Project development and management skill is a growing area in the development industry. A Project is defined as “an activity or group of activities with a defined scope, execution, timeframe, and an established budget”. The area has become an important tool for social change, a cornerstone of community development in virtually all industries, including healthcare, government, education, and banking. Donor organizations and governments invest billions of dollars annually in project development, implementation, and delivery of projects. Knowledge of project development, management, and sustainability is critical when designing a project plan that is intended to be submitted to a funding agency. Most donor organizations use five major phases of project development and management – Initiating, planning and design, execution, monitoring & sustainability, handover &close out – to ensure project completion and to improve productivity.
This course will introduce the basic elements of project development and management. It will describe and show step-by-step processes, and techniques will be explained in the various phases of project development and management. Various and problem areas of project development and management will be covered
Course Learning Objectives:
This short course aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of program/project managers, officers and senior officials whose primary responsibilities are to implement programs and projects.
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators from international and local institutions with practical experience. Key areas of study include the following:
- Development issues and challenges in the new millennium
- Nature of a project
- Definition of a project
- Differentiate a project from a program
- Life cycle of a project
- Characteristics of a project
- Planning and defining project objectives and strategies
- Parameters of a project
- Project implementation phase
- Project development models
- Role of the project manager
- Outlines of planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and estimating
- Using logical framework
- Dealing with risks and uncertainty
- Team-building – identifying and supporting team members
- Monitoring the project
- Program documentation and reporting
- Strategic planning
- Time management
- Evaluation of the project
- Project completion
- Basic financial management of a project
- Case studies of samples of successful project development and management
- Problem-solving exercises
- Presentation of a brand new laptop to take home
- Field trips
At the end of the course, participants will benefit the followings from the course:
- Participants’ skills will be enhanced in better management of community or government programs.
- The course will enhance participants in designing a step-by-step approach to developing and managing projects.
- The course will empower participants to become better able to assess needs, articulate plans, and evaluate projects.
- Participants will understand how to improve productivity, understand the basic project management skills, effectively organize projects, estimate project costs, and create dependable monitoring techniques.
The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, group discussion, case studies, problem-solving exercises, and group presentations. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies, problem-solving techniques, group discussion and presentation and so on. Assessment is through effective class participation, group presentation, group project, and class attendance.
Who should attend?
The course is intended for senior staff governmental and governmental who have the responsibility for developing, designing, and implementing a project. Senior public officials, project managers, senior project consultants, heads of departments, supervisors, personnel officers, senior government staff, and other personnel as deemed appropriate by management
Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA: May 15-26; Jun 12-23; Aug 14-25; Nov 13-24;
Washington, DC, USA: Jan 16-27; Mar 20-31; April 20-31; Jun 6-17; Aug 1-12; Oct 9-21; Nov 2-13;
Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Jan 4-15; Mar 14-25; Jun 6-17;
London, United Kingdom: Jun 6-17;
Toronto, Canada: Jan 4-15; April 11-22; Jun 13-24; Aug 15-26; Sep 7-18
Course materials include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.
The promotional course fee is $3,750 for 1 week and $5,550 for 2 weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.
How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:
- Send a completed application form
- Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
- Be nominated by the head of department
- Be a senior member of the organization
- Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
- Have a proof of English proficiency
- Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course
Hetta International Development Center
295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. 212 379 8348