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Project Management

A distinction can be made between:

  • Skills development (individuals)
  • Organization Development (entities)
  • Community development (e.g. public engagement)

Making this distinction helps to explain how a "project management" role emerges for C4L.

Skills Development

C4L is accreditated as a training provider for End User Computing.  However, government regulations for computer training have changed.  This has moved the goalposts to a higher threshold than this entry-level training that we offer.

At this time, C4L would opt for a trilateral configuration.  That is, with C4L appointed as the Client's project manager, in tandem with other accredited training providers who train the Learners at higher levels.

Organization Development

A good example of Leadership training is when we work with the Boards of nonprofits and cooperatives. We work with a functioning team (namely that Board), and the results strengthen its organization or entity.  Key issues like Vision and Strategy cannot be formulated by individuals, they are "corporate" functions.  Usually such training is "non-accredited" because it is not delivered to one individual.

As a Project Manager, C4L can assume certain roles such as OD and entry-level computer skills training, while outsourcing the rest to partner training providers.

Although we work in civil society, the poor functioning of SOE Boards is one reason that "state capture" has allowed about R100 billion to be lost to the Treasury.  It is equally important in nonprofits and cooperatives that their governance structures function well.

Community Development

In this way, C4L remains anchored in a community development role which is typical of nonprofits working mainly in development.  This devolves much of the "skills development" to local providers, each with their own specialisms.

Project management is a kind of coordination role, steering the diverse actors and stakeholders and providing monitoring, reporting and evaluation. 

This is C4L's "natural habitat".  We sometimes call it public-private partnership because the Client or Donor may be from the public sector and training providers can be from either public or private sector.  C4L is from the voluntary nonprofit sector often called Civil Society.  In such Joint Venture, it is important to agree who is the Lead Agency and that is the "project management" role that C4L frequently assumes.

We welcome you to get in contact with us to discuss how we can assist you with your project management needs.