Project Management Initiation Workshop


Course overview

Project management is a fundamental skill in our modern workforce, as it ensures that what is being delivered is not only right, but that it also delivers against the business opportunity.

This short course is designed to cover the basic principles of managing projects to help you plan, control and organise activities to ensure that you are delivering successful projects every time. It is best suited for staff who may be new to managing projects or have not previously undertaken any formal project management training before.

Participants are encouraged to bring along current or future projects to start applying your new knowledge and skills immediately to boost your confidence and drive great results.

Suitable for:
Officers, Coordinators and Team Leaders

Key learnings:
During this course, you will cover the following:
Introduction to project management – how project management is different to the operating environments.
Project Management Principles.
Overview of the project management lifecycle – key stages and phases.
Learn the important aspects of scope statements – what they are, how to draft them, and why assumptions and constraints are important.
Planning-for-success tools and tips on how to execute quickly and effectively - create a schedule that works for you.
Stakeholder management and how to coexist in harmony with your stakeholders.
Hints and tips on monitoring and controlling projects
Practical local government examples and case studies

Our facilitator:

Lisa Twyford is a highly motivated professional with extensive business improvement, change and project management experience. As Managing Director and founder of Clear Decisions, Lisa delivers business services across a wide range of industries to clients such as Elders, Minter Ellison Lawyers, South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), SA Water, University of South Australia, SA Power Networks and Zoos SA. 

At clear decisions, Lisa works across five key business support areas: strategic planning, business analysis and improvement, change management, project management and training. She has been working with the local government sector.

Upcoming Workshops

Online Delivery: (2 parts)


 August 6 and 14    Online  Register Here  
 October 15 and 22  Online  Register Here


Course Details

Duration: 2 x 3hour sessions via Zoom. Limit of 10 participants only.


  • Member: $744 incl. GST
  • Non-member: $959 incl. GST

Prices are valid to 30 June 2024

Member prices are valid for the following individual LGPro Memberships:  LGPro Fellow, Professional & Young Professional Members
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More information

  For further information email [email protected] or phone (03) 9268 6400


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7+ business days prior the workshop: full refund and/or transfer available
6 business days prior the workshop: no refund available, however substitute participants are welcome.
A substitute delegate is encouraged to attend in place of a cancellation.

All cancellations and substitutes must be received in writing by LGPro.
* Transfers to the next available program intake are subject to any applicable fee increases.

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