TRAINING | Program Management for Development Professionals (Program DPro)

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We deliver this training to individual practitioners and organizations in several formats, decided upon agreement. This course can take place in English, Arabic or other languages to be decided, online or in-person, as intensive workshop or evening classes.

If you are interested in taking or providing this course, please enter your contact information in the registration form, or contact us following the indications in the “registration” section of this page, and we will contact you in the shortest delays to discuss your training project.

Indicative training cost is $600 USD per person. The cost can vary according to your training project.

The fees are inclusive of all training resources and individualized support, and certification exam.

Interested applicants can express their interest in attending the course by filling the registration form below.

Interested organizations may send an email to info@trustconsultancy.org, with ‘Program DPro Training’ in the subject line, to discuss your learning plan’s details.

Course Details:

The Program Management for Development Professionals (Program DPro) course is a technical course on how to make the most from a humanitarian or development program.

This course is structured around the key skills required to prepare, design, implement and monitor cash and voucher assistance. It also focuses on the key principles a program manager should follow to manage the complexities, challenges, and create synergies for achieving the objectives and outcomes of effective programs.

We deliver this training to individual practitioners and organizations in several formats, decided upon agreement. This course can take place in English, Arabic or other languages to be decided, as intensive workshop or evening classes, online or in-person in several MENA countries. If you are interested in taking or providing this course to your staff, please enter your contact information in the registration form, and we will contact you in the shortest delays to discuss your training project.

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

  • 1) Perform as a fully-fledged program manager – able to offer leadership to project managers and their teams;
  • 2) Align projects with the goals and overarching strategy of an organization;
  • 3) Deliver high quality humanitarian, development and environmental programs;
  • 4) Conquer the challenges of coordination, creating synergies between projects and maximizing impact of programs;
  • 5) Thrive in a dynamic sector – able to innovate with solutions that allow country and regional teams to be responsive;
  • 6) Play an essential contributing role in helping NGOs address poverty, disease, violence, social injustice, environmental degradation, and humanitarian disaster.

The Program DPro Training will be organized based on the Phases and Principles of Program Management.

The Phases are based on the four fundamental stages of the program Lifecyle.

  • Phase 1: Program Identification,
  • Phase 2: Program Design,
  • Phase 3: Program Planning & Implementation,
  • Phase 4: Program Closure.

The Principles outline the five essential principles that should be applied to all phases and aspects during the program lifecycle.

  • Principle 1: Well-Governed,
  • Principle 2: Participatory,
  • Principle 3: Comprehensive,
  • Principle 4: Integrated,
  • Principle 5: Adaptive.

On the 4th day, participants will prepare for the Program DPro Exam in the morning before taking it in the afternoon.

John Cropper

John Cropper is a dedicated program management professional with extensive international NGO management experience, having worker in over 40 countries. In 2019, he co-founded Pyramid Learning, providing engaging learning for humanitarian relief and development practitioners.

The course is designed for:

  • Experienced program managers looking for valuable sources of information, tools and frameworks to enhance their current knowledge;
  • Aspiring program managers looking for new knowledge and skills to help them take the next steps in their careers;
  • Country and regional directors as the course is an extremely valuable resource for forming strategies and roles in their teams;
  • Support team who will find it useful to have a better understanding of the program management process;
  • Individuals and organizations including development, humanitarian environment professions at the local, national or international levels.

 

Requirements

Participants should be familiar with Project Management for Development (Project DPro), as Program DPro build on concepts and tools in the Project DPro guidebook. It is not necessary to have taken the Project DPro exam.

Participants should also have practical experience in project management, understanding the project lifecycle and project management practices.