Interim Manager Workshops

Many managers and executives register with Executives Online in order to grow their careers in interim management. If you are in the early stages of operating as an interim manager, or are an experienced interim manager, we'd like to recommend a workshop which may help.

The Interim Management Association, in partnership with the Interim Hub, have designed two different one-day workshops, an induction workshop designed specifically to help you understand whether a career in interim management is right for you and to help you get started, and the other (for more experienced interim managers) on networking and self-marketing. These are the only workshops that have been endorsed and approved by the Interim Management Association, the trade body for interim management providers.

"I found the workshop to be both interesting and genuinely useful; a thorough introduction to the world of interim management. Additionally I was able to take away with me three or four tips that I have incorporated into my approach to networking and securing assignments. A day very well spent."
James Twist, Interim Manager

The workshops are presented by Simon Berry. Simon has operated as a consultant and interim manager for the past 15 years and has personally coached and run workshops for over 2000 interim managers to help them kick start their careers in interim management. Simon is supported during the day with representatives from leading interim service providers and online marketing experts. The number of attendees is kept down to just 18 per workshop to allow plenty of interaction and discussion.

The workshops are extremely practical, whether you choose the induction workshop or the self-marketing workshop. There are plenty of breakouts so you can apply the learning to your own particular circumstances. By the end of the day, you should have a clear outline plan of how you are going to make it happen. We have even had newcomers find their first assignment within a week.

The self-marketing workshop covers:

  • Getting your CV right. Don't undersell yourself with an ineffective CV. Interim management is a highly competitive business and it is essential that your CV sets you apart from the crowd.
  • Marketing yourself and your product. Understand the essential points of self-marketing when working as an interim manager (covered in more detail in our self-marketing workshop for interim managers).
  • Effective networking (online and offline). A large proportion of interim assignments are won through the interim manager's own personal network. Find out how to focus your networking to win assignments and grow your business.

The introduction to interim management workshop covers the self-marketing topics, plus:

  • What is interim management? It's important to be able to differentiate yourself in the marketplace from consultants, freelancers and contractors.
  • What is the state of the market? The latest market statistics on interim management usage.
  • What do clients look for in an interim manager? What qualities do you need to succeed?
  • The interim management market and where you fit in. Knowing your market enables you to define your place in it, and this is essential for an interim manager. Clients generally like to work with specialists in key areas, so make sure you know where you shine and clearly set this out in your value proposition.
  • Setting up and running your own limited company. Operating through your own limited company looks professional to clients and providers, and guarantees absolute compliance for interim managers. Make sure your company affairs are run smoothly so you can concentrate on winning and delivering on your assignments.

Workshops are held at least monthly in central London.

Register your interest in attending, or read more and buy your spot on an upcoming induction workshop or self-marketing workshop.

We hope you find the workshops useful.