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Consultancy Skills Programme

Consultancy Skills

Discover the principles of effective consulting

Working in a small group you’ll explore the practical realities of working on a consultancy project – analysing the key challenges, contracting with customers, developing a project plan, and delivering results.

Who is the programme for?

These three days are for individuals interested in a career in consultancy, and for managers who ‘trouble-shoot’ in other departments, and HR or L&D professionals who could use consultancy as a complement to existing interventions.

  • “CSP covered all my objectives whilst also holding my attention throughout the three days. The presentation work was really useful and I’m looking forward to putting what I’ve learnt into practice.”

    Ben Jordan, Residential Services Manager, Families for Children

  • “Having recently worked with board and staff to create strategic and business plans the next stage is to use these to create work plans for the team.  The tools we discussed and practiced using on the course will really help with this – in particular the Balanced Scorecard and the Strategy Map tools.”

    Davina Goodchild, Chief Executive, LionHeart

  • “A well run, stimulating and challenging three days. I have already put the learning into action to review my program and to work with various units on campus to develop their plans.”

    Jane Potentier, Director Corporate & Foundation Relations, University of Alberta

Outcomes for you and your organisation

Following the programme participants will be able to:

  • define and manage a consultancy project – linking stakeholders and results
  • ‘contract’ with a client and assign outcomes
  • set key success factors and track progress
  • analyse strategic context and use Boston and Ansoff Matrix to plot direction
  • use a range of tools to analyse and solve consultancy challenges
  • ‘sell’ yourself as a competent and confident consultant
  • ensure your recommendations are implemented in a change setting

Learning approaches

Over three challenging days you’ll enjoy:

  • 1-2-1 coaching
  • 360° feedback on your consultancy approach
  • HBR-style case study analysis
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Bernard Ross

About Bernard Ross

Bernard is an internationally regarded expert in strategic thinking, organisational change and personal effectiveness. He works in Europe, USA, Africa and South America. His assignments have involved a wide range...


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