Discussion: Competencies and Ethics in Consulting
What behaviors and skills are necessary to successfully work as a practitioner for change in organizations? What attitudes toward client work help a consulting professional become successful, and what attributes, or personal qualities, are essential for this kind of work? To be a consulting professional, you must possess certain competencies, including knowledge, behaviors, and skills beyond technical ability. To be successful, you must also be rigorous in your ability to analyze the nuances of ethical situations and to apply the foundations of consultation psychology and higher order thinking to assess and diagnose problematic situations.
- Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider competencies and ethical issues faced by organizational change practitioners.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 3 an explanation of four critical competencies needed by an organizational change practitioner. Provide a rationale to support your explanation. Then, explain one ethical issue that an organizational change practitioner might face.
Finally, explain the personal competencies you, as an organizational change practitioner, might need to apply effective interventions for the ethical issue that you identified.