Event dates: December 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th, 2017
Organization: American Evaluation Association
Four-part eStudy webinar series "Introduction to Consulting" hosted by AEA
The American Evaluation Association will be hosting a 4-part webinar series presented by Dr. Gail Barrington, President of Barrinton Research Group, Inc.
Are you a program evaluator contemplating venturing out on your own? For many, this may be both an exciting and intimidating prospect. Taught by an independent consultant, this practical eStudy course will reveal the simple but important skills needed to be successful.
The course helps participants apply management consulting, entrepreneurial and small business skills to the evaluation and applied research setting. Valuable samples, worksheets, insider tips and trade secrets are provided. Through lecture, anecdote, at-home exercises, and independent reflection, participants are encouraged to identify and address the unique issues they face and to prepare an action plan.
This eStudy will occur in four 90-minute sessions. Each session will cover three inter-related topics. A pre-course worksheet will be circulated for completion prior to Day 1 and an at-home investigative assignment will precede Days 2, 3 & 4.
This eStudy is directed toward beginners. Attendees need no prior knowledge about how to set up a consulting practice in order to participate fully and effectively in the webinars but it must be a topic they are seriously exploring.
Determine if consulting is an appropriate career choice
Define your competitive edge & learn some marketing secrets
Examine business plan essentials
Explore the basics to set up shop
Find out how to set fees and track time
Think about work-life balance
Dates and Sessions:
Day 1: The Personal Factor- December 5th 12:00-1:30 (EST)
Is consulting right for me?
My competitive edge
Consultants’ marketing secrets
Day 2: Entrepreneurial Skills- December 7th 12:00-1:30 (EST)
Setting up shop
Price-setting methods & calculating fees
Day 3: Business Skills- December 12th 12:00-1:30 (EST)
Day 4: Staying Alive!- December 14th 12:00-1:30 (EST)
For more information and to register, please visit the eStudy page on the AEA website.