Targeting key business issues, the seminars cover topics including Managing Strategic Change, Ethical Strategies and Customer Experience Design. Each seminar considers current thinking and examines the tools, techniques and processes applied by management consultancies and organisations in tacking the associated problems, issues and opportunities. The seminars are interactive â the examples discussed, the emphasis and the overall objectives are all determine by the group, ensuring that executives and professionals attending achieve real benefit.
This interactivity means that no two seminars will be the same â and that the consultant leading the seminar has to be a specialist practitioner rather than a full-time trainer.
depo will be using specialists from other consultancies as well as their own resources to lead the events.
The seminars, most of which will be covered in a day, will be run in various locations and the schedule of events is being constantly updated. Full details of the courses are available on the depo consulting website.
Peter Dunkley, depo main board director, said:
âThis is an important move for us. It has its origins partly in experiences of management training courses where the content could have been more effectively communicated through a one-page email, but also through some of the motivations of clients who have engaged depo as consultants. Quite often youâre providing a fresh perspective on something that the clients have experience in handing themselves. This is perfectly valid, but the seminars provide a more cost-effective and relaxed method to challenge thinking and learn new techniques."
Stuart Harrison, Executive Producer at Pick Up Productions Ltd said:
"As an existing client of depo consulting I attended one of the first âManaging Strategic Changeâ seminars. The group were all from different backgrounds, but this enriched the experience as we talked through issues and problems that we had experienced in delivering change within our own organisations. I think we all left with some surprising revealing new perspectives and approaches to jobs that most of us had been doing for years."