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On-Site Training
Oil & Gas
Michael Rees

Rishi Prabhakar
Thompson Terry


The instructor's knowledge of the @RISK application tool and risk analysis in general was very strong and the presentation was excellent.
John Estill, Lawrence Livermore Labs

The course was useful and the presenter was knowledgeable. There was a good mix of background material and working through actual problems. The facilities were good.
Marvin Schwedock, General Atomics

Seminar was well-balanced.
Rashmi Agnihotri, The Andersons, Inc.

Practical examples were very well picked.
David Ledesma, Lafarge NA

After taking the class I'm better able to perform risk analysis. I'd recommend Palisade seminars to my colleagues.
Karl Vischer, Bonneville Power Administration

We really enjoyed the 2-day seminar at Palisade and found it cleared up many questions we had about risk and probability.
Marcel Volleberg, Michiel de Haan and Rogier Fernhout. Tauw Bv (Netherlands)

The course content and presentation was spot-on.
London seminar attendee, November 2000, Instructor: David Vose

The training was a very good blend of statistical concepts, their understanding, and the application of @RISK to modeling.
Barry Zaltman, New England Institute of Art

Good balance of topics.
Lawrence McCann, Cornell University

I enjoyed and learned very useful tips at the Palisade seminar…, so it was worth while to come all the way from Costa Rica to attend it.
Princeton seminar attendee

The stats recap was great.
Joanna David, Liberty Mutual

Very enjoyable & helpful!
Overall excellent seminar.
Very well done; informative and valuable.
Washington, DC seminar attendees

Appropriate time was spent on both theory and practical application. Instructor was excellent. Very knowledgeable!
Excellent coverage of the material.
Calgary seminar attendees, Instructor: James Murtha

Example datasets were very useful. Good course!

Great course!
Minneapolis seminar attendees

Wonderful instructor.
Outstanding course.
Course exceeded expectations. Could have spent 100 hours on my own not learning ½ of what I did in one day!
Atlanta seminar attendees

I would encourage coworkers to take this class.
Walter James, North Carolina Department of Insurance

The course materials will be useful as reference tools.
Ian Williamson, International Institute for Business Development

The class was conducive to learning, and I felt comfortable participating in class.
James Forsberg, Contact Energy

The materials were well organised and can be applied to my work.
Darren O'Connell, OneSteel

The course improved my ability to perform risk assessment. I would recommend it to coworkers.
Mike Henry, Shell

A really solid overview with solid presentation.
Joe de Foleschampe, Bentley College

Great class! Let me know when you are in town next.
Subramanian Hariharan, LaSalle Bank Corporation

Thanks for an excellent course on @RISK. I found it extremely useful in content. Well worth it.
Jon Knights, Materials Engineer, Halcrow Group Limited, UK

I certainly enjoyed the conference. We got a lot out of the event and hope to attend others in the future. Keep up the good work.
Kevin Laska, Great American Insurance, Palisade Training Conference Attendee

Very good course. Well and intelligently presented.

Very good course which I will recommend to colleagues.
London seminar attendees

Palisade Software Seminars

On-Site Training

I found Palisade's consultation extremely valuable.
Dmitry Sorkin, Dimanomix Composite Manufacturing

Risk analysis within Fluor has moved up to a different level because of Palisade training on the software.
Waymon Lofton, Fluor Corporation

Each of the attendees said that they were able to bring away valuable knowledge from the training, and several have even applied this knowledge to current projects already! It really puts Palisade Corporation on the list of our valued training vendors.
Benjamin Juster, Futron Corporation

I was really pleased with the day Thompson spent with us. My objective was to stimulate activity with the @RISK software and this was achieved with development pushing ahead on several fronts. Thompson's knowledge was evident to all who attended and he was able to pass this on to a diverse group with widely varying skill levels. Good value for money.
John Pitt, Managing Director, Pitt and Sherry

(The On-Site Training/Consulting) went great. Bill was very helpful in both helping us understand @RISK and in using @RISK in our template.
On-site training attendee, Instructor: Bill Barrett.

On-Site Training

Oil & Gas

I thought the course was excellent. I can’t remember when I last went to a course that was so applicable and so well presented.
Debra Carle, APA Petroleum Engineering Inc.

Jim Murtha did an excellent job!
Tom Pyor, Turn Around Management, Co.

The Oil & Gas course was extremely well presented and organised; will have immediate payback.
Steven Broder, Bunker Hill Associates

Michael Rees - bio
Michael Rees did an excellent job. He has the mathematical background to explain how @RISK works, and how it can be used in practice. Indeed, the course was very interesting and helpful!
Dr. Sandra Quickert, Underwriting and Actuarial services, Hannover RE

I enjoyed the one day seminar on options training presented by Mike Rees. Mike possesses the formal education and practical experience necessary in the use of real options to allow him to present the material on both a theoretical and practical level and a presentation style that made me feel very comfortable. As a result, Mike was able to provide me with relatively easy to understand and useful approaches to problem solving for very complex subject matters. The end result of the one day training program is that I have new ways to approach, and a tool box of differing solutions to use, as I think about future cash flows and their effects on business valuation for my clients that need M&A, fundraising and capital structure development services.
William S. Conrad, Managing Director, Baldwin & Clarke Corporate Finance, Inc.

