There continues to be a lot of pressure on council staff and contractors to deliver projects, particularly in relation to the Long-term Plan, and in the wider context of the COVID-19 environment. There are extra pressures on existing people and resources to deliver more with less.

This two-day workshop is designed for councils and is based on years of experience working with the local government sector on real projects.

  • 21 Sep 2022-22 Sep 2022
  • 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Taituarā Training Room, Level 9, 85 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1,200.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 1,300.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

This project management training is based on real-world experience with councils and has been developed specifically for councils. It has proven, practical, and fast techniques and tools that can be used on projects and day-to-day work. This will increase the odds of success on projects. Less stress, more success.

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended to instill good project management at all levels of an organisation. It is appropriate therefore for a wide range of staff and will benefit anyone who:

  • has little or no prior project management experience right through to highly experienced project managers
  • is working as part of a project team
  • is in a support role to a project
  • hopes to be selected for inclusion in a project team
  • is a project manager, project sponsor, or in a governance role.

What are the issues?

Common issues through not doing project management properly include:

  • poor planning leading to poor project performance
  • projects heading towards failure
  • projects not delivered and budgets unspent - future failures
  • unnecessary stress and anxiety
  • unhappy communities, councillors, funders, project teams, and management
  • business needs are not met - complaints
  • projects cost more than they should
  • timelines not met
  • scope creep
  • damaged reputations.

How will this help?

  • provide participants with simple, fast, engaging, and effective tools and techniques to set up and manage projects - these techniques can also be used for day-to-day business and community engagement
  • make projects more fun and productive
  • provide a scalable set of project management processes that are specifically tailored for councils
  • provide templates and tools
  • create an understanding of why project management is important
  • point out the dangers that arise from poor project management
  • introduce up-to-date techniques that work in councils.

Please note, this workshop requires a minimum number of ten participants to go ahead.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact


The workshop was well worth the two days. A lot of new skills and techniques were explained to help with real world work projects. Frank was a great mix of entertaining and educational.

Harriet Barber, South Wairarapa District Council

Highly recommend this workshop to connect with peers and learn tools to effectively manage projects.

Tamara Kingi, Matamata-Piako District Council

Really enjoyed the workshop focusing on project management including what goes wrong, how to fix it, psychology, and negotiation.

Rachel Bird, Otago Regional Council


Frank Aldridge
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