Regional Training Programme On “Effective Project Management For TVET”
Head of Knowledge Management Division/TVET Senior Specialist
About the Event
Looking for a way to stay ahead in today’s competitive global development, companies and organizations are increasingly turning to project management to consistently deliver business results (goods and/or services). School systems, universities, hospital systems, and other institutional forms of organizations create and improve their services, products and facilities through programs and projects; however, those are often poorly understood and frequently not properly managed. The management of educational institutions faces the same challenges and implications as any other management task. Project management's value lies in the appropriate allocation of resources to ensure that the project be completed efficiently.
In the TVET sector, project management is important since it contributes to enhancing the development of support mechanisms and training programs for modern labor market demands, which match the innovative economic development. Nowadays, the ability to create innovation in educational institutions is the key in continuously improving the quality of training both towards the new requirements of learning and - particularly in TVET school practices - towards competencies needed in the labor market. If the skill system in TVET is to effectively deliver high-quality education and training in South East Asia; thus, the management of public and private organizations needs to be improved.
The “Effective Project Management for TVET Institutions” regional training takes advantage of planning competencies as an important factor in making the Management of Education Innovations a success involvement and collaboration in any project. The program will undertake discussions on theories, principles and practices of project management in TVET institutions of South East Asia, including the identification and selection of projects, development of project plans and resource schedules, and the management of project teams. The development of an action plan is expected to help improve their respective institutions’ systems and operations.
The main objective of this course is to equip participants with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in managing projects for TVET institutions. Specifically, the programme will enable the participants to:
- Discuss the issue of project management for TVET institutions
- Discuss the use and benefits of project management for TVET institutions
- Integrate organizational strategy with project development
- Identify, select, and define projects
- Develop project plans
- Organize the scheduling of resources
- Manage and lead project teams
- Develop and present an action plan.
- Principles of Project Management
The session will provide a general overview of project management to provide participants with an understanding of its benefits and uses. It will start with a discussion on the differences between projects and programs and the project life cycle. An integrated view of project management will be presented to understand its importance in the overall management of an organization.
- Organisational Strategy for Project Development
The development of a project should support the overall strategy of an organization. This session will enable participants to analyze current organizational environments and plan strategies which would be implemented through supporting projects.
- Selecting and Defining Projects
Several projects might be needed to attain organizational goals. However, due to various constraints and conditions, not all projects are feasible. In this session, techniques for the identification, selection and prioritisation of projects are practised. After its selection, the scope and stakeholders of the project would be defined.
- Project Planning
The session on Project Planning will guide participants to create a Work Breakdown Structure and Network Plan of a project. The Critical Path Method will also be introduced. ICT tools would be used to assist the development of the network plan.
- Resource Scheduling
Resources should be effectively utilised in the process of managing and conducting a project. Proper scheduling would allow the minimum use of resources at the correct time. Resource scheduling would also be needed to support policy decisions on project scope and constraints.
- Management of Project Teams
The planned projects would not be successful without the active participation the project team. This session will discuss a wide range of issues such as project management structures, high-performance team development, team leadership, and team communications.
- Action Planning
Participants will prepare a plan of action to be implemented upon return to their respective workplaces.
The medium of instruction for this training programme is English. It will be delivered using a variety of teaching methods and techniques that will elicit participants’ prior knowledge and experiences on the subject matter, notably:.
- Sharing of experiences and group workshops
- Lecture and discussions
- Group work, class practice and presentations
- Using software tools
- Exercises, role play and field visits
After undergoing this training, the participants will have developed an action plan reflecting the learning from the course, which can be applied in their respective workplaces.
Principals, directors, administrators, and other members of staff who are directly managing TVET institutions or school departments. They should have good oral and written English communication skills as well as basic computer knowledge.