Our Services » Training » Project Management

  • Have you got projects that have gone off the rails?
  • Have you got projects that you don’t know how to start?
  • Are your projects keeping you awake at night?
  • Would you like to learn some practical things that can make project management a lot easier and more successful?

We have designed and built project management training that is real world and pragmatic. This incorporates methods, processes and tools that we have developed to project manage projects that we are involved with. We use these on real projects and then train others how to use them.

The main goal is Less Stress – More Success.

A leading expert in the world on the topic of stress (Dr Dereck Rogers) taught us that stress does two things:

  1. It makes you miserable
  2. It makes you die younger.

As such, we have developed tools and techniques that take a lot of the stress out of project management.

One of the most useful techniques we have developed is the Right Track Workshop.

We are the Society of Local Government Managers’ (SOLGM) preferred trainer for project management. SOLGM’s members are staff at councils throughout New Zealand.

Workshops

We have a mix of project management training workshops:

  • Half day workshop for senior leadership teams
  • One day workshop
  • Two day workshop.

These workshops are at an introductory level. Having said that, we have trained some very experienced project managers and they have always got a lot out of the training.

Click here for more information about our project management workshop.

Clients

Clients that we have done specific project management training for include:

  • ACC
  • Ashburton District Council
  • AsureQuality
  • Buller District Council
  • ECL Group
  • Far North District Council
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Grey District Council
  • Hamilton City Council
  • Hauraki District Council
  • Hutt City Council
  • Inland Revenue
  • Invercargill City Council
  • Kaipara District Council
  • Kapiti Coast District Council
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Masterton District Council
  • Ministry of Primary Industries
  • Nelson City Council
  • Otago Regional Council
  • Palmerston North City Council
  • Queenstown-Lakes District Council
  • Rangitikei District Council
  • Rotorua Lakes Council
  • Ruapehu District Council
  • Selwyn District Council
  • SOLGM
  • SOLGM – EA/PA Conference
  • SOLGM Committee Advisors conference (15/7/13)
  • South Waikato District Council
  • Tararua District Council
  • Taupo District Council
  • Tauranga City Council
  • Te Maru o Ruahine Trust
  • Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • Thames Coromandel District Council
  • Timaru District Council
  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • Waikato District Council
  • Waitaki District Council
  • Wellington City Council
  • Western Bay of Plenty District Council
  • Westland District Council
  • Whanganui District Council

Better than I thought! Very good practice, nice re-caps and self-learning. Most stuff seems obvious, it's just the doing!

Haydn W, Tauranga City Council

James J, Tauranga City Council

Excellent workshop with fantastic resources and excellent tools to enable better project planning in future

Dani J, Tauranga City Council

Excellent workshop , the challenge now for me is to proactively use what I have learnt.

Maree N, Tauranga City Council

Coming to do a course like this, you always consider the possibility that it is going to be a waste of time… or boring!! This course was neither of these. Having never done PM before, I now feel like I could run a project with ease.

Tamsin O, Tauranga City Council

Good flow, engaging trainer, learnt heaps.

Linda B, Tauranga City Council

The course is excellent, well planned and implemented. This informal style is conclusive to learning

Karen G, Tauranga City Council

This was my very first foray into the world of professional Project Management, having lead only volunteer projects in the past. I was thrilled to learn that I have been doing things correctly in the volunteer sphere and that the professional world is not so different after all.

Angela R, Tararua District Council

Very informative but in a fun way

Rebecca F, Tauranga City Council

Kimberley S, Tararua District Council

Janine S, Tauranga City Council

Even though it was rushed it was a great course with some great information. I usually go to sleep during this type of presentation however I was kept interested right throughout the course and therefore awake.

Paddy D, Tararua District Council

Great facilitation and good focus on people and behaviors. Lots of useful tools

Doug S, Tauranga City Council

Charismatic, engaging, and entertaining speaker without the bumf - on message, on time, and very useful information

Tamara J, Tararua District Council

I do realise that we were given the trimmed down version due to time constraints - perhaps the full workshop would have taken the topics to the full conclusions that I was hoping for.

Joy K, Tararua District Council

I really enjoyed that it was only a half-day course as I can get a little restless in the afternoon's on a course

Nichola T, ACC

I enjoyed the steady pace and all the group interaction. I also enjoyed the fact that it was over four hours!

