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Report on Award Ceremony of IPMA Certificates for the Students of Project Management at the University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić

By Zlatko Barilović, Igor Vrečko and Petra Krčelić

University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić

Zaprešić, Croatia


The University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić (http://www.bak.hr/) held an award ceremony of International Project Management Association (IPMA) certificates for the students of specialist professional graduate study programme of Project Management on Saturday 5 March 2016 in its premises in Zagreb. Thirty-seven new students officially received their international certificates, and some joint projects between the University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić / Baltazar Alumni Club and the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM) / Young Crew Croatia were represented.

The award ceremony was hosted by Ph. D. Milan Jurina, prof., the Vice Dean of UAS Baltazar, together with Zlatko Barilović, univ.spec.oec., a senior lecturer and the Deputy Head of Specialist Graduate Programme of Project Management and prof. Ph.D. Vladimir Skendrović, the Vice President of CAPM.

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Picture 1. Opening of the award ceremony of IPMA certificates and presenting the results of cooperation between UAS Baltazar Zaprešić/ Baltazar Alumni Club and the Croatian Association for Project Management/ Young Crew Croatia

So far around 750 persons have gained IPMA international certificates for project managers in the Republic of Croatia, out of whom 439 persons were certified for IPMA level D. The students of Project Management at UAS Baltazar, with 205 certificates, make almost 50% of the total number of certified persons in the Republic of Croatia at level D. Today approximately 250,000 persons worldwide have gained certificates corresponding to IPMA Four Level certification program (http://www.ipma.world/certification/). Certification of students of Project Management is carried out in cooperation with the Croatian Association for Project Management (http://capm.hr/), with which UAS Baltazar has been collaborating since 2010. Croatian Association for Project Management is one of 62 national members of IPMA, and operates in Croatia.

In addition to certification, previous cooperation of UAS Baltazar with CAPM bore a number of other joint projects. Some of the most important ones are organizing scientific and professional conferences related to management and project management topics, held in 2011 and 2014 in Zagreb and co-organizing the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik in 2013. Also, we can single out particular projects in which students of Project Management participate during their studies, managed by an organization of young project managers, called Young Crew Croatia (http://capm.hr/young-crew/) which operates within CAPM.

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About the Authors

 

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Zlatko Barilović
, univ. spec. oec., Senior Lecturer, CPM

University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić
Zaprešić, Croatia

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Zlatko Barilović
was born in 1984 in Zagreb. He holds a graduate specialist degree (MA) in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Croatia. Prior to that he graduated from the Specialist Graduate Professional Study of Project Management at the University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić, Croatia, which was a continuation of his undergraduate studies in Business and Management (major Cultural Management). Currently he is attending a doctoral study in Management at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Croatia. He is a member of International Project Management Association (IPMA) and a member of the Presidential Board of the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM). He is the Deputy Head of Project Management programme at UAS Baltazar Zaprešić and teaches Project Management 1 and 2, and Planning and starting the project – practicum. He has written over 25 scientific and professional papers, and has lead several projects for UAS Baltazar Zaprešić. He is the author of one and editor of four project management books. Zlatko Barilović can be contacted at [email protected]

 

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Igor Vrečko, PhD
, Assistant Professor, CSPM

University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Maribor, Slovenia and University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić, Croatia

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Igor Vrečko
, 1975, Slovenian, holds a Ph. D. in Economic and Business. He is an Assistant Professor of Business Management at the University of Maribor – Faculty of Economics and Business. His research focuses primarily on project management and integration of project management with strategic crisis management as well as innovation management. He has a wide practical experience gained through consultancy projects in many domestic and foreign companies. He has performed numerous invited lectures and managed workshops in different organizations. Till recently he has been a long time director of IPMA certification process for Slovenia; he is the president of Slovenian Project Management Association, an official assessor of national profession qualification project manager, an assessor of research and developing projects under the Public Agency of Republic of Slovenia for entrepreneurship and foreign investments and an assessor in national commission for innovations. He is the Head of Project Management programme at UAS Baltazar Zaprešić. Igor Vrečko can be contacted at [email protected]

 

pmwj45-Apr2016-Barilovic-KRCELICPetra Krčelić, mag. philol. angl and mag. educ. philol. ital, teaching assistant

University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić
Zaprešić, Croatia

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Petra Krčelić,
mag. philol. angl and mag. educ. philol. ital, teaching assistant, was born in 1987 in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb in 2012 in English and Italian Language and Literature. She worked in several primary schools. She has been teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) at the University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić since 2014. Areas of interest: interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to teaching ESP, education, new technologies. She has written several professional papers related to new approaches to teaching and using technology in teaching processes. Petra Krčelić can be contacted at [email protected].