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Essential Project Management (online learning)

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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.

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.
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.

Introducing a powerful and systematic model to plan and organise projects. 

During this one-day online learning session, participants will discover the core principles of project management including how to scope a challenging or ‘messy’ project – one where outcomes are uncertain or there is high risk of change.

The programme will introduce =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.

The programme also involves identifying project drivers, purpose, outcomes and success criteria and understanding key project roles including that of the project manager and project sponsor.

Project Management training - Stakeholder Mapping Sheet

Who is the programme for? 

This project management training is designed for anyone looking to understand setting up and scoping projects – from an online conference to a social change campaign.

  • The session provided me with tools to assess risks and issues, and know whether I need to escalate them. Really useful skills that I put into practice immediately.

    Maria Carballeira Rodriguez, Partnerships Team Architect, Historic England

    Overall programme rating:5 star programme rating

  • “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

  • 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 day led by a skilled =mc consultant you’ll be able to:

  • access a systematic model:understand the =mc Systems Model specifically designed for the not-for-profit sector
  • scope projects: identifying challenges, plus mapping customer and stakeholder needs
  • set and measure results: ensuring you create clear outputs and outcomes
  • Set clear roles and responsibilities: understand the roles of project managers and the project sponsor throughout a project.

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

Learning approaches

=mc uses Zoom as a virtual classroom, where the sessions will take place. (Take a tour of the =mc virtual classroom here.) The platform enables high levels of participation. Participants will have access to a learning portal where they can find downloadable handouts to support them both during and after the programme. The programme covers a wide range of topics with high-level trainer input. It combines:

  • theoretical approaches, individual reflection and development planning
  • opportunities to focus on real work projects
  • peer-to-peer coaching and active learning

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.

What you will need

To take part in =mc online learning you will need access to a computer with a working microphone, speakers (or headphones) and a webcam. You’ll need to be in a quiet space with a good internet connection.

To understand why this project management training works so well for charities and other non-profits / profit-for-purpose organisations, take a look at our project planning tools article, and compare the =mc Systems Model to standard models

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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. The =mc team are delivering online learning on a variety of topics.

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.


The =mc team are delivering online learning on a variety of topics.


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