Linday J, ACC

I found this workshop very useful - there were lots of tips and tricks to take away that could be easily implemented

Sophie L, ACC

Excellent course and great presented but I felt we didn't have enough time

Sara B, ACC

Entertaining stories and useful tools

Brylee W, Nelson City Council

Good course, Frank is a very engaging trainer and made it interesting. For me it was more of a refresher but I think it was really useful for my manager to hear key messages, as I was surprised by the lack of project management since joining NCC 3 months ago.

Diana W, Nelson City Council

Jo M, Nelson City Council

Good systems and tools. Good pace - didn't get bored or distracted

Jock E, Nelson City Council

Very good overall

Lynne H, Nelson City Council

Matt H, Nelson City Council

Far exceeded expectations - especially high fun factor! Provided valuable tools to use for project (and life) management - particularly DOSAC, Right Track, Guiding Principles. Also grateful for access/insight into templates.

Richard F, Nelson City Council

Very engaging, great presenter. Great using real life projects. Great to network with others in organisation.

Shanine H, Nelson City Council

Enjoyed the first day more than the second as I had more energy

Alison P, Kaipara District Council

Bill C, Kaipara District Council

Usable most places - work, home, clubs, etc

Brian A, Kaipara District Council

Excellent training

Chandra D, Kaipara District Council

Very good useful templates. Well presented!

Darlene L, Kaipara District Council

Practical, lively, useful, engaging

Duncan M, Kaipara District Council

Awesome interactive course. Love the philosophy and keeping things simple and always clear. Have a plan!

Leonie G, Kaipara District Council

This course was interactive, interesting, practical for my job

Linda O, Kaipara District Council

Excellent information very usable and can be applied to several situations

Mike C, Kaipara District Council

somewhat confused at start then it came together as it progressed

Paul C, Kaipara District Council

The course was very useful at KDC. I hope staff recognizes and appreciate the importance of project management

Rohit S, Kaipara District Council

Tina R, Kaipara District Council

Violeta K, Kaipara District Council

Enjoyed the first day more than the second as I had more energy

Alison P, Kaipara District Council

Bill C, Kaipara District Council

Usable most places - work, home, clubs, etc

Brian A, Kaipara District Council

Excellent training

Chandra D, Kaipara District Council

Very good useful templates. Well presented!

Darlene L, Kaipara District Council

Practical, lively, useful, engaging

Duncan M, Kaipara District Council

Awesome interactive course. Love the philosophy and keeping things simple and always clear. Have a plan!

Leonie G, Kaipara District Council

This course was interactive, interesting, practical for my job

Linda O, Kaipara District Council

Excellent information very usable and can be applied to several situations

Mike C, Kaipara District Council

somewhat confused at start then it came together as it progressed

Paul C, Kaipara District Council

The course was very useful at KDC. I hope staff recognizes and appreciate the importance of project management

Rohit S, Kaipara District Council

Andy K, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Tina R, Kaipara District Council

Ben L, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Violeta K, Kaipara District Council

Daemon H, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Dama B, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Skills useful and relevant for small projects as well

Eneta M, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Ka pai!

Mareana C, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Frank is a interesting presenter and made the learning fun

Laurissa C, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

I am new at PM so may have exceeded my comprehension in some areas, and or fast-track learning requires common sense. Whew!

Te Araroa W, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Worth the time, good 'take-away' technique

Lauren S, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Tony L, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Great course - confirmed a lot, gained a lot of added knowledge/value.

Jason P, Palmerston North CC

Very good structure to workshop with excellent repetition of key concepts to embed learning. I also appreciated the warts and all" use of real world and personal examples to reinforce the theory.""ery good structure to workshop with excellent repetition of key concepts to emb"

Aaron P, Palmerston North CC

Some useful tools, may come together more when put into practice.

Debra H, Palmerston North CC

Good course and content. Covered a lot.

Jocelyn B, Palmerston North CC

Engaging and practical. Was useful using real examples.

Charlotte G, Palmerston North CC

Good mix of presenter working and participants working.

Brian W, Palmerston North CC

Thanks so much - I feel like I have a place to start to plan and this event isn't such a scary monster after all.

Lisa G, Palmerston North CC

Hossein K, Palmerston North CC

Rob B, Palmerston North CC

Well balanced course, practical and I can start implementing some of the tools right away.

Lili K, Palmerston North CC

Peter M, Kaipara District Council

Simple and practical applications.

Dean N, Kaipara District Council

Practical content. Well explained. Engaging presenter.

