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New Professional Development Course to Promote Sustainable Project Management



The University recently hosted a professional development course in Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD) – the first course of its kind in Wales.

PM4SD is a qualification that helps design and manage projects and initiatives with integrated sustainability principles. 

The pilot course in Cardiff brought together 18 European delegates selected from the UK, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, The Netherlands and Germany, who successfully completed the Foundation and Practitioner Course. 

The cohort included six members of staff from the Tourism, Hospitality & Events and Business Management departments in the Cardiff School of Management, with the view to becoming the first university in Wales to become an accredited training organisation in PM4SD.   

The professional development course, which included two different levels, foundation and practitioner, was organised by the Cardiff School of Management, on behalf of the Erasmus + project Co-operation for Leadership in Tourism (CoLead Tourism). 

CoLead Tourism is a two-year project led by the consortium of Cardiff Met, Jlag, University of Malta and Bulgaria Economic Forum. The project aims to transfer, develop and innovate tourism knowledge based practices into innovative, professional and vocational teaching, training materials and methods using capacity-building tools, a new online platform and case study materials.    

Dr Sheena Carlisle said: "The PM4SD course is a much needed practical tool to enable more efficient delivery of sustainable projects. A fantastic week was enjoyed by all who attended this highly relevant and interesting professional development course".

Why not join the annual PM4SD Summer School in Calabria, Italy to know more, network and share your management experience: http://summerschool.festfoundation.eu/

For further information about the next PM4SD course in Wales, please contact Dr. Sheena Carlisle – scarlisle@cardiffmet.ac.uk or Silvia Barbone for details of International courses: silvia.barbone@gmail.com