Working with consultants

Engaging consultants has become a central part of modern policy work. However, poor engagement with the consultants can result in budget blowouts, delays, or damaged relationships. This half-day course is designed to address these issues.

Career Outcome

This course will assist public sector employees to work with and manage consultants, including determining how to get the most out of the engagement and ensure best practice management. The course will provide practical information covering aspects such as how to actively manage and optimise the relationship, and how to ensure consultant projects are delivered on time, on budget, and to a high standard.

Key things to take away from the course

  • Learn the tools and techniques to get the most out of a consulting engagement
  • Learn how to find the right consultant for the job
  • Develop an understanding of when a consultant might be needed, and the likely costs involved
  • Understand typical risks in a consulting project, and how to manage them
  • Learn how to assess the quality of a consulting project

Upcoming executive workshops

Tuesday 9 October 2018
9.00am-1.00pm

Room 920, Level 9
Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street 3053

Monday 5 November 2018
1.00pm-5.00pm

Conference room
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place Canberra, ACT 2600

Cost: $737 AUD (incl GST)

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Certificate: Participants will receive a Melbourne School of Government certificate of attainment. The course may also be eligible towards continuing professional development points.

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