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AMBITION

At Affenium we support professionals in making a difference by solving problems, communicating with impact, and making the most of their time.

We achieve this ambition by:

  • Delivering world-class training programs in structured problem solving and best-practice communication
  • Providing productivity tools and services that save time and increase quality of work
  • Building communities of thought-leaders for knowledge and opportunity sharing that advance careers, businesses and causes

Affenium is founded on our community of former consultants from the three global top tier management consulting firms, bringing together outstanding talent, drive and insight.

Our key strengths are our excellence in problem solving, communication and efficiency; our dedication to relentlessly high quality; our commitment to develop great people; our belief in the strongest professional values; and our desire to make a difference.

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Problem Solving & Communication

For every problem there is a solution.

Affenium empowers you to find it, with our distinctive learning and development programs in structured problem solving and communication.

Our programs provide the full set of methods and tools to define, structure, prioritize and analyze any problem and to communicate the answer with clarity and impact, similar to how the global top tier management consulting firms work. The clear benefits are better, more fact-based solutions; time and resource efficiency; better alignment with stakeholders; and clearer and more convincing communication of recommendations.

The outstanding quality of our programs set us apart. We invest relentlessly to ensure our training materials and teaching principles are of the very highest standard, and include both immersive in-class teaching and on-the-job coaching to ensure maximum learning and value creation. Each of our facilitators have 5+ years of top tier consulting experience, 5+ years of corporate management experience, and deep passion and flair for problem solving, training and coaching.

Feedback is phenomenal. Among our first 1,000 program participants across four continents, 98% say we meet or exceed expectations.

The Affenium programs in Problem Solving & Communication are available both for individual sign-up at our monthly “open programs”, and for tailor-made “in-house programs” to suit the specific needs of your organization.

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Upcoming training dates

Open program

August 21st-22nd, 2019

Copenhagen

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Open program

October 8th-9th, 2019

Copenhagen

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What our clients say

Best-Practice PowerPoint Communication

Even if you know what you want to say, it’s not always easy to get your message across.

PowerPoint is the most widely used format for corporate communication, yet many of us struggle to communicate with slides, in spite of investing many frustrating hours. As recipients, we often feel confused by unclear slides and by information overload, second-guessing what is actually being communicated.

Affenium’s training programs in Best-Practice PowerPoint Communication allow you to succeed in PowerPoint by drawing inspiration from communication psychology and the principles of the global top tier management consulting firms. Our programs cover the full methodology of how to structure and design slides, ensuring that your communication is clear and focused; that your audience understands and follows your recommendations; and that you spend much less time in front of the screen.

The Best-Practice PowerPoint Communication programs are built on the same distinctive foundations as our other great programs:

  • Learning and development of the very highest quality with tried and tested tools and principles
  • Only top-notch facilitators with deep practical experience, incl. 5+ years of top tier consulting experience and 5+ years of corporate experience
  • Lots of facilitator coaching and feedback to engage with participants, with each participant working on their own live cases

The Affenium program in Best-Practice PowerPoint Communication is suitable both as a stand-alone training program or as the natural “next step” extension of prior participation in our Problem Solving & Communication program. It is available for individual sign-up at our “open programs” and for tailor-made “in-house programs”, and includes access to the Affenium productivity tools and services.

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Upcoming training dates

Open program

September 2nd-3rd, 2019

Copenhagen

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Open program

October 16th-17th, 2019

Copenhagen

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Productivity

PowerPoint Toolbar

Working with PowerPoint, you want the job done fast and done right, in a professional and consistent way.

The Affenium PowerPoint Toolbar is an upgrade to PowerPoint that lets you in achieve just that. Inspired by the “in-house” toolbars of the top tier management consulting firms, the Affenium toolbar contains dozens of unique functions that specifically supports the best-practice principles of designing and layouting PowerPoint slides, such as:

  • Inserting and modifying best-practice objects and elements, including boxes, arrows, stickers, legends, trackers and icons
  • Aligning, distributing and sizing objects across a slide
  • Merging and splitting text boxes
  • Creating repositories of most frequently used slides
  • Creating and updating agenda slides
  • And much, much more

The toolbar is the unique product of co-creation between users and the Affenium Community of alumni of the global top tier management consulting firms – who, if any, are super users of PowerPoint. We have an established culture of continuous feedback and as such our Toolbar contains exactly what our users want it to contain. Each new version adds those new functions that users value the most.

