About IPM Day

The international project management day (IPM day) is intended to encourage project based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams.

This web site provides you with the contacts, information, and resources to help you plan your organizations IPM day and to help you get your area’s IPM day proclamation to help project managers in your area receive acknowledgement and appreciation for their work.

If your organization is planning an event to commemorate International Project Management Day please post your announcement on our blog at this link.

Purpose:

Project Deliverables: Local events planned and executed by organizations who wish to recognize project managers and project teams for their contributions. Suggested events: internal company meetings, presentations about the value of project management, recognition breakfasts, lunches or receptions honoring project teams, local government recognition or proclamation, coordinated Project Management professional association events (PMI, IPMA, AIPM, etc.) or recognition at a previously scheduled project management event.

Goal:

Worldwide recognition of the many project managers and project teams in every industry including non profit organizations and health care who contribute their time, energy, creativity, innovation, and countless hours to deliver products, services, facilities, and provide emergency and disaster recovery services in every city and community around the world.

The international project management day is intended to encourage project based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams.

IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November.

2012: Nov. 1st2013: Nov. 7th

2014: Nov. 6th

2015: Nov. 5th

2016: Nov. 3rd

2017: Nov. 2nd

2018: Nov. 1st

2019: Nov. 7th

2020: Nov. 5th

2021: Nov. 4th

2022: Nov. 3rd

2023: Nov. 2nd

2024: Nov. 7th

 
HISTORY
2011, 8th year Celebration occurred on Nov. 3, 2010
2010, 7th year Celebration occurred on Nov. 4, 2010
2009, 6th year Celebration occurred on Nov. 5, 2009
2008, 5th year Celebration occurred on Nov. 6, 2008
2007, 4th year Celebration occurred on Nov. 1, 2007
2006, 3rd year Celebration occurred on Nov. 2, 2006
2005, 2nd year Celebration occurred on Nov. 3, 2005
2004, 1st year Celebration occurred on Nov. 4, 2004

Special thank you to IIL

Laverne Johnson, Lori Milhaven and the IIL team have planned and delivered an International Project Management Day event every year since the idea was first introduced in late 2004. The team at IIL saw the value in building on the belief that a day of recognition was needed for the hardworking, dedicated, and often unappreciated efforts of the many project managers who ensure successful delivery of project and services around the world. The International Institute for Learning is a leader in further enhancing the skills of the professional project manager and has been a significant supporter of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, an organization dedicated to learning, knowledge sharing, and professional development in the project management discipline. My sincere thanks to everyone at IIL for supporting IPM Day and for the creative way they are giving something of value back to the international project management community.

Frank P. Saladis PMP

Founder IPM Day