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Date(s) - 08/04/2024 - 10/04/2024


The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in our Professional Certificate in Project and Programme Management which will be held on 8th – 10th April 2024 (Virtual Learning).  Below you will find the details of the course:

Course Overview

Projects and programmes are the drivers for implementing strategic goals and positive and durable organisational change. Therefore, organisations are often heavily reliant on their project and programme managers, who must oversee major developments through to completion while keeping to an agreed timeframe, budget, and quality standards.

From planning through the delivery stage and finishing with evaluation, this course will explore every aspect of the project cycle utilizing tried and tested project management methodologies to ensure project success. It will also equip participants with the varied skill set necessary to oversee complex projects, such as risk management, effective budgeting, quality control and stakeholder management.

The tools and techniques covered are designed so that they can be adapted to the needs and specifications of different organisations and/or projects making them suitable for small-scale improvement projects or national capacity building programmes.


Topics Include:

  • Project management methodologies
  • Leadership for project managers
  • Identifying and defining projects and programmes
  • Risk management
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Monitoring and evaluating projects and programmes


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Clearly define, plan, and implement projects to ensure they are delivered on time, within budget and to specification
  • Utilise recognized project management tools and techniques including Gantt Charts, Gap Analyses and Pert Charts
  • Engage effectively with project stakeholders
  • Recognise common causes of project failure and how to avoid them
  • Budget effectively and oversee spending accurately



Day 1
Zoom session opens
Start of Event
Chair’s Introduction and Delegate Introductions
Project Management Overview
The project management life cycle
The role of project management
The role of programme management
Project and Programme Methodologies
Traditional methods – Waterfall, Critical Path Method PRINCE2, MSP, PMI/PMBOK
Agile project management
Strengths and weaknesses of various methodologies
Identifying and Defining Projects and Programmes
Strategic alignment
Problem and objective trees
Programme identification and design
Selecting a suitable methodology
Justifying the Project – The Business Case
Business case questions
Ensuring sufficient resources
The continuing business case
Keeping within the budget
Final Questions
Close of Day
Day 2
Zoom session opens
Chair’s Introduction and Recap
Managing Stakeholders
Identifying key project stakeholders
Communicating with stakeholders
Negotiating skills and techniques
Project Governance & Leadership for Project Managers
Project and programme governance
Building a project team
Qualities of the project leader
Key roles and responsibilities
Motivation techniques
Risk Management
Introduction to risk and uncertainty
Identifying risks
Managing project risks
Managing Change
Benefits realisation and change management
The relationship between PPM and change management
Introduction to the management of change
Identifying barriers to change
Strategies for overcoming resistance to change
Close of Day 2
Day 3
Zoom session opens
Chair’s Introduction and Recap Project
Planning Project Delivery
Why plan?
Identifying and specifying deliverables
Types of plan
Project Scheduling
Calculating a critical path
Scheduling techniques
Keeping on track
Quality Management
What quality means in projects
Monitoring quality
Manging quality
Closing the Project
What needs to happen at the end of a project
What if the project is closed early?
Ensuring the lessons are captured and shared.
Course Conclusions
Final Questions
Close of Course



The Institute of Leadership has approved this training course. The Institute combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for alL and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on The Institute’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of The Institute of Leadership will be in receipt of an ICPS/The Institute joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstL (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership) after your name for business correspondence



Participation for the 3 days – £2150 per learner

Discount rates apply for group bookings.


To register, please fill in the attached registration form and send it back to  if you have any question, please let me know.