News Release: 4 August 2013 – Zagreb, Croatia – Organizers of the 27th IPMA World Congress on Project Management have announced a Sustainability in Project Management workshop, to be offered on October 3rd at IPMA’s 2013 congress. The 27th IPMA World Congress, under the title “Finding Balance and Moving Forward,” will be held from 30 September to 3 October 2013 at one of the most beautiful venues on the Adriatic Sea, the Valamar Resort Babin Kuk in Dubrovnik, Croatia. See more information about the Sustainability Workshop, and a wealth of additional pre- and post-Congress events, and register now at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.
The Sustainability workshop, titled “Infusing Project Management with Sustainability Using the P5 Concept.” will provide participants with the ability to view their projects, processes and resulting products through a sustainable lens to help in decision making, risk mitigation, and benefits realization using the Green PM P5™ concept and impact assessment.
The key learning objectives for the workshop will include:
• Understanding what is driving sustainability in organisations
• How sustainability and projects converge
• How to measure projects against 40+ sustainability criteria to support GRI and UN Reporting
• How to use sustainability to increase project maturity and strengthen Project Portfolio Management
The workshop is being delivered by GPM Global, a US-based Project Management Professional development organization that specializes in sustainability. The workshop will feature elements from PRiSM Practitioner, the first Sustainability in Project Management training course to gain acceptance into the IPMA® Registration Programme. Presenters will include Joel Carboni, Monica Gonzalez and Brian Cracknell.
Joel Carboni, Director of Standards at asapm, IPMA-USA, and President of GPM (Green Project Management) Global, stated “As companies are being challenged to align project governance to contribute to and ultimately drive sustainability efforts. The impact assessment that we will be teaching as a part of this workshop will provide insight on how to start closing the gap. Also, we are fortunate to be contributors to the 2013 UN Global Compact Leader’s Summit, which will just have concluded; this gives us the ability to immediately share what we have learned.”
About the IPMA World Congress
The 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is organized by IPMA and CAPM (the Croatian Association for Project Management – www.capm.hr), with the Civil Engineering Faculty of the University of Zagreb www.grad.unizg.hr, the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – www.icoste.org and the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić” College of Business and Management (www.vspu.hr ) as co-organizers. The Chair of the 27th IPMA World Congress in Dubrovnik is Mladen Radujković. The congress program director is Mladen Vukomanovic. Visit the 2013 congress website at http://www.ipma2013.hr/.
Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the world’s first global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of more than 50 national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
The IPMA World Congress is one of the largest and most important gatherings of project management authorities and leaders each year. The president of IPMA for 2013-2014 is Mr. Mladen Radujkovic.