Introduction to project management 6th February 2020, Glasgow

6th February 2020 09:30
6th February 2020 16:30
Helen Swatton
0141 465 7531

SCVO Member £100, Third Sector Non Member £150, Private/Public £200

Course overview

In an exciting partnership, SCVO and Challenges Catalyst are pleased to offer an introductory training course on project management for the third sector.

Overall course aim

The aim of the course is to build participants’ skills in project management and provide an open space to discuss current practice and the practical issues being faced in the workplace and learn from these. You will be guided through content adapted from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 qualifications tailored to Project Management tools and techniques that can be taken back to the workplace.

Course objectives

This course will help you to understand the components of project stages and lifecycles. It will provide an understanding of project methodologies and their application, teaching you how to develop a project plan, identify/mitigate risks and construct a strategy for monitoring/review. You will leave with an understanding of the following areas and the tools required to:

  • define the stages of a project and develop an understanding of a project lifecycle from conception to commissioning/hand over. Using this knowledge, assess where projects fit into operational activities.
  • develop the ability to use various approaches and tools to manage a project and understand how to use these to form a business case and engage sponsors. This will include how to create an effective management environment/culture to support projects and identification of effective communication methods for each shareholder.
  • design a project plan to achieve a specified objective. This will include financial components such as risk appraisal for effective project design and control as well as a monitoring and review strategy for a project that assesses impact and achievement.
Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those who have some experience managing projects, but wish to improve and consolidate these skills. The course is geared to those working in voluntary organisations and charities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Note: Only a few places left!

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