June 2023

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Julia Demkowski Message

I am excited to share more progress on the One IMC USA initiative announced in June of 2021, which has been the work of the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 National BOD terms. To raise awareness of the institute, we have been focused on doing things differently. Our strategic plan supports and emphasizes the bylaw’s Mission of Growth through certification, professional resources, and educational efforts. Please plan to attend the Annual meeting, June 15, 2023, for more information and updates for IMC USA. An announcement and registration link will be coming soon to your inbox!

A special thank you to all who are volunteering on the CMC® Committee. I am sure all members have seen the new and improved messaging from IMC USA and the benefits and value of Certification. This committee has really worked hard, and I believe their work will be key to IMC USA going forward. A specific sprint team is completing work on our CMC Firm Designation. Stay tuned for announcements to be coming out soon.

The most impactful thing we can do for the Management Consulting Industry is to raise awareness of IMC USA as the sole certifying body for management consultants in the US, and as a trusted source for education for those seeking to learn or enhance their consulting skills. All members of IMC USA are bound to our Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Can you imagine the impact that awareness alone can have on the consulting industry, which is unfortunately suffering from the unethical practices of some? One bad apple spoils the bunch.  I genuinely believe now is the most important time for us to stand out from the crowd. Please consider attending the CMC Town Halls and watch for the announcement of dates.

Have you been thinking about certification but not finding the time to gather the information needed for your application? Have you investigated the WHAT and the HOW but are not really convinced on the WHY of getting your certification? I encourage you to look at the benefits provided by your certification, and the process for submitting your application on the IMC USA website. You will find everything you need here: Benefits and Process (imcusa.org)

I am pleased to announce two new National Committee Chairs:

Liz Weber CMC® as IMC USA National Ethics Chair. Liz has an impressive background and is a perfect match for this important position.

Mark Haas has filled this role for 20 years! He informed me of his desire to step down in 2022 but agreed to stay on until the right person was identified and vetted for this important position in IMC USA. Please thank Mark for his many years of service to IMC USA as the Ethics Committee Chair. I do believe 20 years is a record!

Andre Vaccaro CMC® as IMC USA ICMCI Delegate. Andre also has an impressive international background and is a perfect match for this important position.

Juan Negroni CMC® has filled this position since the end of his National Chair and CEO term. Juan has served IMC USA for ten years on the national board and various committees before his BOD service. Please reach out to Juan and thank him for his contributions to IMC USA. 

Thank You to all the Chapter, Committee, and SIG Volunteers who offer their time and talents to IMC USA. You are the lifeblood of IMC USA and your continued support for our association and members is greatly appreciated. Volunteers are an essential and invaluable part of any association. IMC USA is fortunate to have so many talented members! Your commitment makes a huge difference.

Volunteering in a professional association can have huge benefits, not just for you but for everyone. There are plenty of opportunities for:

  • professional development and personal growth,
  • networking with peers developing relationships,
  • sharpening old or cultivating new skills,
  • developing strategic thinking and goal setting,
  • increased visibility.

Please click Committees (imcusa.org) for a complete outline of our committee chairs, board liaisons, and staff liaisons. If you have been thinking about getting involved, please message Gregory Brooks at [email protected] to find out more information on volunteering or to let us know if you would like to serve on a sprint team of a particular interest. Click here for more information about our national committees: Committees of IMC USA

If you have limited time available to give, you might consider volunteering on an Ad Hoc committee or a sprint team. These volunteer opportunities are most valuable and are a perfect way to get involved without making a long-term commitment.

Have you heard all the buzz about the ISO 20700?

The Top 5 Reasons Consultants Should Take the ISO 20700 Training – Effective Managers

The program is now available on our LMS in the IMC USA Academy.

The IMC USA fee for this training is:
CMC                              $99
Institute Members      $169
Non- Members            $199

We have also updated programs offered via the Academy; QuickStart and the MCC.  Please click here for more information: Education and Training for Management Consultants (imcusa.org)

One-question survey! In a recent call with Ms. Alyson Small, a long-term IMC USA member, we discussed ideas around scaling our consulting businesses. We agreed this may be a great Town Hall topic and we should just ask our members to join in on the discussion! If you would be interested in planning or participating in this town hall, please email [email protected] and just say you are interested! Quick and easy!

It has been an honor to serve as the IMC USA Chair and CEO for the past two years. I am proud of the work the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Board of Directors has accomplished. I do believe we have created a clear path forward and I look forward to serving as Immediate Past Chair supporting Angela Dingle, CMC®. Angela is the right person at the right time for IMC USA!

As always, I welcome hearing from you.

Cheers to all!
Julia

IMC USA Member News

Welcome April – May New Members

  • Mandel Hill, Dallas, Texas
  • Grayson Mylar, Roswell, Georgia
  • M Lee Sheaffer, Oakland, California

Member Stories: What IMC USA Means to Me

Daiane Pepes of Odonto Excellence is a consulting professional with over 8 years of experience gained in the areas of Business, Sales, and Administrative Management. She values the professional growth and new experiences available through her IMC USA membership.

Membership

Thinking about starting, growing and sustaining your practice? What better way than utilizing the resources and community IMC USA offers! If you are seeking to begin your practice, implement a proven competency framework, develop business, optimize performance, exceed client expectations and much more – it all starts with membership and personalized onboarding! Click here to get started today!

