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Project Management

Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD) – a certification program offered by APMG International was delivered for the very first time in the USA by an APMG Accredited Training Organization (ATO) Jlag, in August 2017.

PM4SD was developed in partnership with FEST – the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism, an organisation that supports governments, academies and organisations in planning, delivering and managing tourism programmes and projects sustainably.

The course was held from 19-22nd August at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability. It was organised by a strategic collaboration between Jlag, FEST, the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability and the Blue Community.

Courses were held for both Foundation and Practitioner levels of the certification programme. A special case-study was presented by Dr David Randle on the new Villages Nature Paris, a joint venture with Pierre et Vaccances and Euro Disney Paris. The project is a global model for sustainable tourism.

The aim of this collaboration was to let the sustainable community of planners, investors, researchers and visionaries grow through PM4SD as a common sustainable management framework.

This certification is ideal for project managers and aspiring project managers that are involved in the design, development and delivery of projects - including project board members, team members, project assurance, project support and operational line managers and staff. The aim is to help candidates develop an understanding for a new methodology to plan and implement tourism projects with sustainability.


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