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Our webinars, presentations and of course, our flagship event,  the PMO Leadership Symposium, are designed to help PMO leaders and broader project management community stay connected and up to date with industry practices, trends and challenges and ultimately, help build capability and understanding.

Stay tuned for new events!

Upcoming Event

09/02/2021 - 10/02/2021
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Project Management Fundamentals - A 2 Day, Complete Guide to Project Management

If you are new to Project Management or maybe just looking for formalise your skills, join us on this two day course that explores the end to end project lifecycle and provides:

A fundamental understanding of risk management

A fundamental understanding of project planning

An understanding of leadership vs management

A broad understanding of the various PM methodologies, common tools and industry accreditation’s available

The main legal & ethical responsibilities of a project manager

See the full course outline here

Suitable for new and developing Project Managers – no course pre requisites.

This course will be run in person in Sydney CBD (Exact Location TBC) but virtual courses are also available.

Course cost includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

In house courses available. Contact us for more details.

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15/02/2021 - 16/02/2021
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Benefits Workshop

Benefits Realisation Management - Training Workshop - 2 Days - Sydney CBD

In this two day workshop style course our expert will show you how to develop, track and mange benefits effectively, looking at established frameworks and discussing common organisational pitfalls.

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8:45 am - 5:00 pm
PMO Training

The Value Adding PMO

How often do you hear a PMO being described as an admin function or as an overhead?

At Pledge Consulting we feel passionately that PMOs executed in the right way offer a critical link between organisational strategy and project execution. They should also be the valued right hand of the Executive responsible for delivery.

In this one day course we will examine case studies and teach practical steps to ensure your PMO is high performing and Value Adding.

This course looks at the common functional areas of the PMO and provides PMO practitioners with strategies to:

  • Effectively communicate with senior stakeholders about PMO Value
  • Understand and communicate the value of planning
  • Become a more agile PMO
  • Tailor your PMOs services to your organisational context

A link to the full course outline is here.

Course fees include, course materials, refreshments and lunch.

The venue will be at a Sydney CBD location TBC.



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Microsoft Project - A one day overview of the basics

Would you like to use Microsoft Project but don’t understand how it works?

Our Microsoft Training Overview has you covered. This one day course covers the basic functionality of MSP and includes an overview of:

  • How to set up a project Gannt Chart schedule
  • How to assign costs and resources to a project
  • How to update and manage a project schedule
  • How to create relationships and dependencies between tasks
  • How to report on progress and on critical path

If you’re looking to manage projects in a more professional way then this, one day Microsoft Project training course is the course for you!

Delivered via Zoom.

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
PMO & PM Skills Convetion

PMO & Project Management Skills Convention 2021

Looking to start 2021 with some proactive steps towards your professional development goals?

We are holding a an event to help you on your way.

The PMO & Project Management Skills Convention is a 1-day event designed to help your review your career pathway and set goals for your ongoing professional development. Whether you want to reset your personal brand, or learn about the various training, certifications and qualifications on offer. There will be something to interest every up and coming PMO and Project Management professional.

The PMO & Project Management Skills Convention ticket price also includes access to a private Linked-in networking group.  The group will provide ongoing peer to peer support and relationship building and access will be exclusive to  Convention participants. There will be plenty of networking opportunities on the day too.


9.00am Welcome – Louise Gardner, Founder & Managing Director, Pledge Consulting

9.15am My pathway to a PM Career – Erin Evans, Project Manager

10.15am Break

10.30am PMO & Project Leadership Survey 2020 Results Overview – Louise Gardner, Managing Director

11.00 am Demystifying LinkedIn to Future Proof your Brand – Jo Saunders – Independent LinkedIn expert, marketing strategist and social media educator

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm My PMO Leadership Journey (TBC)

2.00pm Introduction to break out sessions & Linked in Networking Group (Post Event) – Rules of engagement

2.15pm Networking Breakout Sessions – Groups organised by Interest area

3.00 pm Break

3.15pm Panel Discussion – What’s the story with certifications?

4.00pm Business Language for Project Managers – Stuart Easton

5.00pm Optional Networking

(Agenda maybe subject to change)

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