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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Project DPro Practitioner: a rewarding experience

Project DPro Practitioner: a rewarding experience

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
by Dennis Michael Mehlau I recently had the pleasure of completing my Project DPro Practitioner certification. It was a time-consuming and intense, yet incredibly rewarding experience. The concept of performing different sets of activities to become a practitioner is great and exactly what is needed to make this experience meaningful and sustainable. Combining mini-courses on technical and soft-skill topics with informal learning activities like attending webinars and reading books and articles is state of the art. Adding dedicated activities where you are required to share your knowledge with your community, like writing articles or giving training to your peers, is innovation. I have never seen anything like it, and I am happy to have had the chance to experience these rewarding exercises. The described combination of activities and the recurring ask…
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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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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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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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PM4NGOs support to unemployed (and furloughed) workers and students

PM4NGOs support to unemployed (and furloughed) workers and students

COVID-19, Project DPro Certification
Many professionals are struggling with a reduction of their income, temporarily or permanently as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Students also wonder how they will be able to find an internships or jobs in a world of reduced opportunities and social/work contact. As part of PM4NGOs Covid-19 response, we will be offering unemployed (and furloughed) workers reduced exam fees during the month of June for the Project DPro exam. Unemployed workers will pay USD 22 for their exams and USD 5 for the online invigilation, regardless of their country. Students already pay USD 22 for exams, however during the month of June,PM4NGOs will waive the USD 5 invigilation fee for students wishing to take the certification exam  This reduced fee and invigilation waiver is applicable for individual candidates who…
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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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