Consult-Con 2018 Agenda

Friday October 5th

7:00 am to Noon – Leadership Summit (Invitation Only)

1:30 to 3:00 pm – Bonus Pre-Conference Business Development Forum

How to Add Paid Speaking as a Revenue Stream

Deep Dive Leader: Henry DeVries, MBA, bestselling author, professional speaker, and CEO of Indie Books International

Russell Trahan

Karyn Buxman

Tony Alessandra

Gregg Ward

Ken Lizotte

3:15 to 4:45 pm – Bonus Pre-Conference Sessions

How to Create a Professional Development Plan to Increase your Credibility, Impact and Revenues

Deep Dive Leaders:

Loraine Huchler, PE, CMC, FIMC, Chair, IMC USA Academy

Roberta Guise, MBA, Member, IMC USA Academy Committee


On Your Mark, Get Set, Sprint! Win the Race to Innovation and Success!

Workshop Leaders:

Mike Wittenstein

Jim Park


3:30 pm – Consult-Con 2018 Registration Opens

5:30 pm – Welcome from Consult-Con 2018 Chair Henry DeVries

5:45 pm – Opening Keynote

Strategic Business Development

Tony Alessandra, PhD, bestselling author

6:45 pm – Opening Networking Reception: West Coast Delights

8:15 pm – Reception closes

Saturday October 6th

7:30 am – Hosted Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – Welcome from Gregory Brooks, Executive Director of IMC

8:40 am – General Session

Maximize Your Energy with Clients

Patty Vogan, author and Vistage Chair

9:10 am – Keynote TBA

Consulting in Disruptive Times: Lessons from The FBI

John Iannarelli, FBI Special Agent Executive (Ret.) and author

10:00 am – Networking Coffee Break

10:45 am – Breakout Sessions

Tools for Consultants

Becky Roberts, “Facilitation: An Essential Tool for the Consultant’s Toolkit”

Jerry Viera, “Triggering Latent Client Challenges with Your Own Practice-Tailored Assessment Tool”

Express talk number 3 TBA

The Disruptive Ethical Future

Mark Haas,Ethical Challenges for Consultants in a Big Data World” (40 minutes)

Angela Dingle, “We Need to Talk About Artificial Intelligence” (20 minutes)

Noon – Awards Luncheon

Consult-Con Talk Show

Talk show emcee: Juan Negroni, CEO of IMC USA

Mic runners: Trish Gaffney and Kirk Walters

1:45 pm – General Session

Owning Tomorrow: Client Relations in a Disruptive World

John Furth, disruption expert, Vistage chair, author, former CEO of Association of Management Consultants

3:00 pm – Networking Break

3:45 pm – Breakout Sessions

Deep Dive: CEOs Sound Off

“What We Expect and How We Select Consultants”

Proposal Strategy

Moderator: Scott Hamilton, CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute

CEOs to be announced

Panelist: Ken Lizotte, “What CEOs Want – Results of a Survey of CEOs on Preferred Practices for Hiring (and Re-Hiring) Management Consultants”

20-Minute Express Talks

Sharon Rich, “Your Hidden Game”

Michelle Stansbury, “Building Credibility Through PR”

Gregg Ward, “Creating Cultures of Respect”

4:50 pm – General Session

Funny Means Money: High Performance for Disruptive Times

Karyn Buxman, RN, neurohumorist and author

6:00 pm – Adjourn, dinner on your own

Sunday October 7th

7:30 am – Networking Breakfast

8:30 am – General Session 

Closing the Gap Between What You Say and What Your Prospects Hear

Dez Thornton, Proposal Strategy and Presentation Expert

Leading at 90 Below Zero

Antarctic Mike, author

10:00 am – Networking Break 

10:45 am – Concurrent Sessions 

Are Your Consulting Solutions Disruptive and Transformational

Deep Dive Leader: Jim Horan, president of The One Page Business Plan Company

Strategy Execution: Failure is Not an Option

Deep Dive Leader: Dwight W. Mihalicz

Noon – Adjourn

Conference Begins In