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Are you preparing to establish a consulting practice and need help?

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Welcome to the International Institute of Professional Consultants.

We are a worldwide organisation of professional consultants providing education, internationally-recognised qualifications, global certifications and ongoing support to the consulting profession, independent of any member’s area of specialisation and expertise.

The term 'consulting' comes from the Latin word 'consultare', meaning 'to discuss'. It is used for experts providing advice, and covers a wide range of industries and sectors, including those working as professional advisers, knowledge experts, researchers, technologists, speakers, trainers and through to corporate coaches. These days consultants move between being solely advisers to also leading the change themselves, often becoming project and change managers.

The Institute is formed to help individuals create a vibrant career in consulting, establish and grow their consulting practice, and connect to fellow consultants worldwide. We recognisze that independent of our separate expertise, we all rely on client engagement, business leadership, marketing, proposal writing, presentation and project management skills and competencies. These are the focuses of our professional development programs.

The Institute is about forming and supporting a global professional community of experts.

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  • Dave Rogers (Singapore).

GLOBAL CERTIFICATION


Certified Associate Consultant (CAC)

The Certified Associate Consultant recognises a trained person who has limited practical experience, but has completed at least the Consultant Business Essentials course or a consultancy-based technical training like the Extended DISC Consultant training (or equivalent).

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Certified Professional Consultant (CPC)

The Certified Professional Consultant recognises a person who has completed at least the Consultant Skills Essentials training, has at least a Diploma-level qualification in their field or a related-discipline, and has at least five (5) years working at the level of Consultant.

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Certified Senior Consultant (CSC)

The Certified Senior Consultant recognises a person who has completed at least the Consultant Skills Essentials training, has at least a Diploma-level qualification in their field or a related discipline, and has at least ten (10) years working at the level of Senior Consultant.

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS


It is recognized that consultants, independent of their area of specialisation need common training in establishing and running a consultancy business, marketing and proposal writing, planning and executing projects , and protecting their intellectual property.

Our Institute provides expert delivered online education that leads to internationally-recognized qualifications, and global certifications. We also provide face-to-face training through international Accredited Partners.

Our training programs include:

Consultant Business Essentials
(Certification Training)
The Consultant Business Essentials training is a critical training program for new consultants and leads to the Certified Associate Consultant certification. It teaches you important skills and business basics about running a consulting practice. The online program covers areas such as:
Introduction to Establishing a Consulting Practice
Selecting a Legal Structure
Selecting a Business Name
The Key Position Titles Used for Consultants
The Key Consulting Role Functions
Identifying Your Key Products and Services
Determining Your Fees
Setting Up Bank Accounts
Setting Up Your Domain Names
Key Insurance Requirements
Setting Up Your Office
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Building Credibility for Consultants
Securing Client Work
20 Marketing Tips for Consultants
Consultant Skills Essentials
(Certification Training)
The Consultant Skills Essentials training is an advanced training program for new and experienced consultants to learn the craft of consulting and leads to the Certified Professional Consultant certification. The online program covers areas such as:
Creating a Business Plan
Creating a Marketing Plan
Assessing Prospects
Body Language Basics
Effective Communication Skills
Project Planning Skills
Project Execution Skills
Facilitation Skills Basics
Presentation Skills Basics
Business Development Skills
Sales Skills
Relationship Management Skills
Report Writing Skills
Allocating Work to the Team
Self-Leadership Skills
Extended DISC Accreditation
(Certification Training)

Consultants benefit from having a deep understanding of human behavioural styles.This is an international accreditation program where you will receive the Extended DISC Consultant (EDOS and the FinxS) accreditation and leads to the Certified Professional Consultant certification. As an internationally accredited consultant, you will have full access to all the Extended DISC EDOS and FinxStools at wholesale prices, including:

Neuroscience Essentials training
Behavioural tool history training
Understanding DISC training
Approach to Consultancy training
Brand Customisation of Tools
EDOS and FinxS Systems
Personal (Individual) profile
Multi-Person profile
Reasoning Reports
Work Pair Analysis profile
Team profile
360 degree profile
This gives you a globally recognized toolbox for you to immediately gain income from personal coaching and working in corporate environments.
This accreditation provides direct access to corporate environments with known tools.

QUALIFICATION-BASED PROGRAMS


Our qualification-based training allows consultants to gain valuable internationally-recognized qualifications to build their skills and provide them with professional credibility. In this way, you can attain both a qualification and a IIPC certification.

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Certificate IV in Project
Management Practice
BSB41515
(Qualification Training)
Diploma of Project
Management Training
BSB51415
(Qualification Training)
Diploma of Leadership
and Management
BSB51915
(Qualification Training)

Consultants are Project Managers. Every consulting assignment is a project, and project management is essential to plan and execute projects successfully as a professional consultant. This course leads to the Certified Professional Consultant certification.

The Institute offers an internationally-recognised qualification endorsed under the Australian Qualifications Framework and issued by the Australian Government-approved Registered Training Organisation called the Business Education Institute.

This training, and workplace assessment (as a project team member), leads to the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

NATIONAL CODE COMPETENCY UNITS
BSBPMG409 Apply project scope-management techniques
BSBPMG410 Apply project time-management techniques
BSBPMG411 Apply project quality-management techniques
BSBPMG412 Apply project cost-management techniques
BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches
BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications management techniques
BSBPMG415 Apply project risk-management techniques
BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Consultants are Project Managers. Every consulting assignment is a project, and project management is essential to plan and execute projects successfully as a professional consultant. This course leads to the Certified Professional Consultant certification.

The Institute offers an internationally-recognised qualification endorsed under the Australian Qualifications Framework and issued by the Australian Government-approved Registered Training Organisation called the Business Education Institute.

This training and required workplace assessment, leads to the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management and the units for this qualification comprise:

NATIONAL CODE COMPETENCY UNITS
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
BSBWOR502 Ensure team effectiveness

Consultants are thought leaders and are most often engaged by leaders and managers. They need broad leadership and management education to understand not only their own business, but the client’s business. This course leads to the Certified Professional Consultant certification.

The Institute offers an internationally-recognised qualification endorsed under the Australian Qualifications Framework and issued by the Australian Government-approved Registered Training Organisation called the Business Education Institute.

This training and required workplace assessment, leads to the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management and the units for this qualification comprise:

NATIONAL CODE COMPETENCY UNITS
BSBWOR501 Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBSLS502 Lead and manage a sales team
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

National qualifications are provided through our Partner, the Business Education Institute, that is an Australian Government-approved Registered Training Organisation (National Code 51900).

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BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER


Members are provided ongoing professional development opportunities, templates and tools, as well as a community of peers and an an ability to gain valuable qualification and global certification. Membership is currently only open to those individuals who have completed a training program with the Institute or through one of our Accredited Training Providers.
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GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL MENTORS


TODD HUTCHISON
CSC, Australia
DAVE ROGERS
CSC, Singapore
GARY DE RODRIGUEZ
CSC, United States
JON BILSON
CSC, Australia
CARL LYONS
CSC, United Kingdom
DR HELEN ARMSTRONG
CSC, Australia
MIKE HANDCOCK
CSC, New Zealand
LANDI JAC
CSC, South Africa
DR AL ZEITOUN
CSC, United Arab Emirates

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