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Cardiff Met University welcomes you to the launch of their brand new status as an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) of APMG International, to deliver Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD™)

Let's celebrate!

Cardiff Met University will be hosting a launch event to celebrate their brand new status as an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) of APMG International, to deliver Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD™)

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What is PM4SD?

PM4SD is a cutting edge project management methodology and pioneering practice to support the development of sustainability principles in project management.  

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16.30 – Arrival and registration

17.00 – Introduction by Prof. David Brookbanks; Dean of Cardiff School of Management

17.10 – Nick Houlton - Chief Operating Officer; APMG International

17.20 – Silvia Barbone - Developer, the main author and certified lead trainer of PM4SD™ 

17.40 – Mike Dollin - PM4SD Trainer for Cardiff Met Uni

18.00 – Networking and refreshments 

Come and join us for refreshments and presentations from a host of experts in the field of Sustainable Tourism. This is an opportunity where you can network and find out how PM4SD can benefit the success of your projects. 

Presenter Bios:

 Nick Houlton - Nick leads the APMG International business working with our team across the world to improve access to leading practice.  APMG International is a world class accreditation and examination body who accredit professionals to international standards; enabling business transformation and improving the performance of teams and individuals.  He is a Board member of APM Group International, founding Chair of the Lean IT Association and a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.

Silvia Barbonne - She is an international expert in sustainable tourism and project management. developer, the main author and certified lead trainer of PM4SD™ “Project Management for Sustainable Development, the methodology for managing projects and destinations with success and sustainability. She is also on the Board Directors of FEST (Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism),

Mike Dollin - He has been a trainer on this certification for APMG, the accreditation body for a wide range of Project Management and Professional Training Certification Schemes.


About the organizer;

Dr Sheena Carlisle was a Core Partner in the recent two-year Erasmus + Co-operation for Leadership in Tourism (Co-Lead Tourism) scheme, which began in November 2015. This was in partnership with the Brussels-based tourism consultancy Jlag, the Bulgaria Economic Forum and University of Malta, who had the joint aim of developing and testing new capacity building training methods, work based learning and Online Blended Learning tools in PM4SD™.


About APMG International

APMG accredits organisations to deliver training courses and consultancy services for a broad range of professional certification schemes.

Our long history of accrediting organisations worldwide – combined with our rigorous assessment process means that APMG accredited organisations are recognised for their commitment to delivering exceptional service.

We have a diverse portfolio of certification schemes including internationally renowned solutions for project, business and IT management, Cyber Security and Public-private partnerships.  For further information please visit .


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