Tag: project managers

FINAL CONFERENCE: Successful tourism projects for 2014-2020

Our FINAL CONFERENCE will be the occasion to highlight all the aspects included in the PM4SD® and to answer questions such as: How to contribute to enhance more impactful benefits for sustainable tourism development? How to use properly the word ‘sustainability’? Which challenges sustainable tourism has to face to be competitive? WHERE & WHEN? 19th September 2013 | 11.30 …

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Thanks to our Prague practitioners!

Last week we held our last training course in the framework of the T4EST, Training for European Sustainable Tourism, in Prague!  More opportunities to be trained on PM4SD® will come! Stay tuned!

Adapt your Learning Approaches to Your Target Audience

Convincing senior management to take up company-wide sustainability actions is far more complex than sending a business case leaflet. They are often suspicious of third parties offering advice and are usually the people with less available time in the organization”. While there are many examples of front line staff and middle management operational-type of training, there are fewer examples …

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Studying, the way to success

Our delegates in Brussels expressed the necessity to study hard in order to obtain the PM4ESD™ qualification. The exam always take place the last day and has a duration of 40 minutes (50 for non-native English speakers). Each examination consists of 50 questions. The pass mark is 50% or more of the marks, i.e. 25 or more marks …

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Long-Term Success Comes from Listening to Your Beneficiaries

The main secret to making a project sustainable after it has closed is to involve local people as much as possible and do things THEY need, not just what the project monitoring team needs. This is the case for the “Proposals for environmental policy and governance based on demonstration of environmental, social and economic benefits from tourism …

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The importance of the Project Initiation Document – Barcelona Case

How does the Project Manager, after commissioning the contract, manage to steer the project beyond a narrow outputs scope with limited impact for the supposed beneficiaries, to actually have the scale and purpose needed to achieve the named outcomes? PM4ESD™ Lear more about the importance of the Project Initiation Document in our manual! Project Initiation …

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“The exam is terrifying but I am learning more than I expected”

The first 15 trainees of the session in Évora, Alentejo, finished the course acknowledging the necessity of improving project management skills for sustainable tourism projects. The group will be informed about their exam results in about 2 to 3 weeks. The Alentejo group with the trainers Silvia Barbone and Xavier Font And remember this is …

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Accepting a long-term view in destination changes

Mature tourism destinations often frame their regeneration or strategic development plans under a sustainability agenda. The complexity comes from creating a positive process of change that will visibly move a destination in the right direction, under the requirements of funders and political pressures, while the reality of destination-wide change is that changes occur slowly. This …

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In project management, are funders your key stakeholders?

Remember that the funder financing the project can be your most important stakeholder, not only because they provide the funding for the project, but because you will be responding to their call for tender. Take time to understand their needs, whether this is a project financed internally by your organisation, you have a contract with …

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The first certified project managers

The first training course process under the Project Management for European Sustainable Development (PM4ESD™) certification has been completed in January 2013. This training course has been taking place in Amman (Jordan) between 18-22 November, 2012 and 6-10 January, 2013. In the first part of the training last year attended 39 site managers and other archaeological …

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