CMI Unit 5029 Introduction to Consulting Essentials

About this course

CMI Unit 5029 Introduction to Consulting Essentials is aimed at those who wish to gain an understanding of the role of a consultant. It identifies the importance of professionalism and client engagement.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the nature of consulting
  2. Be able to prepare for professional personal development as a consultant
  3. Know how to communicate effectively with clients

Course content

1.1 Identify reasons why an organisation may employ the services of a consultant
1.2 Explain how a consultant can add value to a client organisation
1,3 Describe the stages in the consultancy cycle
1.4 Discuss the importance of professional and ethical conduct in consulting
1.5 Explain how a consultant can develop credibility for effective engagement with client organisations
2.1 Explain why it is important for a consultant to plan for personal professional development
2.2 Evaluate current skills knowledge and behaviours against those identified in the consultancy competency framework
2.3 Produce a personal development plan to support development
2.4 Explain the importance of reflective practice in developing oneself as a consultant
3.1 Evaluate different methods of communication available to a consultant
3.2 Evaluate the importance of using diverse communication methods with clients
3.3 Explain the impact of communication methods on the client relationship
3.4 Assess the communication challenges facing a consultant to the client organisation

CMI Unit 5029 Introduction to Consulting Essentials

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