Consulting Skills   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

MBM 5569 - Consulting Skills

The professional consultant in health care exercises a form of leadership without direct authority or control over an organization. Yet, consultants can play a critical role inspiring a process of transformational change. Professional consultants may work in major university medical centers and hospital systems, corporate medical clinics and health systems, corporate wellness programs, health insurance organizations, and small community or privately-based clinics and group practices. Consultants work closely with other people who are responsible for the outcomes. Consulting can be part of any professional role such as that of a teacher, HR manager, counselor, coach, or leader. An essential skill is to recognize the critical moment when a human system is ready for a change process.  

This course takes a humanistic approach to consulting practices: Open, positive inquiry is the primary method of consultation, with an emphasis on establishing mutual respect, equality, and joint responsibility for outcomes. The consultant facilitates a process of discovery and learning during which the client decides future directions and actions for the organization.  Prerequisite(s): No Prerequisite. 3 credit(s)
Offered: SP - Term B. Course Length: 7 Weeks. No RC.