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The Consultant's Toolkit, Short Course

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  • 2 days
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University rank #1 (ARWU) Cambridge, MA, United States
In this The Consultant's Toolkit program from Harvard University, you will explore these tools, and acquire essential consulting skills that prepare you to deliver more effective solutions to your clients. 
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Overview

Internal and external consultants use a variety of tools to diagnose organizational problems and identify and evaluate potential solutions. 

Program Benefits

  • Consultant techniques in the areas of strategy formulation, market research, operations, performance management, and project management
  • How to “speak the language” with those consulting for your organization

Who Should Enroll

If you currently work with consultants or would like to understand and use consulting tools and techniques within your organization, you benefit from this program. Some familiarity with accounting is helpful for this class but is not required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Topics covered

  • Overview of the consulting industry, trends, and the role of consultants
  • Strategic frameworks for the consulting processProblem definition
  • Discovery, data collection, and data
  • Recommendation and presentation
  • Implementation
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Operational diagnostic tools
  • Hypothesis trees
  • Research methods
  • Dealing with resistance

Audience

If you currently work with consultants or would like to understand and use consulting tools and techniques within your organization, you benefit from this program. Some familiarity with accounting is helpful for this class but is not required.

Lecturers

Taz Hussein, is a partner in the Boston office of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm that advises mission-driven organizations on matters related to strategy, funding, and talent. Earlier in his career, Hussein worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and in the Strategic Planning Group at American Express. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is required for participation in all Professional Development programs.
  • Participants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience.

Work Experience

If you currently work with consultants or would like to understand and use consulting tools and techniques within your organization, you benefit from this program. Some familiarity with accounting is helpful for this class but is not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2850 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 days.
  • National

    2850 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 days.
  • In-State

    2850 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2850 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 days.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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