Dear Seniors,
I would like to know what qualification is required to become a management consultant or how to get the right training to become a consultant?
I wish to be a consultant in future but I am not able to find a right path to fulfil my wish.
I would be glad if anyone can help me or guide me to fulfil my wish.
My details : PG in HR with 3 yrs of work experience.
Please help..
Regards,
Jagruti

From India, Mumbai
Hi, Jagruti.
I am a management consultant For ISO 9001;2008, HR consultation, Marketing management. Our office are situated at vasai & surat. You can contact me on 09099070802 Or Or

From India, Surat
Dear Taz We are here to share and respect certain level of understanding and maturity related to the profession we are into. If you cant contribute or provide any advise atleast dont try to make fun.
From India, Mumbai
Dear Jagruti,
There is no course to be a consultant. If you are master of your trade you provide service to people as consultant. I can see that You already have the background and experience for a consultant.
I also see that one of the member has already offered you a job as consultant. All the best.
Ukmitra

From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
As suggested by Mr Prem Naik, you can join with a Consultant and get trained by
practice.
But before that you decide in which area you can provide consultancy service.
A Consultant must have adequate experience in the area.
Best wishes

From India, Madras
To be a OD consultant you must be well versed with all the interventions and their practicle aspects.You may work under any consultant initially and then you may praactice by your own. You may also work as a freelancer.
For any assisatnce contact me on
Regards,
Akhilesh Dubey

From India, Indore
JAGRUTI,
HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL.
REGARDS
LEO LINGHAM
Based on your brief,
-you have a PG in HR.
-some limited experience.
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MY SUGGESTION IS
-take an aptitude test, / consult a career consultant the results.
[YOU MUST VALIDATE YOUR GUT FEELINGS, BEFORE YOU PLUNGE
INTO A CAREER]
As your background is HR,
You need to pack in at least 5 YEARS exposure/experience.
This experience should include
-POLICY DEVELOPMENT
-PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
-SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
-PROCEDURES
-PRACTICES
-TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION
ETC ETC.
 
YOU CAN ALSO GAIN EXPERIENCE BY
WORKING WITH CONSULTING FIRM,
-starting at the floor level and then climbing up the career ladder.
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I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AN IDEA ABOUT THE HR PROCESSES,
YOU CAN CHEW IT OVER / DIGEST / SEE IF IT FITS YOUR
THINKING.
YOU MAY HAVE TO PICK 4/5 AREAS AND BUILD YOUR
EXPERTISE AROUND THEM.
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HRM PROCESSES
-HR AUDITING
-HR BUDGETING
-Strategic HRM Planning
-HR Strategies and Policies.
-HR and change management.
-Competency-based HR
-Knowledge management
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JOB DEVELOPMENT
-Job analysis
-job Role/
-Job Description.
-Job specifications
-Job enrichment
-Job rotation
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RECRUITMENT/ SELECTION
-recruitment
-selection
-induction
-orientation
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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR PROGRAMS
-employee engagement
-motivation
-organization culture
-organization development
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ORGANIZATION
-org. designing
-org. structuring
-org. development
-job / role structuring
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HUMAN RESOURCING
-HR planning
-manpower planning
-succession planning
-talent management
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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
-performance appraisals
-performance managing the processes.
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HR DEVELOPMENT
-org. learning
-training
-education
-development
-Training evaluation
-e learning
-management development
-career planning /development.
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REWARD MANAGEMENT
-job evaluation
-managing reward process
-administration of rewards
-benefits
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EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
-organization communications
-employee communications.
-staff amenities
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HEALTH AND SAFETY.
-OHS
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HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM.
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Typically, a management consultant will be engaged and demonstrating:
change management skills
technical and business knowledge
business understanding
ownership, management and delivery of solutions to clients
project delivery and risk management
excellent interpersonal skills
ability to transfer skills to others
creative and analytical thinking
problem solving / making judgement
selling/ persuading
presentation
communication [ oral/written]
adherence to a code of conduct and ethical guidelines
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Each consulting project, however short, goes through five phases:-
Entry and contracting
This is a critical stage of any project, to do with the initial contact with the client, including exploring the problem,
deciding whether the consultant is the right person to work on this issue, both the client's and the consultant's expectations and how to get started.
Discovery and dialogue
Consultants need to come up with their own sense of the problem, and help the client to do the same;
who is going to be involved in defining the problem, what methods will be used, what kind of data should be collected, how long will it take?
Feedback and decision to act
Reporting the data collection and analysis, including setting ultimate goals for the project and selecting the best action steps or changes.
Engagement and implementation
In many cases the implementation may fall entirely on the line organisation, though the consultant may also be involved.
Extension, recycle or termination
Evaluation of what happened in the previous phase. Sometimes it is not until after some implementation occurs
that a clear picture of the real problem emerges. In this case the process recycles and a new contract needs to be discussed.
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An effective Management Consultant requires a balance of behaviours, skills and knowledge.
This is defined in the framework which follows as market capability, consulting competence and professional competence.
Market Capability : This is the application of fact-based knowledge. It brings together the combination of technical skills, business
understanding, sector insight and external awareness.
Consulting Competence: These are the core consultancy tools, techniques and
skills which are essential in delivering consultancy services.
Professional Competence:These are the behaviours and attitudes which act
as ‘enablers’ in achieving market capability and consulting competence.
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CONSULTING COMPETENCE
These describe the core consultancy tools, techniques and skills which are essential
in delivering management consultancy services. [ applies to any disciplines or sectors]

