Participatory Project Management

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Enclosed in this blog are a number of useful resources for the development or humanitarian practitioner.  Many of these are covered in the Module 5 of the online DRM program, these including project management tools such as the Project Management Cycle (PMC) and Project Design Document (PDD), as well as participatory tools such as the Ten Seed Technique (TST) and Seasonal Calendar.  Many of these resources are included in the TorqAid Toolkit  –

Online PDRM program

Our next online accredited Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program commences its teaching program on the 26th July. This consists of five modules, and covers contemporary topics such as key diagrams explaining natural disasters; humanitarian competencies and codes of conduct; risk management; complex emergencies/crises; climate change; and the effect of Covid-19 on all this.

Train Like a Champion

TorqAid produces a short one page ‘Train like a Champion’ (TLC) article, together with a two day ‘Train Like a Champion’ (TLC) workshop, and a three day ‘Humanitarian Train Like a Champion’ (HTLC) variant of this. This material is designed for the humanitarian or development practitioner who is required to teach or facilitate in the field, but yet who has no formal training or capacity building background.

Twelve Teaching Tips

TorqAid has developed a ‘one pager’ of Twelve Teaching Tips for development or humanitarian practitioners who do not have any formal background in teaching, training or facilitation.

Project Management Cycle

The Project Management Cycle (PMC) clearly illustrates the three key stages of Project Planning, Implementation & Post Implementation. The PMC is also a key component of the TorqAid Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshop, as well as the development of the Project Design Document (PDD). The PMC lay at the heart of a customised inter-state PPM workshop which was facilitated by TorqAid in early April 2019, mainly for practitioners involved in Aboriginal community development projects in Outback and remote Australia.

Online DRM Program

Enclosed here is the TorqAid online accredited Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program for 2018, with our next cohort of students running from Sept-Nov 2018 (people can also study at their own pace). There are six modules on offer, four related to Disaster Risk Management (DRM); one focusing on Participatory Project Management (PPM); and the sixth on Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs), with the Rohingya crisis, Syria, and Yemen as our main case studies. People can choose to study however many modules they wish, although all six modules plus the assignment questions are required for university accreditation.

PPM Training

Since 2002, TorqAid has facilitated over 65 Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops both across Australia and overseas.  Australian locations have included some specialist work with indigenous communities.  PPM is now taught in two formats, namely as contracted PPM accredited workshops by individual clients; and as the Module 4 (PPM) of the online accredited Disaster Risk […]

TorqAid Training

Chris Piper, the TorqAid CEO, is an experienced Global Humanitarian & Development Practitioner, teacher/trainer/facilitator, and researcher.  With regards teaching/training/facilitation in the global humanitarian/development sector, four separate, but complementary, levels of training are offered: Accredited 3-4 day Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) and Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops A new two day Train like a Champion […]

TorqAid Toolkit

The TorqAid toolkit is a useful compendium of practical resources for the development/humanitarian practitioner or tertiary/secondary student. It consists of two sections – TorqAid training and key humanitarian/development-related articles. The November/December 2021 version can be accessed here. It includes the November update of the Covid-19 Summary Sheet, as well as a useful Humanitarian/Development Bibliography, which highlights on pages 7-10, a number of key BBC articles relating to Climate Change and the recent COP26 conference.

Teach like a Champion

Enclosed are twelve ‘Teach like a Champion’ (TLAC) teaching tips. One of the challenges facing development and humanitarian practitioners in the field is that they are invariably and regularly faced with teaching and capacity building situations. These tips are designed for those people who have not necessarily received any formal training in the art and […]