433041 SE Consulting Theory and Practice

summer semester 2017 | Last update: 22.06.2017 Place course on memo list
SE Consulting Theory and Practice
SE 2
- to familiarize students with practical consulting work - to provide the opportunity for practical consulting - to reflect on the students own consulting capabilities and skills
- Approaches to consulting (coaching, process consulting, expert consulting, etc.) - Socio- and psychodynamics of different forms of consulting - Role and identity of the consultant in consulting processes - Role and identity of the client in a consulting process - from contracting to closure (process steps of consulting) - developing the consultants soft skills - Formal and legal aspects of consulting - Management as intervention & consulting
- case study - lecture - individual and group work

1) pre-requesite is that students have read the book 'Process consultation revisited' prior to the seminar, as well as the two texts.  (see reading list above)

2) task to be accomplished by the start of the seminar:

each students hands in 3 real questions, that emerged for him/her reading the book and texts. A real question is characterised by not having an answer, nor a hypothesis, rather astonishment.

questions need to be handed in at the start of the seminar on a sheet of paper including student data, as well as sent in via-e-mail to the course tutor.

3)      task to be accomplished after the seminar:

writing a reflection paper of 3-5 pages, along the following questions

- which of my personal real questions have changed, have been answered or remaind the same through the seminar. Which new real questions have emerged?

-which crucial insights did I have towards the consultation approach „Process Consultation“  - reflecting on my personal insights and on insights looking at organisations.

The reflection paper needs to be handed in by June, 30th in paper and via e-mail

Schein, E. H. (1999), 'Process Consultation Revisited - Building the Helping Relationship', Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc., Reading, Massachusetts

Schein, E. H. (2006), 'From Brainwashing to Organizational Therapy: A Conceptual and Empirical Journey in Search of ‘Systemic’ Health and a General Model of Change Dynamics. A Drama in Five Acts' Organization Studies, 27: 287-301,

Schein, E.H. (1990), 'A General Philosophy of Helping: Process Consultation' Sloan Management Review, 31(1): 57-64


Concrete suggestions for preparation for the course can be found at the ecampus.

Concrete suggestions for preparation for the course can be found at the ecampus.
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Date Time Location
Thu 2017-06-22
09.00 - 16.00 SR 8 (Sowi) SR 8 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2017-06-23
09.00 - 16.00 SR 8 (Sowi) SR 8 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2017-06-24
09.00 - 16.00 SR 8 (Sowi) SR 8 (Sowi) Barrier-free