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Date: 24/01/2023

We are glad to announce that we will continue organising our User groups and other onsite events this year. As QRP International seeks to develop professionals, we started organising User Groups some years ago. The support that we can bring to professionals by not only training them, but also helping them succeed in implementing Best Practices, means a lot to us. Our User Groups are a unique opportunity for professionals to learn and grow. We showcase user stories but also seek to have professionals interact, discuss and network.

QRP International currently organises three different User Groups, one within the theme of the PMO, one for those working in IT Service Management and one that focuses only on the healthcare sector. We decided to have three small and tight communities in order to be able to offer content that really matters for the professional. Communication and updates are shared by means of a newsletter.

PMO User Group

The road to successfully implementing a Best Practice is often hard and lonely as a strategic PMO is just a few (or even one) person(s) within a large organisation. Our PMO User Group has the aim to respond to this need. The goal is to bring similar backgrounds and profiles together to discuss specific topics within PMO management.

We have planned three different PMO User Groups this year, all we held onsite in Brussels. Speakers and specific topics will be decided and communicated in the course of the year. Write down the following dates in your calendar;

  • 21 March
  • 13 juni
  • 28 November

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ITIL User Group

You have followed the course, passed the exam and are now a proud owner of an ITIL certificate. But what do you do next, how do you actually apply ITIL on a daily basis? ITIL is created to adopt and adapt, to tailor to your organisation, but that is easier than said. That is why we organise these user groups; to get the users together. Write down the following dates in your calendar;

  • 22 March
  • 14 juni
  • 29 November

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Healthcare User Groups

Our Healthcare User Groups aim to specifically help the hospitals with setting up their PMO. We choose to target them specifically as their sector is very different then others and there is little communication between the different hospitals. With our User Group, we create a free place where Hospital PMO or ITIL users can find one another. Write down the following dates in your calendar;

  • 20 September - PMO FR
  • 21 September - ITIL FR
  • 22 September - PMO NL

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Date: 17/01/2023

As businesses and technologies evolve, the demand for new skills is ever present in a competitive global job market and lifelong learning is essential for success. That is why PeopleCert announces the Continuing Professional Development Programme.

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme is designed to help candidates stay ahead in the competitive labour market. It aims to help candidates thrive in their chosen discipline and keep them up-to-date with the skills and best practices for their professional development.

Part of this programme means that starting from 2023, all Global Best Practice certifications will need to be renewed after three years. This way PeopleCert can assist candidates in their lifelong journey and inspire them to keep on developing their professional skills.

All certifications will have to be renewed every three years and there will be three main renewal paths available:

  1. Retake the same exam: you can renew your certification by retaking the original exam before the renewal date.
  2. Take further courses and certifications: you can renew your certifications by attending another course and taking another exam, within the same product suite, before the renewal date.
  3. Collect and log CPD points (from march 2023): you can renew and keep your certification by collecting and logging so-called CPD (continuing professional development) points. More information will be provided soon.

Renewing a certification for current certification holders

If you are already certified in one of the Best Practices that PeopleCert offers, you will have to follow one of the above renewal paths in order to keep your certification. This means that:

  • If certified before June 2020: candidates will have until 1 July 2023 to renew their certification, regardless of their original award date.
  • If certified after June 2020: candidates will have to renew their certification(s) within 3 years of the original award date.

The Continuing Professional Development programme will be for all global best practice certification groups which include:

For any questions, please reach out to us anytime.

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Date: 14/11/2022
From the 14th to the 27th November 2022 we offer you a 30% discount on all our E-learning courses! AgilePM-Foundation-E-learningITIL-Foundation-E-learningPRINCE2-Agile-E-learningPRINCE2-E-learning   Have a look at our E-Learning Offer:  

6 Reasons to choose an E-Learning Training

  1. Explanatory videos: our experts created a series of clear and interactive videos to teach you the method, help you pass your exam(s), and apply it to your projects
  2. Interactive readings: the interactive readings go deeper into some key concepts; so you can refer to these readings if you would like to learn more about the recommended actions when applying the method
  3. Mock exam questions: in each lesson you will find a number of multiple choice questions to simulate the real exam experience
  4. 6 months access minimum: take the time you need to study as you will have access to the online learning platform for 6 to 10 months (depending on the online course you chose), so within this time frame you can set your own schedule and divide the workload as you like
  5. MemoTrainer: QRP uses the MemoTrainer™ system designed to challenge learners by selective repetition and smart exercises to activate knowledge and stimulate long term memory
  6. Tutor support: our E-learning solution is based on an easy structure and meant to be self explanatory, however for any questions you might have you can contact your tutor about the lessons you just covered
The offer is valid from the 14th to the 27th of November and is limited to 3 E-learning packages per company. Book your E-learning now!   For any questions; feel free to contact us.
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Date: 24/10/2022

We are happy to announce that QRP International is one of the launching partners of the PM² Group. The PM² Group is a non-profit consortium of professionals and organisations that facilitate and promote the usage of the PM² project management methodology.

