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What could be easier than leveraging your technical skills, industry experience and contacts by becoming an independent management consultant? Logically, this would give you greater flexibility, interesting projects and compensation. Practically, however, this transition is neither easy nor obvious. Management consulting requires a specialized set of skills and behaviors and a different approach to ethics even if you have a consulting background. Are you considering the right factors as to whether striking out on your own is right for you? What do you need to know to be an effective independent consultant and for consulting to be a successful second occupation for you? This webinar will describe how management consulting has evolved, summarize the mechanics of both becoming and being a consultant, and how you can be successful as a consultant. We will cover the key aspects of starting your own consulting practice.
Mark Haas CMC, FIMC, is President of Research and Organization Management, a strategy and performance management consulting firm. He advises executives and boards on creating clarity, alignment, transparency, accountability, agility and sustainability through streamlined planning and disciplined execution. He is recognized for his ability to transform emerging and complex organizations. Clients include biomedical research, social services, energy, education, professional services and associations. Facilitations include WWIV military strategy, national health security, and CEO roundtables. Mark is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), expert witness, author, and lecturer on ethics, decision making, simulation, and strategy. He’s past National Board Chair/CEO and current Ethics Chair of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, the professional association and certifying body for US management consultants, and author of Daily Tips for Consultants. He holds degrees from Colgate and Harvard Universities.