Purpose of the course
The course aims to provide the learner with the basic knowledge and skills associated with project management. These Include:
- To provide an introduction and overview of current trends and principles associated with project management
- To be able to contribute towards the project management process during each stage of the project cycle.
- Contribute to project initiation and developing project proposals. Various methods of planning projects, like the Logical Framework Analysis, will be introduced. The preparation of a project proposal will also be considered.
- To apply a range of project management tools used to manage projects and will include the use of software, budget spreadsheets, project schedules, risk assessment techniques and the critical path method.
- Practice Financial Management and Planning. Estimate and prepare cost budget for an element of work and monitor and control cost against budget.
- To provide the learner with enough knowledge to be able to develop a project plans business plans can also be introduced if participants are interested.
- Implementing project control methods.
- To be able to work in a team as well as to administer projects correctly. This will include holding meetings, running workshops and general procurement administration.
- Understanding project risk
- To able to access and manage donor funding
- Fund raising, working with donors and managing consultants can be introduced if the course participants require these skills.
At the end of the module the participants should be able to:
- Contribute to project initiation.
- Understand the various phases of a project and implement various project management tools associated with each phase.
- Understand risk assessment and management.
- Fulfil procurement activities and supervise procurement administration within the workplace as well as within any specific project environment.
- Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work is conducted in accordance with project quality plan.
- Evaluate and improve the project team’s performance.
- Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases for control purposes.
- Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution.
- Preparation of a project budget and manage project finances
- Innovative thinking in the workplace
- Identify and solve problems.
- Understand the importance of teamwork
- Self-organization and motivation in the workplace
- Evaluation of information.
- Improved communication skills.
- Use of relevant science and technology.
- Inter-relatedness of natural and social systems.
Who can attend?
The Project Management programme is aimed at a broad target market and would be beneficial to any of the following:
- Wildlife managers and co-ordinators
- People in leadership or supervisory roles
- Individuals who want to learn project management
- Private people who want to manage projects
- People in the tourism and hospitality industries
- Anyone interested in wildlife project management
This course is a NQF level 5 course and is institutionally accredited by the Southern African Wildlife College.