Professional consultants, whatever their core specialism, are often asked by clients to help develop their competitive strategy, corporate strategy and management of strategic programmes.
This course is designed to develop your skills as a strategy consultant. It provides a practical toolkit and gives opportunities to practice new skills in an inspiring yet safe environment.
This is the final of our 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 also see ‘The Professional Consultant’ and ‘The Facilitator Consultant’ courses.
Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.
Laura Robertson, Course Director

Course content

1. Client approaches to strategy

We need to be prepared for the client’s strategic planning environment:

  • What is strategy
  • Client approaches to strategy
  • Strategy consulting workflows
  • Evolutionary approaches to strategy
  • Co-creation approaches to strategy

2. Competitive strategy

Core building blocks for developing competitive strategy are:

  • Design of Strategic Business Units
  • Business environment analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Core capabilities & competences
  • Selection of competitive strategy

3. Corporate strategy

Defining, building and optimising the business portfolio:

  • Portfolio visualisation techniques
  • Parenting advantage framework
  • Shareholder value analysis
  • Performance management frameworks
  • Strategy in the public / third sector

4. Strategic governance

How to future-proof client strategy to avoid disruption:

  • Strategic programme management
  • Strategic governance
  • Risk and the strategy consulant
  • Systems traps and pitfalls
  • Professional development

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

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

Additional Diploma Registration & Support fee £900 + VAT = £1,080.00

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