Welcome to the Program Management for Humanitarian and Development Professionals (PgMD Pro).

This online course is designed to help program managers be more effective in their roles by exploring common challenges that they face; identifying tools and processes that successful program managers implement throughout the lifecycle of a program; and guiding them in the creation of an action plan to implement lessons learned into their day to day jobs.

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Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for humanitarians and development professionals of any level of seniority, who would like to develop their program management skills. It is particularly suited to those who have already completed the PMD Pro: Project Management course - also available on Kaya - and are looking to take their management to the next level.

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How will I benefit from this course?
By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Articulate the difference between project management and program management
  • Identify ways to stop being in reactive mode when it comes to issues that arise
  • Align projects with the goals and overarching strategy of an organisation
  • Conquer the challenge of coordination, creating synergies between projects and maximising impact of programs
  • Deliver high quality humanitarian, development and environmental programs


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How long will it take?
 It should take you around 4-5 hours to complete.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes, you will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the course modules. 

Please note that in order to achieve certified status you will need to sit the official PgMD Pro exam, which is not available on Kaya. You can find the exam via the APMG website - it is run by many organisations, and you will need to pay a fee to the organisation that you book with. However, this course will certainly help you to prepare for your exam!
The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on the       Join course        button at the top of this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.