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Consultancy Lunchtime Lectures

Thinking of becoming a consultant? Working as a consultant and want to learn how to improve your proposals, prepare budgets and more?

UCL Consultants (UCLC) are offering a series of new lunchtime sessions covering areas such as an overview of consulting at UCL, proposal development and budgeting. Join us to find out more about UCL Consultants and how we work across UCL to support staff engaging in non-research services.

For those who have been involved in a small way in a consultancy, or are interested in becoming a consultant via UCL Consultants in the future, this is open to all who would like to understand more about UCL Consultants and how we support UCL.

Introduction to UCL Consultants

This one hour session is an Introduction to UCL Consultants which will cover: who can undertake consultancy, the approvals process, basics of fees and costing, and other topics. This session is the first of a series, which are being offered as a tool to support academics in undertaking consultancy work.

About Us, Intro to UCL Consultants
Wednesday 13 November 2019 1.15pm to 2.15pm
1-19 Torrington Place B08, London WC1E 7HB

Please follow this link to register your attendance

 

Financial Awareness

This two hour session will teach you about budgets, departmental policy and fees, commercial pricing, payments and ongoing financial management. UCL Consultants (UCLC) are offering a series of new lunchtime sessions covering areas such as an overview of consulting at UCL, proposal development and budgeting. In this course we discuss and build basic budgets, look at the difference between internal costs and external consultant rates, and share some basic tips for good financial management of projects once they have begun. 

Stakeholder Management

These two hour sessions will run quarterly.  In this course, we discuss who are stakeholders and the importance of understanding their influence and interest in our projects. We also explore some tools and techniques for capturing and mapping stakeholder information.

This short course is aimed at academic staff currently leading and working on Consultancy and Bespoke Short Course projects through UCLC or who would like to do so, and who would like to learn more about the importance of good stakeholder management in the success of projects.

Client Engagement

These one hour sessions will run quarterly.  In this course, we discuss the importance of understanding our client, their vision and how this supports the achievement of our benefits, as well as our clients. We also look at some of the differences in language, approach and ways of working between academia and industry.

This short course is aimed at academic staff currently leading and working on Consultancy and Bespoke Short Course projects through UCLC, or who would like to do so, and who would like to explore the expectation and importance of good client communications in the success of projects.

Proposal Development

In this two hour course, we discuss what we mean by the term ‘Requirements’ and how to identify them, the importance of identifying risk and how to consider its effects on our project from the beginning, and how to develop a great consultancy resume.

This short course is aimed at academic staff currently leading and working on Consultancy and Bespoke Short Course projects through UCLC, or who would like to do so, and who would like to learn more about the development of robust technical proposals.