Registered Education Provider Advisory Group Charter

Effective Date and Duration: 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Member Advisory Group Purpose:

The R.E.P. Program Team will help to capture the voice of our customers by:
- Gathering information related to how certification aspirants and practitioners evaluate training courses, decision criteria for selecting programs, and success rates for exam prep and PDUs.
- Report out an executive summary
- Provide data driven recommendations on how to best serve PMI’s priority segments


AG team members will work alongside R.E.P. program team to provide:
- Research Surveys
- Schedule and lead focus groups

The team will work with the Market Research group within PMI to accomplish their tasks.

Administrative and Reporting Requirements:

(Reports to PMI GHQ through whom, when, and how?)

  • Uses standard agenda, note-taking, and reporting templates
  • Provides progress reports to the Volunteer Engagement Liaison when requested
  • Volunteer participation is contingent upon: regular attendance of meetings, active participation in volunteer group activities and commitment to deliverables in addition to compliance to the PMI Confidentiality agreement and PMI Conflict of Interest policy

Resources and Budget:

(In terms of budget, staff, etc.)

  • As identified in the budget approved annually by the PMI Board
  • PMI staff assigned by President and CEO

Member Advisory Group Composition and Terms:

  • 5 committee members, serving a one year term
  • Volunteer Engagement Liaison and other staff resources as assigned by the PMI President and CEO

Volunteer Requirements, Experience, and Skills


  • PMI Member in good standing for two years
  • Currently not involved in any other PMI volunteer activities
  • Has no conflict of Interest (all PMI members and volunteers are bound to Rule of the Board 12.1, Board Member’s Code of Conduct and the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

It is PMI’s practice to not select/appoint individuals for PMI Volunteer Leadership positions who are already engaged in a leadership role within PMI or its Chapters. This is to reflect the level of commitment needed for such volunteer leadership roles and the desire to encourage volunteer participation through as wide a range of individuals as possible. This limitation does not apply to participation on content development teams in a non-leadership role.

Member Advisory Group Specific:

Staff Information

Name: Tara Leparulo
Title: R.E.P. Program Administrator (VEL – Volunteer Engagement Liaison)
E-mail Address:

Name: Beth Horgan
Title: Director, Professional Career Development
E-mail Address:

Applicable Governing Documents

(In addition to the below, identify sections from PMI’s governance documents specifically related to roles and responsibilities of this member advisory group.)

  • PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Strategic Plan, specifically Core Value on Volunteerism: Volunteers and effective volunteer partnerships with staff are the best way to accomplish the Institute's goals and objectives
  • Institute Policies:
    - Confidentiality Policy
    - Conflict of Interest Policy
    - Contractor/Volunteer Electronic Systems and Communications Policy
    - Volunteer Records Management Policy
    - Volunteer Travel Policy
    - Social Media Guidelines for Volunteers
  • Guidelines for the Conduct of PMI GOC Volunteers
  • GOC Volunteers Volunteer Expense Report

Charter Approval

All Member Advisory Group charters must annually be approved by the President and Chief Executive Officer for the subsequent year and posted to the Governance page on

Version #: 1
Date: 9 June 2018
Description: Updated for 2019