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Introduction to Project Management for the Public Sector

Learn internationally recognised Project Management best practices to help you through the different phases of an EU-funded project from design to implementation, monitoring and achieving project impact.

June 20, 2022 - June 22, 2022

Venue: Online

Organizer(s): European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Language: English

Contact: Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: +31 43 3296382

Info link: https://www.eipa.eu/courses/project-management-for-the-public-sector/

To ensure that public services continuously strive to be more effective and efficient requires public sector organisations to search and pursue innovative solutions that allow them to do more with less. This leads to a necessary rethinking of the way in which the activities, processes and organisational models to implement public policies are arranged. The role of public administration in increasingly complex environments in which the role of stakeholders is more and more important needs to be adjusted accordingly.

Project management, as a professional discipline, provides such principles, methods and tools that may be incorporated in public sector organisations that aim at working under a shared language, system and mindset according to a result-oriented logic. The benefits of incorporating project management skills and methods into public sector organisations include efficiency in the use of public resources, effectiveness in achieving objectives and improvement of the relationship and engagement with stakeholders and end users of the delivered public services.

This online course will help you integrate project management best practices in your daily work.

Specifically, this course will enhance your ability to design and implement (including monitoring and control) your EU-funded projects. You will learn all this in line with the European Commission best practices as reflected in recently published guidelines.

It will focus on the importance of not reinventing the wheel and using the already available and tested best practices in project management as a professional discipline that can be learned and used by everyone based on solid principles and standardised practices.

You will learn how to:

understand the basic principles and concepts of project management;
share a common language and mindset on project management;
use tools for improving project management practice.
Course methodology/highlights

The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in project management of EU-funded projects. The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples and tools, quick polls to consolidate concepts and group exercises.