Developing Your Professional Practice

Internal Consulting with Ease

Internal consultants are being asked to take on more and different types of assignments, often requiring a high degree of influence but little to no direct control. There is also a critical requirement to carefully facilitate early conversations to ensure the presenting problem and resources required are clearly understood. An additional challenge many internal consultants face includes being perceived (or perceiving themselves) as a “pair of hands” or service provider rather than a true business partner to the clients they serve.

This workshop gives consultants the skills, tools, and processes they need to support their transition to a trusted advisor. Our Internal Consulting with Ease workshop employs a hands-on, experiential learning format. It utilizes participant’s actual client scenarios through role play and group discussion. The result is a fast-paced and practical session that helps participants build their consulting skills one step at a time. In two days, participants will understand how to increase their value to their clients and organization and have an array of excellent tools that they can immediately apply in their very next client meeting.

  • Facilitative tools and techniques for assessing a client’s needs and capabilities
  • Strategies for building rapport and client commitment
  • Techniques for helping a client identify goals and expected results
  • Skills in interviewing and negotiating the role
  • Practice in defining the consulting assignment
  • Awareness of the obstacles to completing the consulting 
assignment on time and strategies for handling common problems
  • Methods for evaluating the consulting assignment
  • Insight into personal strengths and areas for improvement
  • HR Consultants/Partners
  • Process/Business Improvement professionals
  • Individual contributors/subject matter experts
  • Professional service staff
  • Advisory personnel
  • Anyone in a business enabling role
  • A workbook filled with templates, reminders and methods they can refer to when transitioning new skills to the meeting room

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We regularly conduct public classes that are open to individual facilitators or groups from within organizations. The course is conducted over two days.

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Note About Payments

We do not offer the ability to pay online since we need to ensure you have any applicable pre-requisites and are granted any discounts you or your organization may be eligible for. You will have the option to secure your spot in the class by paying with either a credit card or by cheque.

Public Workshop Participant Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 20 business days before the start of a workshop, you will be eligible for a full refund.
If you cancel 15-20 business days before the start of a workshop, Facilitation First will allow one courtesy transfer to be used in a future public workshop of equal or lesser value. This must be used within 12 months. A $150 per participant administration fee will apply for the courtesy transfer and will be charged at the time of the cancellation.
For cancellations received less than 15 days before the start of a workshop or if you fail to attend, neither a refund nor a courtesy transfer will be issued.

Our training is offered on-site, right where you are. It is one of the most cost effective and convenient ways for group training. Our workshops can be targeted or customized to meet your specific needs. An in-house session also enhances the relationships between learners, laying the foundation for partnerships that go far beyond the session.

For more information regarding our on-site training, complete this form.

Internal Consulting with Ease (1 or 2 Days)

If you have large populations of staff who lead meetings, Facilitation First certifies on-site client facilitators to teach our content and adapt it to your organization’s needs at a fraction of the cost required to pay external facilitators.

Certifying your in-house trainers in our programs will also enhance process facilitation expertise, providing more insight into facilitating meetings. Not only are you enhancing trainer competency, you are developing a cadre of internal facilitators!

To learn more, complete this request.

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