Chapter Awards FAQs

Up to 21 Chapter finalists are selected which includes one chapter in each size category per region. Of those 21 finalists, three “Chapter of the Year Award” winners are selected (one in each size category. Winners can be from any macro-region).

Size Categories: 

Category I: 25 – 300 Members
Category II: 301 – 1500 Members 
Category III: 1501+ Members 

Regions (Up to 21 Finalists and three Award Winners): 

1. Asia Pacific (Mentor Regions 9, 10, 15)

2. Europe (Mentor Region 8)

3. South Asia (Mentor Region 11)

4. Latin America (Mentor Region 13)

5. Middle East/North Africa (Mentor Region 12)

6. North America (Mentor Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14)

7. Sub-Saharan Africa (Mentor Region 16)

PMI chapters are invited to apply and submit the Chapter Awards Survey if they have met the following requirements:

1. Chapters must submit the annual Charter Renewal by 31 March. This includes but is not limited to the accompanying documents required like Annual Plans and Core Services Worksheet.

2. Chapter meets all “required criteria” as outlined in the annual Charter Renewal, Chapter Charter Agreement, and Catalog of Core Services.

3. Chapter is chartered for one or more calendar years.

4. Chapter is in good standing with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the period covered by the nomination.

5. Two out of the following three criteria were met for the business year 2021:

a. The chapter meets or exceeds average retention rates in the chapter’s mentor region

b. The chapter meets or exceeds the average score for overall member satisfaction in the chapter’s mentor region

c. The chapter meets or exceeds the average score for Chapter Recommendation Score (formerly known as Chapter Net Promoter Score) in the chapter’s mentor region

There is no fee required to participate.

Upon receipt of the criteria data, PMI Chapter Engagement staff members validate that the chapter is an eligible candidate. The Chapter Awards Review Committee consists of 10 volunteers who review and score each survey application. 

The Chapter Awards Review Committee reviews the surveys independently using a scoring evaluation process based on the individual award criteria. All scores are compiled by PMI staff. Top scoring chapters will be selected as finalists (as per the category criteria above). 

One winner will be selected in each of the three size categories. The Chapter Awards Review Committee is not obligated to select a winner for an award if it feels that none of the participants meet the criteria.

The finalists and winners will be recognized during PMI Global Summit 30 Nov-3 Dec 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

As a PMI Chapter, it is important to recognize your success throughout the entire PMI community. The PMI Chapter Awards Program gathers best practices to share and allows other chapters to grow and be successful based on proven programs. This program allows chapters to reflect and record their achievements for the past year.

1. If a chapter pre-qualifies, they will receive an email with a link and a unique Token Number to access the Chapter Awards Survey.

2. All responses must be in English.

3. Be aware of the critical dates indicated in the email and on the site.

4. Carefully review and follow the instructions and submission notes included with the Awards Survey communication (link and the survey itself).

  • Seek additional advice from PMI staff regarding the process by contacting your Chapter Administrator and Chapter Partner.
  • Award survey responses must be concise and in 500 words or less.
  • Ask an objective person (another board member) to review the Awards Survey responses.

1. Please provide two detailed examples of how your chapter has provided member value in the last year. (Examples: specific programs, initiatives, alignment to PMI core values as described above, etc.)

2. In what ways has your chapter adopted PMI materials and resources within your Chapter Community to advance the profession? Examples: articles/white papers, Thought Leadership Series, webinars, alignment to PMI core values as described above, etc.

3. Briefly describe how you recruit, introduce, engage and retain new members in your Chapter community. (Examples: new member breakfast, introducing new members at meetings, specific new member privileges, alignment to PMI core values as described above, etc.)

4. Briefly describe the ways in which you provide your chapter members the opportunity to take on volunteer roles within the chapter. Examples: using VRMS to recruit volunteers, mentoring programs for volunteer leadership roles, alignment to PMI core values as described above, etc.

5. Why do you think your Chapter should be awarded the Chapter of the Year? What makes your chapter stand apart from others? Use this space to add anything else that was not asked above.

The finalist chapters will get 1) Recognition at the PMI Global Summit and 2) Use the finalist seal on the chapter website. And the winners, in addition to the above, will receive 1) a winner seal and a 2) mention in PMInsight.

31 March Deadline for Chapters to submit their Charter Renewals to PMI
1 June Award Survey sent to eligible/ pre-qualified Chapters via email to the Chapter Presidents
8 July Deadline for chapters to submit Award Survey applications through an online platform
Mid-July Award Survey application review and the scoring process begins for the Chapter Awards Review Committee
August Deadline for Chapter Awards Review Committee to complete review of all applications
September PMI combines pre-qualified scores with the Reviewers’ Scores. Award application status sent to recipients by PMI
30 Nov-3 Dec Award finalists and winners recognized at the PMI Global Summit

The Chapter Awards Program is administered by the PMI Global Chapter Engagement Department, working closely with the Chapter Awards Review Committee of volunteers.

Chapters that are invited to apply will click on the invitation email. Follow the instructions in the email by selecting the unique link and entering the token number provided. Both are required to access the nomination form.

Once the Chapter Awards Survey is completed, the Chapter Awards Program Manager will be notified through the system.

Contact [email protected] and the invitation email will be resent.

Check your Spam and Junk Email folders.

Forward the invitation email to that board member, as the survey application must be accessed using the unique link and token number detailed in the invitation email.

A solidified due date will be included in the email invitation. After that timeframe, you will no longer have access to the form.

Please contact the PMI office immediately if you are having issues accessing the form by emailing: [email protected]

Chapters submitting a Chapter Award survey grant PMI permission to publicize the contents for the purpose of promoting and sharing the accomplished best practices. An electronic signature or scanned signature is not necessary. By submitting the survey, the chapter is granting this permission. Sensitive information not for disclosure should be indicated at the time of submission.