Effective Business Partnering is the process of contracting with internal stakeholders to effectively and constructively manage expectations and increase engagement, with the aim of interdependently achieving desired outcomes, in an effective and healthy way.
Effective Business Partnering involves a process of building a community of internal consultants, who contribute to building a culture of Partnership and collaboration.
This Skills Programme enables internal consultants to understand the process, boundaries, context and complexity of their role, and to be able to leverage the knowledge gained, to positively influence and guide community members in pursuit of desired outcomes.
Empower practitioners at all levels with the necessary skills to assert themselves more confidently and efficiently in their internal consulting roles.
Ensure that you and/or your unit is taken seriously by your company by having the necessary skills to assert yourself like an external consultant. Get better results internally by learning how to influence colleagues and decision makers more effectively. Learn how to grasp OD issues like a seasoned consultant. Learn to use innovative tools like the Starfish Change Navigator to position and understand issues more effectively. Learn how to partner and collaborate better to get results like an external consultant.
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Effective Business Partnering is the process of contracting with internal stakeholders to effectively and constructively manage expectations and increase engagement, with the aim of interdependently achieving desired outcomes, in an effective and healthy way. Effective Business Partnering involves a process of building a community of internal consultants, who contribute to building a culture of Partnership of collaboration. This Skills Programme enables internal consultants to understand the process, boundaries, context and complexity of their role, and to be able to leverage the knowledge gained, to positively influence and guide community members in pursuit of desired outcomes.
Explore your consulting landscape Identify the tensions inherent in this landscape Embark on a journey of making yourself more powerful: – Living by the values that underpin internal consulting/specialist roles – Applying a consulting framework and process in a disciplined manner – Influencing a return to ‘boundary’ in organisational systems that engage you only at the point of ‘choice’ or implementation Start building self-awareness – Self as instrument – Your type/style/motivations – Enneagram/Other and what this means for how you show up in your consulting process Assess your level of practice and determine areas for development
Consulting Lab 1 – Issue framing and what you pay attention to. Explore your personal power resources and how these contribute to your level of credibility in the organisation. Build your own “trust equation”. Identify your political network and sphere of influence. Explore your type/style/motivations relative to the pursuit of goals and in relation to how your clients might pursue goals. Consulting Lab 2 – Getting past the ‘gatekeeper’. Your consulting conversations. The contracting process. Consulting Lab 3 – Discovery and contracting conversation.
Consulting Lab 4 – Build your scenario and real play. Ramp up the learning. Dealing with resistance. Consulting Lab 5 – Real play the next step of the scenario. Consolidate key learnings. Continue your learning – development plan Information session – post workshop assignment and exam.
Assessment is an integral component contributing to the success of this module. Participants will be required to participate in a variety of assessment activities that include but are not limited to assignments, action learning projects, case studies and examinations.
The WorldsView™ Academy Learning Process underlies all WorldsView™ programmes and is informed by progressive research about learning in contemporary environments. Our learning process consists of four learning channels:
Only highly qualified and experienced organisation development practitioners are appointed as Faculty in WorldsView Academy. Faculty members are selected in accordance with the specific module criteria as approved by the Academic Board. The requirements for the appointment of Faculty include relevant academic qualifications, experience in developing organisations and facilitation or lecturing experience.
A quality education programme begins with the development of quality modules and courses. World-class design and development standards are deeply entrenched in every programme module, setting WorldsView Academy apart from other educational programmes. Our design and development policies, frameworks and principles guarantee robust processes in the development of learning programmes and material.
Internal and external consultants, business partners, management consultants, managers, HR practitioners and Organisation Development practitioners, change practitioners and organisational and community leaders. Anyone who leads and/or influences individuals, teams, groups or organisations, who want to empower themselves or their team with crucial consulting skills.
At WorldsView™ Academy, we understand that companies have unique organisational needs, which is why we offer customised training and development solutions to best suit your particular requirements. Please contact us for further information in this regard.