I found Michael to be an excellent instructor and extremely smart. I really enjoyed his approach.
Matt Lutz, FMI Corporation

Mr. Rees researched a problem I was having and addressed my concern specifically. He was a great help.
Tim Stallings, The Longchamp Group

Michael Rees is outstanding, pragmatic, and empathetic to our goals. Outstanding instructor, very accessible, down to earth, and has a way with words. He explains things so clearly. Mike is a gem!
Alain Martin, Harvard Planner Group

Rishi Prabhakar - bio

"Rishi - great job! Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Well done."
Tony Vowles, Leighton Contractors, Australia

Thompson Terry - bio

"I found the class to be worthwhile and Mr. Terry was an excellent instructor/presenter. I learned that in my practice, I have tapped into only about 25% of what @RISK can do."
Michael G. Fusillo, Ph.D., Principal Economist, The Louis Berger Group, Inc.

Thompson Terry knows the applications very well and was able to answer satisfactorily all questions we had - great job!"
Mustafa Mohamedali, Washington State Dept of Transportation

"The training was excellent! Thompson is a great teacher. I don't see how it could have been better."
Kevin Formway, Anvil Corporation

The training from Thompson was right on track. I learned a number of things that I will be able to apply to my @RISK modeling right away. All of the participants spoke about Thompson's obvious knowledge of and enthusiasm for using @RISK.
Tim Owens, Corporate Planning & Risk Management, Nebraska Public Power District

Thompson Terry was very knowledgeable and explained the process well.
Lynne Davie, BAE Systems

Thompson Terry was an excellent instructor. The class was very diverse in composition and background using MS Project. Thompson handled this quite well.
Paul Thompson, Colorado Technical University

Palisade has done a good job in hiring talented people. Thompson Terry was particularly noteworthy ... his calm nature and knowledge of @RISK was enough to maintain control over a diverse and sometimes demanding class.
Ed Davis, SymBiotech, Inc., Palisade Training Conference 2003 Attendee

Thompson Terry was professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Provided valuable instruction and maintained a good pace.
Gail Simkus, Vancouver seminar attendee, Agricorp

Thompson Terry was very knowledgeable - good choice.
Mark Schofield, AECOM Consulting

Excellent course. Thompson Terry was very knowledgeable. I learned more in two days than trying the examples with the software.
Dean Dyck, Alberta Agriculture, Food, & Rural Development


The training session was very well conducted by Mark and has definitely enhanced my understanding of the software, and allowed me to develop my own uses within my work.
Brian McInnes, Senior Project Manager, GHD Ltd Management Engineering Consultant

The trainer was excellent - responsive, helpful, and easy to approach. Highly recommend trainer for future use.
Washington DC Seminar Attendee

The instructor was very knowledgeable and responsive to the particular needs of the class.
Charles Kirby, Northrop Grumman

Seminar leader excellent - intelligent and approachable.
Liked the seminar leader's style.
London seminar attendees, Instructor: Susan Peterson

Excellent class!
We really enjoyed the seminar… (David Vose is) a superb instructor.
David Vose did an excellent job conveying usually boring statistical information in a refreshing and interesting manner.
The course was done in an excellent, professional and even 'fun' manner. Palisade's entire 3-day program was first-rate!
Ithaca seminar attendees, Instructor: David Vose

Instructor very well prepared and help models on disks appreciated.
San Diego seminar attendee

Murtha's knowledge is impressive. His teaching skills are truly exceptional. One of the best, most efficient seminars I have attended.
The material was covered completely with good emphasis throughout the class from fundamental statistical principles to DecisionTools' capabilities.
Jim Murtha is exceptional.
Houston seminar attendees, Instructor: James Murtha

Overall course is excellent!
I enjoyed everything.
Great instructor.
Houston seminar attendees, Instructors: James Murtha & Susan Peterson

The seminar leader was very responsive to the class.
Doug Pavlovich, BankWest

Great teacher!
Orlando seminar attendee

The instructor clearly showed he knew the materials and sample exercises. I appreciate his high level of appreciation. I also value his willingness to engage the class and accommodate all of their questions.
Javier Sola, Vancouver seminar attendee, Norwest Corporation

I very much appreciated the special and humoristic way he made us understand complex matters.
Brussels seminar attendee, Instructor: David Vose Webcasts

"I have attended the webcast for Data Collection with @RISK for Project. It was really good. The overall training was useful. Hope to hear more about other Webcast training."
Rimadevi Shrest, Utrecht University, The Netherlands