David W. Randle

PM4SD Trainings & Certifications - August 17-22, 2019

                

PM4SD (Project Management For Sustainable Development) program that will be offered for the second time in the United States, August 17-18 at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality and August 20-22 at the Spring Hills Suites by Marriott in New Smyrna Beach.

This five day program will provide certification in the 2 day Foundation course and certification in the 3 day Practitioner Course.

Through dynamic lectures, case studies, and small group interaction, you will be prepared to take your tourism management skills to the next level and enhance your contribution to sustainability.

The Foundation Course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to work effectively within a project management team to successfully deliver a sustainable tourism project.

The Practioner Course, which requires successful completion of the Foundation training, will qualify you to coordinate small, medium, and large scale tourism projects.  Additionally you also then qualified to apply to become a PM4SD trainer.

Key features of the training include:

  • Proven methodology and qualification for designing and managing tourism projects with success.
  • Methodology based on PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments), a structured method for effective project management, the de facto standard used extensively by the United Kingdom Government and widely recognized and used in the public and private sector worldwide.
  • Content for understanding the relationships between the roles, management products, principles, components, techniques, and processes.
  • Knowledge and skills for the ability to apply the principles, components, and processes to the project;
  • Knowledge and skills to create, and assess management products.  
  • Certificates for successful completion of the course are issued by AMPG International


The PM4SD Program

PM4SD - Project Management for Sustainable Tourism is the first methodology and qualification for designing and managing tourism projects with success. The methodology is based on PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments), a structured method for effective project management, the de facto standard used extensively by the United Kingdom Government and widely recognized and used in the public and private sector worldwide.

PM4SD applies whenever an organization, whether public or private, needs to plan and manage a sustainable tourism initiative. It provides a guarantee for public authorities that the project will be transformed into concrete actions with clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and that these actions will have a real impact on local communities. It helps governments and companies to plan transparently and not to forget that every action must have correspondent benefits. It is a practice to be adopted for participatory, transparent and effective management

The program consists of two parts, the Foundation program and the Practitioner program.

The Foundation training is a two day intensive course designed to provide participants with knowledge and understanding to work effectively within a project management team to successfully deliver a sustainable tourism project. The foundation level training is a prerequisite for the practitioner certification.

The Practitioner Training is a three day intensive course designed to equip participants with the skills to manage and deliver a sustainable project using PM4SD.

A special case study will be presented by Dr. David Randle on the new Villages Nature Paris, a joint venture with Pierre et Vacances and Euro Disney. The project is a global model for sustainable tourism and we will examine the project management.

Prerequisites for the course include participants having at least one of the following:

  • Current UCF Rosen College student, staff or faculty 
  • A tourism qualification or currently undertaking a tourism related degree
  • Relevant experience in the tourism sector
  • Belong to an organization that is a member of the Blue Community Consortium.

In addition participants will need very good/excellent command of English: all training courses are offered in English as well as the exams Certificates for successful completion of the course are issued by AMPG International within 2 weeks of receipt of the papers.

APMG (APM Group) International is said to be the most reputable global accreditation and examination institute in the world.  APMG accredits organizations to deliver training courses and consultancy services for a broad range of professional certification schemes.  AMPG's  long history of accrediting organizations worldwide – combined with their rigorous assessment process means that APMG accredited organizations are recognized for their commitment to delivering exceptional service.  

This PM4SD Certification is the highest level of Sustainable Tourism certification offered in the world.

Cost:  

  • Foundation Training Only                                          $ 595.00*
  • Combined Foundation & Practioner Training        $1095.00*

*Note The fees for this training in Europe are $1950 Euros or British Pounds (Approximately $2200 to $2500 U.S. dollars.)   The lower rate for this U.S. course is the result of a grant and partnership the Blue Community Consortium has with the Foundation for European Sustainable Tourism.

Also note that while the Foundation training can be taken independently, the Practioner training requires successful completion of the Foundation Course to enroll.

