New Training Partner: VRS Consult

New Training Partner: VRS Consult

Partners, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification, Training
VRS Consult es una firma consultora especializada en el fortalecimiento de organizaciones internacionales, nacionales y locales, a través de consultoría y formación, desarrollando soluciones, metodologías y herramientas adaptables a las necesidades de cada organización atendida. VRS Consult is a consulting firm specialized in organizational strengthening of international, national and local organizations, through consulting and training, developing solutions, methodologies and tools adaptable to the needs of each organization served.A VRS Consult é um escritório de consultoria especializado no fortalecimento de organizações internacionais, nacionais e locais, através de consultoria e treinamento, desenvolvendo soluções, metodologias e ferramentas adaptáveis às necessidades de cada organização atendida. Continue reading
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New Training Partner: OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership

New Training Partner: OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership

Partners, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification, Training
OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership is a company dedicated to consulting, implementation, and training on PMO, projects, programs, and portfolio management and to provide strategic leadership, organizational resilience (continuity of operations/business continuity/disaster recovery/incident management/crisis communication & management) to several municipalities, government agencies, NGOs, Credit Unions, and other private organizations in Puerto Rico, LATAM and USA. "We are an amalgamation of top education, experience, talent, skill, creativity, & innovation. Since year 2000, our lead professionals have acquired vast experience leading project management and business continuity management teams from mid to high level complexity projects and programs. We are a group of Professionals who have over 50 years of professional experience and are totally focused and oriented to implement strategy to support our clients to achieve their organizational goals while helping…
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Lanzamiento de la Clínica de Innovación Social (CISUES) en El Salvador

Lanzamiento de la Clínica de Innovación Social (CISUES) en El Salvador

Development Sector, Humanitarian Sector, Partners
La Cooperación Internacional para el desarrollo en su agenda internacional de la ayuda requiere por parte de los actores sociales, intervenciones y estrategias más sofisticadas.  Esta semana se inauguró la Clínica de Innovación Social (CISUES) en la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurisprudencia de la Universidad de El Salvador. El CISUES es una iniciativa que proporcionará práctica a los estudiantes, con la tutoría de profesores experimentados, y la oportunidad para las organizaciones locales en El Salvador de recibir apoyo técnico y tutoría, tanto a largo plazo como para necesidades específicas del proyecto. Los principales objetivos del CISUES son: Crear espacios de aplicación de conocimientos teórico-prácticos para los estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado, y docentes de la Facultad de Jurisprudencia y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de El Salvador.Asesorar a los…
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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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Caritas Nigeria, PM4NGOs training partner

Caritas Nigeria, PM4NGOs training partner

Partners, Training
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…
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Bond, PM4NGOs training partner

Bond, PM4NGOs training partner

Partners, Training
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,…
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Opinion: Reducing the barriers to career advancement

Opinion: Reducing the barriers to career advancement

Partners
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. Continue reading
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The  Golden Thread – Project Management in Three Sectors

The Golden Thread – Project Management in Three Sectors

Partners, Project Management
This article and report has been originally published at the APM websitehttps://www.apm.org.uk/goldenthread/sector/ This report - the third in the Golden Thread series - is published at a time where many of the certainties in place when this research was conducted no longer exist. At the time of writing, the coronavirus looks like it will have a long tail of implications. APM's The Golden Thread research sought to identify the size and contribution of projects and project management to the UK economy and society. Following highly positive feedback and numerous requests for further information particularly for regional and sectorial detail, APM commissioned PwC Research to undertake a second phase to build on the original study.  Our attention turns to some of the sectors where project management skills are increasingly being utilised to run projects more effectively, efficiently…
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A message to our partners and candidates about the Coronavirus

A message to our partners and candidates about the Coronavirus

Partners, Project DPro Certification
In just a few months, the Coronavirus has infected almost 2M people around the world. According to the World Health Organization, as of April 13, there are 1,773,084 confirmed cases and 111,652 have died as consequence of COVID-19 contamination. Our primary goal is to protect our team, partners, learners and candidates, as we maintain the organization services and certification schemes continuity during this pandemic. We want to share with you some steps we are taking to promote social distancing at our operations and processes: (more…)
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Afghanistan Project Management Center, PM4NGOs Training Partner

Afghanistan Project Management Center, PM4NGOs Training Partner

Partners, Training
Afghanistan Project Management Center is a pioneering professional services center, providing project management services, internationally recognized certification programs, and demand-based trainings, for organizations and individuals in Afghanistan. APMC training methodologies are based on adult learning models with a focus on practical realities of the social and business context in Afghanistan - enabling learners to set practical connections between their theoretical knowledge and real situations they are exposed regularly in the field. (more…)
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