Since abdi accredited courses were developed more than 10 years ago, some 3,000 people have participated in them. They have come from the UK, Finland, Germany, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Thailand, Singapore, China, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh & several South East European countries. Approximately 20% of those who have taken the initial course, now at QCF Level 5, have progressed to higher levels.
abdi has has developed its courses and its individual learner support to address the demands of the public, the private and the not-for-profit sectors.
In the public sector, a major has been on the Health Service in England and Scotland. Around 1,000 health professionals have been trained. Further training has been done in the police, fire and ambulance services
In the private sector, banks, the motor industry, engineering, telecoms, the food and drink and the hospitality industries have been a focus.
In the not-for-profit sector, international development (again some 1,000 professionals trained), culture and the arts, housing and local community organisations have seen the importance of M&E skills.
This began in 2008 when abdi set out to professionalise the work of project, programme and functional managers responsible for planning, monitoring and evaluating projects and programmes.
We have now built a ladder of professional awards to ensure the highest standard of professional practice and conduct. For the development of these awards, abdi was presented with the 2008 award for the most innovative development of ROI at the Global ROI Conference in Dublin in October 2008.
AWARD HOLDERS LIST
Our certificates are the gold standard for planning, measuring and reporting impact.
In the past we have recognised the challenging work done to gain one of them by listing, with their explicit agreement, successful candidates on this website. In the spirit of GDPR, we thought about going back to each one and asking if they were still happy for their names to be included in our honou8s list. But we have lost touch with some. Others may not appreciate being bothered by yet another email.
So we have decided to remove the lists of certificate-holders and focus instead on telling the stories of a few at greater length. The first of these will appear in the autumn.