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“You need to learn consulting as a profession. It’s not just being an expert. You tend not to be taught those skills in supplier consulting organizations…learn the process consulting skills….be clear on what you want to get out of it, otherwise you may drift and not get what you need. Proactively manage your career”. David Mitchell, Head of E-Business Practice, Oracle

An unusual opportunity to marshal the tools for consulting success.

Many business units have a role in the organisation that requires their staff to consult to other parts of the organisation or to external clients. Whether in a problem solving, service provision or advice giving capacity, this programme will equip you with consulting skills in order for you to engage with internal and/or external clients using a professional approach, one that both discerns the real needs and at the same time builds ongoing constructive client relationships.

Aside from solid models, tools and techniques, the programme deals with real life difficulties consultants experience such as dealing with difficult clients, the absent manager, ethical conflicts and how to promote yourself whilst working well with competitive colleagues. The three days will give a package of technical skills to make consulting effective, as well as the client relationship skills to achieve consulting excellence.

The course is built on years of consulting experience and will tap into the shared learning and experience of the facilitators, course participants and real-life case studies. Multiple development methodologies are used to suit participants’ different learning styles.

QualityLife Company would like to welcome you to this learning experience.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit”. Aristotle

Workshop Modules

The programme is made up of 6 modules each made up of an integrated set of technical skills and client relationship management skills:
* What makes a successful consultant?
* Scoping
* Analysis
* Reporting
* Implementation
* Evaluation and closure

Workshop Objectives

* Ability to articulate success factors of consulting;
* Ability to describe a framework of consulting from outset to completion;
* Ability to undertake multiple forms of analysis as required by each step of the consulting cycle;
* Ability to develop multiple strategies required in the consulting process;
* Ability to negotiate, influence and problem solve more effectively;
* To have analysed your networking ability and planned improvements;
* Being able to listen and empathise more effectively;
* Ability to manage change better.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. Marcel Proust

Who Should Attend

  • Internal Consultants
  • Management Consultants
  • Managers and Leaders
  • HR Directors/Managers
  • Workplace Sponsors
  • Change Agents
  • Facilitators
  • Coaches

Workshop Details
DATE: Thursday 13 – Friday 14 September 2012
VENUE: Houghton Boardroom, 17 – 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
TIME: 8:00 am for 8:30am until 4:30 pm
COST: R6500 excl vat.

Please note: This course can be facilitated in house and adapted to your particular environment

Workshop Facilitator
Barry Poppleton has over 15 years of consulting experience. As Director of P7 Consulting, Barry consults in South Africa, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to running his own international company, Barry was a partner in two management consultancies. He also directed three community based organisations. Barry works with depth and passion in the areas of relationship management, inter-personal communication, diversity management, leadership and management development and conflict resolution. Barry has a Masters in Management and is accredited in multiple behavioural instruments.

TO BOOK: Call Lizzy Mafalo on (011) 880-9749 or email Lizzy with your contact details.

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