PM4SD: a successful 5 days training event in Cardiff to boost leadership and cooperation in tourism

Cardiff Met recently hosted a professional development course in Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD) – the first course of its kind in Wales.

PM4SD is an APMG International qualification that helps design and manage transformative projects and initiatives with:

  • integrated sustainability principles
  • benefits oriented approach
  • stakeholders engagement
  • a clear pathway to sustainability
  • a management methodology

The pilot course in Cardiff brought together 18 European delegates selected from the UK, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, The Netherlands and Germany, who successfully completed the Foundation and Practitioner Course. Participants were senior tourism planners, marketing experts, senior project managers and consultants, trainers, academics, researchers. The different background transformed the training event in a powerful peer to peer event.

The cohort included six members of staff from the Tourism, Hospitality & Events and Business Management departments in the Cardiff School of Management, with the view to becoming the first University in Wales to become an accredited training organisation in PM4SD.

The professional development course, which included two different levels, Foundation and Practitioner, was organised by the Cardiff School of Management, on behalf of the Erasmus + project Co-operation for Leadership in Tourism (CoLead Tourism). This training, which is part of a blended training, was the second event organized within the project. CoLead Tourism is a two-year project led by the consortium of Cardiff Met, Jlag, University of Malta and Bulgaria Economic Forum. The project aims to transfer, develop and innovate tourism knowledge based practices into innovative, professional and vocational teaching, training materials and methods using capacity-building tools, a new online platform and case study materials.

The expereince in Cardiff has inlcuded a very nice reception at the University and a very tasty dinner at a local pub.

During the training event Jonathan Karkut, from TouchTD, has presented another Erasmus Initiative, the SMARTOUR project and the online training tool

Why not join the annual PM4SD Summer School in Calabria, Italy to know more, network and share your management experience:

For further information about the next PM4SD course in Wales, please contact Dr. Sheena Carlisle – or Silvia Barbone for details of International courses: For more information about the Co-Lead project follow our website.



Co-Lead Tourism Project won Best project for Leadership in the Visitor Economy

The Co-Lead Tourism Project won the ATHE Award “Best project for Leadership in the Visitor Economy”. 

The Association of Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE) Awards  scheme celebrates the impact that teaching, learning and research in tourism can have on society. 

The Association is striving to ensure that the case for tourism in higher education is heard by the relevant stakeholders and sees this award scheme as recognising excellence with regards to:
Building leadership and management capacity in the visitor economy
Understanding global complexity through tourism.

Co-Lead Tourism Project won the Best project award under the category “Leadership in the Visitor Economy”, as PM4SD has been recognised as a leadership management training certification for the tourism industry.

The awards were presented at the annual conference at Cardiff Metropolitan University 7-9th December 2016. Sheena Carlisle

Pics Tim Dickeson 9-12-2016 ATHE Conference Day 2
Pics Tim Dickeson 9-12-2016 ATHE Conference Day 2

and Andrew Jones

Pics Tim Dickeson 9-12-2016 ATHE Conference Day 2
Pics Tim Dickeson 9-12-2016 ATHE Conference Day 2

presented the Co-Lead Project and received the award. 

Download the presentation here:Colead Tourism Project2

To know more about PM4SD: click here.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the PM4SD training in Cardiff (3rd-7th April 2017)