The impact of saved screen time, improved quality and increased consistency of your PowerPoint presentations is clear and immediate, and user feedback on our toolbar is fantastic!

The Affenium PowerPoint Toolbar is provided as an integrated part of our training program in Best-Practice PowerPoint Communication, powering up the best-practice communication principles that we teach, coach and use ourselves. It is also available as a stand-alone product.

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PowerPoint Production Support

How much of your time do you sink into PowerPoint?

Your time and experience as a professional is too valuable to be spent on the 80% of PowerPoint work that consists of repetitive formatting and layouting. With the Affenium PowerPoint Production Support you can let us do the manual work of creating your PowerPoint slides, while you prioritize more value-adding efforts or your work-life balance.

The Affenium PowerPoint Production Support works just like the in-house services available at the global top tier management consulting firms: You e-mail hand-written sketches or draft PowerPoint slides to us, and within hours we return a fully updated file according to your instructions and in line with PowerPoint best-practices. Since dedicated experts do it better, you will not just save time but also benefit from higher visual quality, greater consistency, and better compliance with your corporate identity.

We keep things simple and transparent: We have no middle layer to manage things, but simply let you communicate directly with the experts who work on your slides. This makes everything faster and cheaper and prevents misunderstandings.

Our competitive pricing is charged per minute of actual production time spent with no minimum monthly usage commitment, no pre-payments or “packages” that expire, no trying to guestimate the time spent when paying per slide or per job. We take care of all administration and provide you with a monthly invoice with full usage statistics.

As you would expect from Affenium, our confidentiality measures for content production are the best in the market.

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Community

The foundation for Affenium is our community of alumni from the three global top tier management consulting firms.

Each member of our community is a former consultant from one of the three top tier management consulting firms, who has been personally recommended for membership by an existing member. All share the same strong values, skills and desire to make a difference, making the Community a distinctive group of top-caliber professionals from across corporate life, the public sector and startups.

Their shared background makes the community a truly unique platform for Affenium’s portfolio of training programs, tools and services in problem solving and PowerPoint communication – all made by and for top tier management consultants, for the benefit of all professionals.

For community members, Affenium recreates the same professional support infrastructure that made these alumni so successful and productive as consultants, and actively facilitates business opportunities, professional development and networking to serve members, their organizations, and their causes.

Among the many tools and services provided by Affenium to community members are:

  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing of non-confidential experience, insights and lessons learnt
  • Access to training programs, leadership development and mentoring
  • Access to productivity and analytical tools and services
  • Board, career and investment opportunities
  • Networking and opportunity generation

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About

Affenium emerged among Scandinavian alumni of the top tier management consulting firms with the vision of addressing the needs and values of top-caliber professionals: Training and coaching in best-practice problem solving and communication, a support infrastructure of efficiency tools and services, and facilitated sharing of knowledge and opportunities.

The backbone of Affenium is our unwavering dedication to the highest professional values and principles:

  • To pursue the highest possible quality in everything we do
  • To design training programs, services and interactions to be time and resource efficient
  • To let client and member feedback be a primary source of continuous innovation and development
  • To treat all clients, members and partners with equally high respect and dedication, regardless of position or person
  • To strictly observe confidentiality
  • To make a difference by enabling clients and members to make a difference for their organizations, their causes, and themselves

Affenium launched in 2014 and operates out of Copenhagen, Denmark, under the leadership of Co-founder and Managing Director Martin Overgaard Jensen and an international Advisory Board of distinguished leaders.

Martin was Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company 2005-09. He also led internal and external training programs in problem solving and communication. During 2010-14 Martin served Rail Net Denmark, ultimately as Deputy Director of Operations (600 staff) and Head of Traffic Planning (60 staff). Martin has been full time with Affenium since 2015. He holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a former Sergeant of the Danish Army.