Webinar: PMD Pro – o novo e revisado guia. Quando e quais mudanças esperar?

Webinar: PMD Pro – o novo e revisado guia. Quando e quais mudanças esperar?

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PM4NGOs is making webinars in different languages to share the news about PMD Pro Guide Rewrite for as most people as possible. This one was in portuguese by our executive director, Edson Marinho. See the video!

O PM4NGOs está fazendo webinars em diferentes línguas para disseminar as mudanças no Guia PMD Pro para o maior número de pessoas possível! Este webinar em português foi ministrado por nosso diretor executivo, Edson Marinho. Veja o vídeo!

PMD Pro picture of the month – December, 2017

PMD Pro picture of the month – December, 2017

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Trust Consultancy & Development in cooperation with Bousla had completed a training in Project Management for Development PMD Pro1 in Gaziantep with the trainers Mr. Hassan Jenedie (Trust Capacity Building Director) and Mr. Akkash Asheer (Trust Turkish Program Manager).

This training was conducted as part of “Keys” initiative which aims to build the capacity of 25 young men and women and provide them with necessary skills needed to enter the labor market in organizations sector.

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2017 PM4NGOs Board Meeting

2017 PM4NGOs Board Meeting

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A lot has been written recently about the virtues and advantages of virtual organizations. From the ability to find unbelievable talent anywhere in the world, to reduced overhead costs, to bringing in more diverse viewpoints and cultures. All of these things are true. But sometimes, there’s just no substitution for getting everyone in the same room to work through the big issues.

This was true for PM4NGOs this past weekend, with the Board of Directors meeting in Washington D.C. for 3 days of meetings, discussions, and camaraderie. The current Board includes members based the US, the UK, China, Jordan and Lebanon, and our Operations Manager is in Brazil. With such a globally dispersed group, and the accompanying time multiple zones, the time available for total group collaboration is obviously limited. Technology is a great enabler, but as all cultures have shown, there’s no substitute for sitting down over a meal together and just talking.

This was I think especially true for our newest Board members Lisa and Peter, who had not met the rest of the Board before. During this meeting the Board reviewed the past few years, and planned for the future. This included looking at and celebrating our successes to date – 17,000+ individuals certified as PMD Pro (representing 611 organizations from 151 countries), launching both the PMD Pro Starter and the Program Management in Development Guide, and several presentations at industry conferences. Continue reading “2017 PM4NGOs Board Meeting”

PMD Pro picture of the month – November, 2017

PMD Pro picture of the month – November, 2017

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The November picture of the month is from PM4NGOs! Our team met with experts in Washington (DC) to develop the Program Management Certification and to improve the Program Management for Development Guide (PgMD).

The PgMD Guide was created to link strategic management team with the Project Managers through an intentional set of activities and objectives. A Program Manager has a vital role in the success of an organization.

We can’t wait for it!
Check out some pictures of the meeting:

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Four key factors for eWorkshop success

Four key factors for eWorkshop success

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This blog was originally posted on Humentum.

I used not to believe much in online trainings compared to face to face. However, this training has really shifted my mind towards it: the setting, the support, the quality of material, and the flow was simply amazing and very friendly. I have really enjoyed these past few weeks!” Fuad Rayyna

I have just finished supporting Humentum Planning for Financial Sustainability eWorkshop and I am really delighted with the learner feedback, like the one above. Most of the learners in this workshop have a programmes rather than a finance background. It made me smile as not only were learners surprised to enjoy an online finance training but, more important, they learned loads and now feel confident to use their new finance skills and tools immediately their work.

This is what it is all about for us at Humentum – finding practical ways to ensure operational excellence in our everyday work.

I’ve been reflecting on why this eWorkshop, and others, work so well for participants. And I’ve come up with four main reasons.

Continue reading “Four key factors for eWorkshop success”

The fundamentals of financial management: The Guide to FMD Pro

The fundamentals of financial management: The Guide to FMD Pro

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Our partner LINGOs developed the Guide to FMD Pro (Financial Management for Development and Humanitarian Professionals), a downloadable manual containing the full body of knowledge on which all of the FMD Pro materials are based. It focuses on the fundamentals of financial management and provides tools and guidance for all team members to manage their project finances effectively.

FMD Pro starts with an overview of the key concepts financial management – an essential leadership skill for a competent project manager and an approach that should be embedded within the processes and understanding of all project teams. Five easy-to-read sections underpin the overall approach. These are:

  • Accounting essentials
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial reporting and monitoring
  • Safeguarding assets
  • Tackling incidences of fraud and bribery

FMD Pro concludes with a Summary that provides a ‘minimum standards’ checklist for easy reference as well as advice on how to build an action plan, and further reading and resources. This is followed by a Glossary and Appendix, with information to supplement some of the chapters. Continue reading “The fundamentals of financial management: The Guide to FMD Pro”

PMD Pro picture of the month – October, 2017

PMD Pro picture of the month – October, 2017

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A PMD Pro1 course in Turkish Language was provided by the trainer Mr. Akkash Asheer , the Turkish programs Manager in Trust Consultancy & Developmentand, from 15 to 19 September 2017 in Gaziantep.

The training materials and guidelines were prepared in Turkish language and soon will be available for the project management community.

Turkish participants joined the training from: World Vision International, Danish Refugee Council, Save the Children, IMAAR Reconstruction Organization, Relief International, Malteser International, Human Appeal, and UOSSM.

Check out some of the pictures of the training:

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Innovate Impact Assessment in Humanitarian Training

Innovate Impact Assessment in Humanitarian Training

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RedR UK and the University of Sussex are designing and testing innovative methods to better understand participants’ learning and changes in behaviour following humanitarian capacity building interventions.

How best to evaluate the outcomes of humanitarian training is a long-standing debate among training providers. Most, including RedR, use Kirkpatrick’s 4-level model:

  1. Reaction by participants to training;
  2. Learning expressed as participants’ improved knowledge and skill;
  3. Behaviour as the degree to which participants apply learning at work, and;
  4. Results showing the degree to which targeted outcomes occur, as a result of the training (Kirkpatrick, 2009).

It is easy and very common to collect information at the end of a learning event to understand participants’ reaction, but measuring outcomes beyond level 1 is difficult, particularly for external training providers who have only a short term relationship with the learner. Knowing what is happening beyond level 1 is necessary, though, to improve training provision and fulfil donor requirements. Existing methods rely on pre/post testing which is time and resource intensive, and not always appropriate for short and behavioural focused courses. Continue reading “Innovate Impact Assessment in Humanitarian Training”