IPMA International Project Management Association

IPMA KIDS/JUNIOR – new pilot project is on!

IPMA Kids/IPMA Junior workshop took place on November 8th in Warsaw, during the 22nd IPMA Poland conference. This “train the trainer” workshop was prepared by dr Joanna Rzempała (IPMA Poland Board Member) – the inventor of the IPMA Kids initiative.

IPMA is working with youngest Project Managers, creating future project professionals and ensure a better understanding of what can be achieved with the project management approach. It is mainly about shaping attitudes and building awareness in the area of project management in children and adolescents.

IPMA started to lead the pilot project of conducting training and workshops supported by volunteers from the “Project” Science Club at the University of Szczecin.
The aim of the pilot project (in Poland and the Netherlands) is to both to share the initiative among young, future project managers as well as encourage IPMA trainers to join the project and spread it. In general, the course project objectives are: create PM awareness, develop PM competence for school projects, develop ethical behaviour.

Friday’s class included both training block and workshop part. During the event, there were 34 kids engaged (age from 7 to 12) in the process of organised workshop activity. The representants of two primary schools from the Warsaw area (Szkoła Podstawowa nr 307, Warsaw and Szkoła KOLUMBUS Błonie) took part in an engaging workshop dedicated to the project of building a “highway ball”.

The youngest Project Managers delivered their projects with great success and received IPMA Junior Certificates. The certificates are an important confirmation of workshop completion and their competence in project management for the participants.

The pilot projects are on the run and we will be informing you about all IPMA Kids future developments.