Program Management for Development Professionals (Program D Pro)

Program Management for Development Professionals (Program D Pro)


When managing programs or large projects with multiple components, there is more than one “right” tool that will solve every problem. This course is designed to help program managers be more effective in their roles by exploring common challenges program managers face, identifying tools and processes that successful program managers implement throughout the lifecycle of a program, and guiding program managers in the creation of an action plan to implement lessons learned into their day to day jobs.

Note: Program D Pro is a program management certification for practitioners working in the development sector. To take the PMD Pro I certification exam you will need to bring a laptop with the ability to connect to Wi-Fi.

While PMD Pro certification is not a pre-requisite of this course it is highly recommended, as knowledge of the contents of the PMD Pro Guide will be assumed.

Target Audience

Those who are PMD Pro 1 certified looking to take their management to the next level

Practitioners working on a program or ‘super’ projects that are:

  • Complex
  • Multi-sector
  • Large in size
  • Have multiple funders
  • Multiple grants
  • Multiple locations

Key Takeaways 

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between project management and program management
  • Confidently step into the management of an existing program
  • Identify ways to stop being in reactive mode when it comes to issues that arise
  • Have a concrete action plan for improving the management of your program.

In-house client workshops

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