Online Certificate Course on Project Management from a Gender Perspective, 9th April 2014 ‑ 23rd May, 2014
Over the past decade, project management has taken a central role in civil society work and can be considered today as a tool for social change, a cornerstone to community development and to build and/or strengthen civil society organisations. As a consequence, the development and management of projects has become a necessary skill for civil society organisations and project managers.
This course is designed to equip participants with skills for better management of community based development programmes. This course will further provide the participants with a concrete ‘step-by-step’ approach including hints and guidelines for developing and implementing a successful project from a gender based perspective in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.
In this course, several issues and problem areas of project management for innovation will be covered. Particular attention will be paid to delivering products and services with speed and quality. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of the project “users” and how project management involves them. Besides project phasing, the different “tools of project management”, such as project quality, planning/scheduling, financial management, project organisation, documentation control and communication, will be discussed in detail.
It will further empower the participants to become better able to assess needs, articulate a plan, mobilize resources and render accounts, as well as effective evaluation of their organisation projects.
The overall objective of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to the fundamental rationale, design and implementation of successful projects. The course can be used to establish or strengthen project management policies and practices both in the public and private sector.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Pre – Training
- Introductory Course in the Online Training System (Free)
Module 1: Introduction to Project Management
- Origin and Meaning of the word ‘project’
- The Concept of Project Management
- What Project Management is not
Module 2: Introduction to Fundamental Project Concepts
- Introduction to Basic Concepts & Elements of a Project
- Basic Elements & Concepts of Project Management
- Other Basic Project Management Concepts
- Projectized Organisations
Module 3: Project Development
- The Concepts of Project Management Methodologies
- Managing Your Project
Assignment – 3
Module 4: Mainstreaming Gender in Project Development & Management
- Basic Concepts of Gender Equality
- Ways and Mean of Reducing Gender Inequality in Project Management
- Gender Perspective at Different Stages of Projects
- Gender Analysis in Pre-project Planning
- Gender Equality & Project Stages
Assignment - 4
Module 5: Project Monitoring & Evaluation
- Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation
- What is Monitoring?
- What is Evaluation?
- Project Monitoring & Evaluation Framework
- Introduction to Project Indicators
- Data Sources
- Integrating a Gender Dimension into Monitoring & Evaluation
- Assessment of Project Management in Participants’ Organisation
- Final Examination
- Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
Additional Features: • Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules. • Surveys and tests to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the test. • Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat etc.
Target Audience: The course is aimed at programs and project managers, research officers, leaders and members of coalitions and Networks, staff of NGOs and CBOs, donor agency field workers, volunteers, development actors, trainers, business students, government officials etc. Furthermore, every opportunity will be taken for joint learning events for clients and GHRLTI staff. Entry Requirement: Students must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and high competence and comfort with computer and internet use. Course Delivery: Interaction with students will be via the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute training platform and all course notes and guidelines for study will be delivered and accessible to students in electronic format. (http://www.justicegroup.us/GHRLTI)
Each week a new module is available to the students. At the end of each week, an assignment is completed by the students and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.
Award of the Certificates: Statistics from previous courses showed that submission of assignments and receiving online tutoring help participants to implement successful projects in their organisation and communities from a gender perspective. Certificates will be awarded only to those students who: 1) Completed all assignments and Final Exam 2) Obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam
Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certificate in Project Management from a Gender Perspective.
Course Fee: The course tuition fee is US$300. Course fees include access to all course materials, expert support, assignments as well as postage and packaging of a certificate. The course fee is payable once confirmation of participation has been issued.
There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.
Location: Online Total Duration: 4 Weeks, approximately 25 hours learning time
Human Rights and Justice Group Intíl
Nigeria: 53, Western Avenue, P.O.Box 3326, Surulere, 101014, Lagos, Nigeria
U.S.A.: 1208 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 4, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
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