BUSINESS CONSULTANCY WORKSHOP (BC)
December 2019 – JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 09 December – 13 December 2019 – 5 DAYS WORKSHOP
Registration Fees: ZAR936.41 (R1000)
International: ZAR22,510.83 (R24000)
Local and International Delegates registration plus booking is open due to limited space available:
If you want to succeed, you should strike out on new paths
rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. – John D. Rockefeller
WHO IS A CONSULTANT
A consultant (from Latin: consultare “to discuss“) is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing (and public relations), finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields .
A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. The role of consultant outside the medical sphere (where the term is used specifically for a grade of doctor) can fall under one of two general categories:
- Internal consultant – someone who operates within an organization but is available to be consulted on areas of specialism by other departments or individuals (acting as clients); or
- External consultant – someone who is employed externally (either by a firm or some other agency) whose expertise is provided on a temporary basis, usually for a fee. As such this type of consultant generally engages with multiple and changing clients.
The overall impact of a consultant is that clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be feasible for them to retain in-house, and may purchase only as much service from the outside consultant as desired.
Consultant Peter Block defines a consultant as “someone who has influence over an individual, group, or organization, but who has no direct authority to implement changes.” He contrasts this with a surrogate manager who is a person who “acts on behalf of, or in place of, a manager.” The key difference is that a consultant never makes decisions for the individual or group, whereas a surrogate manager does make decisions.
The Consulting Workshop is designed to familiarize students with the consulting field and to prepare them to obtain and to succeed in consulting jobs. While most workshop graduates accept positions with consulting firms, the skills learned and friendships made in the workshop are valuable, whatever career path a member may choose to pursue.
The workshop is focused around three courses.
Advanced Case Analysis and Effective Consulting Presentation
An intense case-based workshop that focuses on the basic building blocks of consulting: analysis, presentation and teamwork.
PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS
1: An Integrative Point of View
Program will be able to evaluate and make business decisions from an integrative point of view, one that reflects an understanding of mutually interdependent relationships among competitive and environmental conditions, organizational resources, and the major functional areas of a business enterprise.
2: Ethical Reasoning
Program will be able to recognize ethical issues, demonstrate familiarity with alternative frameworks for ethical reasoning, and discern trade-offs and implications of employing different ethical frames of reference when making business decisions.
3: Critical Thinking & Decision Making
Program will be able to use a variety of research methodologies to identify and critically evaluate implications of business decisions for organizational stakeholders (e.g., customers, colleagues, employees, stockholders, suppliers, foreign governments, communities, cultures, regulatory agencies) and the natural environment.
Program will be able to communicate effectively in a wide variety of business settings (e.g., live, virtual, synchronous and asynchronous), employing multiple mediums of communications (e.g., written, oral and visual).
5: Quantitative Analysis and Modeling
Program will be able systematically apply tools of quantitative analysis and modeling to make recommendations and business decisions.
6: Team Membership & Leadership
Program will be able to collaborate productively with others, functioning effectively as both members and leaders of teams.
7: Respect, Inclusiveness & Valuing
Program will be able to create and sustain personal and work environments that are respectful and inclusive, valuing the contributions of all persons.
8: Personal and Professional Development
Program will be prepared to become the “authors” of their own futures, make informed and deliberate choices about personal and professional development, assume responsibility for their decisions, take pride in excellence, contribute to community, and demonstrate college-level mastery of the skills needed for pursuing and managing a career as a business professional.
9: Global Awareness
Program will be conversant with major economic, social, political, and technological trends and conditions influencing foreign investment and development of the global economy and demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, interpersonal and analytical competencies required for engaging in global business activities.
10: Innovation and Creativity
Program will know how to respond to the need for innovation or creativity by engaging in ongoing learning, broadening their points of view, exploring cross-contextual links, and consulting with others.
The Consulting Industry
Designed to familiarize participants with the consulting field
Structured Thinking and Interpersonal Aspects of Consulting
Prepares particvipants to obtain and to succeed in consulting jobs. It is focused on the structured thinking that underlies case interviewing (and, more generally, consulting), and interpersonal skills – networking, working with clients, working in a cross-cultural environment, and change management – that contribute to success in the field. We also discuss ethical issues that arise in consulting.
TERM DATES AND FEES:
A registration fee of ZAR936.41 (R1000) is payable at the point of booking registration. After registration for the dates assigned for the course 2018 prior to the course start a specific course fees will be requested.
The information below is correct at the time of publishing; however the Institution reserves the right to alter course dates and fees at its discretion.
The fees above include accommodation for international trainees and participants. The hotels to accommodate the learners are Garden Courts Hotel, City Lodge, Holiday Inn, Hyatt Hotel, Radisson Blue Hotel, Protea Hotel plus Executive Suites. Note: Locals in need of accommodation, kindly communicate to our administration offices in Johannesburg for arrangements.
Note: The above hotels are all 3, 4 and 5 Star Hotels based in the Heart of workshops venue Places in Johannesburg and Pretoria Cities, Gauteng, South Africa.
The fees above include meals for all participants (Both local and Internationals). The hotel will offer Breakfast and Dinner meals. The lunch meals and 4pm meals will be served at the conference centre outside the hotel. These services will be out – sourced. Special meals arrangements for certain individuals per doctor’s instructions, kindly communicate with our administrations offices in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The fees above include transportation from O.R TAMBO, LANSERIA (Johannesburg) and WONDERBOOM (Pretoria) International Airports (Arrival & Departure). Plus 2 way transport (Shuttle) from the hotel to the conference centre for Internationals. Note: Locals in need of transportation of any kind, kindly communicate to our administration offices in Johannesburg for arrangements.
TOUR PACKAGE ATTACHED:
The fees above include the tour by City of Johannesburg and Pretoria City Tour Operator. A one (1) day tour in the City Of Johannesburg or City Of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.