Establishing a new way forward for the consulting profession

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Start Date: 23 Mar 2016

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Venue: BCS London Office, 1st Floor, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA › View map

The Collaborative Association of Professional Consultants is the next event in our successful “Master” series of interactive sessions on techniques for building consulting businesses and capabilities.  At this event, attendees will work together to define what a Collaborative Association of Professional  Consultants that helps them to be more effective and efficient might look like.  In addition, at least 4 less well known ways that some successful professional consultants are already using to find or generate opportunities will be revealed.

Independent consultants and small consulting businesses are usually hungry for ways that will make it easier for them to find and deliver paid work to their clients. Although there are a number of very good associations in the UK that cater for some of the needs of professional consultants (such as providing them with training and professional development opportunities), there seems to be a need for an Association that helps individual consultants and small consulting businesses to develop. 

This interactive event will give interested participants the opportunity to define what they would like from a collaborative association of professional consultants and to outline how it would be introduced. Early conversations have revealed interest in an association that helps consultants to:

  • Find or generate more opportunities for more work more easily 
  • Collaborate more closely with other like minded professionals
  • Be the source of both the best transformational ideas in the industry and the expertise to introduce them to UK plc 
  • Capitalise on leading management research from premier universities and blue chip business schools 
  • Be the first port of call for people who are considering a career in consulting. 

The outputs from this meeting will be used to shape and launch the association in London and subsequently across the UK.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn a highly credible, leading edge consulting technique to define what this community might look like and then to have the option of using this technique with their clients. Three further techniques that professional management consultants might use to find or generate opportunities will also be introduced. There will be opportunities to be part of the development, introduction and growth of the community - we are currently canvassing expressions of interest , .A case study demonstrating how such a community helped one consultant to effortlessly generate 3 opportunities in one evening will be presented.

Speakers

Bruce Garvey

Bruce Garvey

Bruce Garvey is co-founder of Strategy Foresight Ltd., which uses innovative combinations of technology to structure solutions for handling highly complex and interconnected problems under conditions of uncertainty. He has 40 years experience in major corporate and SME sectors across a range of roles including senior business executive, company director (and non-executive), adviser and consultant. Currently Bruce is completing a Ph.D. at Imperial College London on problem structuring and decision support methods and is published in this field.

Graham Kennedy

Graham Kennedy

Graham Kennedy is currently Chairman of the Institute of Consulting London and South East's Management Committee. He is also a strategy and transformation consultant, having developed his expertise while working for Accenture and A.T. Kearney. He has 30 years experience consulting to clients in both the corporate and SME sectors. He has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Additional Information

There is a cost to attend this event: Members - £12.00 and Non-Members - £18.00.

This event is a joint event between the Institute of Consulting London & SE and the BCS Consultancy Group.  Bookings are being taken at https://events.bcs.org/book/1962/

Registration from 6.00pm with the main event commencing at 6.30pm.  Professional networking opportunities will be available before and after the event.


Facilities

  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at networks.support@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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