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Consultancy Skills

The role of the consultant, whether internal or external, is a complex one. When it is related to the business model, the skill sets required are diverse and varied. A consultant is required to have excellent people and communication skills as well as have a sound knowledge of the sponsor organisation’s vision and strategy.

In this course we aim to provide a backdrop to some of the key areas that need to be continually refreshed.

Additional modules we would advise are: Finance for non financial Managers, Interpreting Financial Statements and Managing Budgets.

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Course Content

Day 1

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives

10:00 – 10:45 The role and scope of the consultant

10:45 – 11:30 Signs of an unhealthy Organisation

11:30 – 12:00 The seven key strategic areas

12:00 – 12:30 Your style of communicating and how it differs from others.

12:30 – 13:00 Qualities that make a strong consultant

14:00 – 14:30 Styles for managing conflict

14:30 – 15:30 Analysing situations

15:30 – 16:30 Handling sensitive situations

16:30 – 17:00 Summary

Day 2

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Review of Day 1

10:00 – 10:30 Change Management – The key to consultancy.  How do we engage people?

10:30 – 11:30 When business needs have been identified we may need to scope projects and develop the proposals that will enable change

11.30 – 12:00 Understanding Facilitation skills to unlock potential

12:00 – 12:00 The analysis toolbox – taking what we have learnt, assessing opportunity and value stream mapping

12:30 – 13:00  Stakeholder analysis

14:00 – 16:00 How do we practically manage projects and utilise Visual Management techniques

16:30 – 17:00 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

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