On the 13th March 2013 to celebrate International Women's Day, a luncheon was held at the Crowne Plaza. The event showcased the economic, political and social achievements of women all over the world. The day rewarded attendees with the opportunity to network with men and women from various industries while they enjoyed a lunch and heard from keynote speakers who discussed various issues that aligned with the International Women's Day theme of "The Gender Agenda - Gaining Momentum". Clear Decisions™ was proud to be a sponsor for the event.
Project finished ahead of schedule!
Lisa is very happy to announce the safe arrival of her son Charlie Gregory Twyford Sawyer. Born 13/12/2012 at 8.30am.
A very cute little brother for Ella.
Thank you to everyone for their kind wishes.
clear decisions™ is a proud member of Business SA, and was recently thanked by Business SA for our continued support.
In the spirit of Christmas, clear decisions™ donated a donkey as a gift of food and income to World Vision. This gift will help communities to grow nutritious food, generate income and protect and revive their environments.
The Women In Project Management held an event on the 8th November at the Crowne Plaza in Adelaide. This event gave an opportunity to network with like-minded project professionals and discover the skills and strategies needed to forge a successful career in one of SA's most rewarding professions. The guest speakers included; Sonya Weiser - Principal of Weiser Consulting, Sharon Ferrier - Professional Speaker and Corporate Trainer and Niki Robinson - Senior Project Manager at Sinclair Knight Merz. Angela Littleford, who was 2012 Telstra Business Women's Award winner for Business Innovation also spoke at the event.
SA's only 12 month young women's leadership program started on the 16th November. The YWCA SHE Leads program is a 12 month pathway for young female leaders to strengthen their skills, networks and confidence, enabling them to perform at a higher level and positively impact their businesses and career advancement. clear decisions™ Managing Director, Lisa Twyford, is facilitating the program.
The AIPM National Conference "People, Places, Projects - A New Frontier" was held at the Crowne Promenade in Melbourne from the 7th-10th October. Managing Director, Lisa Twyford spoke on the topics "Making Your Projects More Successful: a case study in governance" and "Predictive Thinking For The New Frontier".
On the 18th October Lisa Twyford presented "Strategic Planning in Law - Nice to Do or Essential for Future Success" at the Law Society of South Australia. The session answered the following questions: What does strategic planning mean in today's business climate?, Why strategic planning is essential for all law firms (large and small), The essential elements of strategic planning, and How everyone within a law firm can play a part in strategic planning and implementation".
The Australian Institute of Project Management SA Chapter 1 Day conference held on the 21st September. The conference was designed to take you on a journey of the project management lifecycle, and provided attendees with models and shared experiences that would lead people to project management excellence. At the conference Lisa Twyford was part of a special panel discussion on the topic "Leadership, Influence and The Modern Project Manager".
On the 10th September Lisa presented at the Project Management Institute on the subject "Intuitive Thinking - Is it the new skill for project managers?". This presentation answered the question "What skills separate the good from the great in your business?".
Due to the sell out of tickets to the SHE Leads conference on the 17th August YWCA of Adelaide is now proud to release details for it's personal and professional development SHE Leads Program, a 12 month pathway for young female leaders strengthening their skills, networks and confidence, enabling them to perform at a higher level and positively impact their business and career advancement. Combining classroom-style professional development training days, group mentoring and executive coaches working on a year long strategic project, networking opportunities and a graduation, this Program will accelerate the career progression of young women.
Managing Director, Lisa Twyford, and other young female leaders in SA, was involved in the making of the video "What Does Leadership Look Like?". To view the video and to hear these young leaders opinion on What Leadership Looks Like, please click here
What a wonderful experience for the men and ladies who attended the WIPM “All Roads Lead to the Project Manager” event held on the 25th July. The day included a light lunch in the courtyard of the University College London – SA Campus, followed by an inspirational speech by Tina Nguyen – Senior Project Manager, SA Water.
On the 8th May, Managing Director, Lisa Twyford presented at this year's "BusinessSA Changes and Challenges Business Conference which was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Lisa spoke on the topics "Where are you investing your energy?" and "How to work on the business not in the business". A fantastic day and for those who came past Booth 35, it was a super fantastic day! Congratulations also to our business card draw winner Michelle-Lyon Green.
Congratulations to Tammy and Andy Kronawitter on the arrival of their baby boy Chase Andrew, weighing 3.3 kilos. All are doing well.
Welcome Kate Di Troia who has recently joined the clear decisions™ team as a Business Analyst.
Engineers Australia Women in Engineering invited you to attend a high tea with elegance and networking on Saturday 21st April, at Rickshaw's Restaurant, Stamford Plaza. A wonderful afternoon was had by all.
