Weircapacity, PM4NGOs training partner

Weircapacity, PM4NGOs training partner

Partners, Training

PM4NGOs gladly announce Weircapacity as new training partner.

Written by: Weircapacity

Over the years, we have executed projects in small towns and rural communities across Africa and found that a significant number of projects fail due to inadequate project management capacity. The peculiar nature of the development sector and the areas in which they operate makes it imperative for organizations to build in-house capacity in project management, with a focus on development projects. 

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Game Changer, a new training partner

Game Changer, a new training partner

Partners, Training

Written by: Game Changer Team


PM4NGOs gladly announce Game Changer as our new training partner.

Welcome to Game Changer! We are excited to officially introduce ourselves on the PM4NGOs blog and begin our partnership in making the world a better place. We are a global training organization and consultancy, working hard to support NGOs, charities and other development organizations in their work. Our mission is to accelerate positive change by consulting, coaching and delivering training programs to the highest quality standard. We have worked across the globe including the UK, Kenya and Bangladesh and have seen the incredible results our clients have achieved by applying the high-impact principles of PMD Pro on their projects. Perhaps seeing these results is the most rewarding part of our work and what keeps us so passionate as a team. 

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The Importance of Learning Retention Programs

The Importance of Learning Retention Programs

Training

This article was originally published on Humentum by Education Technology Insights.

According to the 2017 State of the Industry report from the Association for Talent Development, in 2016 the average employer spent $1273 per person per year on professional development, representing more than 100 billion dollars. A 2010 McKinsey study estimated that only 25 percent of spending on training led to measured results.  This means roughly the GDP of Delaware worth of training each year leads to no measurable results.

This is simply not acceptable. As learning and development professionals, we have a responsibility to support not just learning but learning transfer and improved results in the workplace.

So, it’s important to ask a few questions:

  • Are our traditional training approaches supporting learning transfer and business results?
  • How do we know whether our efforts are successful (and what to do to improve it)?

These are big questions, but the proposed answer is quite simple: support learning retention.  Granted, this is not a magic bullet but it’s a step in the right direction. And it can be done with a tool we already use every day, making this approach accessible and effective. Continue reading “The Importance of Learning Retention Programs”

ChildFund Brasil Project Advisors Provided PMD Pro Training for Partners Organizations in Minas Gerais

ChildFund Brasil Project Advisors Provided PMD Pro Training for Partners Organizations in Minas Gerais

Development Sector, PMD Pro, Training

ChildFund Brasil PMD Pro Training 1

The PMD Pro 1 Training took place between July 10 and 13 in Araçuaí (Minas Gerais state) for professionals from 15 ChildFund Brasil local partners located in Vale do Jequitinhonha and Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state). The training was facilitated by project advisors Saulo Esteves, Michel Ferreira and José Wendel. The training ended with the certification exam for 25 participants on Friday (07/13).

Saulo Esteves, Project Advisor from Vale de Jequitinhonha, the training leader, said: “The objective of the moment was to enable the certification of the social organizations participants in PMD Pro and to improve the learning of the tools so that the participants can apply them and / or co-create them in their organizations and communities. ” He also said that, during the training, participants “focused” on the moments of the classes, simulations, problem solving and practical integrative activities carried out focusing on the tools knowledge.

ChildFund Brasil PMD Pro Training 2Douglas Soares, participant in the training and Social Educator of the AMPLIAR organization in Minas Novas (Minas Gerais city), commented that the meeting was dynamic and he was able to learn and focus more on subjects, through the approaches and dynamics of groups used by the facilitators, among them the PMD Pro Show, an adaptation of “Show do Milhão” (a brazilian TV show) – creation of the Project advisors to work in a more playful simulation issues and catch the attention of the trainers. He also commented that “can’t wait to bring the tools into the organization and further increase their impact on each project and idea.”

Training is not the “Magic” Formula but the Line Manager Is

Training is not the “Magic” Formula but the Line Manager Is

Case Studies, Development Sector, Training

This article was originally published on the website of the CHS Alliance by Faye Ekong.

