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Course Name: Managing Successful Programmes for Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Special offer for group registration:
Number of participants Fees
2-5 $ 700
6 -10 $ 650
11-50 $ 500
> 50 $ 450
To register as a group, contact us through: E: or give us a call on T: +254707053111
Course Date Duration Location Fee: Registrations
Date: 29/07/2024 - 02/08/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 05/08/2024 - 09/08/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda $ 950 Click to register
Date: 26/08/2024 - 30/08/2024 5 Days Pretoria, S/Africa $ 950 Click to register
Date: 02/09/2024 - 06/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 30/09/2024 - 04/10/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda $ 950 Click to register
Date: 28/10/2024 - 01/11/2024 5 Days Pretoria, S/Africa $ 950 Click to register
Date: 04/11/2024 - 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 25/11/2024 - 29/11/2024 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register
Date: 09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya $ 950 Click to register


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Course Description

The practice of project management is becoming critical to the success of many development, government, and nonprofit organizations (NGOs). With reduced budgets and increased demands from donors and other stakeholders, organizations need to incorporate the tools and practices of modern project management in order to achieve the expected results. This one-of-a-kind training workshop will be useful to non-profit organizations that wish to deliver projects and making the best of donor funds. This program will provide participants with high-quality, immediately applicable, project management skills specifically for non-profits. The course integrates a wide range of skills for nonprofit management from basic strategic actions commonly used in nonprofit organizations to practical tools, processes, and frameworks used to address crises and changing scenarios in complex organizations. The course draws from real-world case studies from numerous organizations in order to provide a practical integration of managerial tools with organizational strategy and sound governance.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

     Navigate a sector with increased professionalization.

     Apply strategic leadership skills to a non-profit context of their choice.

     Apply greater financial accountability and control with basic accounting concepts and fundraising know-how in unique context.

     Apply the framework of human resource and project management to non-profit personnel.

     Measure the results of non-profit organization/projects.

     Generate and disseminate impact stories.

     Foster and support a culture of fundraising in non-profit organization.

     Design strategic approaches to recruiting volunteers and building boards.


Who should enroll?

The course is useful non-profit personnel including staff, volunteers and board members. It is also useful to consultants who work closely with non-profit organizations and projects.


Why train with us

Vital Extra Learning guarantees our clients:

     State-of-the-art facilities and training infrastructure

     Extended tradition of hand-holding during post engagement

     Service delivery through highly seasoned industry experts.

     Value for money



Module 1: Introduction to Programme Management

     Distinguishing between a project and a program

     Defining programs, projects, and portfolios

     Roles of the project and program managers

     Program roadmap and management plan

     Setting up a Program Management Office (PMO)


Module 2: Aligning Programs and Organizational Strategy

     How to develop the vision, goals, objectives, and assess the maturity of an organizational strategy

     Defining business, data, application, and technology architectures

     Business environment analysis

     Evaluation of organizations competencies and capabilities

     Resource-based approaches to strategy 

     Describe the organizational portfolio

     Assessing the “as-is” and future “to-be” states

     Specify required changes to existing systems and processes

     Establish required new systems and retirement of systems

     How to avoid the “Shelfware” syndrome


Module 3: The Program Business Case

     How to create and structure a defendable program business case

     Determining costs and benefits of a business case

     Identifying and analyzing risks and opportunities

     Establishing program components

     Selecting major milestones

     Developing the roadmap

     Estimating the program costs

     Developing subsidiary plans

     Determining resources

     Generating an acquisition strategy

     Developing a program transition plan

     Identifying and delivering program benefits

     Planning benefit realization

     Reviewing and optimizing benefits realization

     Transitioning and sustaining benefits


Module 4: Program Governance and Stakeholder Engagement

     Establishing the proper governance structure

     Distinguishing between program, portfolio, and organizational governance

     Defining the decision-making authority

     Identifying and creating program stakeholder profiles

     Generating a stakeholders register

     Establishing the program management team


Module 5: Program Monitoring and Leadership

     Designing the program dashboard to assess program health

     Establishing dashboard utilization and updates

     Identifying the necessary metrics and select their sources

     Identifying, classifying and assessing program risks, opportunities, probabilities, and impacts

     Identifying and resolving program issues

     Setting the vision

     Protecting the program team

     Dealing with adversity

     Understanding and working with stakeholder expectations

     Establishing and following the processes

     Selecting the right people for the right roles

     Negotiating resources

     Communicating effectively with staff at all levels

     Driving proper communications between project teams

     Ensuring proper communications with all stakeholders




This training can be customized for your institution or delivered at your preferred location upon request. For training customization, contact us through
Email: info@
+234 (0) 8038 066705,
+234 (0) 9039055940
+254 707 053 111


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