Understand how to succeed and stand out as a consultant in a firm,
independently and within an organisation.
to operate and stand out in a world where freelancers, gig-workers and the like
increasingly replace permanent employees. Whether this is within your
organisation, through a consulting firm or as an independent consultant, this
programme will assist you to be exceptional, and sought after.
programme incorporates a mix of lecture, real-life stories, and workshops. It is
not a theory-intense course but is designed to be practical and participative.
The intention is for you to gain useful insight into the context, mindsets,
practices and challenges of outstanding consultants.
assumes that you are suitably qualified to take on a consulting role or are in
a role where you provide a consulting-type service within your organisation.
More specifically, this includes:
Professionals considering consulting as a career change option;
Professionals seeking to ready themselves for a future consulting
way of working;
Consultants who want to stand out; and
Managers who offer an internal consulting service in their
organisation, and want to differentiate themselves.
you will benefit:
programme, you will know:
If consulting has a place in your future and what form that takes;
How to kick off a consulting career;
What it takes to be successful as a consultant;
How to differentiate yourself as a consultant; and
How to manage ethical issues that consultants face.
Consulting, today and in a future world of work;
Getting in and rising up as a consultant;
Standing out as a consultant;
The challenges and benefits of being a consultant; and
The ethical dilemmas that consultants face.
Lisa Botes runs
her own consulting practice and is passionate about stretching people’s
thinking to transcend first draft solutions.
Lisa started her career as an Electrical Engineer, then changed track to sales and marketing and joined the consulting fraternity in 2011. She has specialised in facilitating strategy, innovative thinking and problem solving. Her strength is in sense making and crafting strategic level plans that are grounded in practicality. She has been an independent consultant since 2015 and facilitated across diverse companies ranging from medium sized to Blue Chip multinationals in industries including Legal, Financial services, Insurance, Medical, Business education, Renewables, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Mining, Telecom, and Agriculture.
She has an MBA (GIBS), B.Comm (UNISA) and Elec Eng NH.Dip (UJ), and is a registered Strategic Management Professional with Association for Strategic Planning (Canada). Lisa is a guest lecturer at GIBS on the subjects of Professional Consulting and Design Thinking.
Breakfast: 08:00 - 08:30