Slap a certificate on me I’m done! How are we separating the certificate from certification?

Slap a certificate on me I’m done! How are we separating the certificate from certification?

Development Sector, Project DPro Certification
I recently worked on designing a certificate toolkit for our members to help them market learning within their organizations. As I worked through the quick guide and designed a very nice (I may be biased there) certificate template, it got me thinking about the validity of these certificates. For some learners, getting a certificate is really important and gives them a sense of accomplishment, but do we switch their focus from capacity building to stamp collecting? Instead of saying ‘I think therefore I am,’ we seem to have developed the phrase ‘I am certified therefore I can’.  But how true is this, and how can we use certificates to better reflect reality? This is important for learners, as well as managers who will want to see these certificates. What makes…
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Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification
We are 12,691 certified Project Management Development Professionals, based in 144 countries. If we count all participants that took the APMG exam and add a projection of 20% to all participants that have taken the exam, we might reach 20 thousand PMD practitioners. 20 thousand practitioners! The tools and methods implementation after the certification is what matters for the beneficiaries. It is the application of the PMDPro knowledge that produces better projects and improves the efficiency and impact of development projects. (more…)
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PM4NGOs and APMG announce the recipient of the 2015 Alan Harpham Award

Alan Harpham Award, NRP, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector, but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based organizations or local NGOs. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place. PM4NGOs and APMG are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2015 is Liziane Silva. Liziane is responsible for bringing the…
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