LAUNCHING A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PRACTICE
Preparing You for the Move to a Management Consulting Career
A Webinar Presented by Mark R. Haas CMC, FIMC
You have all but made the decision to start a new career as a management consultant. You are pretty sure you understand the decision, you know some consultants and it seems like the right time. However, you want to be sure. This webinar is a chance to fully vet this important career move.
Management consulting is a profession that endures in a slow economy. In turbulent economic times such as these, companies turn to experienced consultants to help them increase revenues, cut costs and become more agile. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts consulting to be one of the fastest growing industries over the next decade.
There are two basic consulting career paths: working for others and working for yourself. If you don''t have much experience or prefer to work in large teams, working for others is probably the wisest choice. If you have already gained professional experience in a specialized field, becoming an independent consultant provides more independence, client choices and likely more income.
This 90-minute Webinar helps you work through this final decision to change your career to management consulting. Filled with practical information and taught by an experienced independent consultant, you will discover if your skills, experience and temperament fit the management consulting profession.
What You Will Learn
This insightful program takes an inside look at key issues and challenges in making management consultant your career, including:
- Do you understand the history and role of the profession?
- Are you prepared for what it takes to become a consultant?
- Do you know what is required to be a consultant?
- What are the differences between marketing and selling and delivering service?
- How does one start a consulting business?
- What are different ways to market and sell your services?
- Why do clients pick specific consultants?
- What are some of the less obvious aspects of selecting a consulting career?
Management consulting can be immensely satisfying, a great way to use all you have learned in your career, and can be very lucrative. Here is a great opportunity to discover how to get started.
Who should attend?
- Consultants thinking about leaving their large firm to go to independent
- Business executives considering a second career in consulting
- Professionals looking to leverage their technical and business experience
- Academics with strong professional credentials and business acumen
- Current boutique and independent consultants looking to expand or alter their practices
Date: May 12, 2009
Time:2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Fee:$79.00 IMC Members
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Click here to register for this class online: http://www.imcusa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=54406
Luis R. Hall CMC
Director, IMC USA Academy
About the Presenter:
Mark R. Haas CMC, FIMCis President of Research and Organization Management, a strategy development and performance management consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He helps transform private, public and nonprofit organizations to better serve constituencies, leverage emerging technologies and perform against mission. Although his focus is on science, technology and R&D-centric organizations, his expertise is in thorough organizational assessment, developing realistic strategies and helping organizations effectively execute against plan.
Mark advises companies, trade associations, professional societies, federal, state and local agencies, national labs, colleges and schools, oil companies, and professional service firms. He is an experience facilitator, including supporting groups developing WW IV military strategy and recovering from nuclear terrorism to groups of CEOs and Boards developing strategy.
Mark has served in professional association leadership roles, including immediate past national Board Chair and past Ethics Committee Chair of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, the professional association and certifying body for US management consultants and on the DC Alumni Council of the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Certified Management Consultant, author, expert witness, invited speaker, lead Baldrige quality examiner, advisor to national technical and professional bodies, and has been listed in several professional directories, including Who’s Who Among Emerging Leaders and Who’s Who in America. Mark holds degrees in biology from Colgate University and planning from Harvard University.