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Elevate Your Consulting Career: A Guide to CMC®️ Certification

Do you want to differentiate yourself from the other management consultants in the field? Have you thought about certification, but you had some questions? 
In this 45-minute session, IMC USA’s CMC Committee will present the components of the CMC, the requirements and qualifications for candidates, and the process.

The Ethics Hour: The High Cost of Ethics Lapses

The Ethics Hour is a quarterly series focused on understanding the intersectionality of business and ethics. During each segment, we welcome special guest speakers, from policymakers, organizational leaders, corporate leaders, and industry leaders who discuss relevant and hot topics in a webinar format.

IMC USA – Institute of Management Consultants

The Institute of Management Consultant USA (IMC USA) is a 53-year certifying body and diverse membership organization. IMC USA helps management consultants startup, scale-up and sustain their practices through community, professional development and visibility.

IMC USA is a founding member of an international federation, The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes comprised of 50 countries, 64,000 consultants and 8,200 certified members.

The Certified Management Consultant® credential is recognized and respected globally as a mark of professionalism, competency and ethical standards. The CMC® communicates to clients that you are a trusted, knowledgeable, confident and valued resource to help achieve their goals.

IMC USA is led and governed by a volunteer board of directors supported by committees, chapters and a management team throughout the U.S.

Register for Our CMC Info Session Dec. 7, 2023

Do you want to differentiate yourself from the other management consultants in the field? Have you thought about certification, but you had some questions? Are you preparing to recertify in the near future and need to know the latest information?

Join us on Dec. 7, 2023 for Elevate Your Consulting Career: A Guide to CMC®️ Certification.

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Since 1968, IMC has provided over 10,000 members with valuable resources to meet their changing needs. We’re proud to have helped our industry, our members and their clients.

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With greater skills, support and a quiver full of new arrows.

Running your own management consultant practice has its unique set of challenges. We understand the challenges.

IMC USA is a national volunteer organization of management consultants who advise senior leaders from a variety of disciplines.

We share our wisdom, our struggles, our strengths and our passion for what we do. We help each other grow as professionals and as people. We provide resources and tools for success. We help our members become more valuable to their clients.

This is where consultants learn the business and how to be better consultants.


20 years ago as I was considering going into consulting, I had many questions. ‘Would I be good at it? What skills do I need? How can I speed up my learning curve?’ For me, I’ve gotten the best learning ROI from other successful consultants in IMC: learning between the lines – practical and applicable information like others’ hits and misses and how consulting is really done.

Juan A. Negroni

Labor and Relations Consultant, At-Large Professional Member and Chair of IMC USA

I was looking for a way to differentiate myself and my firm from the thousands of consultants in my area. Once I joined IMC, I met a group of like-minded professionals who began to collaborate, share information and partner with me to provide services to our clients. If you’re looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, consider joining IMC. I think it will be one of the best investments that you’ve made.

Angela Dingle, CMC®

IT Governance and Risk Management Consultant, IMC National Capital Region Chapter

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Connector Newsletter 12-2023

President's Message As we approach the end of the year, I am reflecting on the progress we’ve made. We held a series of Volunteer Leadership Meetings from March 2023 to June 2023 to share the state of the institute, insights about the future of IMC USA, and obtain...

Connector Newsletter 11-2023

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Connector Newsletter 10-2023

October 2023 Unleashing Potential: Get Your Competitive Edge On From matchmaking and networking to workshops and talk shows, the Consult-Con 2023 agenda has been carefully crafted for maximum relevance to management consultants. This year’s lineup makes up three days...