How To Select The Consultant For You
Synopsis: Selecting among 3rd party consultants is not easy. You must be very
careful when choosing one. Selecting the “wrong” consultant leads to much
wasted money, time, and effort. In contrast, selecting the “right” consultant leads
to much help, technical assistance, and valid and reliable results that can be
used for years. In this resource guide, we will explore the differences between
internal and external personnel and the questions you should ask each
consultant that you are considering.
Learning Objectives: After reading and learning from this resource guide, you
should be able to:
1. Describe internal personnel versus external consultants.
2. Describe why a program evaluation’s design often determines cost.
3. List and describe the questions you should ask external consultants.