Project management training?
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At Falcon, we understand that our success is not about us teaching -- it's about you learning. Everything we do is focused on that outcome. That's why we have on our team all of the different skill sets required for effective professional development:
Since our inception, we have been guaranteeing the success of our project management training. Our students come from companies of all sizes, including some of New Zealand’s largest organisations in the IT, construction, tertiary, health, infrastructure, retail and service sectors.
Our emphasis is to deliver course content and follow-up support empowering both corporate organisations and individuals with:
Our core project management training materials are grounded in the globally recognised standards of the PMBOK Guide (The Project Management Body of Knowledge) and ISO21500. All of our facilitators are certified in their subject areas and meet Falcon’s own strict standards of both technical competency and teaching style.
Sean Whitaker, BA, MSc, MBA, PMP has been developing and teaching all levels of project management and PMP® exam prep since 2006. He is a long time volunteer with the Project Management Institute and a self confessed project management geek. He is the author of many best selling books on project management including the text we use on our PMP® Exam Preparation Courses.
Sean has both academic and practical expertise in project management. He received his PMP certification in 2004, and received his MBA from the University of Canterbury in 2008 with a thesis on authentic leadership.
Sean is also widely recognised for his ability to perform as a project manager in the ‘real world’, as demonstrated by his extensive and successful project management career in construction, IT, telecommunications and infrastructure stretching back to 1998 - making him a true project management professional. Sean is also a accomplished conference speaker.
As a facilitator, Sean is passionate, lively and engaging. Like all Falcon facilitators, he employs a variety of techniques during his courses, including lectures, practical exercises, role play, and educational games. As our leading PMP trainer, Sean currently has perhaps the worlds leading pass rate for students with over 95% of students on public courses he has run passing the exam on their first attempt!
“Sean is everything you could want in a project manager - extremely pragmatic,approachable and knowledgeable. Above all, Sean has a real passion for project management which is part of what makes him such a good project manager.”
- Suzy Heremaia
Kaila Colbin has more than 14 years of experience in project management, with a particular expertise in communications. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
In addition to being an accomplished project manager and facilitator, Kaila is fanatic about outstanding customer service. Her aim is for customer experiences that are productive, delightful, and painless. Kaila is recognised as a skilled public speaker and has worked with groups in New Zealand and all over America. The South Island Branch Chair of PMINZ had this to say about her presentation on ‘Rock-star Project Management Communications’: “The attendees were not disappointed... Kaila's messages were clear, concise and applicable to our daily lives, both at work and in the home. 100% of attendees rated Kaila's presentation as having provided sound value for the time / travel invested.”
Kaila’s facilitation style is energetic, but backed by a deep knowledge of the material. Like all Falcon facilitators, Kaila employs a variety of techniques during her courses, including lectures, practical exercises, role play, and educational games.
“Kaila provided one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had—and I’ve had a fair few. She had the perfect combination of expertise and engaging quirkiness. It was a great course.”
- Teresa Wooding, gen-i