Project Management for Development Professionals (Project DPro) (PMD Pro)

Project Management for Development Professionals (Project DPro) (PMD Pro)

On time. On budget. Goal focused.

This workshop is available in the following formats: In-person, English; Online Flex, English; Online Flex, Portuguese; Online Flex, Spanish; and Online Flex, French.

This highly participatory workshop builds the real-world skills you need to effectively initiate, plan, execute and close out projects - specifically designed for the international development community. Our expert facilitators take you through identifying the unique challenges of projects in this sector, describe Project DPro’s key principles of project management and provide you with practical tools to implement back at your office.

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Organize your work to make you and your organization more effective at managing projects
  • Articulate what is in your project scope, what is out of scope, and why
  • Plan effectively and develop an accurate schedule to manage projects
  • Define roles and responsibilities for your project team
  • Stay in control of your project to deliver on time, on budget, and in scope

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

  • Individuals who are new to project management. You will gain a solid foundation in internationally accepted project management concepts, terminology, and techniques.
  • Seasoned practitioners who already have some experience. This is an opportunity to hone your skills through small group work, and learn from peers working in other NGOs who face similar challenges in their jobs.
  • Team members who work in other functional areas of an NGO. You will learn the best practices in project management and gain a clearer picture of your role within a project

Previous project management experience or training is not a requirement for this workshop. If you’re still not sure if this workshop is right for you, feel free to contact us and we can help.

Further Information

Humentum D Pro Learning Pathway


Humentum DPro is a pathway of internationally recognized certificated workshops aimed at development, relief and humanitarian professionals across the globe. It offers a credentialed, career development path for professionals working in the sector.

The three other workshops that form the DPro Learning Pathway are:

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)


In-person Workshop: Successful completion awards 19.5 CPE credits and a certificate of attendance.The course level is basic. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge.

Humentum is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Online Flex Workshop: CPE credits are not awarded at the end of this workshop.

PMD Pro I Certification Exam


Project DPro is a globally recognized project management certification for development professionals.

In-person Workshop: Learners can take the Project DPro Foundation Certification Exam on the final day of the workshop at no additional cost. A laptop is required to sit the online exam. More information can be found here.

Online Flex Workshop: The workshop fee does not include the cost of the exam, and it is not administered at the end of the workshop for all online Flex workshops. You can arrange to take the exam online at any time after the workshop, with costs starting from as little as $22. More information can be found here.

Learning Approach


In-person Workshop: Humentum’s highly practical workshops always put the learner first. Our expert facilitators will draw on their own vast sector and subject-specific knowledge to ensure our learner experience is as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible. They will share relevant tools, techniques and insights that are immediately transferrable to your own work. You are also actively encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions, hands-on group work, and pose your own specific questions to further enhance your learning. 

Online Flex Workshop: Humentum’s self-directed and focused Flex workshops always put the learner first. You will have the opportunity to connect and engage with peers from around the world in a social network style environment, whilst working through a series of engaging videos, assignments and readings. You will have a dedicated, expert facilitator to guide you on your learning journey, and always ready to answer your specific questions to further enhance your learning.

How does a Flex workshop work?

The Flex workshop is open for a set number of weeks, and you can log-in at any time that suits you, and work at your own pace. Once online, you’ll find our Flex Workshop platform easy to navigate, with clear guides and instructions.

You’ll need to earn points for completing various tasks (such as watching videos, uploading assignments, and interacting with others). The more tasks you complete, the more points you’ll earn. The quicker you earn these points, the sooner you’ll be able to complete the workshop!

We estimate this workshop requires 4 hours per module (6 modules in total), depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.

Practice areas

Project Management, Program Management, D Pro

In-house client workshops

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Dates and registration

Sep 09 - Nov 03, 2020 Online Portuguese Register
Sep 23 - Nov 17, 2020 Online English Register
Oct 14 - Dec 08, 2020 Online English Register
Oct 21 - Dec 15, 2020 Online French Register
Nov 04 - Dec 29, 2020 Online Arabic Register
Nov 11 - Jan 05, 2021 Online English Register
Dec 09 - Feb 02, 2021 Online English Register
Jan 20 - Mar 16, 2021 Online English Register

Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro)