Stepping into Consultancy

"Helpful mix of time to think, talk, ask questions and plenty of good advice. A day well spent." | Past delegate, 2019

Delegates will find out more about the various opportunities consultancy work can provide, how to set up the right framework to underpin a new style of working, establish the right networks and articulate their own unique skills and competencies within the sector. The format will combine information dissemination with opportunities for discussion and networking.

The session will be led by two school leaders who have both experienced the transition from roles in an educational setting to working as consultants and setting up their own consultancy businesses. 
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Katie Rush

Education Consultant and National Leader of Education

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Val Andrew

Education Consultant, formerly ASCL Business Leadership Specialist

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Delegates will:

  • reflect on their own transitional phase with a positive outlook
  • have a greater knowledge and understanding of the vital, financial-related issues
  • understand how social media can be utilised effectively as a professional, with an overview of the key platforms available
  • gain confidence when considering their own transferable skills, and take away practical and focused information about their own personal next steps

Please note that ASCL Professional Development reserves the right to change course programmes should circumstances dictate.
 

09.00am       Registration and refreshments
9.30am     Welcome and introduction
9.45am     Session 1: Stepping into consultancy
  • Defining and articulating your USP
  • The ethics of consultancy
  • Being highly effective
10.45am     Refreshment break
11.15am     Session 2: Practical steps 1
  • Business planning
  • Financial issues to consider
  • Working as an ASCL consultant
12.30pm     Lunch
1.30pm      Session 3: Practical steps 2
  • Competitor analysis
  • Using social media
2.30pm     Refreshment break
2.45pm     Session 4: Practical steps 3
  • Brushing up your CV
  • Action planning
  • Developing your networks
  • Course evaluation
3.30pm     Close

This one-day course is designed for those who are re-evaluating their future career direction and are interested in venturing into the world of education consultancy either as a full-time or part-time prospect.