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American Academy of Project Management and Direct Leadership Institute announce new certification for Oil and Gas Project Managers

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5 August 2013 – Washington, DC, USA and Accra, Ghana – The American Academy of Project Management (AAPM ®) Board of Standards and the Governing Council of the Direct Leadership Institute, Ghana have announced the commencement of a partnership for the administration of AAPM’s Certified Oil and Gas Project Manager (COG-PM) for the petroleum industry.

130810-pmwj14-aapm logoThe Certified Oil and Gas Project Manager certification is a program of the American Academy of Project Management ® (AAPM®), an organization based in the United States and recognized in over 150+ countries via 800 training providers, universities, colleges and business schools.

The Direct Leadership Institute (DLI) based in Ghana will serve as the Global Strategic Partner and Administrator of the COG-PM certification in Africa and other regions. In conjunction with the AAPM and the African Project and Program Management Board, DLI organizes the African Project and Program Management Conference (APPMC) hosted yearly in Ghana.

Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM), Prof George Mentz said:  “The complexity and dynamics of the oil and gas industry needs competent and certified executives to drive the industry effectively and efficiently with the necessary skills and certifications; hence the need for the Certified Oil and Gas Project Management Certification.”

President of the Direct Leadership Institute, Dr. Donald Agumenu said: “After a five- day intensive certification class, successful candidates are awarded the COG-PM designation by the American Academy of Project Management.”

“This executive globally customized project management program would deepen participants’ understanding of the dynamics of oil and gas project management, governance and leadership in the industry,” Dr. Agumenu added. “It also strengthens participants’ leadership in giant and complex projects, program and portfolio management, project financing, project sustainability, managing cost and stakeholder interests in the oil and gas industry.”

Dr. Agumenu, who is also a Global Honourary Adviser for AAPM also said: “Competent, qualified and certified project managers are stronger performers and their projects are more likely to be successful. This translates into increased efficiency, improved organisational alignment and financial savings.  Salaries for certified project managers are rising.”

Information about AAPM can be found at http://www.projectmanagementcertification.org/

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