Ask Devex: How valuable are project management certifications?

An excerpt from this month’s Ask Devex event. Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

During this month’s event, Kate Warren, Devex executive vice president, discussed the value of project management certifications. Generally, it’s never a bad thing for your career development to pursue a project management certification, she advised.

The development sector has been a little behind other sectors in valuing or requiring these types of certifications — but things are starting to change, said Warren. Employers are increasingly looking for these certifications when hiring, and some are investing in these trainings for their current employees.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.