As more of us have to act as internal or external business partners and consultants, it is imperative that we have the correct tools, skills and knowledge to deliver the role effectively in our organisations.
The essence of effective business partnering/consultancy is to help a client obtain information and advice which leads to a real and lasting solution to a problem (or a positive ROI).
Business Partners/Consultants think, analyse, brainstorm, cajole and challenge organisations to become even better by adopting new ideas.
Great Business Partners/Consultants are able to step into ambiguous, sometimes hostile situations and sense what changes need to be made.
Creative Business Partners/Consultants are driven by ideas and a strong desire to have a positive impact on the client.
This course provides a practical toolkit for both internal and external Business Partners/Consultants, helping you to operate effectively in any environment in the public, private or third sector.
The term ‘business partnering’ means engaging with other people from across different areas of business, both internally and externally, to bring effort, knowledge, skill and capability together in order to achieve greater business outcomes.
Business partnering/consultancy can apply to any area of a business and could include, for example, Learning and Development, HR, Finance, Marketing, Organisational Development, IT and Operations, Technical and Sales departments.
To formalise the programme, we offer two optional levels of professional accreditation.
The CMI Level 5 Award in Professional Consulting is aimed at delegates who are, or will be, working at a middle management level.
The CMI Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting is aimed at delegates who work at a senior or strategic level.
Who is this course for?
Anyone who has to act as an expert source of advice and information within their own organisation or an external organisation, either as a business partner or consultant,and employed internally or self-employed.