Lisa S, Kaipara District Council

Donnick M, Kaipara District Council

Dwayne C, Kaipara District Council

Frank facilitated the course well. He was engaging and delivered pragmatic solutions to project management.

Michaela K, Kaipara District Council

Excellent delivery. Excellent tools that can be used at home and work.

Missy H, Kaipara District Council

Effective tools I can realistically use day to day. Was super helpful using real council projects to practice planning with.

Annie v, Kaipara District Council

I found the course great. I learnt a lot and found it quite interesting about the psychology of getting staff to buy into a project.

Gina K, Kaipara District Council

Frank delivered a great course. Upbeat and held our attention. Great project management concepts. Provided lots of great tips and experience to real life.

Hannah G, Kaipara District Council

Very impressed with the quality and course delivery.

George L, Kaipara District Council

Great learnings. Good pace. Practical with good insights into people.

Helen S, Kaipara District Council

Ali H, Nelson City Council

Good at getting people involved and staying engaged. Nice to work with people from different parts of council. Handy booklet to take away and resources on website.

Jane L, Nelson City Council

Presentation was great. Content was good. Found some of the instruction a bit vague but was covered off in the activities.

Eddie P, Nelson City Council

Great course! Enjoyed by all and learnt additional tools to utilise for project management.

Matt M, Nelson City Council

It's great that it is interactive and fun. I have learnt a lot to take back to work. Great that it is a PM course focused on LG. Totally applicable

Jessica W, Dunedin City Council

Well thought out content to the course and good use of examples that relate to real life situations. Walking the talk.

Paul F, Nelson City Council

Great course. Very useful information

Gavin G, Environment Southland

This has enlightened me as to what I" can contribute to project management. My expectations have been exceeded.""his has enlightened me as to what "I" can contribute to project management. ""is has enlightened me as to what "I" can ""s has e"

Michael O, Nelson City Council

Good range of information provided. Interesting examples of real life experiences

Helen B, Environment Southland

Well done!

Mitch P, Nelson City Council

Interesting, relevant

Antony R, Hawkes Bay District Council

Great format, good to have mix of listening and participating in groups.

Lisa M, Nelson City Council

Very good. I know a bit about PM but now have techniques and told to be able to implement

Stephanie C, Hurunui District Council

Reinforced the need of early planning, the importance of documentation, keeping things on track and nipping problems in the bud early before they fester.

Ian T, Nelson City Council

Sharper and more refined than 2010 version

Stu Kilmister, Kapiti Coast District Council

Clear, concise and practical. Found the session easy to follow - great emphasis on the tools which will be extremely useful in the future. Good use of practical examples.

Gary A, Nelson City Council

Well run and good pace for learning

Graham W, Kapiti Coast District Council

Thank you Frank. I thought you did an excellent job of facilitating, making it look a lot easier than it is. I really enjoyed the 2 days.

Gabrielle T, Nelson City Council

Aldrin A, Kapiti Coast District Council

Haig M, Kapiti Coast District Council

Better, more relatable to point of my career I am at.

Jamal R, Kapiti Coast District Council

Frank you set up a great informally run, extremely informative course that I can take back and use immediately

Dean H, Ruapehu District Council

Enjoyed moving around the room, post its. Engaged. Enjoyed that it wasn't PowerPoint

Rina H, Ruapehu District Council

I found it very clear and well defined. I found the re-cap from the previous day's summary form was very important for met o reinforce the methods and philosophies.

Andrew T, South Waikato District Council

Sandra H, Tasman District Council

Great!

Mark G, Timaru District Council

Very well done course. Funny but has lots of useful practical aspects for project management. Than you very much Frank - greatly appreciated.

Kylie G, Timaru District Council

Delwyn R, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Good easy tools to run through a project

Annetta P, Waikato District Council

Engaging, relevant, positive, chocolates

Mary K, , Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Having not had any theory of project management, I was a bit daunted. But this has made it clearer for me

Clare S, Wellington City Council

Marama C, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Excellent course - both in terms of material - the presenters. The facility has also been excellent. Would love to do more advance course now that I understand the basics

Ceinwyn B, Whanganui District Council

Great interactive, humorous and beneficial 2 days

Dezma T, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Pretty good

Robert A, Far North District Council

Fantastic!

Carey T, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Informative, interesting, engaging

Chris H, Kapiti Coast District Council

Very structured layout, simple delivery with lots of visual tools make it very engage-able

Keriana T, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

After setting up a project within my own team, this was a timely reminder

Glenn W, Upper Hutt City Council

Very informative, very easy to follow guidelines.

Kirstyn P, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Julie Lloyd

Well presented and practical. Should be able to keep up with where projects are at much more easily.

Wendy G, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

The course was run well and had an excellent way it was ran.

Mitchell J, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Very satisfied, just felt that at time more depth could have been given.

Les J, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Excellent workshop, great content, ideas and tools.

Vaughan B, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Contextualizing a lot of the information was often difficult for me and my role situation in the organisation, which had me losing track of where we were at times, but still very very beneficial.

Rowena D, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Learnt new concepts and reinforced existing concepts.

Jackie W, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Outstanding facilitation of a topic that was more than 'introduction' and more than 'Project Management'.

Rachele W, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Delwyn R, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Engaging, relevant, positive, chocolates

Mary K, , Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Marama C, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Great interactive, humorous and beneficial 2 days

Dezma T, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Fantastic!

Carey T, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Very structured layout, simple delivery with lots of visual tools make it very engage-able

Keriana T, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Very informative, very easy to follow guidelines.

Kirstyn P, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Well presented and practical. Should be able to keep up with where projects are at much more easily.

Wendy G, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

The course was run well and had an excellent way it was ran.

Mitchell J, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Very satisfied, just felt that at time more depth could have been given.

Les J, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Excellent workshop, great content, ideas and tools.

Vaughan B, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Contextualizing a lot of the information was often difficult for me and my role situation in the organisation, which had me losing track of where we were at times, but still very very beneficial.

Rowena D, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Learnt new concepts and reinforced existing concepts.

Jackie W, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Outstanding facilitation of a topic that was more than 'introduction' and more than 'Project Management'.

Rachele W, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

It was a great course and I got exactly what I wanted from it - to learn basic tools to start in project management.

Ashlea, Wellington City Council

Fantastic tools for personal and project management use. Just what we were looking for. Thanks for covering our project.

Carol, Rangitikei District Council

Frank is a great facilitator and teacher. Thanks.

Cheska, Queenstown Lakes District Council

Great tools that I have taken away to input into current and future projects.

Connie, Selwyn District Council

Emma, Gore District Council

Thank you for your assistance using examples.

Erin, Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Frank created an easy, friendly environment where all suggestions/ideas were considered and everyone was able to participate. All sessions flowed nicely and each built on what we had learned in the previous sessions. Constant recapping meant all that was learnt will stick much easier. Access to spreadsheets/tools is a bonus.

Gabrielle, Queenstown Lakes District Council

So many tools! Easy to implement. Provides clarity quickly.

Gaylene, Rangitikei District Council

Excellent course which provided much more than expected. Practical and useful skills I can apply.

Katrina, Rangitikei District Council

Allister M, Invercargill City Council

What a fantastic introdution. Practical tools I can use in my current role.

Kerry, Selwyn District Council

Use of examples made content easy to understand and see how it applies directly

Amanda S, Invercargill City Council

Presentation very good.

Kobus, South Taranaki District Council

Brendan M, Invercargill City Council

I found some difficulty in keeping up with some sessions but overall very good.

Leigh, Palmerston North City Council

Cameron M, Invercargill City Council

Very engaging facilitator.

Lisa, Selwyn District Council

Cassie S, Invercargill City Council

Excellent!! Best course ever!!

Peter, Masterton District Council

Great refresher for me

Graeme D, Invercargill City Council

Fun way to learn new stuff and get you thinking about dealing with problems in a different way.

Phillipa, Timaru District Council

Heather G, Invercargill City Council

Rachael, Selwyn District Council

Jackie P, Invercargill City Council

Very good training simple, smart and effective. Value for money. Excellent services and great communication from Kerry, Frank, and Angela

Kelly T, Te Maru O Ruahine Trust

Rachel, Waitaki District Council

John W, Invercargill City Council

Awesome - I have learnt many tools to take away with me. Huge learning from this workshop

Marj H, Nga Puna Rau Rangitikei

Excellent facilitator and course. Very practical. Fun.

Rachel, Horizons Regional Council

Repeat attendee, still enjoy seeing my peers reactions to the information

Lesley M, Invercargill City Council

Clare Ridler, Horizons Regional Council

This course has really opened my eyes to the advantages of using tools provided by the course to manage projects. The simplicity yet effectiveness of these techniques is very beneficial to projects we work on.

