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Project Cycle Management

29 April-9 June 2015 (E01215) | Register for this course (page opens in new window)
Instructor: Felisa Tibbitts

This e-learning course will introduce the basic elements of project management. Step-by-step processes and techniques will be introduced for the various phases of a project life cycle. The course is intended for staff of non-governmental organisations who have responsibility for designing and carrying out a project, but with relatively little experience. Participants will be assisted in the development of project planning documents. 

HREA also offers a six-week course on monitoring and evaluation that complements this course.

Course structure

This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, assignments and webinars and is offered over an 6-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning. Participants will do the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments and participate in group discussions and webinars. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to audit the course.

Course outline

Week 1. Introduction to the Project Cycle
Week 2. Identifying Project Strategies
Week 3. Preparing an Activity Schedule
Week 4. Developing a Project Logical Framework
Week 5. Estimating Resource Requirements
Week 6. Managing your Project Team

About the instructor: Felisa Tibbitts

Felisa photoDr. Felisa Tibbitts is Founder and Senior Advisor of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA). Dr. Tibbitts has Master’s degrees from Harvard University in Public Policy and in Education with a specialisation in research methods, in addition to a doctorate in Political Science. She has worked as an evaluator and researcher in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia since 1989, where she has been involved in classroom-based research, needs assessment, programme evaluation, training and workshop evaluation, and assessment design. Dr. Tibbitts’ clients have included Amnesty International, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), SIDA, UNICEF and UNDP. She has published extensively and contributed to several evaluation guides, including Monitoring and Evaluation for Amnesty International Human Rights Education Activities (2010), Evaluation in the Human Rights Education Field: Getting Started (1997) and Learning to Live Together. Design, monitoring and evaluation of education for life skills, citizenship, peace and human rights (UNESCO, 2008). Dr. Tibbitts has been an instructor of the HREA e-learning courses Child Rights Programming, Data Collection and Analysis for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Human Rights-Based Programming, and Monitoring and Evaluation in the NGO Sector since 2002.

Who should apply

The course is intended for staff members of non-governmental organisations, particularly those working in the human rights and development sector. Candidates should have a good written command of English and have high competence and comfort with computers and Internet use. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.

Costs

Tuition fee for participants: US$ 325; tuition for auditors: US$ 115. Payments can be made online with major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal, bank transfer (additional fee applies) and money transfer (Western Union, MoneyGram). Bulk rates are available. Payments are due upon registration.

How to register

Register for this course (page opens in new window). Registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please be advised that courses generally fill up quickly!

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