School of Project Management awards first international certificates
BP on behalf of its co-venturers, hosted an SPM graduation event in Baku today during which over 50 graduates received their international Masters Certificates in Project Management. These included representatives of oil and gas, government, engineering and construction, marine and geology, education, banking and finance, telecoms and other sectors.
Addressing the event Seymour Khalilov, BP’s Vice-President, Communications and External Affairs, said: “We are very pleased that BP has the opportunity to mark its 20th anniversary in Azerbaijan by a series of remarkable events. SPM first graduation ceremony is one of such events. BP and its co-venturers are really proud to be involved in establishment of Azerbaijan’s first School of Project Management which has already proven to be a successful and most importantly sustainable tool of training of local managers. The fact that about 150 managers representing both private and public sectors were trained through SPM during the first year and about 50 of them have qualified for international Masters Certificates is an outstanding outcome. We are very hopeful that this success will continue in the future and it will be a substantial contribution to enhancing the local project management capability.”
Notes to Editors:
BP and its co-venturers announced in January 2011 that they would contribute one million dollars to establish a new School of Project Management (SPM) in Azerbaijan.
SPM was designed as a tool to provide private and public sector representatives access to a globally-recognized, comprehensive project management programme. It focuses on simultaneous goals of improving immediate project management performance and establishing long-term project management capability in the country.
SPM curriculum consists of seven modules - Managing Projects, Project Leadership, Management and Communication, Risk Management, Scheduling and Cost Control, Quality for Project Managers, Project Management Applications, and Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation.
The SPM training is conducted by ESI International - a leading project management training and solutions company, in collaboration with Khazar University.
Tamam Bayatly at BP’s Press Office in Baku, tel.: +994 (0)12 437 7573
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