2019 Conference — A Great Event at a Wonderful Venue
A wonderful agenda is planned with thought-leader presenters, panel presentations with leading practitioners, networking sessions to share best practices and concurrent skill-building workshops. Sessions finalized to date include the following:
- The Trusted Advisor Keynote (presented by Andrea Howe, Partner to Charles
Green, author of the best selling book)
- Leading Major Transformation, Strategy Execution & Alliance Programs
- Bringing Consulting Leadership to Project, Program & Process Management
- Talent Acquisition & Development Panel (Incl. Core Consulting Skills
- Collaborating with External Consultants Panel
- Emerging Technology & Social Media Panel
- Award Winners Round Table
- Internal Consulting Operating Models Panel
- Key Imperatives for Internal Consulting in Turbulent Times
- Process Innovation & Optimization
- Agile Business Operating Models
- Aligning the Internal Consulting Group to Meet Client Needs
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2019 Conference Agenda Details
Becoming A Trusted Advisor: A KSF for Internal Consultants (Keynote)
This presentation shares the essential best practices for building not just good relationships, but *trust-based* relationships. It will also include an explanation of the specific trusted advisor skillset essential to leading with true customer focus. As a follow-up to the keynote, there will be a workshop by Trusted Advisor Associates on Critical Skills for Increasing Influence and establishing a trusted advisor relationship.
• Planning & Executing Major Transformation Programs
This co-presentation by internal consulting (IC) leaders will look at business transformation from various perspectives and solicit feedback on member experiences in helping to lead their companies in this journey.
• Talent Acquisition and Development Panel
This session provides an overview of key programs for development of IC capabilities & skill sets and providing career development paths — including recruiting programs and innovative training and consultant development approaches.
• Collaborating With External Consultants Panel
This session will provide key insights regarding the effective utilization of external consultants to provide maximum value and avoid pitfalls. Panelists will include perspectives from internals and external consultants with whom they work.
• Impact of Emerging Technologies
This co-presentation focuses on important technologies which ICs need to be aware of, including: applied analytics; robotics; crowd-sourcing and design thinking.
• Bringing Consulting Leadership to Project Management Panel
This session provides insights regarding how to effectively imbed internal consulting expertise into the project management process, including change leadership, maximizing value creation and implementation imperatives.
• Award Winners Roundtable
Features an interactive dialogue with the leaders of winners of the Overall Excellence, Consulting Process, Business Impact, and Project Awards — including an overview of their programs and addressing issues of interest.
• The Agile Business Operating Model
Eliminating bureaucracy and responding to rapid change by operating with agility is a business imperative to win in the future. Forward-looking leaders of internal consulting teams will play crucial leadership roles in this new environment. Using real-world approaches and outcomes among internal consulting teams from some of the World’s most innovative companies, participants will be prepared to more effectively lead their own teams and to more confidently deliver lasting change to their executive partners.
• Key Imperatives for Internal Consulting in Turbulent Times
A networking session to discuss future challenges for internal consulting and how the AIMC can assist in preparing our members for success, including: awareness of emerging technologies; important methodologies; best practice approaches; and training and certification needs.
• Process Innovation and Optimization Panel
This session will provide an overview of leading process improvement approaches and practical insights for effectively managing these programs. There will also be a review of recent research on end-to-end process management and other best practice approaches.
• Internal Consulting Operating Models
Explores key benefits and challenges of different internal consulting models, including: funding approach; capability enhancement; business development; organization structure and recruiting models.
• Aligning the Internal Consulting Group to Meet Client Needs
It’s easy for internal consulting organizations to lose touch with their customers. This session will share the insights gleaned from business leader interviews about their needs and best ways to position IC Groups for success. This will also include a case study focusing on key roles that can drive significant business transformation and improve results.
Other Conference Features Include:
=> Share Fair
An evening event including cocktails and great food with displays by Conference Sponsors, poster displays by award-winning IC Groups, demonstration of the AIMC’s Core Consulting Skills Certification digital learning program, and breakout sessions with our Chapter leaders from across the USA and Europe
=> IC Awards Dinner and Presentation Ceremony
This marquis event, which includes a formal reception and dinner, recognizes the Award winners for Overall Excellence, Consulting Process, Business Impact, Partnering with Externals, and Project Performance. Also, Consulting Skills Certification recipients will be recognized.