Strengthen Your Consulting Practice
with the Business Model Canvas
New Rate Structure (reduced by half from 2015)
Member Rate $35 ($25 by 2/15)
NonMember $40 ($30 by 2/15)
What is a business model? What does it mean for you? The constantly evolving business environment challenges management consultants to continually advance their skills, tools, perspectives and business models.
A strong and agile business model can reduce risk and give you a competitive edge. A weak model, or no model, stifles growth and effectiveness.
While most management consultants advise clients on how to better manage specific aspects of their business, few have a formal, comprehensive model for their own business. This session will give you the tools and perspectives to build a model that fits your business and makes it stronger.
Mark Haas, Founder and President of Research and Organization Management, will explain the Business Model Canvas tool, one of the most powerful tools adopted by all types of organizations from startups to global corporations. It is a tool every management consultant needs to understand. See a 2-minute video explaining the concept.
Whether your focus is on strategy, operations, culture, finance, coaching, technology or a specific industry, to improve your business you must understand how the canvas works.
We will cover the following points during the session:
• Summarize the origin, structure and uses of the business model canvas and associated tools
• Explain the canvas development, evaluation and validation processes you will use
• Develop a first cut of each of the nine elements of your canvas
• Share insights about your model that you'd like help with or that might help others
• Describe references and resources for more powerful models
• Review how this could be a powerful tool for use in your own consulting practice
You will leave with a draft business model canvas for your own practice and directions to complete it. Registrants will also receive pre-meeting materials with canvas templates, checklists, and references for use in your consulting practice.
About the Speaker
Mark Haas is Founder and President of Research and Organization Management, a strategy and performance management consulting firm in Gaithersburg, MD. He works with executives and Boards to build organizational effectiveness and market value, with an emphasis on science, technology and R&D-centric organizations, mid-market private companies and progressive nonprofits. Mark facilitates high-profile sessions ranging from WWIV military strategy and recovery from nuclear terrorism to STEM education and national health security strategy. He also is an international trainer with clients in US, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Recent projects include developing strategic plans for child services and healthcare nonprofits, writing a training program for management consultants in eastern Europe and central Asia, merging two scientific associations, revitalizing a human service nonprofit, and developing strategy for a national vital records enterprise. Mark has served in nonprofit leadership roles, including as past Board Chair/CEO and current Ethics Officer of IMC USA, and as committee chair and chapter president of several engineering and education associations. He serves as Chair for the Association for Enterprise Growth, a national initiative to strengthen mid-market private companies and communities, and is a Director for the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society, and the American Association of Big Data Professionals.
He is a Certified Management Consultant, a Fellow of IMC USA, author of Daily Tips for Consultants, an expert witness, facilitator, speaker, former lead Baldrige quality examiner, and advisor to national technical and professional bodies. He holds degrees in biology from Colgate University, where he was named to the Konosioni honor society, and in planning from Harvard University, where he served as both a Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant.
6:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome, Networking and Dinner
7:00pm – 8:30pm Business Model Canvas Program
8:30pm – 8:45pm Wrap-up
Launch Workplaces Tysons
8607 Westwood Center Drive,
Vienna, Virginia 22182
The new location is within walking distance of the Tysons Spring Hill metro.
Free garage parking available.