Reshaping Project Implementation through Project DPro Online Training

Reshaping Project Implementation through Project DPro Online Training

Humanitarian Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro

This article has been originally published at Humentum

AUTHORS: Zsuzsanna Ujhelyi, Josephina Blumberg, Ann Karau

 

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) has partnered with Humentum for the last two years to host tailored Project Management for Development Professionals online workshops (Project DPro) complemented by VSO-specific materials.

VSO wanted to professionalise their project management methodology and standardise it across the organization by shifting organisational practices and setting up the infrastructure to support staff across functional areas. As they enter into their third and final training of 2020, Josephina Blumberg reached out to them to take a moment to reflect and discuss lessons learned.

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First Project DPro (2nd edition) course in China

First Project DPro (2nd edition) course in China

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Sponsored by Guangzhou Handa Social Work Service Center, “The first Project DPro international public welfare project management certification training” has been successfully carried out!

This training is mainly for Handa’s 13social securityfieldExperts carry out,adopt4 days of pepTraining andStudy, the passing rate of the first Project DPro International Public Interest Project Management certification exam is 100%,At the same time eachCadets getSub rate over 80%。

From January 9 to 10, 2021, the first session of Project DPro International Public Welfare Project Management Certification Examination Section 1 training was held in the headquarters office of Guangzhou Handa Social Work Service Center. Chen Zhiqiang, director of Guangzhou Handa Social Work Service Center, is the teacher of this training. The key content of Project D Pro in each phase was introduced to the trainees, and the training sessions were set up such as case introduction and discussion, which helped the trainees understand the course knowledge more vividly. Participants actively participated in the training course, enthusiastically expressed their views and puzzles, and the teachers responded and answered questions in time to help the training members understand the course content.

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Productivity growth is around the corner – or is it?

Productivity growth is around the corner – or is it?

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This article has been originally published at APMG

AUTHOR: RICHARD PHARRO

Will the investments organisations have made in digital technology during the pandemic lead to an era of rapid productivity? Not without a strategic investment in skills.

In December 2020 The Economist recently published an article, “The pandemic will give way to an era of rapid productivity growth.”

The article was very optimistic, claiming that the technology improvements organisations have been adopting over the last decade, and especially in the last year or so, will lead to an era of rapid productivity growth.

 

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Bousla Development & Innovation, PM4NGOs training partner

Bousla Development & Innovation, PM4NGOs training partner

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BouslaDI is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political organization established and registered in 2014 in Istanbul– Turkey. BouslaDI provides comprehensive programs to equip the next generation of Syrian individuals from both genders and institutions with the knowledge and the skills necessary to rebuild their communities because we believe that the strong, independent and progressive civil society which is working together, can change the world.

BouslaDI believes in justice, dignity, accountability, diversity and inclusion. Therefore, BouslaDI has helped small and medium-size organizations and individuals with their differences to be more productive, collaborative, and creative by empowering their teams and individuals. We have done this by creating and facilitating human-centred bespoke programs that combine quality and expertise, ensuring that personal, business and training goals are met with imagination, flair, professionalism, and great beneficiaries’ service.

BouslaDI is one of Syrian Forum’s five institutions, dedicated to rebuilding Syrian lives all over the world

 
 
 
 
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Some ethical principles and dilemmas to consider while managing development projects

Some ethical principles and dilemmas to consider while managing development projects

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What are your thoughts on the ethical framework we should use as project managers? In this journal article, Sixtus Obioma Ibekwe has linked ethical schools of thought with the Project DPro Phase Model.

The article has been published at the International Journal of Humanities, Art and Social Studies (IJHAS, Vol. 5, No.4, November 2). Read the full article in this blog or download it by clicking here.

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Social Project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Research

Social Project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Research

Case Studies, PM4NGOs, Project Management, Statistics

Written and created by Communitaria Consultoria Social

 

This quest arose out of certain discomforts developed after years working with Social Investment. Later, they turned into questions/hypotheses that demanded a searh for information/solutions.

It was a long way (and still incomplete). However, it enable us to share our discomforts and perceptions. The following is a summary of the results of the phases already carried out so far.

 

  • Phase 1: Understanding Social Project’s Management challenges hrough a free poll on social media (in 2018)
  • Phase 2: Identyfing monitoring and evaluating projects challenge’, as well as the tools used to manage them through a poll on social media (2020)
  • Phase 3: Collecting challenges, paths chosen and scenarios for projects monitoring and evaluation and it’s use as a tool for strategic decision – through interviews (2020)
  • Phase 4: To conclude, with support from the PIPE Entrepreneur FAPESP, a proposal for systematizing project evaluation and monitoring (end of 2020 / beginning of 2021)
  • Phase 5: Applying the pilot for systematization in Social Projects
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Caritas Nigeria, PM4NGOs training partner

Caritas Nigeria, PM4NGOs training partner

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PM4NGOs gladly announce Caritas Nigeria as new training partner.

Written by: Caritas Nigeria

 

Caritas Nigeria – also referred to as the Catholic Caritas Foundation (CCFN), was established in 2010 as a development agency of the Catholic Church. With a focus on Integral Human development, her interventions are anchored through six key thematic areas namely: Health, Agriculture and Livelihoods, Good governance, Emergency/Humanitarian Response, Anti-human Trafficking; and Institutional
Capacity-strengthening. Her mission is to stimulate and drive development into every segment of the Nigerian society irrespective of race, religion or class.

Caritas Nigeria leverages the existing structure of the Church to achieve her mission. This comprises of hundreds of healthcare facilities and schools, thousands of communities and a huge network of local church partners and institutions in over 56 dioceses of the country. Beyond this, Caritas Nigeria
belongs to an international confederation of about 165 Caritas member nations (Caritas Internationalis) whose common goal is to carry out development interventions across the globe. Through these, she is better-positioned to effectively collaborate and share knowledge at local and international levels.

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Bond, PM4NGOs training partner

Bond, PM4NGOs training partner

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PM4NGOs gladly announce Bond as new training partner.

Written by: Bond

 

Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. During these increasingly difficult times, charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are finding it even harder to achieve their missions. We connect, strengthen and champion a dynamic network of diverse civil society organisations to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.

Bond was founded in 1993 with 61 members. Now we unite nearly 450 organisations, ranging from small specialist charities to large international NGOs with a world-wide presence.

We’ve been developing the careers of professionals in the international development sector for over 25 years through our engaging and highly practical courses. Every year, thousands of individuals from the development and humanitarian community around the world choose to improve their skills, knowledge and expertise through our training. As well as our project management courses, we also run training in safeguarding, monitoring & evaluation, funding and advocacy and transparency.

During the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, we are continuing our commitment to support your learning and development. Up to December 2020, we’ll be delivering all our courses online through our exciting new Bond learning platform.  Our online courses include live facilitated and interaction sessions (using Zoom), as well as individual and group activities.

We can also deliver any of our courses bespoke for your organisation

Our project management courses are:

 

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Opinion: Reducing the barriers to career advancement

Opinion: Reducing the barriers to career advancement

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Getting certified can be an important factor in career mobility, employability, and upholding high sector standards. Online certifications are one way to increase access and ensure content aligns with current best practices.

According to a survey — which is not yet publicly available — that we have done at online learning site DisasterReady.org, 94% of aid workers see certifications as an opportunity for professionals to demonstrate their skills, knowledge of a role, and commitment to continuous professional development.

What separates a certification from a course is the assessment and validation of knowledge. And for many humanitarians, particularly those working as national staff members, this validation of knowledge can be a key component of career advancement, particularly when valued by employers.

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