Shell Project Academy joins industry leaders

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Posted by APM on 12th Nov 2010

By gaining corporate accreditation, Shell Project Academy joins the ranks of leading organisations in project management for its project engineering competence development. This achievement represents a major milestone in the academys six-year history and is a significant step for Shells position in competence development for project engineering in the wider industry.

Head of Shell Project Academy, Dick Wynberg accepted the accreditation certificate from APM Chief Executive, Andrew Bragg during a presentation in October. Dick Wynberg said: It is an honour to have achieved this accreditation as recognition of the quality of our competence development programme. APM has strict quality requirements, and this process helps the continued development of professionalism of our Project Skill pool.

Andrew Bragg said: As part of its drive to champion project professionalism, APM is delighted to welcome Shell to the ranks of leading organisations whose competence development activity recognises the value of APMs five dimensions of professionalism.

APM Corporate Accreditation allows organisations to demonstrate to their customers, suppliers and employees that they are committed to the highest standards of project management professional development. Accredited companies are able to attract and retain the best project management talent in the country. The assessment of an organisations professional development scheme gives stakeholders confidence of its dedication to developing project professionals.

Shell Project Academy serves the competence development process of the project engineering skill pool, and offers a suite of learning events co-created with leading universities. It also co-ordinates mentoring within the skill pool, community engagement, learning on-the-job and career growth, as well as assessment and accreditation, framed in a Pentagon approach. In being externally focused, the Project Academy participates in industry benchmarking, as well as working with partner universities and other world-class project academies to learn best practices that can be used to improve the programme.

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