Online Organizational Consultant Training
From the smallest businesses to global enterprises, government agencies and non-profits, every organization can benefit from expert consultation. Consequently, business is booming for consultants, especially those with specialized business or technical expertise. In this 100% online course, you will learn how to leverage your existing skills to become a consultant. Key topics include consulting procedures, interacting with clients and building and managing your consulting practice.
Job Outlook for Professional Consultants
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists Management Analysts among its fastest-growing career areas. The BLS anticipates 11% growth in the demand for Management Analysts between now and 2029, much faster than the expected growth rate for all jobs. The Bureau notes that all organizations face a continuous need to improve their efficiencies, grow revenues and control costs. This drives a strong demand for specialists who can provide useful, actionable feedback.
According to PayScale.com, Management Consultants in the US earn $88,080 per year, on average. Salaries for new consultants range between $52-92,000 per year, with an average of $70,491.
Professional Consulting FAQs
WHAT DO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS DO?
Professional Consultants are valued for providing expert advice and solving problems that challenge an organization and its leaders. To be a successful consultant, you must be able to:
- Analyze a client organization to understand its challenges;
- Offer credible advice that helps diverse and often unique clients;
- Operate your own consulting practice with expertise and professionalism.
HOW DO I GET STARTED AS A PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT?
The first step for any consultant is to build your credibility with potential clients. Although that will be unique for each person, it generally means earning respect for your work, research or credentials in a way that helps clients recognize your value to them.
WHAT JOB TITLES DO PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS HAVE?
Many consultants are simply known by their role and called by a title like “Consultant,” “Management Consultant” or “Management Analyst.” Those who are more specialized often carry titles that reflect their areas of expertise, such as:
- Environmental Air Quality Consultant
- Financial Audit Consultant
- Fundraising Consultant
- Compensation Survey Analyst
- Cyber Security Strategy Consultant
There is an almost limitless variety of titles. But, generally speaking, you will want your title to accurately reflect the expertise you offer the client.
- How to build credibility in your area of expertise
- How to work with your clients and understand their needs
- How to deliver results and measure them
- Gain the confidence to build your own consultancy
- Manage your productivity to create a successful consulting business
- Use brand strategies to market your consulting practice
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course.
- What Does a Consultant Do?
- Benefits and Challenges of Consulting
- Consulting Skills
- Building Credibility
- Your Area of Expertise
- Analyzing Client Needs
- Individuals, Organizations, Communities
- Working with Clients
- Delivering and Measuring Results
- Running a Consulting Business
Jamie Calbeto is an educator specializing in business, information technology, and logistics. He was both faculty at RMIT University Vietnam for more than a decade, teaching supply chain management and coordinating in the School of Business. Calbeto holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University, and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin at any time.