TRAINING SET FOR REGIONAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
Management consultants from across the Caribbean will take part in the three-day “Principles of Management Consultancy” training workshop being offered November 18 – 20 at the Hilton Barbados Resort. The training session is designed for professionals interested in a career in management consulting, along with internal and practicing consultants desirous of obtaining the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) qualification.
Principles of Management Consultancy is an initial step in the certification process for the CMC issued by the Caribbean Institute of Management Consultants (CICMC). The workshop is interactive and draws on the diversity of the participants to ensure that the learning scenarios presented relate to actual field experiences.
The need in the Caribbean for Certified Management Consultants is growing steadily as the field has been identified as a regional priority sector for development. This sector is recognised as having a high potential for export potential and foreign exchange earnings. Recent developments such as the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and CARIFORUM present opportunities for Caribbean management consultants to offer their services to a wider audience.
“We are finding that more and more businesses in the Caribbean are utilising management consultants,” continued Strong, also a founder and past president of the CICMC.
“These companies recognise that management consultants are able to help improve their operational processes as well as enhance their organisational structure. With the increased demand for consultants has come the requirement for consultants to meet a stricter set of global standards. Those standards are incorporated into the Certified Management Consultant designation. Participants in the workshop will gain an understanding of the CMC process.”
The benefits of the workshop include: self-assessment against global standards and practices; personalised feedback from facilitator and peers; an interactive laboratory for identifying ways to improve the effectiveness of consultancy engagements; and the exploration of an experiential approach to training and teaching.