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ONLINE COURSE: Management of Development Projects

Date: May 08-12, 2023 Click here to register for May

or November 06-10, 2023 Click here to register for November





Are you passionate about managing development projects successfully and achieving impact? By the end of the course you will have a good knowledge of concepts, processes and instruments for planning, monitoring and evaluating projects in international cooperation, in line with the philosophies of different donor organizations. You will have practised the principal mechanisms of project management in development projects and be in a position to apply them. You will also learn about current trends such as agile project management.

Key topics
  • Basic elements of successful Project Management, the importance of group work and participation in Project Management (team-building processes in Project Management)
  • The phases of PCM (Project Cycle Management)
  • Impact Orientation - Managing for Development Results (MfDR) and how to successfully adapt the Logical Framework Approach and its tools to the MfDR
  • The principles of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Challenges in the context of fragility, conflict and changes (VUCA)

Course Programme

The preliminary time frame of the sessions is as follows:

9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Click here to download the course programme.

What does live online training mean?

Our online trainings are not pre-recorded training videos, webinars for large audiences or self-paced e-learning courses. They are virtual live trainings delivered by our trainers in real-time, focusing on the interaction of a small group of remote participants. Just like our face-to-face trainings, these virtual classrooms aim at tailoring the discussions and learning experiences to the training needs of the participants.

Requirements: to attend our live online trainings, a reliable high-speed internet connection and a computer or laptop running Windows or iOS are required (including audio and video). The Humboldt-Universität of Berlin uses the videoconferencing platform Zoom (subject to change) for virtual classrooms as well as digital. We strongly recommend an external headset for better sound quality.

Course Methods

One of the major challenges of Project Management is interdisciplinary teamwork. The course supports you to become familiar with working in interdisciplinary multicultural groups. The training course fosters learning from experience by giving brief trainer inputs followed by the practice of the use of relevant tools, interactive exercises, discussion and reflection.

The virtual classroom sessions with the trainers and the fellow participants are complemented by group exercises, assignments as well as time for self-study and reflection.

Target Group

Professionals in the field of international cooperation and development. A good command of the English language is a prerequisite.


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Gabi Struck is an agricultural engineer active in the field of international development and cooperation for 35 years. As a consultant and trainer for project management and institutional development she works with partners and their projects in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA. Her work is her passion. She spends her free time with her daughter and both enjoy exploring different cultures and cuisines.

Course Material

Project Cycle Management Guidelines

Outcome and Impact Orientation Part I (Welthungerhilfe)

Outcome and Impact Orientation Part II (Welthungerhilfe)

UNSDG Results-based Management Handbook

Social Impact Navigator

Hivos ToC Guidelines: Theory of Change Thinking in Practice

NGO-IDEAs Impact Toolbox: Participatory Monitoring of Outcome and Impact

General information

Tuition fee: 1.100,- € 

This includes:

  • 5-days live online training course
  • Course documentation and learning materials
  • Certificate of participation is issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Contact Details
This course is run regularly. To register your interest in future sessions, please contact us:
Ms Annika Buchholz, SLE TRAINING Programme Manager
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