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"During and following my time in PCT101 our practice found our focus clarified, our network expanded and with added capacity, our marketing strategy better resourced and strengthened, and our marketplace effectiveness increased. We are growing at breakneck speed."

Michael Magalsky, Founder & CEO @ infoVia

Upcoming Courses and Events

    • Monday, January 09, 2023
    • Monday, February 13, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Virtual through Zoom
    Register


    Join us by earning your Certified Process Consultant credential through the PCT 101 course today! 

    This concentrated, 6-week cohort is scheduled for January 9, 2023  - February 13, 2023 with each session taking place from 1:00pm-3:00pm CST on Mondays. The cost of the course includes one year of Society for Process Consulting membership, and you will receive an email with your membership login instructions after registering for the course.

    • Are you currently a consultant looking to grow your practice, or new to the field and want to start a consulting practice? 
    • Do you prefer to help clients transform through a meaningful process and humble inquiry instead of a set product? 
    • Are you interested in furthering your professional development as a consultant?

    If your answer to any one of those questions is "yes," then PCT 101 is for you!

     

    PCT 101 Course Description

    PCT 101 is the first course of its kind that combines the tenets of process consulting as a vocation with the practical lessons of starting and/or building a consulting business.  The course is a student-centered, inquiry-based cooperative learning experience with a group of peers, facilitated by Arlen Vernava, Senior Consultant at Design Group International.  

     

    Goal

    At the end of the course, each participant will be equipped to earn the Certified Process Consultant™ credential based on their knowledge of process consulting and development of a viable business plan.

     

    Learning Outcomes 

    • Session 1 – January 9, Understanding the Iterative Process
    • Sessions 2 and 3 – January 16, Understanding the Consultative Pipeline, Pricing and Negotiating a Consulting Agreement
    • Sessions 4 and 5 – January 23, Building Your Network for Long-term Success, Maintaining Brand Standards
    • Sessions 6-8 – January 30, Discovering Your Personal Brand, Using Social Media as a Business Builder, Filling Your Pipeline
    • Sessions 9 and 10 – February 6, Working Under a Specific Consulting Platform, Discovering the Consultative Ecosystem 
    • Sessions 11 and 12 – February 13, Ensuring Authenticity, Continuous Learning, Continuous Improvement, Planning Your Next Six Months

     

    Modality

    Each participant will actively engage through discovery, reading, reflection, group discussion, personal assignments and mentoring. Coursework is managed through the Society Membership portal with conference calls and video conferencing hosted by the course facilitator.  Two individual mentoring sessions with the facilitator are also included, via phone or video conferencing.


    We look forward to seeing you in PCT 101!

    Questions about the Society?

    Email [email protected] or call 1-877-771-3330 ext. 2.


    About the Facilitator

    Arlen Vernava, EPC, is a Professional Transition Specialist, Coach, and Strategic Interim Minister. A Senior Consultant at Design Group International, Arlen walks alongside clients through coaching, and helps non-for-profit organizations, communities of faith, and individual leaders affirm and live into their vocation during times of change and transition. He believes generous hospitality, respectful communality, and glad collaboration are heart habits that support this life-giving work. He's been practicing this way of being and doing since he was ordained in 1985, and has consulted professionally since 1998. For over ten years, Arlen has taught and helped shape curriculum as faculty and education team lead for the Interim Ministry Network, a leader in preparing interfaith leaders to serve well during change and transition. He looks forward to creating you in this new year.

    Read more about Arlen here.  


    • Thursday, January 12, 2023
    • Thursday, February 16, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Virtual through Zoom
    Register


    Note: please ensure you select the correct Registration Type based on whether you are registering in 2022 or 2023 - participants who register prior to January 1 are eligible for discounted pricing. 

