Sustainability in Project Management Workshop to be featured at the IPMA World Congress 2013


4 August 2013 – Zagreb, Croatia – Organizers of the 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management have announced a new workshop, Sustainability in Project Management, to be offered on October 3rd at IPMA’s 2013 congress.  The 27th IPMA World Congress, under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward,” will be held from 30 September to 3 October 2013 at one of the most beautiful venues on the Adriatic Sea, the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Information at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

the-p5-conceptThe workshop titled “Infusing Project Management with Sustainability using the P5 Concept.” will provide participants with the ability to view their projects, processes and resulting products through a sustainable lens to help in decision making, risk mitigation, and benefits realization using the GPM® P5™ concept and impact assessment.

The key learning objectives for the workshop will include:

  • Understanding what is driving sustainability in organisations
  • How sustainability and projects converge
  • How to measure projects against 40+ sustainability criteria to support GRI and UN Reporting
  • How to use sustainability to increase project maturity and strengthen Project Portfolio Management

The workshop is being delivered by GPM Global, a US-based Project Management Professional development organization that specializes in sustainability. The workshop will feature elements from PRiSM Practitioner, the first Sustainability in Project Management training course to gain acceptance into the IPMA® Registration System. Presenters will include Joel Carboni, Monica Gonzalez and Brian Cracknell.

Joel Carboni, Director of Standards at asapm, IPMA-USA, and President of GPM Global, stated “As companies are being challenged to align project governance to contribute to and ultimately drive sustainability efforts. The impact assessment that we will be teaching as a part of this workshop will provide insight on how to start closing the gap. Also, we are fortunate to be contribuors to the 2013 UN Global Compact Leader’s Summit which will just have concluded giving us the ability to immediately share what we learn.”

The 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is being organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb  www.grad.unizg.hr,  the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers.  The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic.  Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic. For more information visit www.ipma.ch

Source: IPMA