The Consultant's Toolkit

November 15–16, 2016 $2,600

Internal and external consultants use a variety of tools to diagnose organizational problems and identify and evaluate potential solutions. These analytic techniques can be used in many settings, including small and large companies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. In this program, you encounter these tools through a combination of lecture, real-world examples, case discussion, and practice.

Program Benefits

  • Consultant techniques in the areas of strategy formulation, market research, operations, performance management, and project management
  • How to “speak the language” with those consulting for your organization

Topics Covered

  • The role of consultants and the consulting process
  • Strategic frameworks
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Operational diagnostic tools

Who Should Enroll

If you currently work with consultants or would like to understand and use consulting tools and techniques within your organization, you benefit from this program. Some familiarity with accounting is helpful for this class but is not required.

Program Information

Program Dates

November 15–16, 2016
Instructor: Taz Hussein

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm

Program Fee

General registration (2016): $2,600


Division of Continuing Education classrooms, One Brattle Square


Taz Hussein is a partner in the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm that advises mission-driven organizations on matters related to strategy, funding, and talent. Earlier in his career, Hussein worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and in the Strategic Planning Group at American Express. He has consulted with companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has volunteered his services to Boston-area nonprofits through Harvard Business School’s Community Action Partners program. Hussein serves on the board of Playworks and the Board of Overseers for the SpeakEasy Stage Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.