GAC Symposium

GAC Accreditation Workshops

The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) is pleased to announce the following accreditation workshops and events in 2019:

GAC Symposium:
Friday, 4 October 2019
Philadelphia, PA USA

Plan to attend the first annual GAC Symposium, a networking and learning event specifically for faculty within project management programs.

Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change:

  • Opening General Session with Sunil Prashara, PMI President & CEO
  • Morning Keynote, “Innovation in Higher Education,” Speaker: Dr. Alejandro Armellini, Dean of Learning and Teaching, University of Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Closing Keynote, “5 Ways to Use Industry to Make Your Life Easier as a PM Professor,” Speaker: Dr. Josef Oehmen, Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark. 
  • Two tracks of concurrent sessions:
    • Four (4) sessions addressing:
      • Closing the Loop: Using Data for Assessment and Program Improvement
      • Designing Curriculum w/ Effective Program Learning Outcomes
      • How to develop Your Program’s International DNA to Become a Global Player
      • Challenges and Solutions in Teaching: Best Practices, Resources and Building Community
    • Four (4) sessions addressing GAC accreditation:
      • Secrets of a Successful Self-Assessment
      • Team and Program Perspectives: Understanding the GAC Accreditation Process
      • Understanding the Onsite Visit: Panel of Program Directors and Onsite Team Members, addressing all aspects of the Visit
      • GAC Session: Presentations from Recently Accredited Programs

The Symposium is co-located with the PMI® Global Conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. PMI is celebrating its 50th year in 2019, so this will be a great opportunity to participate in all of the celebration and activities surrounding this milestone. 

General Information:

This full day program is sure to provide value to all attendees, whether you are an applicant, prospective or current GAC accredited program representative. In addition to the session there will be opportunities to interact with GAC Directors and staff, current onsite visit team members and project management faculty from other institutions. GAC is also planning a post Symposium reception that is included in the registration pricing.  

Regarding pricing:

  • Individuals attending just the GAC Symposium, as a stand-alone event, with no affiliation with the GAC or attendance at the PMI Global Conference pay $300 USD
  • Individuals from non-GAC accredited Programs attending PMI Global Conference can take advantage of early bird registration and the reduced GAC Symposium fee of $200 USD
  • Representatives from GAC Accredited Programs only pay $100 USD for the Symposium and the post event reception. GAC Staff will provide a promo code via email for this special pricing.

For any questions, please contact

Registration is opening soon.