Report on the IPMA Project Excellence Award Assessors Training


By Ewa Bednarczyk and Kasia Pachuta

IPMA Excellence Awards Office

Krakow, Poland

“Seeing our most experienced assessors and sharing their most interesting Project Excellence stories. I guess that’s what makes it worth participating in these workshops every year.” Grzegorz Szałajko from Poland, experienced Team Lead Assessor, trainer of Advanced group.

A few days ago there was the biggest training for the IPMA International Project Excellence Assessors ever organized. Over 50 people, from 18 countries and 5 continents, traveled to Warsaw during 21-23 February 2014 to learn the PE Model, assessment process and exchange their experience.

The training is conducted every year to train potential new Assessors and re-train experienced ones to run the Assessment process during the IPMA International Project Excellence Award. This year, for the first time there was a separate path for advanced Assessors who have potential to become TLAs. “The advanced level was really what I needed” said Hossein Ossooli from Iran. 

“I am glad that I attended this training as I have learnt a lot even though I have been an assessor for a long time. The practical sessions made these sessions helpful to understand better what is being expected from a TLA. One of the best trainings I have attended. Thank you.”  Robert Wagesreiter from Austria

What participants of the training liked the most was the atmosphere of enthusiasm about Project Management, strengthening the family links between future assessors as well as meeting people who share the same passion for the PE Model. 


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About the Authors 

flag-polandEWA BEDNARCZYKEwa Bednarczyk 

Krakow, Poland 

Ewa Bednarczyk has administered the International Project Management Association (IPMA) International Project Excellence Award Office since 2007. In years 2010-2012 she served as SPMP (IPMA-Poland) Vice President responsible for the Polish Project Excellence Award. Ewa graduated from the Cracow University of Economics and Avans Hogeschool in Breda. She is an IPMA Level-D and Prince2Foundation certificates holder. Ewa is also an occasional International Correspondent for PM World in Kraków, Poland.  She can be contacted at: [email protected]. 

To see other works by Ewa Bednarczyk, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ewa-bednarczyk/

flag-polandpmwj18-jan2014-bednarczyk-PHOTO2 PACHUTAKasia Pachuta

IPMA Award Office Manager

Kracow, Poland

Kasia Pachuta has a very international educational background. She studied in Poland, France, USA and South Korea, graduating from Cracow University of Economics. Kasia can be contacted at [email protected] 

To see other works by Kasia Pachuta, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/kasia-pachuta/