August 20-21, 2020

Approach Problems Like a Consultant

MAKE SENSE OF ANY CHALLENGE

How to Approach Problems Like a Management Consultant will give you the tools to bring order and clarity to even the messiest of problems. You’ll learn the processes and principles often used by management consultants who work on problems of all shapes and sizes and gain a framework for approaching problems in a way that leads to effective solutions.
  • Course Length

    At Goizueta Business School
  • Typical Class Size

    For professionals who often face complex business challenges
  • Course Investment

    Breakfast and lunch included

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The next delivery date for this course will be August 20-21, 2020. Seating is limited and fills up quickly.

How It Works

How to Approach Problems Like a Management Consultant is designed for professionals who are often tasked with complex business challenges. In this course, you’ll learn the value of a structured problem-solving approach, develop your own action plan, and execute that plan to find a solution. This course applies to the Strategy and Change Management certificate programs.
  • Define and Break Down the Problem

    Understand the need for a structured approach to problem-solving, and recognize the principles that enable effective work. Get clarity on the real problem to be solved, identify the issues to be addressed, and structure them into a hierarchy that enables focused work.
  • Plan the work

    Identify the tasks required to work through the issues, and identify sources of information and input. Prepare a clear statement of work, and organize tasks into manageable workstreams.
  • Work the Plan

    Engage external players and condition project team members for high-impact problem-solving. Facilitate insightful conclusions from the work and creative thinking about potential solutions.
  • Build the Case

    Build and test a case for action based on strong logic and evidence.
  • Make the Case and Start the Change

    Communicate the case for action in a persuasive manner to generate buy-in and action.

Course Takeaways

  • Define

    Learn how to bring fresh eyes to tough situations and clearly define your problem.
  • Frame

    Get a formula that can help you make sense and bring order to even the most intractable problems.
  • Solve

    Explore how to break down your problems and execute your plan for the solution.

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