Below, you will find information how to submit a paper or presentation for consideration by the PMI Switzerland Chapter.

Paper / Presentation Selection Criteria

How are Presentations Selected?

Once the submission posted, the submissions are first reviewed by PMI Switzerland Chapter for completeness then assigned to members of the reviewer pool. If there are any questions or revisions requested by the reviewer regarding your proposal, an e-mail will be sent to you for clarification and your submission will become available for editing. Failure to respond to these e-mails in a timely manner (generally less than 1 week) will prevent the submission from being considered fairly.

Review Criteria

The submitted information is rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the highest) using the following criteria:

  1. The proposal clearly states what the individual participant will gain by attending this session.
  2. The proposal provides practical or useful information that is relevant and immediately applicable to the workplace.
  3. The topic is of current interest to the project management industry.
  4. The proposal’s content aligns with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  5. The learning objectives are clearly defined and align to the program description and outline.
  6. The learning objectives clearly define a skill or knowledge to be gained.
  7. The proposal’s presentation format and description satisfies multiple adult learning styles.
  8. This topic has never been presented before a Project Management audience. (Yes/No)
  9. From the proposal’s outline it appears that the author can present the topic in a clear and appropriate manner.
  10. The Presenter has previously delivered a presentation to PMI associates and/or members.(Yes/No)

There is also an area for optional reviewer comments, which, after selections have been made, can be provided to the submitter upon request to

Notification of Selection

Once scoring is completed, the highest scores in each area are chosen for presentation. If a presenter has multiple submissions with high scores, the submission with the highest score is selected. The process for reviewing can take from three to six weeks, dependent upon the number of submissions (this can be longer if the number of submissions is very high). Those selected for presentation receive an e-mail invitation to present immediately after being selected and have 10 days to accept or decline the invitation.

Additional presentations, based on the next highest scores, are selected as alternates should the initial invitee not be able to present. These alternates are notified by e-mail after the initial invitations are sent. These alternate selections also have 10 days to accept or decline alternate status. Those not selected will receive an e-mail and/or a hard copy letter notifying them that they have not been selected. Notification can take over a month after the submission.

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