Course Objectives
By the end of the course participants will have a good knowledge of the principles of project management in development projects. They will have practised its principal mechanisms and be in a position to apply them.

Course Content

  • Basic elements of successful Project Management, the importance of group work and participation in Project Management (team-building processes in Project Management)
  • The phases of PCM (Project Cycle Management)
  • Impact Orientation - Managing for Development Results (MfDR) and how to successfully adapt the Logical Framework Approach and its tools to the MfDR
  • The principles of Monitoring and Evaluation

What does live online training mean
Our online trainings are not pre-recorded training videos, webinars for large audiences or self-paced e-learning courses. They are virtual live trainings delivered by our trainers in real-time, focusing on the interaction of a small group of remote participants. Just like our face-to-face trainings, these virtual classrooms aim at tailoring the discussions and learning experiences to the training needs of the participants.

Requirements: to attend our live online trainings, a reliable high-speed internet connection and a computer or laptop running Windows or iOS are required (including audio and video). The Humboldt-Universität of Berlin uses the videoconferencing platform Zoom for virtual classrooms as well as digital tools such as Moodle. We strongly recommend an external headset for better sound quality.

Course Methods
One of the major challenges of Project Management is interdisciplinary teamwork. The course supports participants to become familiar with working in interdisciplinary multicultural groups. The training course fosters learning from experience by giving brief trainer inputs followed by the practice of the use of relevant tools, interactive exercises, discussion and reflection.

The virtual classroom sessions with the trainers and the fellow participants via Zoom are complemented by group exercises, assignments as well as time for self-study and reflection.

Target Group
Professionals in the field of international cooperation and development. A good command of the English language is a prerequisite.

The tuition fee is 875,- euros per participant. If you enrol before July 1st 2020, the Early Bird tuition fee applies: 725.- euros.

Our short intensive courses promote learning through experience: 'Learning by doing for impact' is the most important aspect of the SLE's training philosophy. Our participants come from all around the globe: They include staff from development agencies, national and international NGOs, public institutions, university students and researchers, as well as professionals from the private sector. These different cultural backgrounds and professions add to an intercultural and transdisciplinary exchange of experiences within an enabling learning environment.

While there is no application deadline, there is only a limited number of places available in each course and they fill up quickly. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Further information: https://www.sle-berlin.de/en/training