What makes training stick: The trainee, the training and the workplace environment.

Commitment 8 of the CHS emphasizes the importance of supporting staff to implement their work effectively. Organisations generally agree that competent, well managed, motivated and engaged staff are crucial in ensuring the communities and populations we serve receive the assistance they need. However, the question arises on how to ensure that staff are able to develop necessary competencies and more importantly succeed in applying and transferring them to their daily work.

Frequently, the default reaction by many organisations, HR practitioners and managers is to view training as the solution to address performance and competency issues within their teams. At the same time, our workforce is increasingly demanding and expecting a formal training to come their way now and again.

But what actually makes training stick after the curtains have closed, the certificates are issued and the participants have departed? How come some trainings have more of an impact than others and how come some people are able to apply their learning back in their jobs and others aren’t? Continue reading “Training is not the “Magic” Formula but the Line Manager Is”

Social Leadership: My first 100 days

Social Leadership: My first 100 days

Development Sector, Training

NGOs are addressing the need for a power shift in the sector, and to do this we need to change our approach to leadership!

Social Leadership is a reputation-based form of authority, leading with humility, fairness and authenticity, grounded in reputation.

Working with expert Julian Stodd, founder of Sea Salt Learning, Humentum has been offered free access to their latest MOOC focussing on social leadership. Join leaders from around the world as we work towards shifting power in the right way!

 

In this MOOC explore 9 aspects of Social Leadership:

CURATION – finding your space,

STORYTELLING – understanding narratives and power,

SHARING – adding to the signal, not just making more noise,

COMMUNITY – visible and hidden communities and our roles within them,

REPUTATION – our actions have impact, how we influence this,

AUTHORITY – types of power, awarded to us, if we earn it ,

CO-CREATION – co-creative process in communities,

SOCIAL CAPITAL – drive for equality and fairness in everything we do

COLLABORATION – the pinnacle and the start of Social Leadership.

Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-leadership-my-first-100-days-tickets-43975759681

Innovating to measure impact

Innovating to measure impact

Training

This blog was originally published on RedR UK.

RedR UK is again working with the University of Sussex to increase its ability to measure the impact of our work.

Bulb lights in an orange background representing inovationIt has successfully gained the support of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund to design and test innovative methods to better understand participants’ learning and changes in behaviour following humanitarian capacity-building interventions.

This project will build on the work done in 2016, and draws on the recommendations shared in our previous publication on this subject.

Based on RedR UK research to date and analysis of RedR programmes, evaluation and impact data, three methodologies will be prototyped and tested: Continue reading “Innovating to measure impact”

PMD Pro picture of the month – September, 2017

PMD Pro picture of the month – September, 2017

Training

This month’s picture is a synchronous online training course developed by Teoria da Prática in partnership with LINGOs, with participants from Brazil, United Kingdom, and Sweden, in the upgraded Blackboard. Vitória Amazônica Foundation, Paramitas Institute, Telefônica Foundation, Itaú Foundation, and the NGO Abraço a Microcefalia are some of the organizations contributing to the colaborative learning in this training course.

The Blackboard platform has been upgraded to a web-browser based technology and, as the previous version, it allows participants to experience a “real” classroom – a live interaction with the facilitator and all other session attendees.

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The CP3P Credential as a best practice guidance for governments in Brazil

The CP3P Credential as a best practice guidance for governments in Brazil

Training

The PPP Professional Certification, the CP3P, is an extraordinary tool that enables professionals in infrastructure segments around the world to have a common language for terms involved in structuring and managing a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project. Support for standardizing the process of PPP projects, has improved overall understanding and enabled institutional organizations and governments to successfully model projects and mitigate risks.

It is noticeable that there are many challenges in Brazil regarding structuring and management of PPP projects. Varied political interests, lack of technical understanding of those governing, lack of transparency, lack of institutional alignment, and lack of clear procedures. All of these examples interfere significantly in the organization and standardization of these projects – generating a mismatch or even compromising the quality of technical studies – something that is fundamental to the success of any PPP. Continue reading “The CP3P Credential as a best practice guidance for governments in Brazil”