Specialised project management skills to help meet corporate sustainability goals.
QA, the global training company that transforms performance through learning, today announced that it has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Green Project Management Ltd to deliver a range of fully accredited and globally recognised sustainable project management courses.

The QA Green Project Management courses put sustainability at the heart of the project management design process and will help project managers consider sustainability in all aspects of project or programme delivery. The course will cover elements such as directing project outcomes towards energy efficiency, emissions (carbon) reduction, water efficiency and waste minimisation, to understanding how to make a real difference by having a sustainable supply chain for project management.

Bill Walker, Commercial Director at QA, commented, "We are delighted to announce our partnership with GPM Limited which builds upon our existing relationship to deliver GPM courses in Australia. Increasingly, the whole process of creating, implementing, changing and ultimately decommissioning projects is under pressure to be green throughout, irrespective of the project deliverables. GPM led the way in offering the first global accreditation in Green Project Management and its expertise has been recognised at the highest levels, with GPM being named an NGO partner of the United Nations Civil Society Division. QA courses are available through our network of training centres and at our clients' sites, enabling many more managers to gain the necessary skills and expertise to deliver corporate sustainability goals. This further enhances QA's position as the leading provider of up-to-date project and programme management training and skills development that enables organisations to gain a competitive edge."

The demand for sustainable project management originally started in the construction sector, where projects have to comply with sustainability legislation. Project briefs across all business sectors now mandate some element of sustainability.

Joel Carboni, Chief Executive Officer of GPM added, "We chose QA as our global training partner as its corporate philosophy compliments the vision that GPM has for the advancement of Project Management and QA's reputation for quality of delivery is second to none. Consumers and stakeholders are continuing to demand that organisations establish socially and environmentally responsible policies and plans, so project management needs to evolve to meet these needs. Within the Project Management Body of Knowledge, social responsibility has been largely centred on individual integrity rather than placing emphasis on the external environmental effects that result from projects. GPM's mission is to address these needs by incorporating sustainable green methodologies into project management practice to help organizations more easily achieve their environmental goals with quantifiable applications. Through our shared commitment to make sustainability a cornerstone of project management, GPM and QA are ensuring a better tomorrow, today."

The course is ideally suited for project or programme managers who want to augment their current skill set with sustainable methodologies, those responsible for implementing a sustainable approach to project management in your organisation, or individuals wishing to gain knowledge of how going green can enhance project and programme outcomes.

The two GPM accredited courses are:

Full course profiles are available at www.qa.com/training and both are now available on QA's public training schedule.