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I highly recommend Kay Wais and Successful Projects due to Kay’s knowledge, passion, professionalism, and leadership skills in the world of project management.



Cindy Prindle | MEPD, MCAS Master Instructor | Hawkins, Ash, Baptie
Training & Professional Development Manager
March 11, 2013

I felt the workshop was valuable and that your presentation skills are excellent. Everything flowed very well and you stayed on schedule with the workshop.  Keep up the good work!


Greg Novotny, TRW Automotive
Dec. 2009 Project Risk and Status Reporting Attendee





You made the topic of risk management fun and entertaining  - which can be hard for this topic. Great instructor.


Heather Kujak-Coon, Franciscan Skemp
Dec. 2009 Project Risk and Status Reporting Attendee




Great value for the money – fun, interactive. I taught Risk today and used lots of things you had taught! I stressed opportunities and used the EESA and MATA (which you taught me). I will recommend some of my Advanced PM students to come.



Nancy Olson, Organic Valley
Dec. 2009 Project Risk and Status Reporting Attendee

Clients List

Clients Include:

  • Ashley Furniture
  • ATK
  • American Standard
  • AVS Group
  • CenturyTel
  • City of La Crosse
  • Collaboration Management & Control Solutions (CMCS)
  • Dairyland Power
  • DuraTech
  • Exclaim!
  • Franciscan Skemp
  • GEM Services
  • Gundersen Lutheran
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Inland Printing
  • Kaplan University
  • Knowledge Method
  • Kwik Trip
  • La Crosse PMI chapter
  • Logistics Health
  • Loyola University
  • Mankato Clinic
  • Marine Credit Union
  • McGraw Hill Companies
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • Organic Valley
  • Riverfront
  • Rochester Community Technical College
  • Samsung
  • Strategy and Management Innovations
  • Trane
  • TrustPoint
  • UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center
  • UW-La Crosse Small Business Development Center
  • UW-Stevens Point
  • UW-Stout
  • UW-Superior Small Business Development Center
  • Viterbo College
  • Wisconsin Ecomonic Development Corporation
  • Western Technical College
  • Winona Chamber of Commerce
  • Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinator Association


What Our Clients Say
"I recommend Kay Wais for all your Project Management needs, she is a wonderful instructor. Very easy to talk to and understand, she also incorporates a lot of fun activities in the learning process to enhance learning. I love that she has everything from 30 minute classes to 16 hour classes, whatever your needs are, she will make it fit."


           Miranda Eisermann, training coordinator, Trane University


"I want to thank you again for putting together an excellent workshop.  I have taken several courses on PM and I have to say, without a doubt, I left this one with more take-a-ways that are applicable to my work in product development than any other.  Of most importance were the tips and tools I learned on time estimating.  It will be most helpful as I prepare the business case for my next project.  After 40 years of managing projects of various sizes, I think I am finally able to transition from a dominating “seat of the pants” approach to an approach that is much more disciplined.  Never too late, I guess."

    Eugene G. McNurlen, P.E.
    Project Manager - Applied Engineering Systems

"Kay was lively and entertaining, with a great grasp of the material. I liked the clickers and the class involvement.


Jerial Knight

Project Management Workshop Participant


The instructor was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject matter. She kept the class interesting and brought up good examples.

The risk plan analysis and the concept of negative stakeholders was most helpful.


Project Management Workshop Participant



She loves what she does! Her experience makes her credible. Her voice and presentation make her effective in front of the room.

Jeni German

Project Management Workshop Participant

Kay is an experienced project manager, able to elaborate on “book” answers when “real world” differs. Very engaging. The WBS and network diagram exercises were very helpful.

Jennifer Craft

Project Management Workshop Participant



Quotes from Students about the UW Certificate in Project Management

"You have filled in my knowledge gaps in project management and have inspired my critical thinking."

Brian Jostad, Sept. 2011

Instructed by Amy Gau


"I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience that I had with Kay Wais and Successful Projects. I started the program in December and just finished it yesterday. Kay has been my teacher in my Certified Project Management program during the winter/spring period of the 2009-2010 school years. Kay came well prepared to give me an outstanding educational experience. In this capacity she was consistent, passionate, and reliable. While teachers are not required to spend dozens of hours with students, Kay had clocked more hours than was ever promised and she is still willing to meet with me and consult me in the future on any project management needs. This speaks volumes to Kay’s experience with me further evidencing her dedication to the teaching profession. This enthusiasm and philosophy of hard work did not wane after she began and even though the certification is now complete, she continues.


When Kay started to teach me, it was immediately evident that she had a love for the project management profession and a sincere interest in and concern for me as a student. She was willing to come up with creative lessons that proved to be interesting and educationally effective. Furthermore, she spent many hours with me on individual instruction.


I would certainly recommend Kay Wais and Successful Projects to anyone that wants to seek their Project Management Certification. The high level of educational expertise, lifelong experience with project management, and the passion for teaching, makes Kay and excellent teacher and I would certainly recommend her to anyone."

 Don Richards



"I wanted to let you know that I just completed the Project Management Certificate program with Kay Wais from Successful Projects.  This self-paced program was great.  The tools and resources Kay provided me with through this program will be so helpful in planning successful projects in the future.  It has already helped me with time management and communication.  I am now more aware of the type of work I need to do with my clients, stakeholders, and team members.  I would highly recommend this program to anyone who has an interest in project management or a job that requires them to frequently manage projects.  The tips and tricks provided in the program will save you a great deal of time and headaches by giving you the tools needed to properly and successfully manage those projects.  I have even found that it helps me with planning in my personal life.  Recently I was planning a small anniversary get together and I found myself using project management skills to coordinate the food and party preparations.   It was refreshing to find that I wasn’t scrambling at the last minute to get everything done because I had so thoroughly planned.  Thank you for providing this opportunity!"



          Emily R. Rogers, Coordinator of Access Services, David A. Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin- Green Bay 



"The discussions with Kay made the coursework tangible and directly applicable to a multi-year project I am managing at Trane. I would absolutely recommend the UW-La Crosse Project Management Certificate Program to others without hesitation. "

    Sean Smith, PE, project leader, Trane


"Kay also worked with me to customize the course based on my specific needs and professional goals. The self- and peer-assessment that kicks off the program was very enlightening. I learned so much. Every business should send their employees through this certificate program because it provides a flexible project management toolkit that can be applied to reduce costs and improve success. "

    Finnian Cullen, Clinical Systems Analyst, Franciscan Skemp Healthcare



"The program was 100% customized and helped me improve the project management skills important to me and the work I'm doing every day. The one-on-one coaching sessions with Kay were excellent. She showed me how to specifically apply what I learned to situations at Riverfront which made this program very valuable."


Ann McDonlald, finance director, Riverfront Inc.


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