Globally recognised Green Project Management™ courses now available exclusively at QA
…Specialised project management skills to help meet corporate sustainability goals…
LONDON – Tuesday 24th January 2012 – QA, the global training company that transforms performance through learning, today announced that it has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Green Project Management Ltd to deliver a range of fully accredited and globally recognised sustainable project management courses.
The QA Green Project Management™ courses put sustainability at the heart of the project management design process and will help project managers consider sustainability in all aspects of project or programme delivery. The course will cover elements such as directing project outcomes towards energy efficiency, emissions (carbon) reduction, water efficiency and waste minimisation, to understanding how to make a real difference by having a sustainable supply chain for project management.
Bill Walker, Commercial Director at QA, commented, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with GPM Limited which builds upon our existing relationship to deliver GPM courses in Australia. Increasingly, the whole process of creating, implementing, changing and ultimately decommissioning projects is under pressure to be green throughout, irrespective of the project deliverables. GPM led the way in offering the first global accreditation in Green Project Management and its expertise has been recognised at the highest levels, with GPM being named an NGO partner of the United Nations Civil Society Division. QA courses are available through our network of training centres and at our clients’ sites, enabling many more managers to gain the necessary skills and expertise to deliver corporate sustainability goals. This further enhances QA’s position as the leading provider of up-to-date project and programme management training and skills development that enables organisations to gain a competitive edge.”
The demand for sustainable project management originally started in the construction sector, where projects have to comply with sustainability legislation. Project briefs across all business sectors now mandate some element of sustainability.
Joel Carboni, Chief Executive Officer of GPM added, “We chose QA as our global training partner as its corporate philosophy compliments the vision that GPM has for the advancement of Project Management and QA’s reputation for quality of delivery is second to none. Consumers and stakeholders are continuing to demand that organisations establish socially and environmentally responsible policies and plans, so project management needs to evolve to meet these needs. Within the Project Management Body of Knowledge, social responsibility has been largely centred on individual integrity rather than placing emphasis on the external environmental effects that result from projects. GPM’s mission is to address these needs by incorporating sustainable green methodologies into project management practice to help organizations more easily achieve their environmental goals with quantifiable applications. Through our shared commitment to make sustainability a cornerstone of project management, GPM and QA are ensuring a better tomorrow, today.”
The course is ideally suited for project or programme managers who want to augment their current skill set with sustainable methodologies, those responsible for implementing a sustainable approach to project management in your organisation, or individuals wishing to gain knowledge of how going green can enhance project and programme outcomes.
The two GPM accredited courses are:
- Sustainable Project Management 1 day
- Mastering Sustainable Project Management 4 days
Full course profiles are available at www.qa.com/gpm and both are now available on QA’s public training schedule.
QA is one of the largest business learning providers; currently, the company delivers over 500,000 delegate days of training based upon 1,500 courses, with over 300 employed learning and subject specialists and 25 dedicated customer support people.
QA provides award-winning global bespoke training programmes for corporates, public sector organisations and individuals. The company offers the most comprehensive range of training across topics such as technical IT, project and programme management, service management, desktop applications and professional development. With over 1,500 accredited courses delivered through an innovative mix of eLearning, virtual and onsite classroom based training, QA prides itself in providing a highly effective learning experience and supportive environment for all delegates. QA operates from over 20 training centres in the UK and Ireland and also delivers international eLearning and classroom based training in many other countries around the world.
QA supports the following key disciplines and development:
- Project management: PRINCE2®; Agile, Scrum project management; APM (Association for Project Management); PMI (Project Management Institute), ISEB certificates in project management; GPM (Green Project Management Ltd);
- Programme and Portfolio: MSP (Managing Successful Projects); MoP™ (Management of Portfolios); P3O® (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices); ISEB PPSO (Programme and Project Support Office) and PPS (Programme and Project Sponsorship);
- Risk and change management: M_o_R® (Management of Risk); and PCM (Principles of Change Management)
- ITIL service management, Business analysis, Vendor, IT and business application training: a wide range of accredited and award winning technical IT training. Click here for a full list
- Professional development training: tailored professional development training specifically to support senior managers Business Relationships; Communication Skills; Customer Service; Management and Leadership; Personal Effectiveness
QA has a 20 year record of delivering world class learning solutions and is the training partner of choice for organisations such as British Airways, Unilever, Nationwide Building Society and Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
About GPM Ltd
GPM Ltd. is an organization dedicated to the advancement of sustainable “green” project management practices to decouple environmental degradation and economic growth. The company offers accredited sustainability in project management courses and certification in the US, UK, and Australia. In 2011, GPM became an NGO affiliate of the United Nations Civil Society Division.
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