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Building and sustaining relationships
Presents ideas convincingly to achieve specific outcomes
Demonstrates skills in building consensus and resolving conflict
Applies techniques to achieve influence, impact and results with stakeholders
Conveys ideas and thoughts in a clear focused style using effective verbal and
non- verbal communication techniques in formal and informal situations
Uses presentation tools and techniques effectively to engage to audience
Produces clear client correspondence and reports selecting most appropriate style to achieve desired outcome
Manages group processes to achieve desired outcomes, using tools and techniques to maximise the groups decision making potential
Manages, develops and appraises others, delegating where appropriate
Seeks support from peers where appropriate
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Applied expertise and knowledge
Selects and uses appropriate diagnostic tools, methods and techniques
Actively seeks out new and appropriate tools
Captures and builds knowledge in defined processes
Shares knowledge and experiences with others
Applies knowledge, tools and technical expertise to support value creation, tailoring it to the specific needs of the client
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Achieving sustainable results
Manages client projects effectively ensuring objectives, deadlines and budgets are met by team members under own control
Competent use of project planning, tools, milestones appropriate for the size and scale of the project
Demonstrates the ability to assess, form and allocate work streams, managing own time and that of others to meet deadlines
Operates competently in all areas of project delivery
Manages ‘medium risk’ projects (working with others, high complexity)
Identifies, quantifies and manages issues impacting of delivery of project
Actively manages client expectations
Demonstrates track record of successful delivery in a range of delivery roles in client engagements
Ensures quality of own deliverables and those of team
Monitors and measures client satisfaction
Works with the client to determine a handover process to ensure skills transfer, sustainability of results and knowledge capture as appropriate for project.
Reviews and predicts any potential areas of deficit, addressing them before the engagement end
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Market Capability
Recognised as expert in own discipline[ IT /HR/ FINANCE/ PRODUCT/MARKETING]
Discusses impact of other disciplines on area of work with confidence and knowledge
Applies technical expertise across one or more sectors [ FINANCIAL/ TELCO/ ETC]
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of sectoral business issues
Demonstrates up to date depth of knowledge of political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors (PESTLE) impacting on sector and/ or technical area of expertise
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Client Focus
Understands and defines client requirements
Presents clear comprehensive written proposals
Engages the client in selecting and owning optimal design options
Manages client interface, maintaining focus on overall deliverables agreeing and applying contractual terms of engagement
Understands and engages expertise of others alongside own.
Leverages network effectively to research and define client issues, generate innovative solutions for clients and /or inform delivery solution
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Professional Competence
Demonstrates professional competences
Professionalism and Ethics
Complexity & Responsibility
Personal Growth
Analytical & Proactive thinking
Interpersonal Interaction
* Delivery effectiveness
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Now , if you review your current background and the
experienced consulting status, you can see for yourself
the gap that exists.
The requirements are
-determine your aptitude
-specialization in selected subjects
-gaining working experience
-sharpening your edge for consulting with short courses in
*presentation
*public speaking
*selling ideas/ concepts
*persuasion skills
*problem solving / decision making skills
etc etc.
 
