About Us

At Falcon, we understand that your success is not about us teaching — it’s about you learning.

Everything we do is focused on that outcome. That’s why we have on our team all of the different skill sets required for effective professional development:

  • Subject matter experts
  • Facilitation experts
  • Educational design experts

Since our inception, we have been guaranteeing the success of our project management training. Our students come from companies of all sizes, including some of New Zealand’s largest organisations in the IT, construction, tertiary, health, infrastructure, retail and service sectors.

Our emphasis is to deliver course content and follow-up support empowering both corporate organisations and individuals with:

  • A professional approach to project management
  • Greater financial efficiency
  • The ability to consistently deliver projects on time and on budget
Falcon Training designs, develops and delivers world class project management training from introductory level up to tertiary and international credential level.Our core project management training materials are grounded in the globally recognised standards of the PMBOK® Guide (The Project Management Body of Knowledge) and ISO21500. All of our facilitators are certified in their subject areas and meet Falcon’s own strict standards of both technical competency and teaching style.
Falcon Training is also a Registered Education Proivder (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). This means we have passed a rigourous inspection of our methods, materials, organization and trainers.


Primary Facilitator Bios

Sean Whitaker, PMP, BA, MSc, MBA
Sean Whitaker


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Sean Whitaker, BA, MSc, MBA, PMP has been developing and teaching all levels of project management and PMP® exam prep since 2006. He is a long time volunteer with the Project Management Institute and a self confessed project management geek. He is the author of many best selling books on project management including the text we use on our PMP® Exam Preparation Courses. Sean has both academic and practical expertise in project management. He received his PMP® certification in 2004, and received his MBA from the University of Canterbury in 2008 with a thesis on authentic leadership.Sean is also widely recognised for his ability to perform as a project manager in the ‘real world’, as demonstrated by his extensive and successful project management career in construction, IT, telecommunications and infrastructure stretching back to 1998 – making him a true project management professional. Sean is also a accomplished conference speaker. As a facilitator, Sean is passionate, lively and engaging. Like all Falcon facilitators, he employs a variety of techniques during his courses, including lectures, practical exercises, role play, and educational games. As our leading PMP trainer, Sean currently has perhaps the worlds leading pass rate for students with over 95% of students on public courses he has run passing the exam on their first attempt! 

Sean is everything you could want in a project manager – extremely pragmatic,approachable and knowledgeable. Above all, Sean has a real passion for project management which is part of what makes him such a good project manager.– Suzy Heremaia

Your presentation was very inspiring and had me thinking of some of the things I want to accomplish in my lifetime in my profession and for my volunteer work.” – V. Spence
You are a very talented speaker and have left me thinking about Leadership in a new profound way.” – H. Zubot
Your commitment and professionalism whilst maintaining interests outside teaching (which seems to enable you to maintain your passion and energy) stands out and is good role modelling”  – F. Whero
Best session so far at PMI.” – D. Gilman
Thank you so much for making project management a lot of fun! – L. Hatton