The Added Value of PM4NGOs Certifications

The Added Value of PM4NGOs Certifications

Project DPro Certification
Born and raised in a developing country and having worked with many non-for-profit organizations, I was always eager to learn more about the uniqueness of the program and project management models used within organizations like NGO's. Earlier last year, a friend of mine brought my attention to PM4NGOs. I went through their website in details and came across the certifications they offer and found them to be very interesting as they are specific to Program and Project Management for Development Projects. Continue reading
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Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Case Studies, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
Name: Maged KassoumCountry: SyriaStudy: Self-Study or Training "I am Maged Kassoum. A humanitarian young man worker based in Syria. I think no effort is required to define or explain SYRIA. I am writing to tell you about my experience in achieving Project DPro Level1, especially how I proudly gained Project DPro certificate.Living in conflict zone, I apprehend the deep need for acquiring more professional skills and competences in humanitarian domain, especially in project development sector. I joined many INGOs: Syria Recovery Trust Fund/SRTF as field coordination officer; Islamic Relief Worldwide as FLS project officer and ACTED as TVET and SME Livelihoods assistant. During that time, my need to have more knowledge about managing projects increased fast; it even turned to a must. I was eager to attend and to study the most professional…
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Digital Badges Now Available for Project DPro and PgMD Pro Certified Professionals

Digital Badges Now Available for Project DPro and PgMD Pro Certified Professionals

PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification
This article was originally published on APMG. APMG International has launched digital badges for successful candidates to share a credential online and easily broadcast certified skills to employers and other interested parties. Over 10,000 digital badges have been issued already! We are delighted to announce that more than 10,000 digital badges have been issued as of June 2018! Claim your Digital Badge Find out more about claiming your APMG digital badge: Successful candidates can now claim a digital badge to embed on an email signature, website, social media platforms or a digital CV. With just one click employers, clients, customers and other interested parties can easily view and verify credentials and skills. To deliver the digital badges, APMG has partnered with Acclaim, a global leader who supply open badges for…
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PMD Pro Exams Migration to the new APMG system

PMD Pro Exams Migration to the new APMG system

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification
PMD Pro new exam system has been live since February and, because of exams purchased and booked prior to the new system launch, APMG has kept the old system also live. The old system will be closing at the end of July. NGOs and candidates would need to book further exams through the new system. If you or your organization has remaining exams bookings in the old system, do not worry: APMG will automatically transfer remaining exams to the new system. Next week APMG will contact all account owners who have remaining exams. Please look at the new exam system guides: http://www.pm4ngos.com/pmd-pro-exam-guides/ If you need any assistance with the system migration, do not hesitate to contact APMG (servicedesk@apmg-international.com) or our team (info@pm4ngos.org).
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PMD Pro Exam System and Guidelines

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project DPro Guide
Attending requests from trainers and training organizations, APMG has upgraded the PMD Pro exam system. The new system is live and brings several new features and improvements. Although the new system has changed the purchase, invigilation, and candidate registration, no changes have been made in the exam itself. In other words, candidates will have better control on their registration and results, but taking the exam is pretty much the same. Please see what has changed, what hasn´t, and where to find support for accessing the new system: (more…)
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A great year for PMD Pro

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project DPro Guide, Statistics
PM4NGOs has been the guardian of PMD Pro since 2011, but its story started four years before when LINGOs began to work with a group of international NGOs in 2007 to collectively define agreed upon principles and best practices in project management in the development sector. That early group received some funding from PMIEF and included Catholic Relief Services, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision, Save the Children, Oxfam and others as well as representatives from The Project Management Institute. The work of that group laid out a framework for the Project Management in Development curriculum which was developed and field tested by over 200 practitioners from 15 organizations in 20 countries between 2010 and 2011. Since the guide and certification development, 2016 was the best year: we had 3,301 new…
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Why is PMD Pro a good learning model? A few answers from the LINGOs Global Learning Forum

Board Members, Program Management, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] From L-R: Amanda Fleetwood, Thomas Dente, Emily Fereday, John Cropper[/caption] I had the pleasure of attending the LINGOs Global Learning Forum in Seattle last month on behalf of PM4NGOs. It was a really worthwhile event and great to meet some inspiring people including the brilliant Julian Stodd whose blog you can find here if you feel like a thought-provoking read! Talking to other delegates at the event, it was evident that PMD Pro has had a real impact in the humanitarian and development sectors. It’s great that over 17,000 users have taken PMD Pro but it’s interesting to see that the reach is broader than that and goes beyond individuals. Several organisations I spoke to have adopted the PMD Pro project methodology and so even those…
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PMD Pro picture of the month – October, 2016

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Training
This photo shows a PMD Pro training in Ottawa, Ontario with the United Way Ottawa and a number of their strategic partners, implemented by International Learning Partners Canada. It was a three-day PMDPro Level 1 training, with participants writing the exam on the afternoon of the third day (with 28 people out of 30 passing the exam). They had fun on the morning of the third day building a tower out of straws and other items using some of the key project management considerations. We had a lot of fun in learning about project management together. The photo is actually a small group in the Planning phase prior to implementing the construction of a tower.
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