a top-notch simulation for budding tax consultants
At a Big Four accounting and tax firm, the world was changing. Being a tax
specialist in a back room, cranking out numbers would no longer be enough.
Junior-level people interested in being promoted needed to start thinking
creatively about issues affecting clients, and offer proactive solutions.
To create this change in mindset, the client had hoped to make minor modifications
to an existing course. But DN1's needs analysis revealed the necessity for
these budding consultants to recognize the big picture - the whole life
cycle of their clients. This meant the client would need to move away from
more traditional learning approaches. The consultants needed to be immersed
in compelling, challenging and believable business simulations.
DN1 designed, developed and helped facilitate a rigorous weeklong
course that allowed these specialists to experience the fast-paced challenges
of tax consulting, and to practice the skill sets they would need to master.
The feedback was unanimously positive, and additional courses based on this
experiential model are in the works.
© 2014 Drawing Number One, Inc. (DN1)