The Network Of Consulting Professionals receives many questions. We have tried to answer the most common ones on this page. If your own question is not here, please do and we’ll be pleased to answer your query. Just go below to the relevant section: Members’ Clients FAQ or The NCP Members FAQ.
What is “The NCP”?
The NCP is an Australian network of senior business advisors who enthusiastically work together to help businesses of all types and sizes to increase their success whatever their vision and objectives are. The members of the network have a wide range of generalist and specialist skills, they also have methodologies, tools, systems of their own and licenses to use other systems.
The NCP itself is a not for profit organisation run by members for its members. It is a dynamic business support network for senior consultants, coaches, mentors, and business advisors who take their clients’ success personally and look for the best people to increase their client’s competitive edge.
What Makes Your Network Special?
We are a network of independent generalist or specialist advisors, consultants and coaches who choose to work together commercially. The collaborative spirit is exceptional. So is the quality of our people, their skills and their passion for helping others succeed. Being part of The Network Of Consulting Professionals brings new opportunities to our members and most importantly it allows them to deliver a unique quality of support to their clients.
We love it, and we think you’ll love it too!
How Do You Compare To Other Consulting Groups?
We take great pride in operating differently from other networks and other consulting groups. The NCP itself is not a commercial organisation, it does not sell consulting services to business owners.
It is a not-for-profit association with a strong Code of Ethics and strict principles endorsed by all its members. The Network Of Consulting Professionals helps business owners and its members connect and develop successful business relationships. The NCP is dedicated to the success of both its members and their clients’.
Who Exactly Are These NCP Members?
All members of The Network Of Consulting Professionals are highly experienced business people who have had successful careers in small to very large organisations. They have been in leading roles in a wide range of fields, locally and/or internationally.
All members of The NCP share the same passion expressed in our motto “We Take Your Success Personally”. They have the individual and combined expertise to support and strengthen their clients’ organisations and help them succeed.
What Is Your Code Of Conduct About?
Members Must act in accordance with the Code of Conduct. The essential components of the Code include:
- Respect & Trust
- Only performing services that they are qualified to do
- Sharing of Intellectual property between members
How Do I Find A Consultant Accredited By The NCP?
If this is your first contact with The Network Of Consulting Professionals and you would like to make an appointment with one of our members for an OBLIGATION_FREE introductory meeting, please use our contact form. Make sure that you include a short statement of the issue or opportunity you want to address.
We will put you in touch with one of our business advisors who will arrange with you an appropriate meeting time. This session is dedicated to understanding your situation and objectives. Your NCP accredited advisor will recommend a course of action and suggest who can best help you meet your objectives. As required, he or she will organise a meeting with a specialist consultant.
If you already know a member of The NCP, you should contact that Consulting Professional directly. He or she will connect you with the member of the network who will be the best fit for your project. All our members have at heart to provide the best support team for their clients. It is a key element of the Code of Ethics of the Network Of Consulting Professionals.
What Do Services Of Your Consulting Professionals Cost?
All members of The NCP offer great value. They set their fees independently according to the brief. The fees are set either for a specific project or for an ongoing support contract (which you can cancel at any time).
Is There A Guarantee?
If for whatever reason you are not happy with the value you are getting from the services of your NCP accredited advisor, you can cancel your ongoing support program. Terms and conditions are fully explained before you sign any commitment. All members are independent consultants, advisors and coaches; they have their own terms and conditions applicable for specific projects.
Where Can I Find Out More?
Thank you for your interest. If you would like to engage the services of one or more of our members for a special project or an ongoing mentoring program, please use the form on the Contact page. One of our members will be in touch with you promptly to discuss your needs and how we could assist you. This is an obligation-free chat.
Candidates & The NCP Members FAQ
How Is The NCP run?
The NCP is run for members by volunteering members. Put your hand up if you want to volunteer. There are many ways in which you can contribute and influence the life of The NCP:
- The steering Committee is elected by the members and will vary over the years.
- Many members participate in various groups organising continuous professional development programs and events, developing a range of projects to support members and the value the network delivers.
