Consulting Skills

Consulting Skills for the OH&S Professional is a two-day course...

that is is highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component. 

  

Course participants will be able to:

  • identify the qualities and attributes of an effective consultant

  • describe the functions and roles of an internal or external consultant in six phases of the consulting process

  • examine client-consultant interactions and dynamics and model effective processes of engagement and contracting

  • implement effective marketing of consultant services to clients and employers

  • develop a cost appraisal of setting up an independent consulting practice • manage on-going self-appraisal and client evaluation strategies 

 

Course examination:

The course exam is provided to participants by email within five business days of course completion. Participants have 4 weeks from the release date to complete the exam, along with a Statement of Independent Completion. The exam deadline is final. Only documented emergencies will be considered by the CSSE as extenuating circumstances for any written request for extension. Please note that delay in opening the exam after delivery, new or added work requirements, and holidays/vacation are not considered extenuating circumstances.

Successful completion of CHSC courses requires completion of a CHSC Exam with a minimum 75% standard. Exams require 10-24 hours additional time commitment beyond in-class time for the student to demonstrate mastery of the course expectations.

Candidates who fail to successfully challenge a course exam on three separate occasions will be withdrawn from the CHSC program.

 

Course instructors:

Course credits:

  • CSSE has awarded this course 16 CHSC Maintenance Points.

  • BCRSP has awarded this course 1.0 CMPs.

  • Completion of this course will count as one elective credit towards the OH&S Certificate at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

 

Upcoming classes: 

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 08:00 AM through February 11, 2018
TBD in Saskatoon, SK, Canada

4322*Consulting Skills # 2 2018 SK P 5

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 08:00 AM through March 18, 2018
TBD in Calgary, AB, Canada

4323*Consulting Skills # 3 2018 AB P 5

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 08:00 AM through April 12, 2018
TBD in Vancouver, BC, Canada

4324*Consulting Skills # 4 2018 BC P 5

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM through April 26, 2018
TBD in Winnipeg, MB, Canada

4324*Consulting Skills # 4 2018 MB P 5

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 08:00 AM through April 30, 2018
TBD in Toronto, ON, Canada

4324*Consulting Skills # 4 2018 ON P 13

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 08:00 AM through June 10, 2018
TBD in Regina, SK, Canada

4326*Consulting Skills # 6 2018 SK P 5

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 08:00 AM through June 17, 2018
TBD in Edmonton, AB, Canada

4326*Consulting Skills # 6 2018 AB P 5

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 08:00 AM through September 13, 2018
TBD in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

4329*Consulting Skills # 9 2018 ON P 13

A two-day course that’s highly recommended for both internal and external occupational health and safety consultants. It will provide an understanding of, and practice in, the application of professional consulting skills in the context of OH&S practice.

This course reviews the functions and roles of a consultant; describes the phases of the consulting process; examines the processes of engagement, contracting and needs assessment; provides a conceptual and practical examination of client-consultant interactions and dynamics; reviews client motives and purposes for retaining consultants; and provides instruction in aspects of project and practice management through a case study approach. The course has a strong practical component.

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