Rob, Marlborough District Council

Useful tools for project management - can see places to implement

Malcolm L, Invercargill City Council

An excellent course, well structure and easy to follow throughout

Neville L, Te Maru O Ruahine Trust

Great stuff. Should be given at an "all council staff" level as includes relevant business relationship matters applicable to all areas.

Sarah, Hauraki District Council

Merv G, Invercargill City Council

Excellent delivery - lots of un, very interactive, heaps of learning, great tools, techniques, well facilitated, great environment. Met and exceeded all my expectations! Thanks a heap TIGL!!!

Robert M, Te Maru O Ruahine Trust

Learnt heaps, including my main objective (how to manage a team).

Simon, Western Bay of Plenty District Council

After Day 1, I was utterly and completely lost - for a variety of reasons - But Day 2 has been much better . Some participants would need 5 days to take in content (I needed more than 2 days)

Nathan G, Invercargill City Council

Excellent; very worthwhile.

Simon, Hamilton City Council

Paul H, Invercargill City Council

Tania, Waitaki District Council

Robin P, Invercargill City Council

Tim, South Taranaki District Council

Russell K, Invercargill City Council

Practical, dynamic and immediate relevance. Good pace.

Vyvien, Kapiti Coast District Council

Russell P, Invercargill City Council

Informative, good tools suggested and demonstrated over and over to encourage memory (while being entertaining and engaging)

Sheryll A

Simon C, Invercargill City Council

I liked the structure of the course. Good to use "live" examples. Good team work for setting workshops. Very enjoyable.
Thanks for helping me understand the stages of Project Management.

Barbara T, Tararua District Council

Great presentation, learnt a lot. Hope to be able to use in work over the years ahead.

Blair R, Tararua District Council

Achieved all of my outcomes.

Chris W, Tararua District Council

Frank is good to listen to as he is clearly passionate about the subject matter and presents in a clear and concise manner.

Clark H, Selwyn District Council

Excellent overall.

Jeremy S, Tararua District Council

A lot of information to take in, in just 2 days.

Craig W, Selwyn District Council

I really enjoyed the training, it was fun and the day didn't drag at all. I picked up tools that I will use in work and at home.

Sarah S, Tararua District Council

Great use of flipcharts. Very visual.

Dave T, Selwyn District Council

I have finally done the full Project Management training. Procurement is this another beast?

Violet C, Tararua District Council

Workshop was thorough. Frank was clear and easy to understand. Made it fun!

Fiona R, Selwyn District Council

Very informative and enlightening.

Gemma C, Timaru District Council

A fantastic 2 days.

Jason F, Selwyn District Council

I will email in more comments. This course was fantastic!

Jennifer M, Thames-Coromandel DC

It was engaging, interesting and dynamic. Lots of fun.

Jessica C, Selwyn District Council

Brigitte N, Rotorua Lakes Council

Great course. Heaps of content. Great teacher.

Kate A, Selwyn District Council

Carole P, Rotorua Lakes Council

Really enjoyed the course. Feel like I now have the tools to take on a project.

Liz A, Hurunui District Council

Course was very relevant to my work

Darryl R, Rotorua Lakes Council

Brilliant. There was a lot to absorb so I will be viewing website link. Is also advantageous to have other staff atttending from same organisation.

Lizzie H, Selwyn District Council

My expectation were different coming into this of what project management would entail. Learned some useful thing I can use

James S, Rotorua Lakes Council

Malcolm J, Waimakariri District Council

Well delivered, good examples. Not too content heavy!

Justin W, Rotorua Lakes Council

Great. Informative.

Marissa C, Wellington City Council

Interaction as teams, the lollies!!

Kyle K, Rotorua Lakes Council

Excellent facilitation.

Nicola O, Selwyn District Council

Great course and awesome delivery

Noel G, Rotorua Lakes Council

Comprehensive coverage on all the things I wanted to know.

Paula M, Dunedin City Council

Easy to understand. Useful tools

Paulina W, Rotorua Lakes Council

Very good training simple, smart and effective. Value for money. Excellent services and great communication from Kerry, Frank, and Angela

Kelly T, Te Maru o Ruahine Trust - Horizons

Amazing 2 days

Richard M, Rotorua Lakes Council

Excellent course. After lunch perhaps you could do an exercise where you have to get on your feet - felt my eyes drooping

Moira R, Te Maru o Ruahine Trust - Horizons

Practical, with a lively presentation and engagement style

Tania S, Rotorua Lakes Council

An excellent course, well structure and easy to follow throughout

Neville L, Te Maru o Ruahine Trust - Horizons

Quite high level approach

Brendan K, Rotorua Lakes Council

Awesome - I have learnt many tools to take away with me. Huge learning from this workshop

Marj H, Te Maru o Ruahine Trust - Horizons

Excellent delivery - lots of un, very interactive, heaps of learning, great tools, techniques, well facilitated, great environment. Met and exceeded all my expectations! Thanks a heap TIGL!!!

