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Project Management Essentials


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November 2, 2023 9:30 am
November 2, 2023 11:30 am

“Creating Impact, One Project at a Time” — Project management is a vital skill for non-profit professionals. However, staff in smaller to mid-sized non-profits with people-centered projects can find it difficult to apply methodologies designed for product-driven corporations.

In this workshop, learners will acquire essential project management knowledge, clarify project success factors, and become introduced to the Project DPro framework. This framework addresses the unique constraints faced by non-profit project managers working to deliver human development outcomes.


Learning outcomes

Participants in this workshop will 

  • Learn about why projects succeed or fail. 
  • Gain a foundational understanding on the key concepts related to project management and projects in the development or non-profit sector. 
  • Access practical insights for how to better deliver on key programs and services. 
  • Learn about ways to further build your competencies and skills as project managers or leaders in the non-profit sector. 


Who should attend?

  • Non-profit project and program coordinators.
  • Non-profit project and program managers.
  • Non-profit staff with project or program coordination responsibilities.


How to register?

Staff and volunteers affiliated with Volunteer Ottawa member organizations can register and attend this workshop for free.

This workshop is part of our Learning Path for Non-Profit Staff. Pre-register to the entire learning path by following this link.

Express your interest in registering for this specific workshop by contacting [email protected]


Date and time

Thursday, November 2, 9:30 am to 11:30 am


What to Bring

This is a live online session so please attend with the capability to participate through the Zoom platform.



Adonis (Don) Sucalit is the founder of Cornerstone Leadership and Management Solutions (CLMS) with over 20 years experience in international development working in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Guyana and Canada. Before CLMS, he worked as Global Director, Program Operations for Nutrition International and managed a global grant portfolio of $293M from Global Affairs CanadaHe was also Senior Director, Programs for Rare International in the Philippines, a PMO Director for World Vision International and a Regional Director of Program Management at World Vision Southern Africa Region where he played a leadership role in building a culture of project management excellence in field operations. He has been responsible for the certification training of over 900 staff in the development sector spanning over 15 countries globally in project management (aka Project DPro). He was formerly a Board of Director of PM4NGOs and currently serves in its Advisory Committee. 


Education member benefit

As part of Volunteer Ottawa’s efforts to support recovery in the not-for-profit sector, this workshop will be offered for free to VO members. There are limited slots, allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact our education program office ([email protected]) to register and redeem this benefit.


Cancellation Policy

There is a course minimum of 3 registrants.

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee.


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Project Management Essentials


Join Volunteer Ottawa in this workshop to explore success and failure factors in project management and delivery crucial to your work in a non-profit environment.


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