The Consultant's Toolkit

November 15–16, 2016


2016 tuition: $2,600

Consulting techniques for increasing organizational effectiveness

Students in the Harvard Division of Continuing Education Professional Program, The Consultant's Toolkit

Internal and external consultants use a variety of tools to diagnose organizational problems and identify and evaluate potential solutions. These analytic techniques can be used in many settings, including small and large companies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. In this program, you encounter these tools through a combination of lecture, real-world examples, case discussion, and practice.

What you will learn

  • Consultant techniques in the areas of strategy formulation, market research, operations, performance management, and project management
  • How to “speak the language” with those consulting for your organization

Topics covered

Students in the Harvard Division of Continuing Education Professional Program, The Consultant's Toolkit
  • The role of consultants and the consulting process
  • Strategic frameworks
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Operational diagnostic tools

Who should enroll

If you currently work with consultants or would like to understand and use consulting tools and techniques within your organization, you benefit from this program. Some familiarity with accounting is helpful for this class but is not required.


Taz Hussein

Taz Hussein

Taz Hussein, who teaches the May, September and November 2016 sessions, is a partner in the Boston office of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm that advises mission-driven organizations on matters related to strategy, funding, and talent. Earlier in his career, Hussein worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and in the Strategic Planning Group at American Express. Hussein has consulted with companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe and teaches Management Consulting at the Harvard Extension School

Hussein’s volunteer activity includes consulting Boston-area nonprofits through the Harvard Business School’s Community Action Partners program. Hussein serves on the board of Playworks and the Board of Overseers for the SpeakEasy Stage Company.

Born in Tanzania and raised in Canada, Taz earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.