All of our workshops are highly practical and have been well received by participants who have attended in the past. With the consent of the participants, some comments regarding recent presentations are as follows :
Communication and Influencing Skills : December 2022
Excellent. Great pace. We covered a lot of content in two days. Greatly enjoyed it all, especially being able to go over specific real-life examples.
Sophie Da Silva, Financial Accountant, Zespri. Tauranga
Excellent. Was engaged throughout the entire course and interested in all of the content.
Emily Dawson, Senior Customer Team Member, Sports Arena, Wellington City Council
Project Management Workshop : February 2023
Excellent. Covered a range of Project Management tools and processes, basic principles and GNS specific information. Real boon to be able to work on live projects.
Nick Cradock-Henry, Principal Scientist, GNS Science, Christchurch
All excellent. The presenter made a great effort to make everyone feel involved. Well presented. Very Engaging.
Jeff Lyall, Web Master, GNS Science, Lower Hutt
Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Professionals : December 2022
Excellent. Timing and pace really good. Easy to keep up. Bill made the theory easy as he was there to help us by asking and explaining.
Colin McManus, Contract Manager, Invercargill City Council
Introduction to Public Sector Finance : February 2023
Excellent. Bill was excellent. Covered lots of content well in a short time. Practical sessions were great for solidifying knowledge.
Josh Mackay. Graduate Analyst. Treasury Wellington
Excellent. Great presentation and very informative. Impressive ability to keep everyone engaged.
Matt Curzon. Graduate Analyst. The Treasury. Wellington
Presentation Skills : February 2023
Excellent. Pace was really easy to follow as was the structure. Learnt lots of new techniques. Practical sessions great length.
Hannah Eves, Deputy Clerk, Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Wellington
Excellent. Great material. All useful points. Found comments on pace and timing very interesting.
Zoe Williams, Deputy Clerk, Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives Wellington
Meeting and Facilitation Skills : December 2022
Excellent. Timing was great. Continuity was great. Pace was very suited to my learning. Material quality was very thorough.
Kish Rani, Travel Choice Advisor, Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Management and Leadership Skills : November 2022
Excellent. Content was delivered very well at a pace that I could follow. I felt the instructor had a sound knowledge of the objectives and needs of the group and demonstrated understanding through examples.
Dean Silva, Team Leader, Mental Health and Disability Services, Hamilton
Finance Essentials : Finance for Non-Accountants : November 2022
Excellent. Building a solid foundation and building upon it into more complex ideas was excellent. Well-paced and high-quality.
George Creswick, Policy Support, The Treasury, Wellington
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements : February 2023
Excellent. Quality of material was great. Answered all of our questions in depth and involved everyone. Really enjoyed when we looked at actual financials and dissected the information.
Lisa Leung, Liability Underwriter, QBE, Auckland
Relationship Management : Building Bridges – Not Barriers
Excellent. High quality material that was very useful. Bill best facilitator I have ever had, Warm, personable, interesting and organised.
Natalie Parsons, Health and Safety Advisor, GNS Science, Lower Hutt
Managing Flexible Working Arrangements
Excellent. This course was excellent and facilitated very well. Resources aligned with content and expectations of the course. Great workshop.
Ana Faatoia Team, Leader Community Resilience, Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Financial Machinery of Government : On-line Presentation : March 2023
Excellent. Bill was very informative and interacted very well with the group. He even remembered everyone’s name which was pretty cool. Before moving onto the next subject, he would always make sure everyone understood what was said or asked if anyone had questions. When there were questions, he would answer them perfectly.
Jamie Wharepapa, Family Court Co-ordinator, Ministry of Justice, Rotorua