    How can we recognize a person who is excellent at Process Consulting? The quick response is:

    • Listening to the client rather than telling them what to do
    • Helping the client rather than doing so the client doesn’t have to take responsibility
    • Learning beside the client rather than regurgitating information that is already accessible

    Listening, Helping and Learning break down into twelve core competencies identified by the Standards and Ethics Committee of the Society for Process Consulting. 

    Professional Process Consultants cultivate these core competencies as they serve their clients. Even more,  the understanding and intentional cultivation of these twelve competencies distinguish a person as having completed advanced training and status in the Process Consulting profession.

    Anyone who wishes to have a consulting vocation marked by the craft of Process Consultation benefits from this career-transforming curriculum. Anyone who wishes to have better relationships with the consultants with whom they must work will find this well worth their investment. (Side note: registration includes one free year of Society membership! Read more about benefits of membership here.

    Course Description
    PCT201 is the definitive course for the core competencies of Process Consulting, providing insight and practical application for Process Consultants and for anyone invested in making a consulting relationship work successfully.This concentrated, 6-week cohort is scheduled for January 12, 2023  -  February 16, 2023 with sessions taking place from 11:00am-1:00pm CST on Thursdays with the exception of January 19th (1-3pm CT). 

    The course is a student-centered, inquiry-based cooperative learning experience with a group of peers, facilitated by Mark L. Vincent, Founder of Design Group International, and the Society for Process Consulting.

    Goal
    At the end of the course, each participant will be equipped to earn the Advanced Process Consultant™ credential based on their completion of the course work and the certification assignment.*

    Learning Outcomes 

    Lessons 1 and 2 - January 12, Listening Actively and Comprehensively, Listening Conceptually and Contextually

    Lessons 3 and 4 - January 19, Listening Architecturally, Listening Adaptively

    Lessons 5 and 6 - January 26,  Helping (Client-Centered), Helping (Client-Owned and Inspired

    Lessons 7 and 8 - February 2, Helping (Client Specific), Helping (Client Success)

    Lessons 9 and 10 - February 9, Learning in Partnership, Learning Toward Wisdom

    Lessons 11 and 12 - February 16, Learning to Exchange, Learning Toward Posterity

    Modality
    Each participant will actively engage through discovery, reading, reflection, weekly group and dyad discussions, and brief written assignments. Coursework is managed through the Society Membership portal with conference calls and video conferencing hosted by the course facilitator. This course is delivered weekly across six weeks covering two sessions each week. 

    About the Facilitator

    Mark L. Vincent, PhD, EPC is the creator and facilitator of PCT101. Mark is the Founder of Design Group International and the Society for Process Consulting. His work is in Executive Advising with company owners, CEOs, Executive Directors and Boards.  He facilitates Maestro-level leaders cohorts, a special initiative for Third Turn Executives, and is a host of the Third Turn Podcast. He is often found drinking coffee and in conversation with leaders in and around Boise, Idaho and the Lake Michigan shoreline of Wisconsin. 

    Read Mark's full bio here

    *PCT101 is a prerequisite to be granted the Advanced Credential, but these courses can be completed simultaneously or in reverse order. If you wish to participate in PCT 201 but have not yet completed PCT 101, you will have up to 18 months after completion of PCT 201 to take PCT 101 as well and earn your Advanced Process Consultant certification.

    We look forward to seeing you in PCT 201!

    Questions about the Society?

    Email [email protected] or call 1-877-771-3330 ext. 2.



    • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • 6 sessions
    • Virtual through Zoom
    Register

    Join us by earning your Certified Process Consultant credential through the PCT 101 course today! 

    This concentrated, 6-week cohort is scheduled for February 1, 2023  - March 8, 2023 with each session taking place from 9:00pm-11:00am CST on Wednesdays. The cost of the course includes one year of Society for Process Consulting membership, and you will receive an email with your membership login instructions after registering for the course.

    • Are you currently a consultant looking to grow your practice, or new to the field and want to start a consulting practice? 
    • Do you prefer to help clients transform through a meaningful process and humble inquiry instead of a set product? 
    • Are you interested in furthering your professional development as a consultant?

