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Organisational Consulting

 


MODULE IDEA

The word ‘consultant’ comes from Latin and means ‘advisor’. The module is aimed at developing professional consultancy skills that help achieve lasting change and create value.

We live in times of change. Business environment, people and organisations experience rapid changes. Modern coordination of business operations requires ever more varied competencies, especially those of consulting and this is exactly the skill that employees in Lithuania lack the most.

Lithuanian companies grow into neo-bureaucratic systems with improvised management, project-based operations and autonomous staff. In companies of the kind every individual is performing two to three roles at a time. 30–60% of staff in every organisation badly needs consulting on a daily basis.

Under these circumstances those capable of quick adaptation, change generation and management, those capable of inspiring and leading their team create the biggest value. Ability to work together with all others, but at the same time take a helicopter look at an organisation; ability to work in an organisation, but still give an objective external assessment are greatly valued.

This module is aimed at training greatly needed competent advisors for future companies and organisations.


LEARNING POINTS

The module covers the areas of management, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science and philosophy. Having learned the theory and finished related practical training you will have learned to manage organisational change and:

  • identify, recognise and assess existing problems and opportunities;
  • choose the right impact techniques and effective communication;
  • analyse organisational change by evaluating prospects of various stakeholders (clients, staff and shareholders);
  • be efficient at achieving organisational goals and more productive at implementing organisational plans;
  • identify priorities and opportunities in terms of managerial problems;
  • assess and define your own qualities and strengths as a consultant and define areas for your own professional development;
  • advice on the implementation of sustainable changes in an organisation.

MODULE CONTENT

CONSULTANT’S ROLE IN AN ORGANISATION

  • Forms of organisational consulting
  • Types of management consultants and their role in an organisation
  • Indispensable consulting skills and competencies
  • Client-consultant relations
  • Coaching as a form of consulting

 MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PROCESS AND ORGANISATIONAL STRATEGY  

  • Alignment between a consulting process and an organisational strategy and goals
  • Identification of strategic change directions favoured by the client
  • Stakeholder identification and management
  • Planning a consulting process​

 PROCESS OF ORGANISATIONAL CONSULTING

  • Selling a consulting idea to clients
  • Methods to identify clients’ needs
  • Methods to collect and process information
  • Decision implementation
  • Ethics in consulting

WHAT IS AN ORGANISATIONAL CONSULTANT?

  • Getting to know yourself as an organisational consultant, including professional development
  • Efficient communication with your clients and working groups
  • Conflict management in consulting

WHY THESE STUDIES?

  • Organisational consulting is a progressive study module developed with a focus on the organisations which aim for valuable and sustainable change, including improvement of their managerial competencies; organisations which search for internal solutions, are willing to save time and money and aim for the best overall result by creating and properly managing their change process as well as reaction to change.
  • The module is meant for managers who are competent to operate efficiently within their area of responsibility and give advice. Knowledge gained as a result of these studies, including respective practical training, will result in a wider range of professional and career opportunities. Consulting competencies both create sustainable value for organisations and help managers to smoothly move from one position to another within a company thus building a successful career.
  • The module has been developed by experienced Lithuanian and international consultants together with a team of experts. Some lectures are held in English. Master’s students are offered opportunities to discuss with foreign lecturers on issues which are of importance for them.
Module Manager
Dr. Rasa Katiliene