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A Hitchhiker's Guide to Working with Management Consultants

Track:
Project/Portfolio Management and Strategic Planning

Day & Time:
June 19, 10:45AM - 12:15PM (Pacific Standard Time)

Session Number:
416

Room Number:
16A

Level:
Intermediate

Type:
Workshop

Title:
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Working with Management Consultants

Chair(s):
Barbara Leishman, MA
External Business Alliance Leader
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Switzerland

Description:
Professional or commercial organizations commonly engage external expertise from management consultants to help through times of change, but do we always derive the optimum benefit from such collaboration? From the perspective of both the consultant and the client, this workshop will address such topics as: (1) When do we need consultants? (2) What can consultants provide? (3) Consultancy models – does one size fit all? (4) Scoping the project and defining the consultancy model. (5) Getting the most out of the collaboration – do’s and don’ts based on real-life experience. So long and thanks for all the slides – life after the consultants have gone.

**Due to workshop format, seating will be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The San Diego Convention Center has stringent regulations on maximum room capacities, and they are strictly enforced. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the workshop, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive at workshops early in order to ensure seating. Please note, as a workshop with interactivity, this offering will not be recorded.

Learning Objective(s):
Appraise need for consultancy; Select appropriate collaboration model; Identify how to secure durable results.

Presentation(s) & Speaker(s):
The Consultant's Perspective
Carolin Oelschlegel, MBA
Principal and European Lead of the Katzenbach Center
Booz & Company, United Kingdom