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(Open with slide text):There is a growing demand for sustainability to become more deeply intertwined with business practices. The lack of a widespread sensible approach from individuals who are the most suited to deliver it is what is missing.With a personal adherence to environmental stewardship and the adoption of framework of sustainable methods, the discipline of project management can serve as an agent of change in decoupling environmental degradation and economic growth. GPM’s mission is to serve as the igniter for this change. In 2008, IPMA (International Project Management Association) Vice-President Mary McKinlay stated a keynote speech that “the further development of the project management profession requires project managers to take responsibility for sustainability”. Mary’s comment was the trigger for the development and planning of a change in the way sustainability for many was understood from a project management perspective in that sustainability could in become a shared objective, a global deliverable that one project at a time, we could inch closer to. Let’s be real. We are notchallenging project managers to completely change their methodologies or to throw out their current delivery framework, the GPM’s approach sets about encouraging the current working practices but with a few enhancements. Namely, the P5 framework, and the PRiSM Method. Project management with these new perspectives and tools can redefine the word success. The five “Ps” as they encapsulate the PRiSM method ensure that all aspects of sustainability are accounted for without increasing major costs or turning an organization upside down in order to use it.
Who Are We?GPM TrainingOur training courses center on our unique EnVex methodology, an andragogical (adult learning) approach which incorporates classical instruction on core project management and sustainability methodologies and principles, with an iterative hands-on approach challenging participants in a case study driven environment to apply new techniques to real-life situations. The EnVex approach imparts new ways in achieving business objectives while reducing waste and resource consumption spanning five measurable bottom lines which are fundamental to the curriculum. This approach imparts new ways for achieving business objectives while reducing waste and resources consumption. The business model of GPM® Global is structured so that we partner with the world's foremost training organizations to deliver the courses while we focus on developing new and creative ways to advance the message of sustainability. Already, companies such as Adobe, SAIC, and Cushman Wakefield have taken the practitioner course in the United States and the BBC in London’s first course is scheduled for September 24th.
December 2009Consortium of select project managers was created under a working name of "SilverBaton" with the message to carry project management forward with sustainability.February 2010Organized as GPM LLC with a working name of Green Project Management.April 2010Began leveling sustainability models to incorporate into Project Management methodologies.May 2010Launched greenprojectmanagment.org and began as a best practices organization.September 2010The GPM Certification was established in order to encourage project managers to place importance on sustainable methods and to prioritize projects based on environmental factors.March 2011Accreditation of the GPM was granted by the AAPM.October 2011Introductory to Sustainability in Project Management and Mastering Project Management Courses are developed at the 1st GPM Summit in Chicago - Course Dates Planned for the US.2011 Green Project of the Year award presented to Mark Reeson. November 2011 Affiliation with QA Ltd. in the UK established - Course dates announced in England, Scotland, and Ireland.December 20112011 GPM Sustainability Award presented to Jeff Hodgkinson.PMI accreditation of course material.January 2012 Relationship with Avanza Established - Course dates being planned in Mexico and SpainInitial Train the Trainers Course launches in London for QA.February 2012 First Course offered in the UK. AprilAligned with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.Beginning Stages of Alignment with The University of Utrecht and expansion into the Benelux RegionMayeLearning introductory courses launch in the US.August USPTO Grants us ® status for GPM® and Green Project Management® US Course Launch in San Francisco Working Relationship with DeVry and the Keller Graduate School of Management Established Partnership with Objective World to integrate PRiSM with their LEED and Green Rating Project Management SoftwareSeptember BBC in London signs on with QA to adopt PRiSM as corporate methodology Joel and Mike Present PRiSM in Dubai at INDEX CMCS signs on two weeks after Index to become the training provider in the Middle EastOctoberGPM Joins ANSIGPM Presents at the IPMA World Congress in Crete. Relationshipwith QA expands to Continental Europe Universidad Anahuac announces they will host courses in 2013 Project Management Institute Sustainability Lead requests trainer accreditation.To Do:Set Course Schedule for 2013 Get the Course Accredited from IPMA and PMI Develop Corporate Clients Expand the training partner program Promote the Certification Assist Training Partners with Marketing
How we’ve Grown December 2012 2009 An Idea and a Dell Laptop• Certified Project Managers all Courses now available In Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech over the Globe, Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,• World Class Partners, Greece, Hungary, *Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxe• An incredible Executive Team! mbourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romani a, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, *United Kingdom, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Spain, Mexico, US, and Canada
Testimonials:"PRiSMs Corporate Social Responsibility and ProjectManagement integration is key to helping us achieveour sustainability goals"-Kathleen Wong, Program Manager of Supply ChainSocial Responsibility at Adobe Systems.“GPMs PRiSM course was an eye opener in terms of howto effectively integrate sustainable practices into myprojects. Their tools are easy to use and bridge the gapbetween our green initiatives and our project delivery.”-Lincoln Kirsten, Director of SAP Consulting Services atHitachi Consulting“Prior to PRiSM we had held 7 seminars on Green ProjectManagement. GPM’s P5 based PRiSM methodology isthe most tangible and practical solution that we haveseen to date. The focus on processes and productsdirectly links projects to the triple bottom line”.- Pete Marsh, Program Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton
The GPM® Certification Competency Based ISO 17024 Compliant Only one of its kind
The GPM-b Certification Entry Level GPM Credential Knowledge Based First to Leverage ISO:21500Exam Covers:• Project Management Standards ISO 21500• Competencies Knowledge Areas• Terminology• Sustainability Focus• Why Sustainability• PRiSM™• P5™• Sustainability Management Plan• Phases, inputs and outputs• ISO 14001, 26000, 50001, 9001
Globally Recognized Contributors• GPM President • Author – Sustainability In project• Author of PRiSM management• Director of Standards – IPMA- USA • Professor at University of Utrecht• 15 Year Project Manager • Contributor to PMI and IPMA Expert Conferences• PMI Sustainability Community of • Author – Sustainability In project Practice Lead management• ISO 21500 Contributor • IPMA Awards Assessor• Founder PMI Argentina Chapter • Principal Consultant Van Aetsveld• 25 Year Project Manager
Our Courses PRiSM Integrations – 3 hour workshop Focuses on only sustainability aspects of project management PRiSM Foundations – 1 day course Basics of Project Management and Sustainability Course PRiSM Practitioner – 4 day course Advanced Level Project Management Course Instills Competency through Envex Prepares for the GPM-b Certification (New for 2013)