The Chicagoland Chapter is made up of approximately 4,000+ members and serves a large geographic area including Northern Illinois and Northern Indiana. We offer many opportunities to network with peers and keep current on best practices in project management.

Benefits of joining the Chicagoland Chapter include:

Monthly Dinner Meetings

Chapter hosts monthly dinner meeting at various locations around Chicagoland montlhly. Leading speakers are invited to present Project Management topics.  Attendees are encouraged to network with peers.


  • One-on-One Networking opportunity.  Meet chapter members.

  • Earn 1 PDU

  • Get educated from leading speakers on Project/Program Management


Annual Volunteer Recognition Event

At the end-of-the-term each year, volunteers and their guests are invited to an event to recognize and celebrate their contribution to the chapter.  Volunteer of the Year, Director of the Year, and Team of the Year awards are awarded.


  • Volunteer of the Year award

  • Team of the Year award

  • Director of the Year award

  • Volunteer Certificate

  • PMI Chicagoland logo products giveaways

  • Network with fellow volunteers & their guests


PM Mentoring Program

Mentoring program helps PMI Chicagoland chapter members learn from one another through mentor - mentee relationship.


  • Provides experienced PMI professionals an opportunity to mentor and gain mentoring experience.

  • Provides an individual (mentee) an opportunity to ask questions and learn one-on-one with a mentor.

  • Earn PDUs

  • Resume reference


Chapter Newsletter

Monthly publication includes information about guest speakers, events organized by PMI Chicagoland chapter, project management articles by known authors, membership information, and local chapter updates.


  • Free subscription 

  • Emailed monthly

  • Archived PDFs


Publish an Article

Write an article on project/program management and submit to PMI Chicagoland Chapter for publication in the monthly newsletter.


  • Earn PDUs,

  • Enhance writing skills & become an author,

  • Share a topic that you are passionate about with other like minded professionals,

  • Become noticed in the 4,000+ member community,

  • Resume reference


Professional Development

Provides opportunities to enhance professional development through educational opportunities.


  • Earn PDUs.

  • 3 options to take courses

    • instructor led

    • On demand - take a course at your leisure

    • On line

  • Professional Development Day

  • Discounts for certain courses for PMI Chicagoland Members 


Business Outreach

Primary focus outside is membership and influencing in a more indirect manner however there are a couple of areas that have a direct ‘member’ value proposition.


  • Outreach volunteering opportunities allows enhanced networking and interaction with the “external” communities, organizations, executives 

  • Hosted events  have educational and PDU value to the membership.  Event costs generally included, making the cost per PDU low in comparison.


PM Knowledge Sharing

Provides opportunities to enhance professional development through attending monthly knowledge sharing meetings.


  • Earn PDU

  • Get noticed in the community as a SME

  • Grow your networking contacts


Volunteer Opportunities

Various volunteering opportunities available to chapter members to get involved and give back to the community and to learn from those experiences.


  • Earn PDUs

  • Develop/enhance ones project/program management skills

  • Develop/enhance leadership skills and other professional skills

  • Get recognized for service

  • Make a difference to your community

  • Resume reference


Career Opportunities

PMI Chicagoland Chapter helps members in announcing and finding job opportunities.

  • Announce Job Openings to group of experienced Project/Program managers

  • Find job postings related to Project/Program Management


Leadership Opportunities

Volunteers for the Chapter get real world experience in leading teams and in running an organization.


  • Earn PDUs

  • Real experience in running an organization  
  • Exposure/Participation in setting strategic goals and projects for an organization

    Leadership development training provide at no cost

  • Network and learn from volunteer leaders in Chicagoland Chapter and throughout PMI Region 2