What is the PM² Project Management Methodology?

PM² is a project management methodology developed by the European Commission. Its purpose is to enable Project Managers to deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations by effectively managing the entire lifecycle of their projects. PM² has been developed and supported by the European Union Institutions, with their projects in mind but is transferable to projects in any organisation.

Until the end of 2016, the PM² Methodology and Certification was only available to the staff of EU institutions. With the OpenPM² Initiative, the European Commission decided to provide open access to the PM² Project Management Methodology beyond purely EU institutions and including Contractors, Member States and finally all European citizens. PM² captures the experience of EU institutions from managing thousands of projects, change initiatives, programmes and grants.

What is the purpose of the PM² Group?

The purpose of the PM Group is to facilitate access to PM² learning materials, training, and PM² Certification for non-EU staff members. The PM² group is the first public PM² certification program to comply with the internal certification program of the European Commission for EU staff.

Like all the other members, QRP International is an active contributor and supporter of the PM² Methodology and works to establish a foundation for better and more efficient European projects.

The PM² Group is the first organisation to offer a public certification based on the internal certification guidelines of the European Commission with the same certification levels for theoretical and practical knowledge.

Why choose the PM² Group Certification?

The PM² Group offers PM² Project Management Methodology courses in accordance with the European Commission, Centre of Excellence in PM² (CoEPM²), to non-EU staff. QRP International is part of the PM² Group, the only certification institute that meets the European Commission’s standards. Both certification programmes have exams with the same covered topics, the required level of understanding, number of questions, passing score, and exam time. For the first time, non-EU staff can now be certified the same way as EU staff.

In short, the PM² Group Certification:

  • Offers a Programme and exam which align 100% to the EU syllabus
  • Is equivalent to the internal EU Certification programme
  • Is available in multiple European languages, among which English, French, Italian, Spanish & German

Who is the PM² Group Certification for?

PM² helps establish a common project management language and process for projects across organisations, increase effectiveness, collaboration efficiency and success in the coordination of projects in the EU.

Using PM² is especially effective for managing projects within:

  • European institutions
  • Public Administrations and non-governmental organisations
  • Service Providers to these administrations and institutions
  • European coordinated or funded projects
  • Private companies with a significant project portfolio.

The PM² Foundation certification is aimed at Project Managers and aspiring Project Managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects.

Would you like to learn more about the PM² Project Management Methodology? Take a look at our website or write to us for more information!

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Date: 11/10/2022

Every year in October, the teams of the QRP Group, QRP International and QRPeople unite their forces to raise awareness for breast cancer.

This year, we handed out "handmade" creations of Charlène and Manon from Atelier Celcius to have our employees proudly wear Pink October pins. In this way, QRP participates in its own way to support and raise awareness of the campaign against breast cancer. All profits of the pins are donated to the Breast Cancer Research.

Why Pink October?

Belgium has the highest rate of breast cancer in the world. It affects 11,000 women, which means 1 out of 8. The objective of Pink October is an organized screening programme within your country in order to detect breast cancer early and reduce mortality. If breast cancer is detected early, it can be cured in almost 90% of the cases.

Pink October is a prevention campaign highlighting the risks of breast cancer and promoting scientific research as well as support for women and men (yes, men too!) who unfortunately are affected by this medical condition.

Through our initiative (and all those organized around the world), we like to promote breast cancer screening.

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Date: 01/08/2022
What if you took advantage of the Summer to learn? Combining business with pleasure is now possible with QRP International's E-learning solution. This summer, we offer you a 25% discount on all our E-learning packages! Did you know that if you take one hour of training a day, you could be certified in less than a month? Alternatively, you can extend your learning time until Fall or Winter.   Summer Promo QRP E-learning Offer   Have a look at our E-learning offer and choose between: - PRINCE2 Foundation - PRINCE2 Practitioner - PRINCE2 Combi - AgilePM Foundation - ITIL Foundation What better way to showcase your skills and stand out to recruiters before the start of the new school year than with a new certification? Our E-learning courses are available 100% in French or English. Learn when you want, where you want! The offer is valid until 31/08/2022 and is limited to 3 E-learning packages per company. Book your E-learning now!
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