SEE PART 2----ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
ON CONSULTANT.
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From India, Mumbai
JAGRUTI.
HERE IS PART 2 --ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.
 
CONSULTANT Professional Competence
CONSULTANT Professionalism and Ethics

Operates with professionalism and integrity in all aspects of role including conduct, appearance, adherence to codes of practice and working in the best interests of the client.

 
Demonstrated Behaviours

Adheres to consultants' code of conduct
Deals appropriately with ethical issues within the code of practice
Ensures professional advice given is technically sound and relevant to client needs
Sets high personal standards
Acts with integrity
Embraces diversity in terms of culture, religion, race and gender
Is courteous, reliable and responsive in dealing with others
Respects confidentiality
Engenders trust
Is respected by professional colleagues
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CONSULTANT Analytical and Proactive Thinking

Applies analytical and proactive thinking to client agenda to ensure robust, leading edge client solutions

Demonstrated Behaviours

Adopts a logical, coherent and consistent approach to problem solving
Understands the alternative implications of different issues and courses of action
Recommendations are supported by facts and research
Makes decisions on a rational and timely basis
Challenges assumptions and probes detail
Develops and tests mental models to ensure practical application
Demonstrates flexibility, creativity and innovation in generating solutions and recommendations

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CONSULTANT Complexity and Responsibility

Assumes responsibility for own actions, understanding complexity of operating
environment and impact of selected course of actions on others.

 
Demonstrated Behaviours

Demonstrates responsibility for actions which extend beyond the immediate area of scope
Develops thought-through courses of action which take into account issues beyond the immediate scope of role
Works effectively in complex environment s containing value-conflicts and uncertainties which extend beyond the immediate area of practice

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CONSULTANT Interpersonal Interaction

Interacts and empathises effectively with others to achieve desired outcomes.

 
Demonstrated Behaviours

Establishes and maintains productive working relationships
Comes over as confident and assured
Willingness to understand alternative perspectives
Expresses views clearly and openly and without arrogance
Contributions actively sought by others
Seeks to build solutions of mutual benefit

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CONSULTANT Delivery Effectiveness

Demonstrates resilience, drive and commitment to results.

 
Demonstrated Behaviours

Acts on own initiative
Persists with job until complete solution has been delivered
Calm and rational approach when under pressure
Flexible and adaptable to changing demands and deadlines
Lives with ambiguity
Keeps ‘big picture’ in focus, simultaneously addressing detail
Balances priorities, managing time effectively

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CONSULTANT Personal Growth

Proven track record of self development and personal growth

Demonstrated Behaviours

 
Demonstrates awareness of own development needs and opportunities
Pro-actively seeks opportunities to further own development
Recognises impact of own behaviour on others
Seeks and acts on constructive feedback from clients, peers and team members to further personal development
Sets and monitors personal learning and development objectives

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From India, Mumbai
Dear Mr.Leo,
Thank you for your valuable response.
I was not aware of many things which you mentioned in detail.
I also would like to know which course should i take up to enhance my skill untill i find a better opportunity to work with the consultants as its very difficult to get in as a trainee.
Please guide
Regards,
Jagruti

From India, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Prem Naik,
I have emailed my CV to you for consideration of HR consultancy (initially as a trainee). I would appreciate it if you will kindly review and provide me your feedback on my email id.
Many thanks & kind regards,
Charmaine

From India, Mumbai






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