Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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(44) Staying Power: Strategies to Handle Consulting Issues

Session Number: 44
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Gail Vallance Barrington, PhD, FCMC, CE [President - Barrington Research Group, Inc.]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Room: Madison A

Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: Intermediate
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): 1. Rethinking their competitive edge
2. Marketing in a complex world
3. Revisiting pricing strategies
4. Managing work processes
5. Understanding contracts and scope creep
6. Fostering innovation, sustainability and renewal

Session Abstract (150 words): 

For those evaluators looking to fine-tune their independent consulting practice, learn about a number of common problems encountered in the day-to-day running of what is essentially a small business. Participants will have an opportunity to problem solve around some of the key issues faced by consultants in today’s turbulent environment. Using both innovative and time-tested methods, we will explore new approaches to marketing; pricing strategies, fee setting, time tracking, and time management; managing work processes; understanding contracts and avoiding scope creep; and fostering innovation and sustainability. Finally, some survival strategies will be shared and tips provided to stay sane, foster innovation, and maintain work-life balance. Learn to thrive in this challenging but rewarding career!



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