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Like everyone else, we are prone to see the approaching new year as an opportunity to reflect and make promises to be better yet. But the pressure is even greater for us, since our whole field is about eflection and change! So whether you are a novice trying to get started, an accomplished consultant hoping to expand your work, or a seasoned practitioner seeking the capstone to a long career, let's take the time to look at how we all can advance our practice.
Building on 35 years of experience with hundreds of client engagements, Jerry Talley will suggest some of the road maps we all can use to move along in our journey to becoming the consultant we want to be. We will (1) enumerate the elements of a successful consulting practice, (2) define the essential activity that distinguishes consulting from simple expertise, (3) map out the whole field of OD, and (4) identify the typical areas and patterns for professional development. In short, figure out where you are...and where you could be in 2013.
Bio: Jerry L. Talley was one of the founders of SBODN in 1987. His 35 years of consulting has spanned over 350 engagements with clients from public sector, for profit, and not-for-profit ventures. He has worked in high-tech, manufacturing, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, publishing, entertainment and broadcasting, the military, health care, public utilities, construction, aerospace, higher education, banking and finance, foods, and major consulting houses.
Jerry also runs a small group for aspiring consultants hoping to raise the quality and quantity of their practice.
Prior to starting his consulting practice, he taught for 18 years at Stanford University (the source of his PhD). He also had a practice as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.