On the 6th of March over 90 women and men from a variety of industries in Adelaide met at the Stamford Plaza for wine, food and to get the answer to the following question “What’s your biggest career lesson (and wish I had known)”? To read the various speaker's responses please click here
WaterAid Australia SA Beach Volleyball Tournament was held on Friday 16th March 2012 and clear decisions™ was proud to be a sponsor of the event. WaterAid Australia South Australian Committee invited participants to join in a fantastic evening of fun, challenge, competition, networking, and of course fundraising. All proceeds went to a very worthy cause. WaterAid's mission is to transform lives by improving access to water supply and sanitation for villagers in South East Asia.
Managing Director, Lisa Twyford, has also been assisting a top 50 ASX company (with interest in Australia and the USA) set up their project governance. This business is a toll road owner and operator which focuses on partnering with government to deliver roads that meet community needs over the long term
On the 8th of February we launched our new service "Strategic Planning" at the Majestic Rooftop Garden Hotel. At the launch there was a presentation titled "The 10 Biggest Secrets of Strategic Planning".
On the 6th December clear decisions™ was the host of the BusinessSA networking event at the National Wine Centre. Managing Director, Lisa Twyford, spoke to the audience about the work that clear decisions™ does. She also invited 3 guests who spoke about their experiences working with clear decisions™ and how it benefited their businesses.
On the 4th November 2011 the Women in Project Management hosted a breakfast at the Hilton Hotel. Melissa Westgate form the Starlight Children's Foundation Australia spoke at the event on the topic "Time Management is Self Management".
Managing Director, Lisa Twyford, has been selected to speak at the International Project Management Association (IPMA) 25th World Congress in Brisbane. Lisa will be presenting on the topics "Steering Committees - Time for an Evolution or a Revolution" as well as "Stakeholders are People Too". To read more about the event please click here. To read the "Steering Committee" article please click here In Business magazine also wrote an article on Lisa's presentation in the October e-news, click here to read their article.
An article on clear decisions™ was written in the October edition of Business SA's Home Xpress Newsletter. In the article it mentions how the business was created in response to a gap in the market place providing services in Project Management and Business Improvement. Managing Director of clear decisions™ Lisa Twyford, set up the business after discovering that consultants were being hired by businesses but not delivering effective results. Lisa is quoted in the article "Thousands and thousands of dollars were being spent while the client wasn't receiving results..." To read the entire article click here.
Lisa Twyford assisted the Women in Project Management (WIPM) in facilitating an event that showcased how to close the gender gap in the area of Project Management. WIPM is a special interest group of the AIPM that was formed to give women the opportunity to interact and feel supported in a profession where they are often under-represented. To read an article on Closing the Gender Gap, please click here.
The Changes and Challenges Business Conference is being held on the 7th June, and Lisa will be speaking at this event. This is one day that will help your business all year! For more information, or to book visit www.business-sa.com
Managing Director, Lisa Twyford in Inbusiness talks about the change in the profession of project management: "...the role of the Project Manager has evolved from a purely technical set of skills....to read more click here.
Lisa Twyford will be presenting at the Eastside Business Enterprise Centre on the 25th May. Join us at this interactive workshop where we will explore "How Project Management can give your business the competitive edge", "How to make changes with limited resources" and "How to implement 5 simple steps to change your business for tomorrow" and other related topics.
For further information please visit: www.eastsidebec.com.au
clear decisions™, sponsors Business SA, who are the voice of business and industry in South Australia. They assist organisations of all sizes, manage people and tackle the issues faced in today's business environment. They also bring businesses together! Come and join clear decisions™ at a Business SA networking event this year. For more information visit: www.business-sa.com
clear decisions™ Managing Director, Lisa Twyford writes an newsletter article for the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM): "How to build a PMO in 4 easy steps". To read more: click here
clear decisions™ Managing Director, Lisa Twyford takes home Best Presentation Award from the National Conference for the Australian Institute of Project Management in Darwin, 10 - 13 October 2010.
To read more click on the AIPM website: click here
The Conference provided the opportunity of those in the field of project management to up skill, knowledge share and listen to leading experts share ideas about their profession. The three day program featured a variety of national and international speakers. The conference theme for 2010 was "Creating a future" and clear decisions™ presented on the following topics:
Managing Director, Lisa Twyford becomes a South Australian Australian Institute of Project Management councillor. To read more click here.
clear decisions™, has partnered with the Inner South Business Enterprise Centre (ISBEC) to bring the following presentation.
Cooking with fire is good, but cooking with gas is better. Ditch your caveman business practices today!
This is not a usual presentation: there will be much more than just sitting and listening.
Challenge yourself! Bring a pen, paper and an open mind to a presentation which will really make you think about your business practices and you'll be rewarded by gaining expert knowledge of how to move your business forward by:
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