Guild fosters City links

Guild fosters City links

From an MBA project prize to its charitable commitments, the Guild of Management Consultants is fulfilling its motto of "Change through Wisdom". George Cox, master of the Guild, reports on its work in the City

The Guild of Management Consultants is awarding a prize of #1,000, together with a certificate, to the best project of the Day MBA programme of the City University Business School. Six projects, all of distinction quality, were shortlisted by the directors of the six streams on the programme.

The adjudicating panel of the dean, deputy dean and director of MBA programmes was unanimous in awarding the prize for the best project in the 1996/97 cohort to Brenda Wilson.

Wilson came to the full-time MBA programme having gained a BA in Human Communication Studies from California State University, and with practical experience as a track and field coach in a school and four years as a human resource trainer in an insurance company. She gained a distinction in her MBA at City, specialising in the HRM stream. Her project was carried out at William Mercer in the UK. Her task there was to assess the effectiveness of the firm’s performance management system, particularly the goal setting element. Back in the USA she is now employed as human resource manager in Texas with Price Waterhouse.

She has been invited to receive her prize personally from the Master of the Guild at an informal supper with Guild members on Thursday 23 April.

Guild’s charitable work builds up

All the Guild’s charitable activities involve its members beyond their personal commitment to contribute each year to its Charitable Fund, now standing at over #60,000.

Since its inception the Guild has sought ways of using members’ talents to help charities unable to afford professional assistance. Charities helped include The Globe Centre, Community Service Volunteers, St Martin’s-in-the-Field and The Blind Business Association. A growing number of the Guild’s members have given up their time to help in such areas as mentoring, team building and strategic planning. The Guild has also, through one of its members, offered an individual bursary help to pursue the new University of Surrey MSc course in management consultancy.

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