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Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

Gateway 2 - Lindsey Street Bridge Strengthening

Report of the Director of the Built Environment


The Town Clerk gave the Sub Committee an update on the Project Management Academy. The Town Clerk confirmed that the Project Management Academy training course had now been awarded professional accreditation. Seventy were currently signed up to the Academy, with plans to allocate the remaining thirty licenses. Communications on the professional accreditation were being prepared and regular updates would be provided for the Sub Committee.


Members of the Sub Committee expressed their congratulations and thanks to the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and officers for this achievement, which had been set out as an aspiration by the Chairman at the start of his tenure.


In response to questions from Members, the Town Clerk advised that course length could take up to forty hours of training, but would vary according to the candidate’s level of experience and existing qualifications, and whilst the Academy was currently aimed at the City of London for the time being, an expanded offer was under consideration.


The Chairman advised that there would be graduation ceremonies for those completing the course to which Members would be invited, and that conversations were underway about an expanded offer and sharing learning with other local authorities.  The Chairman added that he would discuss further promotion of the Project Management Academy with the Chair of Policy & Resources.


The Chairman, on behalf of the Sub Committee, then gave thanks to officers Rohit Paul and Ola Obadara for their huge amounts of work across the organisation in delivering Academy and the accreditation.

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