The Project Management Institute (PMI) establishes project management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certifications for project management professionals worldwide. The Chicagoland Chapter of PMI was chartered in 1977 and today has more than 4,200 members. The vision of the chapter is to be the professional association chapter of choice for project management knowledge, accreditation, development and practice. It strives to promote project management knowledge, standards and ethical practice, provide value to members, increase awareness of the importance of project management among senior management, awareness of the PMI certification process and improve communications with business and the community.