Project Management, a compulsory course of the fifth year of study at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, has been recognized by the IPMA Education & Training Registration System (IPMA REG system), a global network of quality courses/programs in the field of Project Management, and from this year included in the IPMA scheme of continuing professional development. This way students not only have the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to be competitive in the labour market, but also to collect CPD hours required for the certification process according to the IPMA 4-LC and Agile system.
On Thursday, July 9, 2020, IPMA Vice President Profession Development Dr Mladen Vukomanović, Vice Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Projects Dr Sanja Sever Mališ and IPMA Profession Development Manager Dr Rebeka D. Vlahov Golomejić presented IPMA REG CPD Record & Proof of Participation to the first generation of students who attended the registered course (a total of 56 students deserved CPD Record & Proof of Participation, but due to special circumstances, only eight of them were gathered at the ceremony). According to Dr Mladen Vukomanović, students “thus took the first step towards professional development in the field of project management and became part of the international IPMA family.”
From the right: IPMA Vice President Profession Development Dr Mladen Vukomanović, Vice Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Projects Dr Sanja Sever Mališ and IPMA Profession Development Manager Dr Rebeka D. Vlahov Golomejić
Martina Radanović: “Project management is an important part of every part of our lives. It was an amazing opportunity to be a part of this course and learn as much as we could through real-life practice. ”
Gabrijela Gaiser: “I am extremely grateful to have been a part of this course that gave me insight into working with interesting new people and taught me how to deal with short project deadlines. We overcame all disagreements during teamwork and, guided by a common goal, we managed to turn our ideas into a successful portfolio, which resulted in new, wonderful friendships. “
Mirela Bećirović: “Project management was an excellent course. The combination of the theoretical and practical part was perfect. Thanks to our great professor and her encouragement to contribute to a particular project, I have noticed great improvements in terms of critical thinking, teamwork and time management. “
Matija Jurčić: “The whole course is very exciting because you never know what to expect while the project is going on. It makes a significant contribution to the project management process and I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the topic. “
Dario Varošanec: “Skipping steps is a common practice when organizing projects within a student association. Project Management course showed me how to set up a project properly and make it easier to monitor its success. I believe that the organization of teaching through practice should be applied more often in other courses, and the course Project Management would certainly be useful to listen to in the earlier years of study. “
Krešimir Štruk: “Working on this project has given us a different, more dynamic approach to mastering the curriculum. This type of project has replaced outdated book teaching with work on interesting tasks and responsibilities that we could only solve with good teamwork. With this project, we have gained new friendships, but also a sense of the business world that awaits us after we replace the university chairs with office ones ”.
Klara Dragišić: “Teamwork makes a dream work. That’s exactly how I felt during class. I really liked how we all worked together toward the same goal. The project has shown us that nothing ever goes smoothly and that we need to learn to work on overcoming obstacles and come up with new ways to make it happen. We have gained great skills, knowledge and experience for the real world. I’m happy I was part of it.”
You can read more about IPMA Continuing Professional Development HERE
You can read more about the IPMA scheme for determining continuing professional development hours (CPDs) HERE
You can read more about IPMA CPD register & Proof of Participation and digital badges HERE
You can read more about IPMA REG System, registered courses/programmes and application process HERE