Robert M, Te Maru o Ruahine Trust - Horizons

Clare R, Horizons Regional Council

Jeffie B, Tauranga City Council

Great tools and real life examples. Worked on our own project

Maurice W, Tauranga City Council

Excellent summarizing of project planning which I perceived as complex. It does not need to be that hard. Learned lots of tools and simplifications. Loved it very much. Loved the down to earth teaching too.

Erika S, Tauranga City Council

Better than I thought! Very good practice, nice re-caps and self-learning. Most stuff seems obvious, it's just the doing!

Haydn W, Tauranga City Council

James J, Tauranga City Council

Excellent workshop with fantastic resources and excellent tools to enable better project planning in future

Dani J, Tauranga City Council

Very well run course with excellent trainer. Content is very relevant and delivered in an engaging and up to date way.

Alex Macleod

Excellent workshop , the challenge now for me is to proactively use what I have learnt.

Maree N, Tauranga City Council

The post-it notes made it fun, but informative, and being visual the ideas became real, and you worked with other councils.

Amanda O'Sullivan

Coming to do a course like this, you always consider the possibility that it is going to be a waste of time… or boring!! This course was neither of these. Having never done PM before, I now feel like I could run a project with ease.

Tamsin O, Tauranga City Council

Good information; was engaged throughout session; learnt heaps.

Anna Palamountain

Good flow, engaging trainer, learnt heaps.

Linda B, Tauranga City Council

Valuable skills for both people new to project management and more experienced staff. Something to learn for all.

Audrey Dench

The course is excellent, well planned and implemented. This informal style is conclusive to learning

Karen G, Tauranga City Council

Great presentation.

Bill Inge

Very informative but in a fun way

Rebecca F, Tauranga City Council

Exceeded my expectations. I am very excited to take these new skills back to work and operate with more confidence and understanding. I want to encourae others to attend the training. I think it would be so valuable for the whole organisation to be on the same page.

Chelsea Cannell

Janine S, Tauranga City Council

Really enjoyed material, gave me a few more tools to implement and get project moving more smoothly.

Dave Locke

Great facilitation and good focus on people and behaviours. Lots of useful tools

Doug S, Tauranga City Council

Learnt some awesome tools. Had fun. Challenge will be influencing project managers with these newly learnt skills and knowledge.

Donna McArthur

Jeffie B, Tauranga City Council

Juanita Herbert

Rob K, Tauranga City Council

Great tools and real life examples. Worked on our own project

Maurice W, Tauranga City Council

Great stuff. Great presenter.

Lance Gwynne

Really practical approach and easy to see how to apply in the workplace

Sara T, Tauranga City Council

Excellent summarizing of project planning which I perceived as complex. It does not need to be that hard. Learned lots of tools and simplifications. Loved it very much. Loved the down to earth teaching too.

Erika S, Tauranga City Council

Frank was able to explain the topics very clearly and with fun.

Luca Barone

Very practical and inclusive. I can apply some principles to my day to day work even though I am not a project manager - so huge win for me

Sharon L, Tauranga City Council

Better than I thought! Very good practice, nice re-caps and self-learning. Most stuff seems obvious, it's just the doing!

Haydn W, Tauranga City Council

Great momentum, great energy, great style.

Mandy McIntosh

Frank cut straight to the point, great presenter, simplified things

Clint N, Tauranga City Council

James J, Tauranga City Council

Not only from Frank, I have learnt a lot from the interactions with other attendees - their input/feedback/experience was invaluable.

Meryl Parsons

Excellent course, well paced and fun

Kate B, Tauranga City Council

Excellent workshop with fantastic resources and excellent tools to enable better project planning in future

Dani J, Tauranga City Council

Very well presented, easy to follow.

Nick Brabant

Good practical approach to manage the project

Amit K, Tauranga City Council

Excellent workshop , the challenge now for me is to proactively use what I have learnt.

Maree N, Tauranga City Council

Great presentation.

Richard Witheford-Smith

Brent L, Tauranga City Council

Coming to do a course like this, you always consider the possibility that it is going to be a waste of time… or boring!! This course was neither of these. Having never done PM before, I now feel like I could run a project with ease.

Tamsin O, Tauranga City Council

Fantastic. Really enjoyed this!! Great pace, very clear and concise.

Richard Nimmo

Great content. Excellent presenting

Andrew M, Tauranga City Council

Good flow, engaging trainer, learnt heaps.

Linda B, Tauranga City Council

There were some very valuable and usable tools to take away. Pitched at the right level and very relevant to work I'm doing.

Robyn Broadhurst

Great course, I have minimal experience with project planning but have a solid understanding after this course

Stuart G, Tauranga City Council

The course is excellent, well planned and implemented. This informal style is conclusive to learning

Karen G, Tauranga City Council

Frank knew subject matter well, tailored on day to suit audience; interactive; inclusive

Roger Lamberth

Very informative but in a fun way

Rebecca F, Tauranga City Council

Great course and instructor - Frank was awesome. Probably one of the most valuable, practical courses I have attended.

Scott Collinge

Janine S, Tauranga City Council

Exactly what I have been looking for in a project management course - LG focussed, relatable, ready-to-use tools, real life examples.

Kyla Carlier

Great facilitation and good focus on people and behaviors. Lots of useful tools

Doug S, Tauranga City Council

Jeffie B, Tauranga City Council

Great tools and real life examples. Worked on our own project

Maurice W, Tauranga City Council

Excellent summarizing of project planning which I perceived as complex. It does not need to be that hard. Learned lots of tools and simplifications. Loved it very much. Loved the down to earth teaching too.

Erika S, Tauranga City Council

Great course, good presenter.

Smita B, Tauranga City Council

Excellent presenter

Robert H, Tauranga City Council

Enjoyable and productive.

Mick C, Tauranga City Council

Presenter has good knowledge and real examples.

Cameron W, Tauranga City Council

Good update - fast review which was great.

Emma S, Tauranga City Council

Lots of information to take in over a short period of time, but lots of amazing stuff.

Adriaan C, Tauranga City Council

Very well presented, not a dull moment.

Paul M, Tauranga City Council

Very good course with practical tools.

Haig M, Kapiti Coast DC

Tools emailed are very helpful, i.e. project plan, documents and spreadsheets.

Paula R, Kapiti Coast DC

Well-presented, with good information I can use as I progress in my cadetship.

Jamal R, Kapiti Coast DC

It makes me really keen to move into this as a job.

Carolyn B, Tauranga City Council

Great explanations and examples. Humour is good!

Suzanne W, Otago Regional Council

Really good - wish we were on a 2 day workshop.

Emma S, Otago Regional Council

Excellent workshop that is applicable to so many areas.

Erin M, Grey District Council

Very relevant and well-presented.

Peter A, Westland District Council

Love it - practical and easily implemented systems. I need more. Well-targetted to local government.

Simon E, Westland District Council

Frank is a great presenter and has very good teaching techniques.

Mel S, Grey District Council

Excellent delivery!

Sam W, Tauranga City Council

Very easy to understand concepts and ideas. Useful in a range of situations personally and professionally.

Angela C, Tauranga City Council

Really useful tips on how to work more efficiently and effectively. Great tools on how to manage and track projects (i.e. everyday work).

James K, Kapiti Coast District Council

It was good to have done the short course prior to this one.

Glenn W, Upper Hutt City Council

As someone who knew nothing about project management, the first day was a challenge and it was not until I did the practical PM plan that I understood the content. Day 2 was good to consolidate and learn from others' PM plans.

Robyne C, Kapiti Coast District Council

Learned some good skills

Jeff H, Upper Hutt City Council

Great use of real life examples/application

Rhys B, Upper Hutt City Council

5 star if more time; not reflective on content

Nye G, Tauranga City Council

Excellent presentation

David M, Tauranga City Council

Covered project management and staff management which was good.

Adrian W, Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Good material, well presented

Dan C, Timaru District Council

Excellent

Vanessa S, Tauranga City Council

Excellent - will be highly recommending to others

Lisa M, Tauranga City Council

Gave me a good understanding of how to approach and conduct project management in a
practical way

Helen G, Tauranga City Council

Very clear speaker who understood his material well and inspired us

Sarah A, Tauranga City Council

Gave me ideas to organise my work and maybe less stress

Gary B, Tauranga City Council

Loved everything about the course. Have a much better understanding and handle on project management.

Sophie D, Tauranga City Council

Useful insights and tips. Lucky there was a focus on our project as a real world example.

