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“Fair working beyond Smart working – work less, but better, for everyone.” by Marco Crescenzi

“Fair working beyond Smart working – work less, but better, for everyone.” by Marco Crescenzi

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Social Change School. In this piece, Marco Crescenzi launches Fair working, a fair and supportive vision of Smart working, asking himself whether it is possible to “work less, but better, for everyone“. He does so through the exhibition of international research of great interest and a more strictly managerial final analysis. In a hyper-connected but often unproductive “burnout society”, with redundant processes that reduce working times, with the need of being more effective, with problems – especially for women – of double work and family load, and millions of people unemployed, the old model of the “eight hours” seems a residue of the past. Continue reading
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Project DPro Practitioner: More than passing an exam for a certification

Project DPro Practitioner: More than passing an exam for a certification

Case Studies, Project DPro Certification
Project DPro Practitioner: More than passing an exam for a certification,it was an educational experience accompanied and guided by a mentor. In the past few days, I had the opportunity to complete my certification process as a Project DPro Practitioner and I have to tell you that it was an enriching experience and totally different from the traditional professional certification processes. Beyond taking an exam to “empty” the knowledge and pass to be certified, PM4NGO's has put into practice a model of active professional development, mentoring and accompaniment that make the certification process a learning, professional, and personal growth experience itself.  To complete the Certification as Project DPro Practitioner, you must complete the learning activities in the areas of Professional Development, Informal Learning and Knowledge Sharing (“Give Back”) for which…
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Project DPro Practitioner: Más que aprobar un examen para una certificación

Project DPro Practitioner: Más que aprobar un examen para una certificación

Case Studies, Project DPro Certification
Project DPro Practitioner: Más que aprobar un examen para una certificación,fue una experiencia educativa acompañado y guiado por un mentor. En los pasados días tuve la oportunidad de culminar mi proceso de certificación como Project DPro Practitioner y tengo que decirles que fue una experiencia enriquecedora y totalmente diferente a los procesos de certificación profesional tradicionales.  Más allá de tomar un examen para “vaciar” el conocimiento y aprobar para ser certificado, PM4NGO’s ha puesto en practica un modelo de desarrollo profesional activo, de mentoría y acompañamiento que hacen que el proceso de certificación sea una experiencia de aprendizaje y crecimiento personal y profesional en sí mismo.  Para completar la Certificación como Project DPro Practitioner, se deben completar las actividades de aprendizaje en las áreas de Desarrollo Profesional, Aprendizaje Informal y de Compartir…
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Gamification for project management training: a case study

Gamification for project management training: a case study

Partners, PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published by Conrad Heine at APM.  For over a decade, the usefulness of gamification and game-based learning for professional training has been hotly debated. What is not debatable is that it is a growing phenomenon, with business schools and companies making increasing use of ‘serious games’. But how can these games be made interesting in an appropriately serious fashion? With Unlock: Project Management, Totem Learning, a Coventry-based specialist in gamification and e-learning, has risen to the challenge. The game puts players on the fictional island of Catelayo in the aftermath of a devastating storm. Over six levels, players must design and implement a project to relocate villagers and rebuild their community, from plan implementation to handover and assessment. Read the full article at APM
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New Hub representantive in Syria

New Hub representantive in Syria

PM4NGOs
Mazen Housseiny did an amazing job as PM4NGOs representative in Syria in the last year and half. He made an article talking about his experience as PM4NGOs Hub and introducing the new representative, Obidah AlSAYED ALI. "It was pleasure to serve the Syrian project managers as representative for PM4NGOs in the last year and half. And i am more pleased now that Obaida has taken this duty and relief me from this responsibility. He is one of the best ambassadors for improving the project and programme management in the humanitarian sector with conducting tens of training and supporting many NGOs with his amazing experience." - Mazen Housseiny Continue reading
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Powerful Leadership Skills

Powerful Leadership Skills

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at APMC.  Introduction Only the leaders with great leadership qualities have introduced good to the world. These leaders have developed powerful leadership skills over the time and eventually become visionaries. They inspire their subordinates and drive them towards achieving their dreams in life. Therefore, developing powerful leadership skills help you to become an effective leader and make a difference in other's lives. Good leaders are good in getting the desired outcome at the end. They are good at inspiring people and getting their contribution with their full support. The good leaders constantly raise the standards and expectations from the employees, so the employees continuously enhance themselves. Employees and others follow such great leaders willingly. Seven Most Powerful Leadership Skills Let's have a brief look…
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5 ways NGOs are working with local partners to respond to Covid-19

5 ways NGOs are working with local partners to respond to Covid-19

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Bond.  AUTHOR: YOLAINA VARGAS PRITCHARD AMY SHAW Civil society organisations are playing an important role in the global effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the world’s most vulnerable communities.  International NGOs are working in partnership with local civil society organisations, as well as national and local governments, to continually reassess and adapt how they best support their partners through this crisis. Here are a few examples of how Bond members are collaborating with their in-country partners to strengthen the response to Covid-19. 1. Standing by communities while protecting staff Continue reading
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Project DPro Practitioner: Self-study or guided by a trainer?

Project DPro Practitioner: Self-study or guided by a trainer?

PM4NGOs
Now you have decided to attain your Project DPro Practitioner certification you will need to choose whether to take charge of your own learning process or contact a mentor for help. Self-study All of the information you need in order to pursue Practitioner certification under your own steam is available on DPro+. You will decide when to study, what resources to use and you will take charge of ensuring that you perform all of the activity log tasks within either the final time limit or your desired period of time. To begin, go to the Project DPro Practitioner menu bar. Training organization PM4NGOs has a number of training partners who can guide you through the activities required to become a Project DPro Practitioner. If you prefer to be mentored towards…
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PM4NGOs is joining the HPass family

PM4NGOs is joining the HPass family

Development Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification
We are delighted to announce that we are joining the HPass family! We are joining a group of 27 organizations that already create and issue digital badges through HPass, using the platform to recognize skills and experience of individuals with an interest in humanitarian and development work. Individual learners are able to add their badges to an online myHPass profile, building up a portfolio of evidence of their expertise to share with employers and peers. The platform aims to promote skills-based hiring and give visibility to the experience and expertise of humanitarian actors beyond academic qualifications. As such, we are delighted to collaborating with the HPass initiative. We offer certifications in the fields of project and programme management, and financial management, which are respected and recognized worldwide, and used by…
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5 Ways Organizations and Leaders Have Been Caring for Staff During This Season of Extreme Uncertainty

5 Ways Organizations and Leaders Have Been Caring for Staff During This Season of Extreme Uncertainty

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Humentum. What word or phrase would you use to characterize the past year? How do you sum up a season seen as a global pandemic, travel restrictions, seismic shifts in the global economy and our own working lives, acute political tensions, violence, and renewed calls for racial justice?     When we ask our clients these questions, we hear words like change, upheaval, hard, painful, scary, and growth. And we hear a common thread—uncertainty. It has been a season of extraordinary instability and uncertainty for all of us—one filled with extra pressure, stress, and anxiety. During seasons like this, it is tempting to put self-care on hold and to think that staff care can wait until things feel less overwhelming and uncertain. But it…
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