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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5 Important skill set a business analyst must possess

5 Important skill set a business analyst must possess

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Proventures. Business analysis is a discipline that focuses on ensuring that changes implemented in an organisation align with the strategic goals or direction of the organisation. And to successfully accomplish that, the business analyst would have to square-up to several challenges that demand a host of skills, competencies and expertise. For some people, these skills or competencies may come naturally, while for some others, it may just require some measure of training and perhaps a lot of practice to develop them As per me, not in a particular order, the below five most important skills one must possess to be effective and productive on the job of a business analyst; Continue reading
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PM4NGOs Hub – Board Representative

PM4NGOs Hub – Board Representative

PM4NGOs
Written by DOV ROSENMANN "I have been working in the NGO sector as professional since since 2003 and assumed various levels of responsibility within international organizations as well as in innovation startups. As detailed in my CV, I am a Project DPro and Program DPro certified professional. I have a multicultural background and identity being both a Brazilian and French citizen. I have a fluent command of French, English, Portuguese, as well as Spanish. Besides all the intrinsic management challenges I learned from during my carrier, my responsibilities have allowed me systematic contact with NGO business management, program development strategies, networks, resource mobilization challenges. At the same time, I have acquired on the ground and facilitation experience through leadership and coordination roles in fragile contexts. Building capacities and sharing knowledge…
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Project DPro: A Practical Approach

Project DPro: A Practical Approach

Case Studies, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Khumbulani Ndlovu describes how Project DPro has cohered the work of World Vision’s field-based project in Zimbabwe. The Project DPro course is very much respected. It’s highly practical and it offers a wide range of tools that help to ensure that projects are delivered on time, scope, and budget, in a way that also pays attention quality, benefits and risks. The course has achieved buy in from senior management at World Vision and hence it is taken with a lot of positivity by staff at all levels (from a development facilitator to a Director). It is well tailored for NGOs and the development industry and is very practical in approach so that you can apply the tools your day-to day work. Continue reading
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Call for Board of Directors Members

Call for Board of Directors Members

Board Members, Job / Consultant Opportunities, PM4NGOs
PM4NGOs Board Member (Volunteer) PM4NGOs is seeking a passionate and motivated volunteer to join our Board of Directors, with a range of skills and/or experience to complement our current Board.  PM4NGOs’ Board Members empathize with the organization’s vision and mission, are unpaid, and act as advisors to the organization’s operations in their specific areas of expertise. As the organization is small, they also use their professional expertise to support and contribute to the work of the organization. They are committed to the success of PM4NGOs. PM4NGOs Board Members come from the non-profit and private sectors and have a range of specialist expertise including project and programme management, non-profit management, finance, fundraising, marketing and monitoring & evaluation. It is important to highlight that each board member seat is occupied by a professional, not an organization.  Who we are:…
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Semana de Gestão de Projetos de Impacto Social: Sorteio

Semana de Gestão de Projetos de Impacto Social: Sorteio

PM4NGOs
De 07 a 10 de abril o PM4NGOs, junto com parceiros, promoveu a Semana de Gestão de Projetos de Impacto Social. Durante todos os dias ocorreram Webnars gratuitos sobre gestão de projetos, terceiro setor e assuntos relacionados. Contando com mais de 400 participantes, o evento promoveu interação e troca entre todos. Além dos conteúdos apresentados nas lives gratuitas, foram ainda sorteados exames e cursos Project DPro, oferecidos pelo PM4NGOs e seus parceiros. Confira abaixo a lista de sorteados: Continue reading
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Creating a common project language

Creating a common project language

Case Studies, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project DPro Guide
Claudia Ovalle of Guatamala’s Highland Women’s Association (AMA) explains how Project DPro has transformed their work. In 2007, we secured funding from a donor organization for a new project. But as we started work, we realized that we had not given enough thought to planning its initial stages. We needed to clarify our objectives and to write better proposals, so we decided to look at Project DPro. Three of us attended a Project DPro training course and two of us passed the Project DPro 1 certificate. We shared what we had learned with other AMA staff because we felt that it was important to communicate with each other using a common language about projects. Project DPro has been useful in helping us to identify different project phases and to understand…
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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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