|Consulting in the 21st Century
A special IMCNJ program featuring four separate roundtable discussions highlighting how selected new ideas/technologies will impact the way you provide consulting services in the future.
Join IMC NJ on October 15, 2012, and
will have an opportunity to select one of four separate roundtable discussions
that will address the changing landscape in the topic of your choice.
Each roundtable (RT) will be led by a
Knowledge Leader with years of experience in their respective consulting fields
and who are on top of their game. The leader will first explain how
new technologies and ideas may affect your business followed by discussion. At
the conclusion of all the roundtable discussions, each Knowledge Leader will then
address the entire group and summarize the key points discussed at their
roundtable. Register your choice of topic early as table space will be
limited to 8 participants per table. Also, choose an alternate topic
in the event your first choice is filled. The final step of the registration form will prompt you for this information.
- Consulting Opportunities with Young Companies - Kathleen Kinka, President of Aurora Management Consultancy Group
- New Challenges to Executive Leadership - Mike Martorella, Founder and CEO of MMI Communication
- New Tools for the Market Intelligence - Tim Powell, President of The Knowledge Agency(R)
- Delivery of Products in the 21st Century - Jim Seber, CMC, President and CEO, Seber Logistics Consulting, Inc.
Consulting Opportunities with
Young Companies – Kathleen Kinka, Knowledge Leader
New Challenges to Executive
Martorella, Knowledge Leader
RT Topic 3- New Tools for Market
Tim Powell Knowledge Leader
RT Topic 4- Delivery of
Products in the 21st Century
- Jim Seber, CMC, Knowledge Leader
New Jersey's abundance of start-up and young
companies present fabulous consulting opportunities for consultants in-the-know
about navigating the often rough terrain.
These companies need both advisory and hands-on help.
This roundtable will discuss the types of
consulting typically needed at various stages of growth, the mindset and needs
of entrepreneurs, what to expect and how to best position yourself for
consulting success in this arena.
Specifically, you will learn:
Fundamentals to be established in a young company early on for later success
opportunities at each stage of growth
to go right, ways to go wrong for consultants
D. Kinka, President of
Aurora Management Consultancy Group since 1998, brings over 25 years of executive and consulting experience to
clients, and a practical perspective derived from responsibilities of senior
management positions including P & L;
founder of start-up companies and joint ventures;
extensive consulting in facilitating positive change through growth and
market domination strategies.
Leadership by command and control is out! Successful
leaders are sharpening their soft skills to grow their businesses through their
people. Mike will lead the discussion on what you need to know as a
consultant to be more effective when advising clients. New methods of
communications and relationship building in companies are following patterns
developed on LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media. Hierarchal
organizational structures do not fit the style of today's up-and-coming leaders
and managers. Geographically and culturally diverse organizations require "new”
and some "not so new” ways of engaging, building upon and maintaining
interpersonal and business relationships. Shouldn't you know what CEO's
and business leaders are now learning about new management styles and
techniques in the workplace?
This is what you will learn:
1. How successful
leaders engage their diverse organizations.
2. What senior leaders
can learn from the Next Gen leaders.
3. Why soft skills are
becoming more important as a measurement for success.
, Founder and CEO of MMI Communication, an Executive
Coaching firm, works with successful senior leaders and high potentials at
Fortune 500 companies which currently include IBM, Bunge, ADP and Air Products.
Mike's coaching focuses on leadership and executive presence; defining,
clarifying and articulating vision and mission; building and nurturing critical
relationships across the enterprise, and delivering positive results in
alignment with the company's values and vision.
Market Intelligence has come a long way since
the James Bond era when providing a D&B report on a rival was enough.
It goes far beyond merely gathering information and transferring same to the
client. Learn how the application of modern analytical tools and methodologies
can be used to provide the "best solutions” for a range of business
In particular, you'll learn:
1. How "Enhanced
Industry Mapping” can build a more complete picture of your competitive
2. How to use the
Knowledge Value Chain® to manage intelligence projects and client
relationships, and to prevent "data overload”.
How executive clients view and value intelligence – and how to increase that
is president of
The Knowledge Agency® (TKA), a financial and economic research, consulting, and
training firm. During his career he has served over 100 global corporations,
professional and financial services firms, entrepreneurial companies, and
government agencies, among them Abbott Laboratories, American Express,
Petrobras, Sony, Traveler's Group, and the US Navy.
How will your clients get their products to
customers in the future? Major shifts in the distribution and service
requirements are and will continue to be implemented in a wide variety of
industries. How will new technologies change the way products are
delivered (e.g., CPG, prescription drugs, entertainment). How will these
changes impact suppliers? How does "speed of delivery” impact
internal/external processes, supply chain networks and collaboration with
trading partners? Are your clients decentralizing or centralizing product
supply networks? What new processes, analytics and organizational structures
will be needed to compete?
Here are 3 things you will learn:
1. The impact changes
in process and network will have on the delivery of products.
2. The potential
organizational implications of these changes.
3. The key technology
imperatives needed to succeed in worldwide competition.
(Jim) J. Seber
, CMC, is President & CEO, Seber
Logistics Consulting, Inc. (SLC), a management consulting firm specializing in
supply chain and operations.
SLC is a
recognized early proponent, leader and expert in benchmarking and has assisted
many leading companies including 3M, Hershey, Hewlett Packard, Procter &
Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb.
|Registration and Pricing
All attendees, regardless of payment method, are requested to register online for this event by clicking on the Register/RSVP for this Event link in the above registration information section.
Please register no later than Thursday, October 11, to ensure your space at this event. As we must guarantee the count with the caterer, your registration shall commit you to pay for the event, unless you cancel before the above registration deadline by notifying IMCNJ Treasurer Don McDermott at email@example.com.
The pricing for this program is:
$30 - IMC members
$35 - Non-members
Please note that walk-in attendees that do not register in advance will be charged a $5 fee in addition to the above program pricing.
Payment can be made by either:
(1) Credit Card (AMEX/Visa/Mastercard): When registering, select the optional Pay by Credit Card ticket for yourself (and guest). Then proceed to checkout to enter your credit card information to complete the transaction.
(2) Check: Complete the online registration, selecting the "Pay by Check" ticket with $0 pricing. The IMCNJ Treasurer will send you an invoice. Please bring a check payable to "IMC New Jersey" to the event or remit payment to the address on the invoice.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact IMCNJ Treasurer Don McDermott at firstname.lastname@example.org.