In an era where environmental sustainability and responsible project management are at the forefront of global concerns, our Accredited Training Partners community is constantly growing. A Swiss-based training center – STS Sauter Training & Simulation SA align with Green Project Management.
We have the opportunity to discussed with Patrick Lehmann – CEO of STS, about the driving forces that led STS to take this strategic step and explore how this partnership fits into their overarching mission. We will delve into their motivations, the ways in which this partnership aligns with their core mission, and how they envision incorporating GPM’s principles into their already impressive training offerings. Join us as we unravel the story behind STS’s strategic shift and gain insight into the impact they aspire to make in the realm of sustainable project management.
What does your organization do?
Our organization is a leading international training and consulting company specializing in project management and sustainability practices, based in Switzerland. We offer a wide range of training programs, certifications preparation & consulting services to help individuals and organizations improve their project management capabilities while integrating environmentally responsible and sustainable practices into their projects.
Why did you decide to become an Accredited Training Partner of Green Project Management?
We decided to become an Accredited Training Partner of Green Project Management (GPM) because we firmly believe in the importance of sustainability in project management. GPM provides a comprehensive and internationally recognized framework that allows us to offer high-quality training and certification programs to our clients. By aligning ourselves with GPM, we can contribute to promoting sustainable project management practices globally and drive positive change in the industry.
What is important to you in the project management model developed and promoted by GPM?
The project management model developed and promoted by GPM aligns with our core values and priorities. What is most important to us in this model is the integration of sustainability principles into every stage of the project lifecycle. GPM’s approach emphasizes the importance of environmental, social, and economic aspects, ensuring that projects not only deliver successful outcomes but also have a positive impact on the environment and society.
What are your plans for introducing GPM training and certification to your offer?
Our plans for introducing GPM training and certification involve incorporating GPM’s curriculum into our existing project management programs. We will offer specialized courses that focus on sustainable project management practices based on GPM principles. Additionally, we will provide certification opportunities for professionals who want to validate their knowledge and expertise in this area. Through our extensive network, we aim to reach a wide audience and create a community of skilled and environmentally-conscious project managers.
Why should service providers and consultants include sustainable project management based on the GPM approach in their offerings?
Service providers and consultants should include sustainable project management based on the GPM approach in their offerings for several compelling reasons. Firstly, with increasing global awareness of environmental issues, clients and stakeholders are demanding more sustainable practices in projects. By incorporating sustainable principles, service providers can demonstrate their commitment to environmentally responsible project management, attracting socially conscious clients.
Secondly, sustainable projects often prove to be more cost-effective and have better long-term viability. GPM’s approach emphasizes optimizing resource utilization, reducing waste, and enhancing overall project efficiency. This results in cost savings for clients and improved project success rates, which can boost a service provider’s reputation and attract more business opportunities.
Lastly, promoting sustainable project management aligns with the broader trend of organizations becoming more socially and environmentally responsible. By offering GPM-based services, consultants and service providers can differentiate themselves in the market and position themselves as agents of positive change, which can lead to increased demand for their services.
Why do you think it is worthwhile to become GPM certified?
Becoming GPM certified offers several valuable benefits for professionals in the project management industry. Firstly, it provides a recognized credential that demonstrates an individual’s proficiency in sustainable project management. GPM certification is respected globally and can open doors to career advancement opportunities and higher-paying roles.
Secondly, the GPM certification process equips professionals with essential knowledge and skills to integrate sustainability into their projects effectively. This includes understanding environmental impact assessment, eco-friendly procurement practices, and social responsibility considerations. As organizations increasingly prioritize sustainability, GPM-certified professionals become more valuable assets to their employers.
Furthermore, GPM certification allows professionals to contribute to global sustainability efforts actively. By applying sustainable principles in their projects, certified individuals play an active role in mitigating environmental impacts, promoting social welfare, and advancing the broader goals of sustainable development.
In summary, GPM certification offers a chance to grow professionally, make a positive difference in the world, and stay relevant in a changing business landscape where sustainability is becoming a central focus.
About Patric Lehmann and STS:
Patrick Lehmann, lic. phil. I, MBA, PMP®, CEO of STS – the project management training company.
STS Sauter Training & Simulation SA – a Swiss-based training center – deploys highly tailored training programs in numerous national and international companies of all industries. Furthermore, it prepares hundreds of candidates for different project
Contact with STS:
Phone: +41 21 510 11 50