Program Management for the Development Professionals (PgMD)

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Program Management for the
Development Professionals

Duration: 4 days

Date: 25 – 28 February, 2019

Time: 09:00-17:00 

Language: English

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

$950        Fees don’t include accommodation and travel

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A Program Manager has a vital role in the success of an organization. If we think about the purpose of a Program Manager, it is to link the strategic management team with the Project Managers through an intentional set of activities and objectives.

Program Management for Development Guide (PgMD) was created to provide Program Managers with advice, tools, and guidance to assist Program Managers in more effectively fulfilling their role, whether that be at the local, regional, or international levels. Successful programs are delivered by groups of people, inside and outside an organization, working together toward achieving the same goal.

This training is not limited in who can benefit from it and is our intention to have wide reach from a variety of individuals and organizations including development, humanitarian, or environment professionals working at the local, national, or international levels.

The objective of this training is to outline the responsibilities inherent in the role of the person or people responsible for managing programs and their project components. The advice and tools in the guide are not static and can be adapted and applied to suit a wide range of programs and organizational structures.

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • As a Program manager, developing concise and unambiguous objectives (or statements of your program’s desired results) increases the chances that you’ll successfully accomplish them. Follow these pointers to ensure your program objectives are crystal clear:
  • Aspiring program managers to gain the insight that they need to make informed decisions about whether or not to pursue roles at this level.
  • Understand the tools and frameworks for understanding the work they already do.
  • context and content of programs in the development sector
  • Know the principles, phases, and disciplines of program management in the development sector context.
  • Use clear language — no technical jargon or acronyms.
  • Understand the relationship between principles, phases, and disciplines within the development sector context.
  • Understand the importance of adapting the PgMD Pro to the context of the project.
  • Introductions
  • Module 1: Program Identification
  • Module 2: Program Design
  • Module 3: Planning and Implementation
  • Module 4: Program Closure
  • Module 5: The Program Manager; Skills and Competencies
  • Module 6: Action Planning

Face-to-Face workshop with plenty of practice, observation and feedback.

The PgMD Pro new guide for program managers (PgMD Pro) complements the PMD Pro forward approach, bringing fresh ideas and comprehensive tools and advice for an audience that includes:

  • The project, Program Managers and team members in the humanitarian sector.
  • The project, Program Managers and team members in environment professionals working at the local, national, or international levels.
  • Development sector professionals who intend to pursue professional credentials in program management.
  • Consultants/contract staff operating in the development sector.

John Cropper

Head of Programme and Project Management @humentum_org Interested in #globaldev, project management & learning, keen chess player, fencer, runner, and gardener.
A dedicated professional with extensive international NGO management experience. MBA, MA qualified and Prince 2 Practitioner. He has worked in over 40 countries and is fluent in Spanish and French. John is passionate about the ability of effective and efficient project management to help make the world a better place and he actively looks to collaborate with anyone, who share these goals.
Specialties: programme management, project management, programme development, distance management, emergency response, advocacy, coaching, training, learning, mentoring.

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