Leadership Institute

Learn, share, network and most of all get inspired with the Leadership Institute.

At PMI, we value our volunteers. We want you to succeed and grow your leadership skills. That’s why we’ve created the Leadership Institute, an extraordinary program to develop you as a leader.

Through the Leadership Institute, you’ll find that your time invested in volunteering for PMI pays huge dividends.

Our offerings will expand your network and provide the knowledge needed to develop as a leader in your PMI community and your professional career.

Program Benefits

As an active volunteer leader at PMI, you can take advantage of numerous programs and activities.

For more information regarding the programs below, send an email to [email protected] or learn more about volunteering.

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Chapter Leader Orientation

All volunteers who are accepting a chapter leader role for the first time, or moving into a new role, are highly encouraged to participate in the Chapter Leader Orientation (CLO). CLO is presented partially as live webinars and partially as on-demand courses. Chapter leaders will learn about current PMI strategy, basics of chapter governance, and chapter leadership approaches. There are also short modules for specific chapter roles associated with marketing, membership, finance, and more. For more information, go to orientation.pmi.org

Leadership Institute Meetings

The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to develop volunteers to be effective leaders in their volunteer roles, professional assignments, and as community members. This is achieved in part by offering the opportunity to collaborate in productive, curriculum-driven educational meetings. Currently, this is achieved in the following meetings: 

Global Volunteer Summit brings together approximately 200 of PMI’s global volunteers supporting our insight teams, board support committees, region mentors, and other chartered global volunteer groups. This valuable meeting serves as an opportunity for volunteer upskilling aligned to PMI’s strategy as well as a chance for volunteer group collaboration. The invitation-only meeting takes place in the first quarter of the year.   

Region Leadership Institute Meetings (LIMs) are held in person in PMI’s six managed regions and provide regional direction and priorities as aligned to PMI strategy; how to execute the global strategy on a regional level. LIMs also feature chapters sharing in an open, diverse, and collaborative community with shared regional perspective. These meetings are reserved for chapter volunteers from the region. Learn more at PMI.org/LIM 

PMI Global Summit is PMI’s signature, global, in-person event that brings everyone together to build a stronger future: volunteers, practitioners, changemakers, and leaders committed to making ideas reality. Attendees learn about new PMI products, services, and initiatives to support chapter leaders and chapter growth; sharing best practices; and upskilling project management approaches. Experience the largest community gathering for all things projects and change. This is fee-based event open to everyone and is held in the third or fourth quarter of the year. There are discounts available to certain volunteer groups. From PMI.org, click on Learning & Events and click on PMI Global Summit.

Leadership Institute Master Class

The Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) is a year-long learning opportunity that is part of PMI’s continuing efforts to cultivate volunteers. This program is designed to provide intensive training and development in leadership techniques, strategic and business management practices and other key skills applicable to volunteer, career and interpersonal development. The program is currently being paused so we can explore delivery options that accommodate the new world we live in. Watch for updates and announcements in PMInsight.

LIMC Alumni Program

Graduates of the Leadership Institute program (see above) continue their leadership journey by interacting with the Alumni group on various platforms, and by attending PMI-provided offerings.