Essential Consulting Skills   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

CSIH 3235 - Essential Consulting Skills

The Professional Consultant, especially one focused on health and stress management education, exercises a form of leadership without direct authority or control over an organization. Yet, consultants can play a critical role in mobilizing organizational resources, and inspiring a process of transformational change. Consultants may work in major university medical centers and hospital systems, corporate medical clinics and health systems, corporate wellness credits, health insurance organizations, and small community or privately based clinics and group practices. They can work with in small businesses, educational settings, or in almost any other setting in which stress and coping skills would benefit the client. 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, therapist, counselor, coach, or leader. A key skill is the ability to use influence and persuasion to help others get things done. This course will be a tour of the essential skills needed to function and thrive in the role of a consultant. 3 credit(s)