Mark delivered customised Project Management training courses at AgResearch over a period of almost eight years across four campus locations. Over 150 AgResearch staff attended these courses in order to improve their skills in managing science research projects.

Mark’s experience in managing science-related projects has provided him with a unique and credible understanding of the challenges presented by science research and development projects. I have found Mark to be good to work with, very cooperative, and open to trying new and different approaches to training.

Comments from the course participants include:

  • This course covered a wide range of very important topics
  • Really enjoyed the course. It was a nice balance of good information...
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Yvette Keys
Organisational Talent and Development Manager
Lincoln Research Centre
AgResearch Ltd
Christchurch, New Zealand

The training course was invaluable to me. It gave me a renewed confidence to drive forward with my project with a logical structure, and great management tools and techniques. It would be very beneficial for all newbies like me to get this training before embarking on any career in a CRI/research or scientific R&D as it sets a high standard for research, accountability, recording and reporting.

Kiri Reihana
Governance and Policy
Landcare Research
Hamilton, New Zealand

Mark Loeffen helped us develop a clear and concise project plan for a technically challenging high temperature casing condition diagnostic system for the geothermal energy industry. Mark’s training support helped us focus on the commercial aspects of our project right from the start and we now have a new product that is eagerly anticipated by commercial clients, even before it is launched.

Evan Erstich
Project Manager
Century Drilling and Energy Services (NZ) Limited
Wairakei, New Zealand