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Certified Development Project Manager (CDPM®)

PM4DEV offers a unique program in project management that allows development managers to become more accomplished, qualified, and efficient in their fields. The Certificate in Development Project Management (CDPM®addresses the people skills and real-world practices required for successful project managers.  Taught by experienced professionals, program participants obtain a solid analytical framework, communication techniques, strategic planning skills and managerial insight to ensure projects are completed on schedule, on budget and within scope.

A certificate is a valuable credential for professionals working in development projects. In particular those  who are seeking to increase their responsibilities, obtain a raise or explore new job opportunities. This certificate is essential for development project and program managers charged with leading a cross-functional or project team to success. It is appropriate for organization leaders, mid-level managers, and project managers who need to learn the critical leadership skills necessary to ensure the high performance of a project team.

Public and non-profit organizations are requiring certified project managers as projects grow in complexity and donors demand transparency, accountability and efficiency. Project management skills are applicable to a growing range of development areas including:

  • Education
  • Water and sanitation
  • Health
  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • Environmental
  • Fundraising
  • Nutrition
  • Advocacy
  • Emergency
  • Economic development

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Customized Education

The PM4DEV certificate program provides you with a comprehensive training in development project management. To earn the certificate, you will select and complete three courses that best meet your individual learning objectives. You may also register for one or more individual courses if you are interested in specific topics in project management or want to learn a new skill.

Dedicated Instructors

Experienced, skilled instructors will guide you through a structured, interactive learning experience that features readings, interactive learning activities, discussion and hands-on exercises. The work experiences of PM4DEV instructors cover a wide range of project management disciplines, and the personalized guidance provided throughout the course is relevant, insightful and timely.

Valuable Colleagues

Your classmates will include other development professionals. Together you will share diverse insights that will deeply enrich your learning experience. Online PM4DEV courses allow you to meet, work with and learn from development professionals from all over the globe. The online discussion forums are quite active and offer a great opportunity to learn from the experience of others.

Online Convenience

All PM4DEV courses are completely online, you will be able to log on at any time during the three weeks of the course. PM4DEV courses include weekly structured online discussions with your classmates and instructor. You can participate in the courses whenever your schedule allows, but you must meet due dates for weekly assignments and complete all assigned activities.

Competitive Fees

We use the latest Learning Managements Systems that allows PM4DEV to offer each course for less than the competition. Each course provides 30-40 hours of learning and instruction over a three-week period. After completion of the course you will receive a Certification of Completion. Once you complete all three courses you will receive the Certification in Development Project Manager mailed to your home address at no extra cost


Objectives:

Program participants will:

  • Acquire the soft skills, practices and processes required to be a successfull project manager.
  • Develop analytical frameworks, communication techniques and strategic planning skills.
  • Understand the use of the various tools and processes and the roles of the project manager.
  • Increase managerial insight to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope.

Certification Levels:

Participants who successfully complete all the program requirements will receive the Certificate in Development Project Management from PM4DEV. This certificate will be mailed at no extra cost. The certification consists of three levels:

  • CDPM® Level I - Advanced Certified Development Project Manager
  • CDPM® Level II - Expert Certified Development Project Manager
  • CDPM® Level III - Master Certified Development Project Manager

CDPM® Level I Program Requirements

Complete two mandatory courses
    - FPM - Fundamentals of Project Management
    - EPM - Effective Project Management
Complete one of the following elective courses*
    - PDME - Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    - PIMS - Project Information Management Systems
Total credit hours 90 hrs  (9 CEUs)

 Eventbrite - CDPM-I: Certified Development Project Manager, Level I (1/16)


CDPM® Level II Program Requirements

Complete two mandatory courses
    - APM - Adaptive Project Management 
    - LPM - Leadership in Project Management
Complete two of the following elective courses*
    - EPM - Effective Project Management
    - RBPM - Results Based Project Management
    - PDME - Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
Total credit hours 120 hrs   (12 CEUs)

 Eventbrite - CDPM-II: Expert Certified Development Project Manager, Level 2


CDPM® Level III Program Requirements

    - IPM - Integrated Project Management **(available in 2018)
    - SPM - Strategic Project Management ** (available in 2018)
    - Three elective courses (or three courses from level I or II)
Total credit hours 150 hrs  (15 CEUs)

 


 Specialized Courses

PIMS - Project Information Management Systems
PDME - Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
- RBPM - Results Based Project Management
 
* These courses are elective and you can choose other courses that meet your needs.
** These courses will be available in 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CDPM® certification is a professional credential that demonstrates that you have successfully completed a training program with PM4DEV. The certificate is authored by certified project managers from PM4DEV using global standards in project management. CDPM®  is soon becoming a globally recognized project management certification in the development field.

Continuing Education Units (CEU). Each CEU equals 10 hours of participation. All courses provide 15 PDU's (Professional Development Units).


PM4DEV is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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