If part (or all) of your role could be described as an “internal consultant” you are probably familiar with minimal role clarity, high stakes problems, and the need to rely on multiple people to come together to establish a path forward. You may also be familiar with that feeling of being assigned to a project that others don’t understand your role or value… maybe you don’t get the invitation to have a seat at the table. To establish value as an internal consultant requires a balance of subject knowledge, environmental awareness, and quickly identifying areas of value. This session will look at how to establish your footing at the start of an engagement so you can grow to be a requested and valued voice and player.
1. Internal Consultant Definition: A person who has knowledge, skills, experience and the ability to influence. Usually pulled into projects that have minimal clarity or to scope solutions to complex problems.
2. The non-negotiables of establishing yourself as solid internal consultant: trust, environmental awareness, sponsorship, stakeholder alignment, etc.
3. Scenario: Sara to share story of attrition and retention work at Cerner, how the consulting role was established with other SMEs, what was considered as part of the environmental awareness, and reactions from people on the project to perceived value of the role.
a. When have you been on a project with someone who was missing the environmental queues?
b. Can you think of situations where you have witnessed someone be really strong in establishing their internal consulting role?
Presenter: Sara Zwiefelhofer from Cerner
Each of us is born with a Unique Ability. Our Unique Ability is the essence of what we love to do, in all areas of life. It can be applied to many different situations, activities and opportunities. It’s “factory installed” meaning that each of us has been doing it since we were young, yet it’s so fundamental to who we are and comes so naturally, we may not realize what it is or see it as valuable. The good news: other people see it and seek us out for it.
Discover your Unique Ability and uncover an endless source of energy that only improves the more you apply it. Adapted from the book “Unique Ability Discovery 2.0” by Catherine Normura, Julia Waller and Shannon Waller, this session outlines a process for identifying your Unique Ability and explores the implications of building teams around your people’s ultimate strengths.
AJ Kruse is the Concept Illustrator at humanworks. AJ was born to gain understandings and find improvements that he can organize and share with others. He needs to make things make sense, not only for himself, but for you as well. His resilient curiosity is illuminated by people and discovering how they work.
This quality, along with his knack for joining backstage design and front stage presentation, has guided him through a dynamic professional career that began in elementary education and has continued in organizational development. After making the leap to corporate education, AJ led learning & development at two Milwaukee area businesses before co-launching humanworks.
Facilitated by Megan Cardenas,
Vice President, Talent Manager at U.S. Bank and SEWI-ATD Member
The purpose of our PDN is to bring together managers and supervisors within our industry to discuss topics of interest, current industry trends, collaborate on best practices, and connect with other colleagues in similar roles. Our goal is to help members of this network improve professionally and bring greater value to the organizations they serve.
Many organizations use assessments as part of their talent strategy. Please join Megan Cardenas and Mike Grubich from LAK Group as we discuss the use of assessments. Assessments can not only help in the talent selection process, but also team assimilation and continual development of talent.
Our discussion will include reflections on these articles:
We will discuss these questions:
Managers and supervisors, we hope you will join us! You do not need to be a member of the chapter to participate in our PDN.
This event will occur virtually. More details about the virtual logistics, including login information, will be sent to registrants as we get closer to the event.
Contact Usadmin@sewi-atd.orgPhone: 608-204-9815Association ManagersMaria Peot, CMPHeather L. Dyer, CAE