The Trainers:

Lead trainer: Silvia Barbone, an international expert in sustainable tourism and project management with an extensive knowledge of tourism policies and practices. She is a senior tourism researcher, an experienced project manager, and a certified Lead Trainer in Project Management for Sustainable Development.

She is one of the EU experts selected by the European Commission to implement the European Tourism Indicator System. She is also the developer and the main author of the PM4SDTM “Project Management for Sustainable Development” certification. She works with leading global organizations, including UNWTO, UNESCO, UNEP, European Travel Commission, European Commission, European Parliament, as well as local, regional and national public authorities.  Read More

Associate Trainer: Dr. David W. Ranlde is an international expert in sustainable tourism and culture based leadership development.   He is President & CEO of the WHALE Center, a member of the One Planet Living Consulting group,  and Managing Director of the Blue Community Consortium.
Dave has worked with sustainable tourism programs in the U.S. and Canada, 5 countries in Europe, Africa, and South America.    Through the WHALE Center Dave is affiliated with UNWTO, the UNEP Major Stakeholders Group, the UNWO INSTO, and was recently recommended for Consultative status by the NGO Committee of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  His Culture Based Leadership Development program developed in partnership with UNEP received an Olympic Award at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.   Read More.  

The Venues:

Foundation Training:

August 17-18 - UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida

                             

Located just minutes from some of the world’s top-rated attractions, resorts, restaurants, and convention spaces, the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry’s leading market. Situated in the heart of hospitality, UCF Rosen College also looks like it belongs in a world-class destination: our 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Mediterranean resort-style campus is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education.

UCF Rosen College is committed to providing an environment where the diverse backgrounds of students and faculty enrich learning and fostering applied research and active service to the University, alumni and community. In addition to learning from our faculty of internationally-recognized experts, students benefit from our unparalleled industry partnerships that provide access to guest speakers, internships, memberships, scholarships, and networking opportunities that help stimulate successful careers in this exciting and booming industry.

 

Practioner Training:

August 20-22 - Springs Hills Suites by Marriott, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

                              

The beautiful Atlantic ocean with waves rolling onto golden beaches are part of what makes Springhill Suites by Marriott in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. a wonderful place to stay, and why they have taken the initiative to ensure our oceans and our planet are beautiful for generations to come.

As a premier management company, Strand Hospitality Services takes pride in being an industry leader. Service, Team, Responsive, Accountable, Noble, Dynamic are our company values. So naturally with the guidance from the Blue Community group, we’ve initiated an extensive plan for recycling, energy conservation and overall enhanced sustainability.

Recycling and the use of paper straws to lower our waste to landfills and lower plastics in our oceans is a great initiative. Along with our ongoing efforts in beach restoration and cleanliness will increase sustainability and sea turtle habitation. But, we are also implementing a change to all lighting in our hotel to LED lighting and installing an electric car charging area; together these will lower CO2 emmisions and our carbon footprint. These are just a few examples of our company’s commitment to the extensive twelve category program from the One Planet Project that will keep our planet green, our oceans blue, our community great and allow us to be a Blue Community leader.  Read More on their Sustainability Plan.

PM4SD Courses are designed to:

  • CERTIFY competences in sustainable tourism management
  • MANAGE sustainable tourism projects successfully
  • TRANSFORM projects into concrete actions
  • PLAN destination with sustainability
  • ENHANCE Professional career
  • BECOME a certified Project Manager for Sustainable Tourism

Important details

  • Fees include training manuals, lunch and refreshment breaks each day of the training
  • AMPG Certification will be made available for those who successfully complete the training at both the Foundation and Practitioner Certification levels.  Certification fees are not included in the price

Registration is limited to 18. Priority is given to Blue Consortium members, and UCF Rosen College Students, faculty, and staff.

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Randle, D. (2019). PM4SD Trainings & Certifications - August 17-22, 2019. Retrieved from http://www.bluecommunity.info/view/article/5cc1c4f20cf20f925f725dd9

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