Learning & Development

Knowledge put to practical use is wisdom and when applied through method, has the power to change the world.

Verdandi learning and development is aimed at people delivering and realising benefits from change. We meet the learning needs of all people from those just requiring a project discipline to help them succeed in their day job to those who wish to make project management a career choice.

We teach them what to do, how to do it - and equip them to succeed. We develop people's capability, transfer essential know-how and skills, and help them adopt the required behaviours needed to perform effectively.

Our courses, workshops and events are facilitated by expert trainers who know the course they are teaching and understand the subject in depth.


  • Competent and confident individuals expertly trained and developed in the required skills, processes and behaviours
  • Increased capability to deliver successful projects, realise benefits from change and increase competitive edge
  • Raised workforce potency, giving your organisation more agility and capacity for change
  • Value-led culture embedded in your business for financial gain and commercial advantage.
  • Range of Courses

    Foundation Training courses focussed on specific roles in your project community are based on Successful Project Management™ (SPM) methodology. Courses are:

  • Sponsoring Strategic Change
  • Applying Programme Management
  • Sponsoring Successful Projects
  • Leading Successful Projects
  • Working in a Project Environment
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Accelerated Learning is used to help people unlock their potential and receive practical support, according to their personal needs, as they encounter new or greater challenges. Opportunities include:

  • Partnering
  • Master Classes
  • Skill Boosts
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Creative Development is aimed at helping people and teams to think differently, perform effectively and take responsibility. Events include:

  • Creative Thinking
  • Team Zip
  • Dedicated courses are scheduled to meet your demand or places are available on public courses.


    We help you build the learning opportunities into your academy curriculum, aligned to required management behaviours. Course materials can be tailored to suit specific needs and branded to your requirements.

    Competency Assessment

    Using Verdandi's competency assessment process, we work with mindset and behaviour experts to assess your candidates and select the potential 'high-flyers' for professional development.

    Performance Measurement

    We will work with you to:

  • Agree the required outcomes and ROI
  • Set targets for both individuals and the organisation
  • Establish your performance measurement criteria so that you can evidence progress towards your goal.
  • Certification & Qualification

    PMI Certification

    The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a US certification process, founded around the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). There are three levels of PMI certification:

  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • Project Management Professional
  • Certified Associate in Project Management
  • To be eligible for the PgMP credential, you must meet specific guidelines that objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge, and undergo a rigorous application process as well as three assessments. You also must agree to adhere to the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

    The education experience requires the candidates to undertake a variety of training courses whilst gaining practical experience of delivering projects and programmes over several years.

    The SPM handbook is similar in purpose to the PMBoK sourcebook which explains 'what to do' in project management. The SPM Handbook differs in that it explains what to do and 'how to' manage projects. It comes with an integrated toolkit that enables people to immediately put their learning into practice.

    All of Verdandi's learning counts to the total education experience needed to gain PMI certification. Once sufficient training points and experience are gained it just requires candidates to study thePMBoK and pass the exam to gain Certified Associate status. www.pmi.org

    PRINCE2 Qualification

    PRINCE2 Qualification requires separate training aimed specifically at learning the PRINCE2 framework. www.prince2.com

    APM Qualification

    The Association of Project Managers offers qualifications for Project Managers based on its own sourcebook. www.apm.org.uk

    ISEB Qualification

    The Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) in the UK has approved SPM as a suitable foundation methodology for candidates seeking qualifications in project management involving IT development and implementation. www.bcs.org/iseb

    What our clients say…

    "Since the acquisition and becoming the 5th biggest food retailer in the UK, the food business has been transformed. This has been the biggest project ever undertaken by any UK retailer. It has involved 64 large-scale projects with 600 people working in project teams' The financial benefits have exceeded plan by £100m and all this has been achieved in 18 months."

    Verdandi trained 200 people specifically for the integration from executive sponsors to project team members and continue to train 100 people a year as project leaders, including the annual graduate intake.

    What candidates say…

    "Fantastic course. Really enjoyed it. Good practical examples and tools which I can take away and use - unlike other courses which focus on terminology and process. Both trainers helpful, friendly and engaging."

    "Excellent course. The role of Project Leader and use of appropriate tools and techniques is clear. Would definitely recommend."

    "It was a great course, delivered in a high quality professional environment. Thank you for all your expert advice on project management, I am sure it will be part of my success in the future."

    "I have attended many courses over the last ten years and I would say that this course, in my opinion, rates above them all."

    Please contact us at Verdandi for further information.

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