcements
7:00 Speaker Presentation
8:30 End

REGISTRATION NOTE: Online registration will close at noon on the day prior to the meeting. Please register in advance to secure your seat.

There is a "speaker only" option for those interested in the speaker presentation (dinner not included). Please arrive by 6:30 pm for announcements. 

Dinner Options will be available at the venue. All dinner entrees include a house salad, rolls, and a non-alcoholic beverage (coffee, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade or soft drinks).

New this year! Complimentary social media photographs for members. New member recognition.

Parking is free in club lot near main entrance. 

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ALL CANCELLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A 10% ADMINISTRATIVE FEE WITH A $5 MINIMUM FEE. Cancellations for the Monthly Meeting MUST be received no later than one week prior to the meeting. 
** Refunds are not available after this cancellation date and time. Attendee substitutions will be gladly accepted. Please contact admin@pmi-mcac.org for additional information or to submit a cancellation/substitution. 
**Event-specific cancellation policies for events such as Lunch and Learn, workshops and PDD supersede these general cancellation policy terms. Please refer to the event page for cancellation terms and conditions.
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When you join PMI and add the Michigan Capital Area Chapter to your membership, you are eligible to receive a significant discount (usually 15%) off chapter events and activities.   





$40.00 Member Ticket - Dinner and Speaker Presentation

$45.00 Non Member Ticket - Dinner and Speaker Presentation

$20.00 Member Ticket - Speaker Presentation Only (No Dinner)

$25.00 Non Member Ticket - Speaker Presentation Only (No Dinner)