Are you one of the estimated 16,000 New Zealanders who call themselves a management consultant? Or maybe you don’t use that term but nonetheless provide independent advice to managers and organisations in a specific industry or specialism; for example, agriculture, communications, engineering, finance, or technology start-ups? Perhaps you work for a large corporate, government, or NGO organisation, and see yourself as an internal consultant? Or maybe you are a manager, project manager, business analyst, or MBA student, considering a career change or transition?
However you define yourself, you are probably very strong on your functional specialism, keep up-to-date with industry trends, networks, and ideas, and prioritise industry-specific professional development and conferences. However if you are like most other management consultants in New Zealand, and particularly if you are not with one of the ‘big 4’ firms, maybe less so around the specific cluster of related abilities, commitments, knowledge, and skills, that would make you a more effective management consultant?
In this session Iain Matheson will chat about:
*Management consulting in New Zealand;
*The case for management consulting-specific professional development;
*The International Council of Management Consulting Institute’s competence framework;
*Low or no cost professional development resources e.g. management consulting books, articles, websites, blogs, and podcasts;
*Overseas and online professional development programmes; and
*New Zealand professional development programmes and support.
Iain is a Carterton-based social sector management consultant and researcher, with 15 years of experience as a consultant. He is a former member of the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand’s national governing council and professional development portfolio lead. Iain is also the author of the Institute’s New Zealand Guide for Aspiring Certified Management Consultants.
Free for members, $10 koha for non-members, or purchase a ten-trip from 3mile.nz