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Welcome Chapter Leaders and Thank You for Your Willingness to Contribute!

Thank you for your willingness to contribute to the 2023 Sub-Saharan Africa Leadership Institute Meeting!   The call for proposals is open from 24 May - 21 June 2023.   

To begin, please select "Login" located at the top navigation menu.
Once logged in, complete the "My Profile" tab.  Your profile must be completed in order to submit a proposal.
To submit a proposal, click on the "Submissions" tab to complete your proposal application.


Please reach out to if you have questions throughout this process.

​​​​​​​What is the 2023 Sub-Saharan Africa Leadership Institute Meeting?

The 2023 Sub-Saharan Africa Leadership Institute Meeting is the premier place to showcase PMI initiatives and to provide knowledge and training to help Chapter Leaders in the Sub-Saharan Africa region learn and grow.  

This meeting is scheduled to take place from 7-9 September 2023 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. 

What Are We Looking For?

We are seeking presentations on topics relevant to chapter management, chapter successes, and leadership that align with PMI strategy and initiatives. More specifically, we are seeking proposals that align with the following topics:


  • Chapter Management
  • DE&I
  • Governance ​​​​​​​
  • Leadership/Stewardship
  • Member Engagement (Acquisition & Retention)
  • Social Impact/Outreach
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Student & Young Professionals Engagement
  • Volunteer Engagement (Recruitment & Retention)​​​​​​​

Rules of Engagement/Requirements

  • Only proposals submitted online and by the published deadline will be considered. 

  • Must be a member of a chapter in Sub-Saharan Africa in order for your submission to be considered.

  • Carefully write out your submission in advance before entering it into the system. 

  • While more than one proposal may be submitted, please note that acceptances are limited to a maximum of one per person. 

  • Submitter is the lead presenter and primary point of contact. 

  • One co-presenter may participate and co-presenter information must be shared at time of submission. 

  • Use clear, error-free language and note word limits for titles and descriptions. 

  • PMI retains the right to modify titles and descriptions for marketing purposes. 

  • Avoid all commercial bias; content is to be educational in nature, neutral and unbiased, free of commercial motive/intent. 

  • Priority given to proposals that include original content that has not been presented elsewhere. 

  • Accepted presenters must adhere to published deadlines (see chart below for milestones). 

  • Accepted presenters will prepare a final presentation for review that must be submitted by the posted deadline. 

  • Accepted presenters must observe any intellectual property rights. 

  • Accepted presenters must register for the event.  Registration fees do apply.

2023 Sub-Saharan Africa Leadership Institute Meeting Programming Milestones (Timeline)

Developing a Leadership Institute Meeting is just like a project! Below are the milestones for participation. Please take note of the dates as these will impact you. (Note: dates are subject to change.)​​​​​​​




28 June 2023

Deadline to submit proposal for 2023 Sub-Saharan Africa Leadership Institute Meeting

Week of 24 July

Notifications on proposal status sent

17 August 2023

Final PowerPoint presentation due

7-9 September 2023

2023 Sub-Saharan Africa Leadership Institute Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya