Fantastic presentation and style from David. Really appreciated the way he ran the course and kept us all engaged throughout. Great comms and really appreciated the material and information coming ahead of time. Exams - the format, software, customer service were all great. Really appreciated have the exam results come through immediately.
Sian Marek from WSP attended BBC Foundation with Practitioner December 2022 Live Online with David Griffiths
David was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, paced the course very well, took into account the needs of everyone on the course, and was very empathetic and helpful when I was feeling unwell - provided great advice around how to deal with this with the exams. (Materials were) excellent - loved the online version of the MoV manual, so much easier to find things that the physical copy (for me at least). The slides were great, it was very useful having a physical copy of those along with the version David was showing on screen so I could write my own notes. I felt well prepared.
Delegate attended Management of Value (MoV®) Foundation with Practitioner October 2022 with David Griffiths
Sarah made the syllabus very interesting and interactive. We worked at a steady pace and were able to contribute to the discussions and share our thoughts. Had a really fun week and would recommend it to anyone pursuing a Programme Management certification. Pre-course reading was fine and interactions with the group were great. Catering was great, we were spoilt for choice.
Frans Bossert, Manager Development Programmes, Auckland Council, attended MSP class, August 2022.
Sarah was amazing, and made the sessions engaging and very informative and the topics easy to relate to in real life.
Maria Niva, Team Leader Support Services, attended PRINCE2 class. July 2022.
Sarah was awesome really enthusiastic and considering it was over zoom it was really well handled. Say a big thank you to Sarah
Department of Internal Affairs delegate attended Change Management. February 2022.
Trainer was fabulous - although we did this online (not ideal), she ensured we had regular breaks, engaged the audience well and checked in where necessary. Not only that, she was a wealth of knowledge and had some good examples - would recommend her any day!
Delegate attended Managing Benefits. November 2021.
Sarah was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable and made the content interesting while keeping everyone engaged which can be really difficult during an online course. Her style of delivery and the pace she went with the information worked really well. I don't have a single negative thing to say about her she was just absolutely amazing!
Makayla Stewart, Change Analyst, Inland Revenue. Change Management, November 2021.
Sarah was great. She was very knowledgeable, personable, prepared and presented the information well.
Amanda Jenkins, Business Analyst. Managing Benefits. May 2021.
Sarah is an excellent trainer; personable, very competent, always accessible & day by day with exercises and analysis with her and the team, my confidence in the material and scheduled exams has hugely increased. Thoroughly enjoyable. Excellent all-round course. Really useful to start working through the study material some weeks prior to the course also with the team, hopefully to pass the exams scheduled. all material was relevant, interesting and easy to use. Zoom course approach also worked well as easy to understand the tutor and converse with the team throughout.
Steve Lee, Systems Integration PM, NZTA. PRINCE2 Agile. February 2021.
Sarah was great- highly recommend her! Everything was great and I loved the zoom offering. I was able to learn from the comfort of my own office with my study things around and everyone had their dogs and it was just such a great learning environment and Sarah managed it all so well and kept us on track as we started to fade!
Deanna Begg, Business Case and Benefits Lead, Investment Management Office. Better Business Cases. July 2020.
"Sarah was amazing. She took the time to get to know everyone so she could teach using examples that actually related to us. She accommodated all learning styles and was very flexible with how the course ran. She built our confidence over the week to ensure we were comfortable going into the exam. You can tell she is very passionate about her job as well as being caring and understanding towards her students."
Sophie Bayliss, Programme Coordinator, Panuku, attended Change Management virtual class. May 2020.
"This course was very well delivered, with good support from Scott & Oswin offering extra help. Well led by Oswin. Materials were great as they were very detailed and descriptive. Communication was all good and smooth."
Project Manager. April 2020.
"This was my first on-line course and overall it was great. Scott was awesome with the IT support in getting my loan laptop up and running. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Oswin was very relaxed and his delivery of the course content was good. Great that he was always willing to take questions from the group. Jenny is really on to it and super helpful."
Senior Adviser delegate attended PRINCE2 virtual class. April 2020.
Everything was very prompt and received all the information quickly. I was very grateful to have our team coordinator assist me in applying for the course and deal with the financials on our end but she said that she found it very easy to sign myself and a colleague up for the course. The handbook was really good, and David supplied us with some really great additional material via email as he wasn't able to deliver it in person via a whiteboard. David did a really good job at facilitating virtually, and adding in real life experiences and context really helped me to understand some of the theories that we were discussing. The pre-course reading felt really long at the time as it was a big chapter, but it was really helpful during the course as I'd already learnt some of what was being covered so understood the theories. The venue and catering were amazing! Everyone at the venue was so kind and helpful, and kept our supply of tea/coffee up to date all day. The food provided was really good too and had such a nice variety.
Amy Richardson, Change Advisor, attended Change Management Foundation with Practitioner March 2023 Live at Meetings on the Terrace with David Griffiths (virtual)
Administration was fantastic, fast responses. Added practitioner course at short notice stage, but was no problem to admin. I found it was a lot to learn so self-learning beforehand was important. Presenter very knowledgeable in area. Catering was good, changed daily, plenty of food. Yes I'd refer you to others. Loved the networking side of meeting others in the same work industry.
Delegate from Hamilton City Council attended APMG International Managing Benefits F&P live class in Auckland with Sarah. October 2022.
Enjoyed Scott's presentation style. He had a relaxed style that I enjoyed, and he is clearly very knowledgeable about PRINCE2. Venue and catering were great. It was nice to be in person with people - although it's good to have the virtual option as well for those who need it.
Strategy Leader delegate attended PRINCE2 live class in Wellington with Scott . October 2022.
Sarah was amazing, she helped us through each topic and gave us some very valuable tips and tricks to tackle the exams and the material. Jenny was very prompt to respond to each query and everything was processed very timely and I received my manual in a day. All the materials, resources, slides, workbooks and handouts were very useful.
Programme Specialist from Auckland Council attended Managing Successful Programmes Foundation and Practitioner live class in Auckland with Sarah. August 2022.
Sarah was an exceptional trainer and conducted the class with ease as she clearly has expert knowledge on the topic. Thank you, Sarah. Excellent learning resources. I initially was unsure about the e-book, however found it really helpful as I progressed through the course. The tests were great too. The course admin was excellent.
Vishaal (Senior Project Manager) attended Managing Successful Programmes Foundation and Practitioner live class in Auckland with Sarah Ross. August 2022.
I thought Sarah was excellent. She was able to relate to great PM examples from across the diverse work areas of students present. Sarah brought good humor and clarity. She attended to the students online as well as in the class. Really appreciated Sarah looking at the camera to engage with us online people. Also that she balanced a variety of learning needs in the class and drew out quiet students. Cross referencing of content and repetitive messaging of key points in different ways was super helpful. A very enjoyable learning experience. Sarah clearly passionate about the subject - this passion was infectious :).
Jenny - you are amazing. Thank you. so prompt and super helpful
Delegate attended Managing Successful Programmes Foundation and Practitioner live class virtually with Sarah. August 2022.
Sarah was very engaging and knew how to read the room and either go into further detail on a topic or move along to the next topic. She took the time to support each attendee to ensure they had a good understanding of the course material. Day 1 was very heavy on theory - it improved from there as more conversations about real world examples were discussed.
Delegate attended Change Management live class. June 2022.
I think the trainer was fantastic. She taught the course material so well by the time I got to practitioner I didn't need to use the book for most of the exam. I just remember her clever way of using "Wally" or "buzz" words.
Winnon Brunson Jnr attended Change Management live class. June 2022.
Sarah is a wonderful trainer. She simplified a lot of the content so we could easily understand what they were asking or talking about. Sarah was very relatable and down to earth, she was really humorous as well which made the course material much more enjoyable to learn about and fun to do especially after 4pm when my attention span was wearing quite thin and the brain had started to switch off. Sarah's presentation style was great and her delivery was excellent. I would recommend Sarah Ross to anyone who is thinking seriously about doing this course, She is a great teacher. The pre course reading was pretty good. Interaction with others was great. Location and catering was excellent. I would recommend the prince2 course to anyone who is serious about project management and in particular our presenter Sarah Ross she was just amazing.
Neal Vercoe attended PRINCE2 live class. May 2022.
Scott was excellent-he knows his stuff and was able to deal with any question. He has a friendly and engaging manner and ensure all participants get an opportunity to speak and share their views. He makes time for questions. It is an excellent course, rich in content and concepts. The standard in the course and exams is high and requires a serious approach. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to take part and I will recommend this course to friends and colleagues.
Ashley Seaford, Programme Manager, attended PRINCE2 class. May 2022.
It was excellent! Oswin was very kind and knowledgeable and created a very supportive and kind environment. We had a lot of group discussion which really helped embed the learning for me. Great course.
Senior Programme Office Analyst delegate who attended MSP live class with Oswin. March 2022.
Excellent trainer with good presentation skills and delivery. Really appreciate the examples - both NZ and International and revision on questions for exam. I found the pre-course reading material was useful and prepared me for the course. The f2f course was practically useful to learn from the trainer, in a group setting and helped me prepare effectively for the exam.
Community advisor delegate attended PRINCE2 live class with Oswin. January 2022.
Trainer was amazing - helped instil confidence and was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
EPMO coordinator attended PRINCE2 live class with Oswin. January 2022.
Sarah Ross is one of the best facilitators I've had. There was a lot of content to cram in the time we had but Sarah did an excellent job of finding a way to help us understand and remember what we needed to learn. She had a tough crowd and was able to keep us all very engaged. I would definitely attend another course facilitated by her. Thanks for everything Sarah!
Delegate attended Change Management Live class. September 2020.
I am satisfied with the presenter (Oswin) and the way he delivered the course. All materials provided were appropriate. I am satisfied with the content of all material provided. I believe the course provided a good base for those ones with no experience on the field and also it was well balanced for those ones like me who have experience on Portfolio Management work.
Sandro Eakins-Veras, Portfolio Risks & Issues Manager, attended MoP Live class (with virtual attendees). August 2020.
"Oswin was a great presenter, adjusted content to what the attendees wanted to focus on, had examples from his international experience, and was able to answer 99% of our questions to clarify aspects of PRINCE2 without needing to look at the resources. We had a really great group, a mix of organisations and experience but with a mutual interest in projects. Having lunch out together on two days was a nice opportunity to chat and get to know each other more. I would recommend the course to others, it has left my motivated and wanting to apply PRINCE2 to work projects as soon as I have the opportunity"
Delegate attended PRINCE2 live class. February 2020.
"David aimed the training at the right level for the audience, ran it at a flexible but good pace for the students. He has a wealth and breadth of experience and practical examples, but also allowed us the opportunity to discuss elements of the course using our own experiences."
NZDF delegate attended Better Business Cases live class. March 2020.