Consultants: PROfessionals or CONtradicted?

Tuesday, October 10 | 2:30PM–3:00PM CT | W184d, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
Bringing in consultants has pros and cons. Some negatively look at it as outsourcing, but consultants can provide expertise in short order. Working with consultants carries a distinct set of challenges. When moving into a leadership role, you might find yourself suddenly needing to work with these services. This panel discussion will present different scenarios and share real experiences related to working with contractors or consultants in those situations. We will share a range of viewpoints across several disciplines about working with consultants. Learn how, when, and why (or not) to take advantage of consultants.


  • David Blezard

    Senior Director, Enterprise IT Systems, University of New Hampshire
  • Becky Frieden

    Senior Director of Enterprise Applications and Decision Support Systems, New York Institute of Technology
  • Stephanie Payzant

    Director of Instructional Design, Post University
  • Deborah Saks

    Deputy Chief Information Officer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Resources & Downloads

  • Presentation materials

    Updated on 5/21/2024