    If your answer to any one of those questions is "yes," then PCT 101 is for you!

     

    PCT 101 Course Description

    PCT 101 is the first course of its kind that combines the tenets of process consulting as a vocation with the practical lessons of starting and/or building a consulting business.  The course is a student-centered, inquiry-based cooperative learning experience with a group of peers, facilitated by Arlen Vernava, Senior Consultant at Design Group International.  

     

    Goal

    At the end of the course, each participant will be equipped to earn the Certified Process Consultant™ credential based on their knowledge of process consulting and development of a viable business plan.

     

    Learning Outcomes 

    • Session 1 – February 1, Understanding the Iterative Process
    • Sessions 2 and 3 – February 8, Understanding the Consultative Pipeline, Pricing and Negotiating a Consulting Agreement
    • Sessions 4 and 5 – February 15, Building Your Network for Long-term Success, Maintaining Brand Standards
    • Sessions 6-8 – February 22, Discovering Your Personal Brand, Using Social Media as a Business Builder, Filling Your Pipeline
    • Sessions 9 and 10 – March 1, Working Under a Specific Consulting Platform, Discovering the Consultative Ecosystem 
    • Sessions 11 and 12 – March 8, Ensuring Authenticity, Continuous Learning, Continuous Improvement, Planning Your Next Six Months

     

    Modality

    Each participant will actively engage through discovery, reading, reflection, group discussion, personal assignments and mentoring. Coursework is managed through the Society Membership portal with conference calls and video conferencing hosted by the course facilitator.  Two individual mentoring sessions with the facilitator are also included, via phone or video conferencing.


    We look forward to seeing you in PCT 101!

    Questions about the Society?

    Email [email protected] or call 1-877-771-3330 ext. 2.


    About the Facilitator

    Lon L. Swartzentruber is the CEO and Managing Partner of Design Group International. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in strategic planning, coaching, and organizational transformation. As a Process Consultant he has supported the leadership of over 150 Clients and their organizations.

    Through this work, Lon has walked alongside organizational leaders to help them articulate their vision. By taking a posture of listening, his service has helped them build consensus, obtain funding, and engage true and lasting change.

    Lon earned his B.A. in Business from Goshen College and MBA from George Mason University

    He is a credentialed coach by the International Coach Federation, Executive Process Consultant credentialed by the Society for Process Consulting, and an Accredited Practitioner with iEQ9 Integrative Enneagram.


Past events

Thursday, November 10, 2022 Developing Self-Awareness as a Consultant
Friday, October 07, 2022 Society for Process Consulting Learning Summit
Thursday, September 08, 2022 Learning to Exchange Ideas With Competitive Colleagues
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Data Skill-Building for Consultants
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Helping When a Closed Culture Must Become Open
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Listening Architecturally As a Process Consultant
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Discovering the Process Consulting Approach
Thursday, June 16, 2022 Book Launch Virtual Celebration
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 PCT 101 - Process Consulting Training (June 2022 - Accelerated)
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 Free to Fee: Using Content to Build Business
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 Members-Only Mixer: Summer Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Free to Fee: Using Content to Build Business
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 Members-Only Mixer: Spring Forward - Make New Connections!
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Productivity & You.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 Actions Speak Louder Keynote
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Members-Only Mixer: What Are You Reading or Listening To?
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Empowering Women in Leadership
Thursday, February 24, 2022 Members-Only Mixer: Time Saving Tools and Tips
Thursday, January 27, 2022 Members-Only Mixer: New Year, New People
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Tax Tips for Consultants
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Jumpstart Your 2022 Pipeline
Thursday, December 02, 2021 Members-Only Mixer: Collaboration
Wednesday, November 03, 2021 Power of Podcasting for Process Consultants
Thursday, October 28, 2021 Speed Networking Happy Hour (Members Only)
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Society Re-Boot! Chat with the CEO (11am CT)

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