The ability to create value and deliver change has become a ‘must have’ in these challenging times. This course enables you to transform organisations through world-class consulting frameworks.
This course also equips you to work towards professional qualifications in consultancy. These are the Levels 5 & 7 Award & Certificate in Professional Consulting. This course is the first of three courses leading to the Levels 5 & 7 Diploma & Extended Diploma in Professional Consulting, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) awards.
Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.
Laura Robertson, Course Director

Course content

1. Core consulting frameworks

These frameworks provide the robust backbone required for all successful professional consulting practice:

  • Scoping consultancy proposals
  • Professional consulting workflows
  • Core analytical techniques
  • Marketing consultancy services
  • The consulting profession

2. Building client relationships

Excellent client relationships lie at the heart of all successful professional consulting practice:

  • Managing clients expectations
  • Co-creating client proposals
  • High impact pitches & presentations
  • Stakeholder management strategies
  • Becoming our client’s trusted advisor

3. Problem solving techniques

Effective problem solving is a core competence for professional consulting:

  • Consulting research & data mgt
  • Dealing with missing information
  • Core techniques for investigating:
    • Policy and strategy
    • Organisational development
    • Operational improvement
    • Performance management
  • Creative problem solving & innovation
  • Option appraisal

4. Delivering results

Benefits realisation is the key to value delivery for all consulting services:

  • Project management techniques
  • Best practice client follow-up
  • Continuous improvement methods
  • Change management techniques
  • Benefits realisation strategies
  • Developing effective partnerships
  • Rescuing stuck or failing projects
  • Developing your consulting career
  • Professional consulting qualifications

Key benefits

Comprehensive delegate pack

  • Complete set of course notes
  • Consulting process templates
  • Copy of interactive workshop records
  • Real world consulting case studies
  • Professional networking

Client management skills

  • Techniques to rapidly build credibility
  • How to win business
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • How to run problem solving workshops
  • Marketing consultancy services

Tools and techniques

  • World-class consultancy process models
  • Approaches to consultancy fact finding
  • Strategy & policy development
  • Organisational development
  • Methods to boost productivity & quality
  • Creative problem solving techniques
  • Change management frameworks

Real world consultancy cases, e.g.

  • Competitive strategy
  • Corporate strategy
  • Feasibility studies
  • Go to market / product launch strategy
  • Lean process improvement
  • Major systems engineering projects
  • Organisational restructuring
  • Strategic marketing
  • Major IT / IS projects
  • Asset investigations
  • Outsourcing
  • Service reviews
  • Financial analysis
  • Accommodation reviews
  • DIP / workflow
  • Mobile working
  • Start-ups
  • Option appraisals
  • Venture capital
  • Joint ventures
  • Social enterprises
  • Project rescue
  • Turnarounds

Course & qualification fees

Course fee per participant is £1,500 + VAT = £1,800.00

Level 5 or 7 Certificate in Professional Consulting £500 + VAT = £600.00

1st of 3 x Live Online courses leading to the Level 5 or 7 Diploma in Professional Consulting

NB Course structure and content are subject to ongoing improvement and change.