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My experience at Associate Partner Orientation

Summer greetings, everyone! I've just returned from an amazing training and wanted to share a bit about it with you.
Britta Lietke
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Advises clients globally on indirect procurement issues, including procurement capability building, advanced sourcing methodologies, demand management, contracts, and procurement policy optimization

Summer greetings, everyone! I've just returned from an amazing training and wanted to share a bit about it with you. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was recently promoted to senior knowledge expert. As this role is the associate partner equivalent for Knowledge colleagues, I attended Associate Partner Orientation (APO), which is a three-day program for all new associate partners and senior experts. (If you're interested in learning more about Knowledge roles and how they differ from our traditional consultant roles, check out our Careers site here.)

The training was fantastic for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, I spent quality time with an amazing group of colleagues from around the world. Secondly, I was able to dedicate time to really thinking about my McKinsey experience—particularly, how I want to shape my own role moving forward and how I can contribute to the firm's future. In thinking about these topics, we had in-depth discussions about how we deliver value to our clients, engage with our teams, and grow our knowledge.

It has been a fantastic experience grounding myself in my new role as senior knowledge expert, and APO was a wonderful opportunity to set my aspirations for the coming months and years.

Have a lovely September,
Britta