The 2017 Summer School aims to contribute to the 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development focusing on "Sustainable Tourism between product development and carrying capacity".
The Summer School will bring together key representatives of the tourism sector: donors, policy makers, industry representatives, project management practitioners, academics and entrepreneurs to share practices on how to plan and manage sustainable tourism projects and how effectively monitor sustainable project management benefits within the tourism sector.
The Summer School is the PM4SD™ annual event, promoting it as the methodology to apply in tourism projects and to discuss the professionalization of project management in sustainable tourism.
PM4SD, Project Management for Sustainable Development, is a methodology and qualification for designing and managing tourism projects with success.
PM4SD is based on PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments), a structured method for effective project management, the “de facto” standard used extensively by the UK Government and widely recognised and used in the public and private sector, both in the UK and internationally.
PM4SD applies whenever an organisation needs to plan and manage a sustainable tourism initiative, as it:
- provides a guarantee for public authorities that the project will be transformed into concrete actions with clearly defined roles and responsibilities and that these actions will have a real impact on local communities;
- helps governments and companies to plan transparently and not to forget that every action must have corresponding benefits; and
- is a practice to be adopted for participatory, transparent and effective management.
As part of our efforts to promote training and professional development opportunities in the tourism industry, our Industry Opportunities section highlights various events and programs that are relevant to tourism professionals. If your organization offers training programs and other professional development opportunities, and would like to spread the word through the TrainingAid network, please let us know (media [at] trainingaid.org)!