Identifying and Managing Major Consulting Risks
IMC Philly Breakfast "Buzz Session”
September 21, 2012
Whether we think about this or not, as consultants we need to balance managing our professional practice and managing a business. These two tasks are not the same. In both areas we encounter a wide variety of risks: Risks in marketing and selling our services, Risks in executing our engagements, Risks in managing our businesses.
In this interactive "Buzz Session" we will discuss:
· What are the important types of risk?
· What are their key characteristics?
· How can they be managed?
· How to protect yourself when things go wrong?
Please come prepared with your own stories of risks becoming real and your questions about how to identify and manage Risks in your own practice.
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George Millward is Managing Director at The Kafafian Group, Inc. ("TKG”), a firm that specializes in consulting to the community banking industry. His engagements range across assisting the formation of start-up banks and investment companies, advising on business strategy for high performing companies, leading process change efforts, advising on financial management, and fixing troubled businesses (at times, serving as Interim CEO). Prior to joining TKG, he spent 9 years as a solo practitioner operating Millward Consulting LLC. George served as an executive for both a start-up bank and a well-established Mid-Atlantic area regional bank. He also worked in two "Big 4” Consulting firms as a consultant, manager and director of consulting services.