What many people fail to understand is that relationships are the mechanism for getting anything done at work.
For over 40 years, Peter Block’s best-seller, “Flawless Consulting, a Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used,” has been the guidebook for how to cultivate these relationships where things get done. It’s revered by consultants, professionals, and leaders and has guided their journey of discovering lasting solutions, building healthy partnerships, and transforming organizations for good.
Before the book ever hit shelves, Flawless Consulting was designed as a workshop for people inside organizations trying to successfully influence where they have no direct authority or control. While the theories and tips in the book are highly beneficial, there is no better way to learn them than through practice and real-life application.
Our Flawless Consulting® workshop will help you master the promises and phases of the renowned book through interactive and powerful learning experiences.
After taking part in our Flawless Consulting Workshops, you will have the skills you need to:
Building Strategic Partnerships
In this foundational workshop, you will dive into the core of being useful, not just helpful. After understanding the principles, phases, and promises of Flawless Consulting, we will focus on the crucial initial phase – Contracting. Here, you’ll learn a repeatable process for building collaborative partnerships.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll confidently handle contracting conversations, setting the stage for shared achievements.
You’ll also be invited to schedule two 30-minute, one-on-one coaching sessions with your facilitator to discuss how best to put the Flawless methodology into practice at work and in life.
Building Strategic Partnerships
Flawless 2 focuses on helping you elevate your skills in Discovery and Feedback while revisiting and honing the expertise acquired in Flawless Consulting 1.
During a live simulation, you’ll practice and navigate the first three phases of consulting: Contracting, Discovery, and Feedback. By mastering these three phases, you’ll make an impact on clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders, ensuring that you get your expertise used and valued every time.
Please note that Flawless Consulting 1 is a prerequisite for Flawless Consulting 2. Sign up for both workshops at the same time for a special discount.
Refine Your Consulting Skills
This Refresher is for those who know and love our Flawless Consulting workshops and want to revamp their skills and refresh themselves and their teams on essential skills and techniques to make the most out of the learning experience.
Flawless Consulting Refresher is a three-part group coaching experience where we bring together past attendees from a Flawless program to reintroduce critical concepts, explore lessons learned, and share what has worked, what has not, and what remains still to try.
Please note that Flawless Consulting 1 and Flawless Consulting 2 are prerequisites for signing up for the Flawless Consulting Refresher.
“I utilized Flawless Consulting to train my team of 70 trainers and instructional designers to become internal consultants for our growing mutual fund company. The knowledge and insights served as a valuable foundation for fostering engagement, building credibility, and driving continuous improvement within our organization. Additionally, I had the privilege of attending one of Peter’s workshops in White Plains, NY. The workshop further solidified the concepts presented in the book and provided practical guidance for implementation.
Seeing that this resource has evolved into a virtual format brings me great joy.”
“I first encountered Flawless Consulting years ago as a mid-level HR Generalist. The HR Function at my employer was struggling with partnering and execution challenges across departments. Flawless Consulting introduced terminology and tools to navigate misaligned HR service delivery expectations and strained relationships. Fast forward to the digital age, and this program is as relevant as ever. Bots and data analytics aren’t solving human interface opportunities- Flawless Consulting does.”
“I cannot thank you enough for your support in the lead-up to this event. Not only did it go extremely well, but it also exceeded expectations. The panels were great, but the workshops were just incredible. What was generated when people came together was, I think, profound. The feedback is people were moved; people want more. Also, an unexpected possibility emerged from holding this virtually- people called from inside prisons to participate in the group discussions. A portal was opened. People found each other.”
“Designed Learning’s Virtual Flawless Consulting/Business Partnering program is one of the most engaging, interactive and effective programs in which I’ve participated. It provides an easy to use and practical framework to help improve communication, collaboration and influencing skills immediately, ultimately driving business results. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone that has internal or external clients – which is ultimately everyone!”
We offer Flawless Consulting Workshops and our Flawless Refresher in both in-person and virtual formats.
Whether you’re an independent consultant or part of an organization, these workshops are tailored to elevate your success.
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A workshop is just the beginning.
We invite opportunities to move towards a more human culture of relatedness and connection with all our clients. Many of our programs include one-on-one coaching, but for when you want more, we also offer:
Individual coaching supports you as you strive to get your expertise used and become a trusted partner at work or in your community by focusing on the real-world application of the skills learned in our workshops.
Build your community of practice by bringing together a small group to focus on the possibilities of how to reach collaborative agreements with each other and the clients you support.
Sometimes even the consultants want help. Using our own Flawless Consulting model, one of our certified consultants will partner with you to understand the underlying dimensions of your problem, share feedback, and provide recommendations on how best to move forward.
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For over 40 years, Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used has been beloved by emerging and seasoned consultants alike. Did you know that even before it was a book, Flawless Consulting was a designed as a training workshop? It’s true! At Designed Learning, Peter Block’s training company, our longstanding Flawless Consulting Workshop has served as an opportunity to experience mastering the promises and phases of consulting in real-time, helping millions achieve consulting success.