- You can also participate in making the website a vibrant marketing tool, by contributing posts.
So effectively any member can contribute to “running the network” on a volunteer basis. The reward is in being part of a dynamic, growing, energising network where everyone can grow and achieve their vision for their business.
How Does It Work For Members?
The Network Of Consulting Professionals offers great value for a fair initial joining fee and a small annual renewal fee to its members. Members decide the fees they charge their customers and retain 100% of the agreed fee. In fact we say you get as much out of your membership as you are prepared to contribute in your time and skills to the network. The experience of current members shows that benefits increase with the level of active participation in the life of the network and collaboration within the network.
Remember, “We Take Your Success Personally” is a motto that every member endorses and puts in practice. Sharing knowledge, projects, IP, fees opens opportunities for your business that you don’t have on your own. Sharing is easy when everyone starts with the same values, code of conduct and goals. It is far simpler and effective than you can imagine.
We invite you to read the feedback provided by our members.It gives you a sense of how you too can get great value from the network.
Is Membership Free?
When you join The NCP you join a carefully selected group of top professionals who access professional development opportunities and share their expertise, build Intellectual Property together… While membership cannot be free, it is designed to offer ongoing great value:
- You do pay a reasonable entry fee and a small annual renewal fee.
- You do not pay royalties to The NCP on the fees you earn.
- You are expected to participate actively in the events organised by The NCP and to contribute some of your time and expertise to help make the network deliver great value to its members.
This formula ensures that your investment can deliver a good ROI year after year.
I Am Already A Consultant, Can I Join?
Thank you for your interest. We would love to know more about you! Please get in touch with us to book a NCP discovery meeting.
How Do I Find Out More About The NCP?
If you are considering joining The Network Of Consulting Professionals as an Associate Member or Full Member, please register your interest by using the Contact page form.
If you are a current member and have a question and/or suggestion you would like the Committee to consider, please contact directly any of the members of The Committee, or fill the contact form. The frequent Breakfast Meetings and Networking Forums of The NCP are ideal opportunities to express opinions, explore suggestions and new ideas. Committee and sub-committee members attend these meetings and can follow-up on any suggestion. It is part of the dynamic life of “Our Network”.
In all cases we will call you back promptly.
I Am A Member – When And Where Is The next Meeting?
Please go to the members resources access page. You will find the link to the calendar of The NCP events. Use the password we have given you to view the calendar. You can even add it to your own Google calendar. You can see the venue details and organiser contact for each event when you click on the event.
If you are traveling and happen to visit one of the other cities on the day of an event, feel free to attend. Your participation is welcome at all events. We just ask that you let the event organiser know the day before.
How Do I Add (or Edit) An Event Into The Calendar?
Fantastic! Thank you for organising an event. We look forward to seeing and promoting more and more local networking and professional development events. We will list all approved NCP events in all states once we know about them.
So Please contact The NCP Editor using the contact form as soon as possible. Organisers of The NCP events are provided access to our Google calendar to enter or edit event details. If you are a nominated organiser and require access to the calendar get in touch with us through the contact form.
I Want To Promote A Special NCP Event In The Website
We love promoting all the regular and special events that add value to The NCP membership and also the events that members of The NCP organise for clients.
Please contact The NCP Editor via the Contact form. We will discuss with you the best way to promote the specific event on the site and will publish the information you provide on your behalf. You will still be responsible for other promotional communication and the booking process of your choice.
How Can I Publish A Post On the NCP Website?
Great! We love getting quality posts and articles that are provide valuable business insights to our members’ clients and all our members. Informative actionable original material is what makes a website alive. Our posts and articles showcase your knowledge and approach without being “Ads”.
Please use the form on the Contact page to let The NCP Editor know your topic and when you anticipate you will have written it. We will confirm criteria to be met and post creation details with you.
How Do I Write A Post For This Site?
Our guidelines published in the members’ resources area make it easy to know what to do.
If we have not answered all your questions or concerns, contact us; and we will both provide further assistance and add to our guide.
If you want a training or Q&A session during a regular NCP meeting, we can do that too.