Consultancy Skills and Project Management - Presenter: Tony Lavender

Start Date: 14 Jul 2014

Start Time: 1:30 PM

End Time: 4:30 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 11

Venue: The Boardroom CMI, 2 Savoy Court, London, WC2R 0EZ › View map

Member price: £120.00

Non-member price: £180.00

Event Capacity: Full

This is a workshop for consultants, advisers and managers wishing to improve or brush up their consulting and project management skills. This session may also be useful for those undertaking the CMI’s Level 5 Professional Consultancy Skills courses for the Award and Certificate levels.

This session will cover:

• The Consultancy Cycle – overview
• PESTLE Analysis
• Consultancy Styles- expert and process
• The Client Interface - stakeholder analysis. terms of reference
• Basic skills  - fact-finding, interviewing and questionnaires
• Analysis and Diagnosis - brainstorming, SWOT, process mapping, critical examination technique
• Project Management: project organisation, project planning and teams, main elements, sequencing, responsibility matrix, gantt charts and milestones.

The workshop will include practical case study syndicate work - A case study will be sent to delegates to study before the event as these will be used in the session.

By the end of the workshop, delegates will have a better appreciation of the main consultancy skills and the basics of project management tools needed for most consultancy projects.

Speakers

Tony Lavender

Tony Lavender

Tony Lavender is an accomplished facilitator and presenter with extensive experience in all aspects of consultancy.

With an MBA from Aston University, Tony pursued a successful early naval career and was awarded the Reserve Decoration by HM The Queen for services to the Royal Naval Reserves.

He then became a civil servant, roles including Senior Internal Management Consultant for the Ministry of Defence and Deputy Director, Civil Service College, responsible for consultancy training.

Currently, he is Director of Consultancy and Development International which provides consultancy and training in 17 countries mainly in the public sector, including major change programmes in the UK MoD and in Tanzania and Thailand, and is a Registered and Recognised Centre with the CMI for consultancy training.

Tony had special responsibility for the Chartered Management Consultant project.

Additional Information

1.30 preceded by lunch from 12.45

Facilities

  • Catering provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Veronika Weisweiller at vweisweiller@polycontact.co.uk or by telephone on 07956 556394.

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