Posted by Marian Abernathy, LINGOs Director of Member Services & Communications
For years, LINGOs member agencies have asked us, “How can we train our staff around the world on the contextualized Project Management skills promoted in the Guide to the PMD Pro?” Well, here you are!!
As the new year gets under way, LINGOs is pleased to offer new series of seven Project Management courses ready for deployment. These courses, which were developed in collaboration with PM4NGOs and Virginia Tech University, are the first of four learning paths that will be released by Last Mile Learning over the coming months.
As with all the courses made available to LINGOS members through the work of Last Mile Learning, the project management courses have the following unique features:
Multiple Languages: Each course is available in multiple languages. Last Mile Learning courses will be available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Note that this first release includes English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The French courses are coming soon.
Contextualized to the Development Sector: Courses are contextualized for people working in international development, with examples, case studies, and images reflecting realities of this sector rather than of the corporate world.
Fully modifiable: LINGOs member agencies who wish to update these courses need only ask LINGOs for the source files to the content. Modules can be updated to include member agency logos, customized information about organization-specific project management processes, or any other unique text that a member agency would like to include. And, in the case of this learning path,
- PMD Pro-Ready – The learning in this course sequence is fully aligned with the PM4NGOs newly revised Guide to the PMD Pro. An additional bonus for those who complete the Project Management Course Path is that they will be prepared for the PMD Pro Level 1 exam.
Courses Available in Learning Paths
The seven project management courses now available to LINGOs members comprise the first Learning Path that the Last Mile Learning team is developing. Expect to see the second Learning Path, People Management, released in February. Courses from the third and fourth learning paths (Self-Management and Team Management) will follow.
If you would like to learn more about Last Mile Learning, be sure to view Mike Culligan’s closing session at the LINGOs 2012 Member Meeting, “Are You Ready for Last Mile Learning?”
Available to LINGOs members now
|Project Management||Module 1: Introduction to Project Management||Eng, Span, Port|
|Project Management||Module 2: Project Identification & Design||Eng, Span, Port|
|Project Management||Module 3: Project Set Up||Eng, Span, Port|
|Project Management||Module 4: Project Planning||Eng, Span, Port|
|Project Management||Module 5: Project Implementation||Eng, Span, Port|
|Project Management||Module 6: Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Control||Eng, Span, Port|
|Project Management||Module 7: End of Project Transition||Eng, Span, Port|
|Project Management||Project Management Learning Path Assessment||Coming soon!|
These courses are now available on the LINGOs catalog and Level 1 member portals. Level 2 and Enterprise Members who would like to add them to their portals should follow standard process as outlined on the LINGOs LMS Administrator Community site to request they be added.
I can’t end this post without expressing immense gratitude to the 100+ individual volunteers as well as academic and corporate teams of volunteers who have worked with us, to the leading LINGOs member agencies that have stepped up, and the leadership of Mike Culligan to transform content so that it can be deployed not just for LINGOs members, but also in coming months, for anyone who is working to improve lives in the developing world. Last Mile Learning will include appropriate content that is accessible in multiple formats and multiple languages, at little or no cost to a global audience.
For more information about Project Management, see:
- What’s your product?
- What’s Project Management got to do with International Women’s Day?
- On the Road from Training to Application
For those who want to learn PMD Pro in a different learning format, please note that LINGOs is offering several 4-week, blended learning courses, similar to the PMD Pro course offered last fall. Registration is open for the Spanish-language course in February , and will open at the end of the month for an English language course scheduled for March. See Current Events on the LINGOs Member site for more information, including links to register.
For more on Last Mile Learning, see:
- Three ways Last Mile Learning Makes your Organization More Strategic
- Sneak Preview at Last Mile Learning