Project Coordination Skills for Administrators

This workshop will cover the five stages of project management including the initiation phase, successful planning, organising and controlling, implementation, and proper evaluation and briefing at project end. This is an interactive and practical workshop. 

Designed for
Administrators provide essential support for projects both large and small. This workshop is uniquely designed for beginner and intermediate administrators who coordinate projects and would like to complement their practical experience and knowledge, and become more productive in their coordation role.

Learning content

  • The project coordinator role
  • Project management principles
  • Planning and organising a project
  • Project controls skills (quality, budgets, meetings, people and risks)
  • Documentation
  • Evaluation and review

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the role of the project coordinator
  • Identify project management principles (project definition, stages of a project, project criteria, and project definition form)
  • Plan and organise the project via proven methods and templates
  • Recognise and identify ways to control aspects of a project, such as quality, budgets, meetings, people, and risk
  • Understand the type of documentation required to be kept by the project coordinator
  • Evaluate, review and close the project to capture key learning points.

One day, 9am – 4.30pm

Limited to a maximum of 12 participants. 

Your facilitator  Sherie Pointon 
Sherie Pointon is the director of Admin Advantage, and her passion is the professional development of all business support professionals.

Sherie has been an administrative professional for over 20 years in the public and not-for-profit sector, and has held positions such as the National 1st Vice President of the Association of Administrative Professionals NZ Inc (AdmiNZ), Executive Officer at the Institute of Public Administration NZ (IPANZ), Personal Assistant to the Principal of a large New Zealand Secondary School, Personal Assistant to tier two Managers in the Education Government Agencies (ERO and TEC) and Business/Project Manager at Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence as well as a range of administration roles. Sherie has also been a finalist two years running in the prestigious Administrative Professional Award.

Sherie continues to work in business support roles on contract, including as Executive Officer of AdmiNZ. Being an active practitioner is an important part of knowing what current practice in administration is. Sherie is also the Chair of Carterton School Board of Trustees, Board Member of Hockey Wairarapa and Trustee of the Wairarapa Sports Artificial Turf Trust.

Sherie is a popular speaker at conferences throughout New Zealand and internationally and has an interactive and fun training style that allows participants to expand their skills and knowledge. Sherie holds qualifications in teaching (Tertiary and Secondary) along with a Bachelor of Arts degree and AdmiNZ Certification.


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