Strategic Project Management for Development Professionals

Strategic Project Management for Development Professionals

  • October 14 – 18, 2019
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • +234-906-770-1584

Why choose this course

If you are planning to start, or own a social enterprise or business, a non-government organization (NGO), or you are working as a project manager with a social enterprise or business, or an NGO, this course will help you to benefit from the latest strategic project management iterative and adaptive thinking approach to guarantee that your projects are cost effective and that it gives a better return over investment. Donor agencies or organizations have approached us to facilitate this course for their grantees, likewise investors for their investees in Nigeria

This 5 – day course helps senior managers in the development sector to lead effectively and maximize the optimal use of their colleagues at work. Delivered by business owners, and expert development practitioners with extensive field exprience, this is the leading project management for development professional course.

Iterative and Adaptive Thinking for Delivering Project Results

This course helps you to understand strategic project management thinking and practices from a human centered design, results and evidence-based approach. It introduces and explains the core stages of the project cycle, identifying and addressing design, implementation, and monitoring issues using appropriate tools and techniques. This course was design to make participants understand how organizational development affects project implementation, as such emphasis is laid on governance models. The adaptive focus is a deliberate approach in making decisions and modifications which respond to new information and changes in context. This course is ideal for anyone engaged in project planning, implementation and management. No prior knowledge is needed.

What you will learn

Through a mix of practical activities, theory and case study, you will learn how to:

– Identify, explain and use appropriate tools for different stages of project management to ensure effective and responsive project implementation management
-Support and manage project teams to achieve enhanced project results
-Communicate the importance of strategic project management and an evidence-based approach
-Recognise and strengthen learning, adapting and decision-making for better results.
-Design fundraising strategies for your projects.
-Communicate your project success to stimulate funding and investors.

This practical and flexible programme includes a start to finish of your project run in Nigeria with a one – year mentorship

How much does this cost?

Our courses are one of the most complete, practical based course you can find in Africa, and despite how knowledgeable we are in this field, our courses come at a subsidized fee.

This training will cost you 148,800 NGN if you are paying in Nigeria Naira or $600 if you are paying in United States Dollars. 

Have further questions?

For further questions about this training call Noelle on [+234-906-770-1584] or email training@cloneshouse.com

  • 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM
    Room B
    Introduction to the Project Management Cycle
    Establishes the nuances and concept of the project management cycle
  • 11:00 AM — 12:30 PM
    Room B
    Project Identification
    Designing needs and problem chains by addressing issues using human-centred problems backed by rigorous evidence
  • 12:30 PM — 1:00 AM
    Room C
    Stakeholders Analysis
    Understanding the roles that diverse stakeholders play in the lifecycle of your project and how you can leverage on their strength.
  • 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
    Room D
    Project Mandate
    Aligning project objectives to the mission and vision of your organization
  • 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
    Room C
    Project Scope
    Developing work breakdown structures and monitoring your project to avoid scope creep
  • 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
    Room B
    Adaptive Action Plans
    Adaptive practices and tools for implementing projects from an evidence-based perspective
  • 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM
    Room C
    Financial Intelligence
    Understanding the Building Blocks of Return Over Investment (ROI) and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA)
  • 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
    Room B
    Costing and Budgeting Methods
    Developing different methods for estimating the cost of your project
  • 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
    Room D
    Tolerance and Control
    Developing project decision boundaries
  • 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
    Room C
    Governance Models
    Understand organization governance models versus project governance and how this affects an organization life-cycle
  • 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM
    Room B
    Risk Manangement
    Designing a fail-safe management approach to avoid project failure
  • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
    Room D
    Funding Ecosystem
    Establishing funding opportunities available to grow or scale your project and developing a strategy for leveraging such opportunities
  • 2:00 PM — 5:00 PM
    Room D
    Writing Proposals
    Understand the techniques in putting together a winning proposal
  • 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
    Room B
    Communication as a Funding Strategy
    Developing an effective communication strategy
  • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
    Room B
    Networking as a Funding Strategy
    Leveraging on networking opportunities to support your project objectives
  • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
    Room B
    The Art of Lobbying
    Designing lobbying techniques that enhances the success of your project
  • 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
    Room D
    Evidence based Advocacy
    Designing disruptive tools and approach to communicating your project objectives
  • 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
    Room D
    Learning Synthesis
    Adaptive learning as a project management and organizational development approach
  • 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
    Room D
    From Start to Finish
    A Case Study of a Project from project identification to termination
  • 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
    Room D
    Collective Presentation on Topic Case Studies
  • 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
    Room C
    Personal Action Planning
How much does this training cost?

Course Fee

if paying in Naira

NGN148,800

or

US$600

if paying in USD

For further questions about this training call Noelle on [+234-906-770-1584] or email training@cloneshouse.com

The approach of the facilitators of this training is mind-blowing. If you are looking for an organization that uses the CEFE (Competency-Based Economies – Formation of Enterprise) methodology in Africa to deliver training on business development, look no further, Cloneshouse Nigeria delivers on this. The past three days have been full of activities that are relatable to our context. It’s been a while I see facilitators deliver training without powerpoint and handouts, I saw it here.

Olalekan Busra Sakariyau (PhD)
Senior Mentoring Scholar and Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and E-Business, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Federal University of Technology, Minna
upcoming training
Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation Training
  • September 9, 2019
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Abuja, Nigeria
Strategic Project Management for Development Professionals
  • October 14, 2019
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Abuja, Nigeria

The approach of the facilitators of this training is mind-blowing. If you are looking for an organization that uses the CEFE (Competency-Based Economies – Formation of Enterprise) methodology in Africa to deliver training on business development, look no further, Cloneshouse Nigeria delivers on this. The past three days have been full of activities that are relatable to our context. It’s been a while I see facilitators deliver training without powerpoint and handouts, I saw it here.

Olalekan Busra Sakariyau (PhD)
Senior Mentoring Scholar and Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and E-Business, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Federal University of Technology, Minna

Project Management has greatly changed over time and this adaptive approach is quite laudable. I like the fact that the course fits into the context of some developing countries. The delivery style of the training is top-notch and I will recommend this course to anyone thinking of innovative ways to manage projects for results.

Ed Canela
Learning Consultant, GIZ (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)