Welcome to 2024!
I hope this message finds you well and filled with the same excitement I have for the year ahead. As we embark on the journey that is 2024, I am thrilled to invite you to join us for a member kickoff meeting, where we will set the stage for an inspiring and impactful year.
Date: January 24, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm ET
The theme for our kickoff meeting is “Momentum,” and it truly reflects the spirit of what this year holds for us as members and management consultants. With the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, we have the chance to make a meaningful difference in our profession, our clients’ lives, and our communities.
During the kickoff meeting, we will:
- Outline our goals, objectives, and focus areas for 2024.
- Share insights into industry trends and emerging best practices.
- Provide an overview of what to expect this year.
- Share plans for the annual meeting, new programs, certification, and membership.
- Discuss the various ways you can actively engage and contribute to our mission.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a member of IMC USA is the opportunity to volunteer and give back to our profession. In 2024, we have an array of volunteer opportunities that will allow you to enhance your skills, network with fellow consultants, and make a positive impact. Whether you are interested in certification, membership, professional development or, contributing to a publication, there is a place for you to get involved.
The collective energy, ideas, and commitment of our members will shape the success of IMC USA in the coming year. Please mark your calendars and RSVP to let us know you’ll be attending.
Let’s make 2024 a year filled with growth, collaboration, and opportunities to make a difference. I look forward to seeing you at the kickoff meeting and working together to achieve great things in the months ahead.
Become A Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®)
Management consultants who seek to better serve their clients, grow their business, improve their skills, and/or practice within a solid ethical framework are encouraged to go through the certification process.
The Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA) offers management consultants in the United States the opportunity to become a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) – an internationally recognized credential as the gold standard in business consulting certifications. The CMC® serves as a differentiator for consultants and provides their practice and their clients additional value within a framework of Business Insight & Aptitude, Practice Capabilities, Consultative Behavior, plus Ethics & Professional Conduct.
Show Your Level of Knowledge
Certification as a Management Consultant from IMC USA (CMC®) demonstrates to potential clients a high level of expertise and knowledge.
The certification also helps business consultants and consulting firm owners/principles run their business more efficiently and have stronger relationships with their clients. Certified Management Consultants® are supported by a Code of Conduct that ensures you keep market value and attractiveness into the future.
What it Takes to Be a CMC®
Achieving a management consultant certification is a worthwhile goal. To become certified, IMC USA has several requirements for eligibility and steps to ensure those who gain the CMC® certification have thoroughly presented their ability to work at a higher level among the current pool of consultants.
While this process can feel daunting, IMC provides education, tools and community to help raise the bar for each individual consultant and help the industry to elevate in ability, knowledge, and ethics. The bottom line is this: certification through IMC sets the standard and provides the support for consultants to move to the next level in their career. Get started today!
Professional Development for Management Consultants
Enroll in IMC USA online, on-demand budget friendly programming to accelerate your consulting practice and achieve your professional goals:
QuickStart is an online interactive training program that:
- Teaches the essentials to create a successful consulting practice
- Serves as a proven foundational framework which includes consulting process and ethics facilitated by an experienced Certified Management Consultant (CMC®)
- Provides a peer group after the training to support your business growth.
Management consultants should attend if:
- You’re just getting started in consulting or if you’re an experienced consultant adapting to an ever-changing marketplace.
- You are uncertain about methods to find prospective clients.
- You are struggling to articulate the value of your consulting services.
- You’re looking for a peer group to help you grow your business
Establish yourself as a credible and reliable consultant in the eyes of your clients with the help of the ISO 20700 Guidelines.This course will help you understand the ISO 20700 guidelines for the effective delivery of management consultancy services. The use of this ICMCI checklist tool will help you apply these guidelines on all your projects, creating transparency between you and your clients.
Any management consultants interested in furthering their professional education should considered this valuable three-module program.
Mastering Management Consulting
In this course, individuals can learn the fundamentals of management consulting from successful, experienced consultants.
- Do you want to deliver more value for clients?
- Are you just starting a new or re-focusing an existing consulting practice?
- Would you like to have more confidence about the right steps in a consulting project?
Participants will learn how to identify client needs, create winning proposals, win more projects, deliver better results, design effective project plans, and execute successful consulting engagements.
In 2024 Be Unapologetically Ethical and Grow Your Business
To say unethical, illegal, and just plain weird business practices are on the uptick is an understatement. So why not standout and do what’s NOT trending up in popularity and acceptance? Why not do what others often find too hard to do? Why not challenge yourself and your team to elevate your corporate culture, internal procedures, and client services around a unifying focus? Why not be unapologetically ethical?
Being unapologetically ethical as a management consultant means you tell your clients you abide by IMC USA’s enforceable Code of Ethics in not only how you think and perform as a consultant, but it’s how you also require every member of your team and business to think and perform as well. It’s somewhat of an insurance policy for you and your clients. This mindset and practice assures your clients that doing the right thing is the only way you do business. If that’s not a good fit for a current or potential client, they’re not a good fit for you and your business. No apologies needed. This business focus alone can help you further refine your vetting process for prospective clients and projects, as well as for prospective team and board members.
So as you look to the new year, what are you planning to do to enhance your consulting business’ brand, culture, and growth? Why not be unapologetically ethical?
Welcome New Members
- Varun Bajekal, Texas
- Brady Barker, Utah
- Christine Stoneking, Texas
- Jai Talwar
Many Thanks to our Corporate Partners and Supporters