The Learning Curve: Best Practices in Training and Development

Live Date: October 2, 2008 at 1:00pm ET

An unstable economy and budget season can often be a hazardous mix for the training and development department of any consulting firm. As more and more consulting firms are looking to cut back, training can be a line item that doesn’t make the cut. But smart companies know that training and employee development are always a priority—even more so in a difficult economy. It’s key to attracting, developing and retaining the best employees—namely employees who want to better themselves and the business.

In this tough economic market, firms should be ramping up training efforts to meet the challenges ahead. Is your firm? With that question in mind, Consulting magazine presents this exclusive look inside training and development in the consulting profession.

Hosted by Consulting Editor-in-Chief Joe Kornik and featuring exclusive data focused on employee training and development, this webinar will offer valuable insight into how the top firms are making training a priority and what initiatives are most successful in the industry. Kornik will present data from Consulting magazine’s Best Firms to Work For and Best Small Firms to Work For surveys, which recently polled about 13,000 management consultants from 205 firms. He will explore how much of an investment—both in terms of dollars and time—small and large firms are making in training, the methods used and the effectiveness of the training.

In addition, this webinar will offer a behind-the scenes look at the best practices in training and development of a top-notch management consultancy. What secrets can you take away from this leading firm?

Join this exclusive event and uncover the answers to such critical questions as:

  • How many hours do consultants at top firms spend training?
  • How satisfied are consultants with the training they’re getting?
  • How does training vary by the type and size of firm?
  • What impact does a firm’s commitment to training have on recruiting and retention?

PLUS – a live question and answer session immediately following the presentation.


  • Joe Kornik, Editor In Chief, Consulting magazine
  • Tim Van Gelder, CTO and Founder, Austhink Software