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What is a Project Manager and What Do They Do?

What is a project manager and what do they do?

We’ve updated this popular article by adding a fun slideshow that looks at a day in the life of a project manager and answers “What is a project manager and what do they do?”  Use it and share it with your colleagues! Click below to view the full Haiku Deck with notes. To fully answer Read more…

The Benefits of Online Training and Development

Benefits of Online Training

Online Training for Professional and Staff Development – What are the Benefits? Online training delivers real benefits for staff development. Some benefits are inherent in all online training courses. But it’s also important to look for specific features that deliver a personalized approach to your online training. We’ve summed it up in a simple slideshow Read more…

How do organizational structures affect projects and project management?

Project Life Cycle

To answer the question – How do organizational structures affect projects and project management? – requires an understanding of the different organizational structures and their effects. It’s true that the structure of an organization can have a major impact on project management. Think about your own experience. Is it difficult to get traction on your Read more…

What is Project Management and how can it help your career?

What is project management?

Before we can answer the question – What is project management? – we need to define projects. A project has three main attributes, it is unique, it is time bound and it has limited resources. Unique. The most significant characteristic of a project is uniqueness. Think St Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum in Rome or Read more…

The link between Engineering and Innovation

The link between Engineering and Innovation

Innovative engineering projects were celebrated at the recent 2012 New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards.  Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, gave the keynote address at the Awards. Sir Peter’s speech focused on three main points that have global relevance. The role of engineering and science in creating innovation and prosperity The role Read more…

Recommendations for Project Scheduling Software

There is a huge variety of Project Scheduling Software available in the marketplace. Recommendations for project scheduling software from users is one of the best ways to determine which is the right project scheduling software for you. So, we encourage our online community to join the discussion below and share their experiences with project scheduling Read more…

CPD for Health Professionals

Our recommendations on relevant CPD  for health professionals include two  online courses – defining project goals and objectives, and risk management. These continuing professional development courses have across the board relevance to professionals working in the health sector. Courses on the theory and practice of defining goals and objectives, and identifying and managing risk, provide Read more…

Which online CPD courses should we develop?

There are so many online CPD courses that we could write on such a wide range of topics. Help us decide where to focus our efforts to deliver the online CPD courses you want to do! You can add a new online course topic by clicking on the Add New Idea button at the bottom Read more…

How to mentor- 3 top tips

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If you are struggling with the concept of how to mentor – here are 3 top tips developed from experience on both sides of the mentoring equation. What is mentoring? Let’s start with the definition of a mentor – because sometimes it is confused with being a coach or a manager, but in reality it’s Read more…

Special Offer MindGenius Mind Mapping Software

Mind mapping software for continuing professional development

Our own experience with MindGenius Mind Mapping Software shows that it is particularly relevant to many of our courses. We are offering a 20% discount on MindGenius Mind Mapping software to customers who purchase any of the following elearning courses. Register and purchase any of the online courses below to be eligible for the 20% Read more…

MindGenius Mind Mapping Special Offer

MindGenius

In partnership with MindGenius Mind Mapping Software, Continuing Professional Development has created a special offer for customers who register for specific elearning courses. We use MindGenius mind mapping software at work and in our online courses. It’s a powerful piece of software and we think you will benefit from using its capabilities. So what is Read more…