Program Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro 1) Training

The Project Management for Development Professionals (Project DPro 1) is a training workshop for participants aiming to maximize on humanitarian or development program.

The workshop is structured around the phases of the program lifecycle and covers essential skills necessary to prepare, design, implement and monitor cash and voucher assistance. It will also focus on the key principles a program manager when managing the complexities, challenges, and create synergies for achieving the objectives and outcomes of effective programs.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Perform as a fully-fledged program manager – able to offer leadership to project managers and their teams;
  • Align projects with the goals and overarching strategy of an organization;
  • Deliver high quality humanitarian, development and environmental programs;
  • Conquer the challenges of coordination, creating synergies between projects and maximizing impact of programs;
  • Thrive in a dynamic sector – able to innovate with solutions that allow country and regional teams to be responsive;
  • Play an essential contributing role in helping NGOs address poverty, disease, violence, social injustice, environmental degradation, and humanitarian disaster.

Course Content

The Program DPro Training will be organized based on the Phases and Principles of Program Management.

The Phases are based on the four fundamental stages of the program Lifecyle.

  • Phase 1: Program Identification,
  • Phase 2: Program Design,
  • Phase 3: Program Planning & Implementation,
  • Phase 4: Program Closure.

The Principles outline the five essential principles that should be applied to all phases and aspects during the program lifecycle.

  • Principle 1: Well-Governed,
  • Principle 2: Participatory,
  • Principle 3: Comprehensive,
  • Principle 4: Integrated,
  • Principle 5: Adaptive.

On the 4th day, participants will prepare for the Program DPro Exam in the morning before taking it in the afternoon.

Intended Audience

The course is designed for:

  • Experienced program managers looking for valuable sources of information, tools and frameworks to enhance their current knowledge;
  • Aspiring program managers looking for new knowledge and skills to help them take the next steps in their careers;
  • Country and regional directors as the course is an extremely valuable resource for forming strategies and roles in their teams;
  • Support team who will find it useful to have a better understanding of the program management process;
  • Individuals and organizations including development, humanitarian environment professions at the local, national or international levels.


Participants should have practical experience in project management, understanding the project lifecycle and project management practices.

Fee information

NGO/Corporate/Individual fee: PKR 48,703
International NGO fee: PKR 57,558
United Nations Agency fee: PKR 66,413

For more information about our Early Bird or Group Discounts, please visit the training page on our website.

The fees are inclusive of all training resources and individualized support, certification, tea breaks, lunch and stationary. No boarding lodging is included in the cost.

For more information about our fees, payment and refund conditions, please read our Cancellation Policy on our website.

How to register

Register directly through our form on our website before November 30 by clicking here.

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