Global Accreditation Center 

GAC Open Office Hours


GAC Open Office Hours for GAC Handbook 5.0 Release 

GAC is holding open office hours to answer program representative and volunteer questions regarding the updated Handbook of Accreditation for Academic Programs in Project Management and Related Programs - Fifth Edition (5.0). Sign up for an open Q&A session with GAC Staff and GAC Directors to answer your questions about the new eligibility requirements and revised accreditation standards and procedures. Sessions will be held twice per month from March through June. A meeting invitation will be sent following your registration.  

Open Office Hours will benefit program representatives and volunteers.

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Upcoming Webinars

The PMI Global Accreditation Center is hosting information webinars. The prospective, applicant, and reaffirming program representatives are encouraged to attend GAC webinars.  Attendees will be able to interact with GAC Directors and staff, current visit team members, and project management faculty from other institutions. Current and prospective Visit Team Volunteers will benefit from GAC webinars. Directors and Team Members will provide instruction focusing on serving in these roles.

Lippert Srinivasan Toma Presenters

GAC Accreditation Eligibility Requirements Standards Revision


30 March 2023, 9 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Learn more about the release of the Handbook of Accreditation for Academic Programs in Project Management and Related Programs - Fifth Edition (5.0), including revised eligibility requirements and accreditation standards. Hear from GAC Manager Dr. Rebecca Lippert and GAC Directors regarding the changes and transition to the new accreditation standards.

Presented by Rebecca Lippert, Krishnan Srinivasan, and Tetsuya Toma

  • Rebecca Lippert, EdD, GAC Manager
  • Krishnan Srinivasan, PMP. DA, University of Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
  • Tetsuya Toma, PhD, PMP, Keio University, Japan

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Recorded Webinars

The Global Accreditation Center for Project Management invites you to watch pre-recorded webinars focusing on the accreditation process, accreditation visits, and volunteer experiences.

Four Student Presenters - GAC Webinar

GAC 2022 Scholarship Recipient Panel Discussion

Hear from a panel of GAC Scholarship winners as they discuss the impact of studying at a GAC accredited program and how it has helped them develop their project management skillset. This webinar will benefit Project management faculty and students interested in learning more about the benefits of GAC.  

Presented by PMI's Global Accreditation Center's 2022 Scholarship Recipients

  • Azmeen Bhabhrawala, MSc Technology Project Management at the University of Houston
  • Maria Fé De Izcue, MSc Project Management at Northeastern University (Toronto) 
  • Sanjana Murali, MSc Project Management at Northeastern University
  • Anthony Ugwu, MSc Project Management at Robert Gordon University 

Moderated by Dr. Rebecca Lippert, GAC Manager


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PMI's Affiliate Program Overview and Eligible Partners

Learn more about PMI's Affiliate Program and Eligible Partners. This webinar is for GAC Accredited Programs, Purpose Partners, PMI Chapters and Coalition of Associations.

Presented by Gabrielle Agosto and Rebecca Lippert

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GAC Accreditation Best Practices for Writing the Self-Assessment Report

Learn best practices for the GAC Self-Assessment Report. This webinar will benefit programs and visit team members. Programs will gain knowledge in writing an effective report. Onsite Team Members will gain insight into a quality SAR. Hear from the perspective of a GAC Director, a GAC Program Director, and GAC Onsite Team Leads. Ask questions and share ideas through break-out discussion.

Presented by Joseph Griffin, Timothy Muth, and Karen White

  • Joseph Griffin, DMin, PMP®, GAC Director, Interim Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education and Professional Programs; Associate Teaching Professor, College of Professional Studies - Northeastern University
  • Timothy Muth, MBA, GAC Onsite Visit Team Lead and Team Member, Instructor - Florida Institute of Technology
  • Karen White, DBA, PMP®, GAC Program Director, and GAC Onsite Visit Team Lead and Team Member, PMI Fellow Program Director, Sr. Lecturer - Granite State College

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Rebecca Lippert

Overview of the Global Accreditation Center

Learn about PMI's Global Accreditation Center and the benefits of receiving GAC accreditation! GAC Manager, Rebecca Lippert, provides an overview of the Global Accreditation Center and answers the questions "Why should my project management program seek accreditation?" and "How does my program apply for accreditation?" You will benefit from this informative webinar if you are a project management program director, academic head or new GAC volunteer.

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Lippert

  • Dr. Rebecca Lippert, EdD has over 16 years of experience in higher education administration and has expertise working with universities in the areas of institutional improvement and accreditation. She has served extensively as a volunteer peer evaluator conducting reviews of academic programs undergoing accreditation reaffirmation. 

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Nebil and Nathan

GAC Accreditation Best Practices

Learn best practices for serving as a GAC Volunteer Team Member. Hear from expert GAC Volunteers and a GAC Director on the role of a GAC team member and team lead and how to prepare for and conduct an effective visit with applicants and reaffirming GAC programs.


Presented by Dr. Nebil Buyurgan and Dr. Nathan Johnson

  • Dr. Nebil Buyurgan, PhD Project Management Graduate Program Director, Missouri State University
  • Dr. Nathan Johnson, PhD, MPA, PMP, Project Management Graduate Programs, Western Carolina University and Director for the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


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Tracey Richardson

Perspectives on GAC Accreditation

Learn best practices for the GAC accreditation process shared from three perspectives: An experienced GAC Director, a GAC project management Program Director, and a Visit Team Member. This webinar will assist prospective programs considering GAC accreditation, GAC-accredited program faculty preparing for reaffirmation, and GAC Visit Team Members. Receive guidance for preparing a quality self-assessment report and conducting an effective team visit.


Presented by Dr. Tracey Richardson

  • Dr. Tracey Richardson, EdD, PMP, PMI Risk Management Professional Associate Professor of Project Management in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide and Director for the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

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