Top 5 Tips for Facilitating Online Meetings

Top 5 Tips for Facilitating Online Meetings

Leadership, PM4NGOs, Program Management, Project Management
This article has been originally published at APMG AUTHOR: TOMASZ NEDZI Tomasz Nedzi, an experienced facilitator, explains some simple tips that can help you facilitate online meetings 1. Be early If you are the facilitator of the meeting it’s your duty to manage the meeting and be prepared. Show that you are prepared by being on time. It’s best to be the first person in the room.  Your participants will join gradually and you can meet and greet them. By showing your appreciation for their presence you will reduce stress. Asking them casual questions about the place they are joining from, or the weather at their place will help to build relationships. 2. Understand your participants It’s important to understand that we humans are not all the same. Even though we…
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Benefits from taking a mentorship

Benefits from taking a mentorship

Case Studies, PM4NGOs
AUTHOR: Ivana PetkukjeskaHow it began…During the last months of 2020, I started started considering the idea to start my own consultingbusiness more seriously. Given my experience and knowledge in project management for NGOs, Istarted thinking about providing project development and writing services to anyone that has an idea for change and know-how to implement it, but no skills to convert it into an S.M.A.R.T. project proposal.I knew the end result, but I didn’t know where to start. I knew the direction, but wasn’t sure whichroad I should take. So I started opening everything there is on the PMD4NGOs website, and ended up staring at the discussion board and thinking “On a scale for 1-10, how stupid it is to ask a question about how to take the baby steps?”There was…
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Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Development Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Written by Sany FoundationSince the reform and opening up, China's philanthropy sector has developed rapidly, and many experts with rich experience and insight have emerged. However, the lack of systematic knowledge is one of the main challenges China's philanthropy sector is facing now. In order to promote the professional development of China's practitioners, Sany foundation cooperates with PM4NGOs, hoping to translate the Project DPro 2.0 into Chinese version, and promote the application of the manual through training. On March 11, 2021, Sany foundation held the online launch meeting of Project DPro 2.0 Chinese version in China. A total of 272 people attended the launch meeting. The project staff of Sany foundation introduced the background and significance of cooperation with PM4NGOs. Mr. Edson Marinho, executive director of PM4NGOs, greets China's philanthropy partners…
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Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Development Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Written by Sany Foundation改革开放以来,中国的公益行业发展迅速,出现了许多拥有丰富经验和洞见的专家,但缺少系统化的知识是中国公益行业面临的主要挑战之一。为了推动中国的公益从业者更专业的发展,三一基金会与PM4NGOs合作,希望将发展项目管理指南(Project DPro 2.0)翻译为中文版本,并且通过培训来推进指南的应用。2021年3月11日,三一基金会在中国举行了Project DPro 2.0中文版线上发布会。发布会共有272人参加。三一基金会的项目人员介绍了与PM4NGOs的合作背景和意义。PM4NGOs的执行董事Edson Marinho先生通过录制的视频问候了中国的公益伙伴,并且介绍了机构和指南的历史。北京师范大学-香港浸会大学的助理教授梁镗烈带领团队翻译了手册,梁教授分享了手册对中国公益行业,以及社会工作专业发展的意义。有两家中国的组织——汉达社会工作服务中心和益修学院获得了Project DPro 2.0的培训资质,他们分别从公益有效性和人才发展的角度分享了自己的观察。中国基金会发展论坛的项目官员对发布会进行了评论。发布会还和许多参与者进行了交流问答。为了吸引使用者,汉达和益修分别提供了培训的优惠,以鼓励大家参与Project DPro 2.0的学习。目前,Project DPro 2.0考试的汉化正在进行中,不久后将会对中国用户开放。三一基金会在2021年的多项活动中将向公益从业者介绍Project DPro 2.0,汉达和益修也会继续推广指南在中国的应用。 Previous Next Download the guide
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Benefits Realization: start with the end in mind

Benefits Realization: start with the end in mind

Leadership, PM4NGOs, Project Management
This article has been originally published at APMG AUTHOR: MILVIO DIBARTOLOMEO Avoid the pitfalls of bad benefits planning. Benefits Realization: start with the end in mind The fundamental reason organizations invest in change, projects and programmes is to realize benefits. That’s why it’s vital that Intended benefits are given sufficient thought and planning to ensure projects and other change initiative are fully geared towards the realization of planned benefits. APMG's new white paper (content courtesy of Milvio DiBartolomeo) takes a close look at benefits realization practices, the importance of planning ahead, and some of the pitfalls to avoid. Click here to view/download the white paper.
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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. Continue reading
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First Project DPro (2nd edition) course in China

First Project DPro (2nd edition) course in China

PM4NGOs
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…
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Productivity growth is around the corner – or is it?

Productivity growth is around the corner – or is it?

PM4NGOs
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. Continue reading
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Bousla Development & Innovation, PM4NGOs training partner

Bousla Development & Innovation, PM4NGOs training partner

PM4NGOs
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…
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