Senior Seminar on Advisory Relationships

One of the most crucial, fulfilling, and at times, difficult roles a senior advisory professional can play is that of counselor. This seminar considers the unique dynamics of giving advice to the most senior leaders, and offers practical counsel on how to establish senior advisory relationships of confidence, equality, fulfillment, and trust.

*This seminar is designed for senior leaders.

In the Senior Seminar on Advisory Relationships, Alan Nelson, co-head of CRA’s Strategic Communication Practice, will lead a developmental discussion across six areas:

  • How do we Manage Relationships of Equality When we are Not Equals?
  • What Organizational Models Create Which Advisory Advantages and Disadvantages?
  • What are Effective Strategies for Giving Advice to Senior Leaders?
  • How do we Elevate the Advisory Capability of our Talent?
  • How do we Best Partner with Other Advisors?
  • How do You Balance Advice Giving With Your Own Career Aspirations?

CRA Partners and Managing Directors with a minimum of 10 years advisory experience in Fortune 50 organizations lead each Seminar, and Seminars will typically include a variety of other CRA staff and clients who lend texture to the discussion. The agenda spans one and one-half days, with the content intentionally limited to six discussions – the goal is to engage a smaller number of more meaningful issues with depth. While individual Seminars can vary, a typical virtual agenda is:

Thursday, March 4

  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 p.m. | Kickoff and Welcome, Introductions, Preview of Session
  • 11:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | How do we Manage Relationships of Equality When we are not Equals?
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch Break
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | What Organizational Models Create Which Advisory Advantages and Disadvantages?
  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. | Break
  • 2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. | What are Effective Strategies for Giving Advice to Senior Leaders?

Friday, March 5

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Review of Day One
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | How do we Elevate the Advisory Capability of our Talent?
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | How do we Best Partner with Other Advisors?
  • 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | How do You Balance Advice, Given Your Own Career Aspirations?
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Closing Discussion

For additional information or to enroll, please contact Alan Nelson at 610-644-5597 or anelson@crainc.com