“AUT have responded to a national shortage of project managers in Cook Islands with two iterations of their Graduate Certificate in Business focussing on Project Management. Almost 50 Cook Islanders have graduated from the program and a third cohort is under recruitment. The key to the program’s success has been flexible delivery to students in face-to-face mode, in the Cook Islands, with a highly qualified AUT staff member who has tailored his case studies to small island conditions. Each course was offered over 2 years to fit the time available to our students all of whom are in full-time employment. And we are already seeing the benefit, in terms of increased national capacity in project management, and better project design, implementation and reporting.” Reverend Tevai Matapo, OBE, Chair, University of South Pacific Cook Islands
"The outcomes were great. Experienced Managers advised that they had learnt new styles of management and recently appointed managers were given tips as to how to handle daily events. All attendees have now put action plans in place following completion of the course as part of their individual development plans". Dave Langdon, Manager, Human Resources, Rodney District Council
"Staff were able to put their new skills immediately into action and a valuable account was gained as a direct result. AUT have worked well within the Spotless framework and the training was appreciated by participants". Barbara Gaston, Spotless Training Manager – New Zealand
"Delivered well tested and practical models to use in my role in regard to both clients & colleagues"
"It was great to be faced with the same old problems but having a different set of tools to deal with them"
"It helped me to develop my negotiation and presentation skills"
"That the information received could be put to practical use within our business immediately"
"Changing the way I would think about an upcoming task"
"All the subject matter was relevant"
"Fantastic presenters, really valuable insights"
"Excellent - lots of takeouts"
"Thoroughly enjoyable and will be of benefit to me in my relationships with clients and colleagues. More of this type of practical and relevant skills training please!!!"
"Probably got more out of this than any other short course I can remember"
"I really enjoyed the course and gained a lot from it. Thanks to all who made it happen"
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