Leadership in Professional Management Consulting

Leadership in Professional Consulting is CMI Unit 721. Study this course as part of the CMI Level 7 Award, Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in Professional Consulting. These unique professional management consulting qualifications have been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Consulting. They are mapped to the Chartered Management Consultant Competency Framework.
This unit is required to achieve Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) status.

About this course

Leadership in professional management consulting requires a multi-dimensional approach. Within the role, consultants need to be adept, confident and have credibility. Scenarios for consulting will typically be complex and involve building relationships with other senior leaders. Consultants may lead internal and/or external teams and work at board level.

Consultants must not only have a macro view of an organisation’s strategic context, they must also understand the impact of digital, technological and geo-political change.

The aim of this unit is to equip professional management consultants with an in-depth understanding of leadership within a consulting context and the strategies which may be used to optimise the way people are developed and led.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

Understand the role of leadership in professional consulting

Understand strategies for optimising the way people are developed and led


Course content

1.1 Critically appraise the role of leadership in providing purpose and direction to clients

1.2 Critique the application of leadership strategies in professional consulting

1.3 Critically reflect on how leadership styles can be adapted to respond to the challenge of delivering client-centric professional consulting

2.1 Critique strategies for building the capability of people

2.2 Recommend approaches to valuing people and promoting mental health and well-being when leading others

Key Features

Leadership in Professional Management Consulting

Course Summary

Guided Learning

34 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 721: 90 TUT

Qualification 1

CMI Level 7 Professional Consulting

Qualification 1 Credit Value

Award 70 TUT; Certificate 140 TUT; Diploma: 370 TUT; Extended Diploma 620 TUT
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