Pete G, Wanganui District Council

All areas well-covered and understandable

Greg A, Wanganui District Council

Very well-presented, clear, concise; and good tips and experiences

Paul B, Hamilton City Council

Frank was great! Informative and used several real life examples

Tony A, Tauranga City Council

Gave me some good strategies to use

Clare A, Tauranga City Council

Frank has a great personality. Expectation of the course was exceeded. Thoroughly enjoyable and useful.

Tiwene R, Palmerston North City Council

Engaging, practical and readily transferable to the real world

Michael D, Palmerston North City Council

A little too simplistic for my needs. I would have liked more detail on critical path analysis

Neil M, Palmerston North City Council

Positive, practical, engaging, interactive. Can't wait to apply new insights

Todd T, Palmerston North City Council

Enjoyable and relevant; broad industry references useful.

Cynthia W, Palmerston North City Council

Some good tools to use int he work that I am doing.

Peter C, Palmerston North City Council

Good content

Matthew M, Palmerston North City Council

Very relevant and useful content

Jonathan F, Palmerston North City Council

Pretty good, kept us moving along, pushed us and was able to respond well to questions

Daniel O, Palmerston North City Council

It was fun! Lots of good practical advice. Great examples from the real world

Andrew B, Palmerston North City Council

Useful, practical - learnt skills I can use in my everyday work

Jennifer E, Palmerston North City Council

The workshop blew my expectations out of the water!

Pat C, Palmerston North City Council

Great stuff...lots of ideas are already flowing!

Steve S, ECL Group

Excellent course - great presenter. Fun course with smart learnings. Great practical outcome using our own project

Mike S, ECL Group

Course and delivery are really good. NB: Having already been on a course run by Frank my expectations were high - didn't disappoint, hence rating above met my expectations.

Richard H, ECL Group

The topics covered can be related to our current environment. Principles discussed were usable and gave more confidence.

Raj G, ECL Group

I need to remember this was an introductory course and doesn't fulfill every project management requirement.

Marcus G, ECL Group

Overall satisfaction: stress & bullying; playing above the line

Henry K, Enabling

You create a great learning environment, and are encouraging of discussion topics. Incorporating our real projects was a bonus as well.

Matt H, ECL Group

Helmut M, Tauranga City Council

Very practical course, with some of the techniques being used in the office already. Spreadsheets will be a great help.

Margaret S, ECL Group

Was full on, but worth it

Sue S, Tauranga City Council

Tony B, Tauranga City Council

Richard M, Tauranga City Council

Howard S, Tauranga City Council

Gary A, Kapiti Coast DC

Jonny B, Kapiti Coast DC

Francis N, Kapiti Coast DC

Sam P, Upper Hutt CC

Nir K, Upper Hutt CC

James M, Upper Hutt CC

Sarah D, Upper Hutt CC

Matt W, Upper Hutt CC

Christine R, Upper Hutt CC

Maria R, Upper Hutt CC

Erica H, Upper Hutt CC

Loren M, Upper Hutt CC

Belinda E, Upper Hutt CC

Shaun O, Tauranga City Council

Leslie G, Tauranga City Council

Kirsty H, Tauranga City Council

Ana G, Tauranga City Council

Jo G, Tauranga City Council

Cindy G, Tauranga City Council

Debbie C, Hauraki District Council

Stephen L, Western Bay of Plenty DC

Grant R, Western Bay of Plenty DC

Sylvia L, Otago Regional Council

Paul S, Ashburton District Council

Sarah P, Ashburton District Council

Megan O, Timaru District Council

Kurt H, Timaru District Council

Kerrin V, Palmerston North CC

Vivek G, Westland District Council

Petrina C, Westland District Council

Lisa D, Westland District Council

Kirsty I, Westland District Council

Glenys B, Westland District Council

Karl J, Grey District Council

Sarah O, Tauranga City Council

Sue B, Tauranga City Council

Karen G, Tauranga City Council

Robert S, Kaipara District Council

Debbie A, Tauranga City Council

Jenny R, Tauranga City Council

Melony A, Tauranga City Council

David M, Palmerston North CC

Julie I, Palmerston North CC

Peter R, Palmerston North CC

Dan B, Palmerston North CC

Darren M, ECL Group

Juliet T, Palmerston North CC

Jacques B, ECL Group

Gail W, ECL Group

Megan D, Tauranga City Council

Gaylene O, ECL Group

Fatima B, Tauranga City Council