Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Conference
Montreal, QU May 24, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
For those aspiring to have a thriving practice, this workshop addresses common problems encountered in the day-to-day running of a small consulting business and identifies some of the key issues faced by consultants.
Participants will problem solve around the ongoing challenges of a consulting practice. For those looking to fine-tune their current professional practice, a seasoned practitioner/award winner/author will share from her more than two decades of experience. Some new approaches to marketing will be explored and various pricing strategies will be examined for appropriateness in different commercial contexts. Methods for managing the consulting process from proposal to final report will be discussed and suggestions provided to keep studies on track and to avoid scope creep. Finally survival strategies will be explored including the decision to hire/not hire, how to foster innovation and reflection, and how to maintain work-life balance in this challenging but rewarding career.