Overall I really enjoyed the course. I was afraid it was going to be too theoretical, but it turned out to be practical and useful. Mike was great, he was engaging and you could tell he did his homework before in order to understand our organization and tailor the course accordingly.
the training was really really good. it exceeded my expectations and a main reason for that was the trainer himself. He clearly has a very in depth knowledge about project management and is also able to pass on his knowledge and expertise to others in a very efficient manner.
I found the course and the exercises very relevant to the type of work I carry out as a Programme Manager and had my expectations met. I found extra support from Micheal when I was experiencing difficulties in working in my pair and found reassurance understanding and guidance in how to make the most of the training. Enough time was allocated for questions and clarifying doubts and discussion. Illustrating cases of failed project management was very useful at the end of the course to give perspective on the scale of wasted time and resources.
It was amazing to have so many vegan-friendly dishes that I didn't have to be 'that vegan' who had to have something made separately :) made me feel surprisingly welcome and included. The amount of fruit and endless refreshments was also appreciated. Upon arrival, it maybe would have been nice to sit with people who were going to take the same course, but there were many different courses being held that day and most people don't know each other yet. I can only suggest having some sort of poster with the course name to help people sit together in designated areas and get to know each other before spending the next 2 days together. Being in a new environment, learning a totally new subject, and not knowing anyone you're surrounded by can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming :)