Flawless Consulting 1

As a staff person, our lives are challenged to make our work — work for us and our internal clients. In cultures where control and predictability seem to be the order of the day, we realize our great expertise does not guarantee us control or even authority to make decisions or see our plans implemented. So what is left? Collaborative relationships with our clients and internal customers.

There is a way to overcome this. Flawless Consulting 1 is the workshop developed by Peter Block. Through powerful experiential designs, participants will learn how to have a 50/50 relationship with their clients — even in a 90/10 high control environment. Most projects fail not because of the work we do, but because of the weak contracts we agreed to. To deal with this, we must have strong partnerships built through effective contracting from the start.

The key is developing the skill and courage to act upon the fact that we have a right to make demands on the people we are there to serve. Courage based on power of our honesty and openness in the given situation, listening intently and knowing what we want and how to say “no” to what we don’t want.

Through the skills developed in this popular two-day workshop, we can learn that there is more room for us to operate as an equal with our clients than we ever thought possible. We can, in fact, create organizations where we want to live. You will leave with confidence and renewed optimism in your ability to do the consulting work you love with clients that you can influence.

The Promise

The objectives of Flawless Consulting 1 are to develop skills that increase the staff person’s ability to have a strong and positive impact on their client’s business results.

Targeted Outcomes Include:

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Negotiate more effective and enduring agreements across boundaries.
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Gain better use of staff expertise in the system.
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Work more in a partnership role with others.
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Identify the phases of the flawless consulting process.
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Develop techniques for defining roles and responsibilities and clarifying expectation.
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Develop the ability to assertively express your needs for successful partnerships.
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Understand how your expertise can be utilized in complex organizational systems.

The Participants

Individuals in staff positions such as human resources, training, organizational development, information systems, finance, safety, purchasing, engineering, etc. — anyone who is in a position of having influence without direct control.

 

Workshop Size
Up to 24 participants and may vary based on your specific requirements.

Materials Provided
Each participant receives a copy of Flawless Consulting: Third Edition, 2012 by Peter Block and a Participant’s Workbook which becomes a guide and a journal.

Pre-assignment
Chapters 1-9 of Flawless Consulting.

Methodology
This workshop is highly interactive. You will become deeply immersed in the material through interactive simulations with one or two other attendees. The workshop also includes written exercises to apply key concepts to your own unique situation. In addition, videotaping in small groups is used to analyze actual situations. Finally, you will have the opportunity to experience a full contracting meeting. Brief lectures are used to present initial key concepts. Numerous handouts in addition to the participants’ manual are used to increase understanding and application of important concepts.

The Days

 

Day 1 (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

  • Consulting Goals & Phases
  • The Consulting Process Walk-Through Exercise
  • Consultant Role Orientations
  • A Simulation and Case Study on “Negotiating Wants”
  • Assertiveness
  • Process the Learning

Day 2 (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

  • Expressing Wants — Stating Wants as Consultants Simulation
  • Recognizing and Dealing with Resistance
  • Practice Dealing with Resistance and Role Play
  • Closing the Meeting and Giving Support
  • Contracting with the Boss
  • Practice Planning, Conducting and Reviewing a Complete Contracting Meeting with the Client
  • Future Commitments
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July 2019

Virtual, Instructor-Led Flawless Consulting 1 — July 2019

July 9 @ 11:00 am - July 11 @ 1:30 pm EDT
$750 11 tickets left

Flawless Consulting 1 Online consists of 3, 2-2 ½ sessions utilizing the latest in interactive web conferencing technology. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. It is designed to introduce parts of Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting Contracting onsite workshop. In these highly interactive sessions, participants will spend a great deal of time in smaller breakouts practicing skills as well as instructor-led role plays. Session 1- Flawless Consulting Goals and Phases/Walkthrough. In this first session of the series after a lecture on…

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September 2019

Virtual, Instructor-Led Flawless Consulting 1 — September 2019

September 10 @ 11:00 am - September 12 @ 1:30 pm EDT
$750 9 tickets left

Flawless Consulting 1 Online consists of 3, 2-2 ½ sessions utilizing the latest in interactive web conferencing technology. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. It is designed to introduce parts of Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting Contracting onsite workshop. In these highly interactive sessions, participants will spend a great deal of time in smaller breakouts practicing skills as well as instructor-led role plays. Session 1- Flawless Consulting Goals and Phases/Walkthrough. In this first session of the series after a lecture on…

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Flawless Consulting 1 — September 2019

September 17 - September 18
The Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701 United States
$1495 17 tickets left

Flawless Consulting 1 is the workshop developed by ground-breaking author Peter Block that served as the basis for his recently revised best-selling “Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used”. Experience highly interactive training with practical examples that deal with real-world business issues. Practice skills in real time and enjoy engaging vignette discussions all delivered with presence and passion. Become more confident by acquiring the skills that will enhance your ability to influence and affect positive business outcomes. Flawless…

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October 2019

Flawless Consulting 1 — October 2019

October 22 - October 23
Silicon Valley, TBD
Silicon Valley, CA United States
$1495 24 tickets left

Flawless Consulting 1 is the workshop developed by ground-breaking author Peter Block that served as the basis for his recently revised best-selling “Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used”. Experience highly interactive training with practical examples that deal with real-world business issues. Practice skills in real time and enjoy engaging vignette discussions all delivered with presence and passion. Become more confident by acquiring the skills that will enhance your ability to influence and affect positive business outcomes. Flawless…

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November 2019

Virtual, Instructor-Led Flawless Consulting 1 — November 2019

November 6 @ 11:00 am - November 8 @ 1:30 pm EST
$750 10 tickets left

Flawless Consulting 1 Online consists of 3, 2-2 ½ sessions utilizing the latest in interactive web conferencing technology. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. It is designed to introduce parts of Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting Contracting onsite workshop. In these highly interactive sessions, participants will spend a great deal of time in smaller breakouts practicing skills as well as instructor-led role plays. Session 1- Flawless Consulting Goals and Phases/Walkthrough. In this first session of the series after a lecture on…

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April 2020

Flawless Consulting 1 — April 2020

April 28, 2020 - April 29, 2020
The Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701 United States
$1495 28 tickets left

Flawless Consulting 1 is the workshop developed by ground-breaking author Peter Block that served as the basis for his recently revised best-selling “Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used”. Experience highly interactive training with practical examples that deal with real-world business issues. Practice skills in real time and enjoy engaging vignette discussions all delivered with presence and passion. Become more confident by acquiring the skills that will enhance your ability to influence and affect positive business outcomes. Flawless…

Find out more »

September 2020

Flawless Consulting 1 — September 2020

September 22, 2020 - September 23, 2020
The Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place
Red Bank, NJ 07701 United States
$1495 30 tickets left

Flawless Consulting 1 is the workshop developed by ground-breaking author Peter Block that served as the basis for his recently revised best-selling “Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used”. Experience highly interactive training with practical examples that deal with real-world business issues. Practice skills in real time and enjoy engaging vignette discussions all delivered with presence and passion. Become more confident by acquiring the skills that will enhance your ability to influence and affect positive business outcomes. Flawless…

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