Here’s what IMC offered in 2015-16 to advance management consulting in Dallas-Fort Worth:
-12 unique Consultant’s Workshops on the essentials of management consulting
-4 experts to address the Consultant’s Forum
-2-day QuickStart for management consultants new to the profession
-a holiday party for fun and networking
The Forum followed a finance theme last season, starting with Ben Bernanke in November. IMC DFW served as cooperative sponsor for a World Affairs Council / Bush Center event. Tom Siems addressed us from the Fed on economic dynamism in January. April brought Harold Gross on demographics and behavioral economics. Mike Grimes opened the door to private equity thinking in May. Check back for more on the 2016-17 season kickoff Forum September 19, honoring the memory of Dr. Dick Tozer. You can register now. Dr. Gerald Turner, CMC®, moderates a panel of experts on creating sustainable business value for clients. This format is one you’ve asked IMC to reprise.
Recent Workshop themes include expanding your consultancy plus sales secrets (Edward Stone, CMC®), creating value (Pete Sorenson, CMC®), proposals and contracts (Michael Egan, CMC®), selling consulting services (Don Springer), articulating their value (Gerald Turner, CMC®), and closing agreements (Tom Ingram, CMC®). What’s coming this fall: certification, ethics, enhancing your consultancy, and agility. Stay tuned for details! You can register for Workshops now through October.
Reserve now to hold your spot for the holiday party. It’s Monday, December 12 at 6016 Spring Flower Trail, Dallas, TX 75248.
What follows is more of what you asked for, from the May 2015 Consultant’s Forum panelists, on the question: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about consulting?
Dallas Diggs (returning to the September Forum panel!) wrote: The most important thing I learned about consulting is that to truly help clients, consultants must understand what service means to each specific client. In other words, the best solutions are customized to the client’s problem or opportunity and presented with extreme respect to the client’s style. Call it selflessness, love, relationship building…with it the value of your solutions increases exponentially.