Essential Consulting Skills

Increasingly, professionals with specialized knowledge are being called upon to act as consultants on projects, though they may not be trained in consulting skills. Mastering the process and skills of consulting allows the individual to better plan and manage the project, manage client expectations, anticipate problems and increase the likelihood of success. This workshop presents a client-centered consulting process, where the client is respected for his/her knowledge of the business and the consultant for his/her specialized skills.

Course Benefits:

  • Characteristics of a good consultant
  • The consulting process
  • Consulting as a business

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the skills, attitudes, and aptitudes consultants need to succeed
  • Determine and describe your own (potential) consulting service
  • Master the major stages and steps of the consulting process
  • Learn how to conduct engagements
  • Explore techniques for diagnosis and recommendations
  • Master skills for effectively presenting and documenting your efforts
  • Understand the additional issues and complexity of running a consulting business

Course Content:

  • Characteristics of a good consultant
  • The consulting process
  • Consulting as a business

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone wanting to be viewed more as an internal resource by your company
  • Internal and external consultants
  • Anyone interested in tapping their personal areas of expertise to branch out as a consultant