In this interactive session, panelists share their personal journeys and discuss the challenges, triumphs, and valuable lessons they have learned throughout their consulting careers. By exploring real-life scenarios, they will expose the myths and magic spells that surround the industry and provide a fresh perspective on what it means to be a practicing consultant. Learn more about the good, the bad, the ugly as they address these and other myths and magic spells of consulting:
You’ll have lots of free time!
You manage your own schedule.
No investment necessary!
You can engineer your own ROI.
You can contract your way to success!
There are parts of contracts you can change.
There are parts of a contract you can change.
Networking and marketing ain’t rocket science.
No skills or experience necessary!
You will need to leverage the experience and expertise you have.
You’ll make zillions of dollars!
You can make a living wage.
Consultants know their niche(s).
Enjoy success OVERNIGHT!
Grow success by delivering success stories.
Cara North is the Chief Learning Consultant of The Learning Camel, a digital learning consulting firm that specializes in custom learning experiences. She’s also a lecturer at Boise State University in the Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning program and author of the book Learning Experience Design Essentials. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dawn M. Snyder, Ph.D, CPT helps organizations and the people in them to thrive by partnering with clients to take performance to the next level. She is a lecturer at Boise State University in the Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning (Consulting and Contracting, Change Management, Foundations of OPWL). She is a featured blogger at HPT Treasures. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Victor R. McCraw, MS is an Organizational Performance Improvement Consultant specializing in public safety & critical task performance. He is a graduate of Boise State’s Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning program, retired Director of Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training, and 29yr Arizona DPS State Trooper Captain and Paramedic. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and https://www.victormccraw.com/.
Steven W. Villachica PhD is an emeritus professor of Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning at Boise State University and co-investigator at the Process Management Lab. He can be reached at SteveVillachica@boisestate.edu.