Project Management for Development Professionals Course (8weeks)

Build real-world project management skills for the international development sector.


Build practical skills and gain knowledge to effectively initiate, plan, execute and close out projects in the international development community. Our facilitators identify the unique challenges of project management in the development sector, cover Project DPro’s key principles of project management, and give you practical tools for implementation.

What will you learn

  • Organize your work to make you and your organization more effective at managing projects
  • Articulate what is in your project scope, what is out of scope, and why
  • Plan effectively and develop an accurate schedule to manage projects
  • Define roles and responsibilities for your project team
  • Stay in control of your project to deliver on time, on budget, and on scope

Who should attend

  • Individuals who are new to project management.You will gain a solid foundation in internationally accepted project management concepts, terminology, and techniques.
  • Seasoned practitioners who already have some experience.This is an opportunity to hone your skills through small group work, and learn from peers working in other NGOs who face similar challenges in their jobs.
  • Team members who work in other functional areas of an NGO.You will learn the best practices in project management and gain a clearer picture of your role within a project
  • Previous project management experience or training is not a requirement for this course.

How will you learn

Strategia Netherlands’s self-directed and focused trainings put the learner first. Connect and engage with peers from around the world, while learning through a series of engaging videos, assignments and readings. An expert facilitator will guide you.

The platform is open for a set number of weeks, and you can log-in to work at your own pace whenever convenient. You’ll find our learning platform easy to navigate, with clear guides and instructions.

Each week, the following module will become available. To proceed to the next module, you’ll need to earn points for completing various tasks (such as watching videos, reviewing resources, and interacting with others). The more tasks you complete, the more points you’ll earn.

We estimate this training requires 4 hours per module (6 modules in total), depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.


Module 1

Start with an overview of Project DPro.

  • Introduction to Project DPro
  • What is project management and what are some project management challenges
  • Projects, programs, portfolios
  • Skills and competencies

Module 2

Focus on identifying the right project.

  • Project Identification and Definition
  • Project identification
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Problem and objective trees
  • Logframes

Module 3

Look at how to create the conditions for the project to be a success.

  • Project Setup
  • Project setup
  • Risk registers
  • Project charters

Module 4

An overview of project planning and scope management.

  • Project Planning
  • Five principles of project planning
  • Scope, time, and finance management planning
  • Network diagram and Gantt chart

Module 5

Discover tools and techniques to manage change, issues and schedule delays.

  • Project Implementation
  • Managing issues
  • RACI matrix
  • Managing people, the supply chain, and internal controls
  • Implementing projects

Module 6

Ensure your project stays on track.

  • Project Closure
  • Change control, and schedule control
  • Project monitoring and evaluations
  • Issue logs


Upon completion, Strategia Netherlands provides a certificate of attendance for this course.

Pricing and Discounts

   The total fees for this Course is Eur 450 per Person

Strategia Netherlands encourages teams to attend this course together.

We offer a 10% discount for groups of 5 or more to attend this course.


To register for this course send an email to:

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384