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Project Management

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Project Management training designed for charities and non-profit organisations. This system is currently used by a wide range of charities, local councils, arts organisations, public sector organisations and many other non-profits.

Project Management training for charities

A powerful and systematic model to plan and organise projects 

Over two intensive days participants will discover how to scope a challenging or ‘messy’ project – one where outcomes are uncertain or there is high risk of change.

The programme involves identifying project drivers, purpose, outcomes and success criteria. You’ll also acquire a portfolio of tools to map a project including Work Breakdown Structures and Gantt charts.

This programme enables you to plan and manage projects so that results are delivered to schedule and specification. These two days provide a thorough grounding in =mc‘s practical and highly adaptable Systems Model avoiding the ‘clunky’ processes of PRINCE 2 and other frameworks. The model is specifically designed for the not-for-profit sector and is adaptable to any project – short or long-term, simple or complex.

All our public training is scheduled when enough demand is there, so please register your interest here, and we'll let you know as soon as a new date is set.
We offer 1-, 2- and 3-day options for this programme. If you're interested in public training, we'll let you know when we release new dates how long the course will be and what's covered.

For in-house training, you will choose the option that best suits your needs and budget. Your consultant will help you work this out based on a scoping call.
Both! Take a look at the benefits of each option on our Learning & Development Page.

We'll make a decision on public training according to safety and demand. If you have a preference, let us know when you get in touch.

If you're starting to think about face-to-face in-house training, review the social distancing measures we'd suggest here (scroll down). Contact us to discuss any questions you have relating to this.
If you have 6 or more people to train it's worth getting in touch to discuss in-house options.

These include:
  • your choice of structure – as well as choosing dates to suit you, you can also decide whether to have the content delivered in one full day, two half-day sessions or four bitesize sessions over separate days.
  • tailoring options – if you're looking to focus on particular elements of the programme, we can look into this.
  • self-directed learning – this enables participants to set learning goals, acquire knowledge and skills, set their own actions and evaluate themselves using a customised web portal which we'll build for you.
In order to make sure your in-house training needs are met, the best way to start this process is with a conversation (for free of course). Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to speak to one of our experienced consultants.

Who is the programme for? 

This programme is designed for managers who have to plan and manage messy projects – from an arts festival to a social change campaign.

  • “I love the Systems Model – it’s exactly the flexible structure I’ve been looking for to better manage my projects.”

    Begay Jabang, Senior Finance Business Partner, The Brooke

  • “The two days were just what we needed as a team. The content was enjoyable, flowed well and allowed us to really get to grips with the tools and techniques. I am confident that it will have a profound and lasting impact on the outcomes of this team moving forwards.”

    Connor Natella, Regional Graduate Manager (South), The Challenge

  • I wish I’d done this programme years ago – brilliant methods and shareable tools that will benefit the whole team.”

    Charly Fraser Annand, Grants Manager, Lumos

  • “Great to have a really flexible approach to managing projects, with the support of an array of tried and tested planning tools.”

    Holly Kilroy, Emerging Powers Coordinator, Crisis Action

  • “I now have a set of tools to put into practice straight away – something I have never had – brilliant! They’ll no doubt be of use for projects in the future too.”

  • “I love the Systems Model and plan to get my team on to using it straight away. It’s so simple, but also clearly a very powerful tool that’s immensely useful at every stage of a project, from defining what it’s designed to achieve at the start to delivering them to time and budget.”

    Mike Bailey, Business Analyst, Canterbury City Council

Outcomes for you and your organisation

After an interactive and practical two days led by a skilled =mc consultant you’ll be able to:

  • access a systematic model: confidently plan and manage all projects, short-term activities or complex long-term processes, straightforward or ‘messy’ using the =mc Systems Model
  • plan effectively: acquire reliable and flexible project planning tools that everyone can use including work breakdown structures, and Gantt charts
  • scope projects: identifying challenges, plus mapping customer and stakeholder needs
  • analyse risk: quantifying possible challenges in any project and assessing its likelihood and potential impact on your project
  • set and measure results: ensuring you create clear outputs and outcomes using milestone reviews to keep your project on track.

This programme is invaluable to organisations desiring a shared project language that is simple to implement and powerfully effective.

If you’re interested in the 1- or 3-day programmes get in touch for information on the different outcomes.

Learning approaches

This programme combines:

  • theoretical approaches, individual reflection and development planning
  • opportunities to focus on real work projects
  • peer-to-peer coaching and active learning
  • participation in a team projects to practice your new skills

Following the programme you’ll be given access to our Project Management online resource centre, where you can download templates of the tools to use.

Different to being a project manager, if you’re a project sponsor, responsible for overseeing projects at an organisational level and accountable for their results, read about the Project Leadership programme

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Laura Slater

About Laura Slater

Laura specialises in project management and management development Laura has 8 years experience in the charity sector, in particular developing and delivering volunteer and community projects. Before joining =mc...

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Thank you for visiting the =mc website today.

We are all experiencing dramatic changes due to Covid-19. =mc are very much here for you and your colleagues across the non-profit sector.

All of our training programmes are now available as online learning.

Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more about our safety measures for future face-to-face training.

If you’d like to speak to an experienced consultant about the challenges you’re facing, and how online learning could help you to navigate those, contact us here or call 020 7978 1516.

Take care and stay safe,

  The Management Centre Team

Thank you for visiting the =mc website today.

We are all experiencing dramatic changes due to Covid-19. =mc are very much here for you and your colleagues across the non-profit sector.

All of our training programmes are now available as online learning.

To understand the differences between online and face-to-face learning, visit our Learning & Development page here. There you'll also find details of how we can work with you to ensure face-to-face training is run safely, when it's appropriate to do so.

If you’d like to speak to an experienced consultant about the challenges you’re facing, and how online learning could help you to navigate those, contact us here or call 020 7978 1516.

Take care and stay safe.

The Management Centre Team