ISO 20700 - The New International Standard for Consultancy: An Advisory Session
Organised by BCS Consultancy SG and the Institute of Consulting
Speaker: Nicholas Warn
The publication of ISO20700 marks a major milestone in the history of our profession and will prove beneficial to consultants and clients alike in defining what good practice in consultancy looks like. We must all work hard to promote it as vigorously as possible.
During the advisory session Nick will describe the key content of the ISO20700 Standard, the reasons why the International Committee of Management Consultancy Institutes (ICMCI) drove its development with ISO, and how the Standard aligns with the ICMCI Competence Framework and CMC process.
Nick will demonstrate how ICMCI have developed an effective means of applying the Standard in practice using the Project Self-Declaration Checklist and will indicate the possibilities for training and certification as a Consultant or Trainer in the use of the Checklist. He will also outline the ICMCI plans for future development in this area.
As a result of attending the session participants will gain a full understanding of the ISO20700 Standard and its practical use. They will gain an appreciation of the benefits to consultants and their clients in the application of the Standard in consultancy projects and will learn the process they can follow to be trained and certified.
About the speaker:
Nicholas Warn is a Chartered Engineer and Certified Management Consultant. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting - a member of ICAC, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants. He is a Master Assessor for the EFQM Excellence Award and former Chief Assessor of CMC and ACP for the UK Institute of Consulting. He is Chairman of the ICMCI Professional Standards Committee with responsibility for the ICMCI Competence Framework and CMC Manual and providing training in the use of the new ISO 20700 Standard.
Nicholas is Managing Director of Keypath Ltd. a consultancy practice with a strong reputation and an extensive track record of completing successful projects in business transformation and performance improvement in a variety of sectors. He also has consultancy collaborations in East Europe and the Middle East.
Before establishing his consultancy firm, Nicholas followed a successful management career in industry with Dunlop in the UK, India and Germany, before becoming a director of a division of Reed International, and later the director of the UK manufacturing and bureau operations of the USA based Datacard Corporation.
Apart from his commercial consultancy work Nicholas is also a Director of the SCRATCH charity in his home city of Southampton, which provides food, furniture and household necessities for needy people as well as training for underprivileged people to enable them to enter employment.
Nicholas is married with two grown-up children and four grandsons. His hobbies are playing golf and growing fruit and vegetables.