Becoming a Consultant

*This event is now full. Please email pd@ascl.org.uk if you would like to be placed on the waiting list*

Following the success of this workshop earlier in the year, we are now offering this further session in Birmingham.

The pandemic has changed people’s perspective on their work lives and more people are considering moving from teaching to becoming a consultant, perhaps mixed with part-time contracts and portfolio working.

This workshop will give the perspective of two consultants, one with six years’ experience and the other who has just started their consultancy journey. We will explore some of the benefits and potential pitfalls in setting up an running a consultancy and consider how delegates might sell their services in the commercial world. 

Topics explored include: 
  • Defining and articulating your USP 
  • The ethics of consultancy 
  • Effective consultancy 
  • Business planning  
  • Financial issues to consider 
  • Working as an ASCL consultant 
  • Competitor analysis 
  • Using social media  
  • Consultancy CVs 
  • Action planning 
  • Developing your networks 
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Participants will:  

  • understand the transition from full time school leadership to a portfolio of employment
  • have an overview of the financial and business issues relevant to consultancy
  • understand their transferrable skills
There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with other attendees. 

ASCL Professional Development reserves the right to amend the programme should circumstances dictate.
 

9.20am     Registration
       
9.30am     Welcome and introductions
       
9.45am    

Part One:
Making the transition
Your unique selling points (USPs)

10.45am     Refreshment break
       
11.15am     Part Two:
SWOT analysis
Understanding the market
Social media and websites
       
12.30pm     Lunch
       
1.30pm     Part Three:
Setting up your company
Finances, insurance and compliance
       
2.30pm     Refreshment break
       
2.45pm     Part Four:
Planning your next steps
       
3.30pm     Close


 

Suitable for those from the following roles considering moving to become a consultant with the next 6-12 months:

  • Executive Head, CEO, Headteacher/Principal 
  • Deputy Head/Vice Principal 
  • Assistant Head/Assistant Principal           
  • Aspiring leaders 
  • Middle leaders/HODs/Subject Specialists 
  • Business Leaders 
Applicable to all phases and education settings. 

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Rob Robson

ASCL Trust Leadership Consultant

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Carl Elder

Education Consultant

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