News Around the Web

IMC USA Thanks Noelle Campany

IMC USA wishes to recognize Noelle Campany who has served IMC USA for 9+ years. Noelle has acted as the front person and main point of contact for all things membership. We wish her the best as she transitions off the IMC USA team and in her future work endeavors. Thank you Noelle for your contributions and many years of service to IMC USA and its members!

For all membership inquiries at this time, please contact the IMC USA office or email [email protected].

IMC USA Committee Updates

IMC USA Members ONLY – hear all the News from our Leaders – June 15, 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT)

Find out what’s happening within IMC USA – watch for the registration to attend our Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 15 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT! You’ll hear about our accomplishments in Professional Learning and Development: delivering QuickStart, our plans to offer our Consulting Fundamentals Course LIVE later this year, our launch plan for our own Learning Management System (LMS). You may have noticed the increase in IMC USAs visibility on social media platforms! Of course, you’ll hear about our newly-elected leaders and the what the governing board is doing!

AVAILABLE NOW: On-Demand QuickStart Training For New & Experienced Consultants Accelerate Your Consulting Practice

If you missed May’s live sessions  – no worries! You can learn at your own pace!

On-Demand QuickStart for Consultants is designed for consultants who want proven methods and tools for building and growing their businesses, along with insights on how to excel as a consultant. You’ll hear insights from your peers and learn from our experienced facilitator. And you’ll have the opportunity to participate in peer group meetings to hone your new skills. Participants are encouraged to watch each of the three short videos that explain the workbook and complete the exercises before viewing each facilitated discussion.

This program is based on IMC USA’s Management Consulting Competence Framework https://www.imcusa.org/assets/Certification/Final_IMCUSA_-_ICMCI_Core_Co.pdf and is consistent with the Standards of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) https://www.cmc-global.org/content/isoiec-170242012-conformity-assessment. Click here for more information!

Welcome IMC USA’s Newest CMC®

Please join us in celebrating IMC USA’s newest Certified Management Consultant®, April Hamud, CMC®! April is a Project Manager at HF&H Consultants. For over ten years, she has assisted municipal agencies with solid waste and recycling issues, including contract procurement, negotiations, financial modeling, and rate studies. April learned about the CMC five years ago when her supervisor (who is a CMC®) encouraged her to pursue the certification. A few of her firm’s executives and senior managers were also certified. She admired their professionalism, diplomacy, and high ethical standards and started to attend some of the SoCal chapter workshops. Check out April’s professional profile here. Our warmest congratulations to April on her hard work in earning this esteemed credential.

IMC USA Nonprofit Consultants Network

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Nonprofit Consultant Network event available at no additional cost to IMC USA members:

Nonprofits + Research: Informing strategy, showing impact, creating change
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific, 10:00 – 11:00 am Mountain, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central; 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern

Join us to hear from Kate Vasiloff, Co-founder of Untold Research, a consulting practice dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations do more good by crafting data-driven narratives to help inform strategy, illustrate impact, and create change. In this session you will:

  • Discover how research can lead to identifying new members, supporters, or donors or increasing their engagement, financial and otherwise.
  • Understand the value of program and campaign impact evaluations (hint: it makes your donor reports, grant applications, and funding proposals sparkle!)
  • Explore the value of gaining insights into a topic’s current landscape as well as public opinion, knowledge, and awareness to inform program and campaign development and strategy.

Register at the following link: https://Nonprofits-plus-Research.eventbrite.com

Want to receive regular updates for the IMC USA Nonprofit Consultants Network mailing list? Send your name, email address, and organization to [email protected].

Linda Howard, Ed Potter
Co-Chairs, IMC USA Nonprofit Consultants Network

ICMCI May 2023 Monthly Update

The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) invites consultants to review the session recordings for the organization’s recent May 2023 Monthly Update. The monthly update and open discussion with ICMCI Chair, Robert Bodenstein, CMC®, was an informative and valuable time for consultants around the globe.

The recording for each session is featured on ICMCI’s YouTube Channel under the Chair Updates Playlist, where you can also view previous month’s updates going back to February of 2020. Each of the individual sessions is also directly linked at the buttons on this webpage.

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Certified Management Consultant (CMC®)

CMC® Certification Committee and Volunteers
This year, we’re moving to a quarterly Oral Examination schedule that allows us to better serve our CMC® Applicants and Examiners. Again, the CMC® Certification Committee consists of qualified volunteers who are stepping up to serve as Panel Chairs and examiners and all must comprehend:

  • the Exam Panel Instructions (page 5) and
  • the Exam Orientation-Agenda Letter format that facilitates the CMC® Oral Exam Panel Chair to custom fit an agenda for the exam panelists to follow.

CMC Candidates who are awarded the CMC® (Certified Management Consultant) credential by the IMCUSA have demonstrated an exceptional level of performance that includes:

  • professional standards in technical competency and ethics,
  • global standards in consulting competencies,
  • professional and ethical behavior,
  • client and project management, and
  • personal conduct.

Our IMC USA has successfully addressed the ICMCI’s Triennial Assessment for awarding the CMC® credential. IMC International Members are encouraged to explore and consider earning the Global CMC® through the ICMCI (The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes). The ICMCI’s CMC-Global Institute link is located at https://www.cmcgi.org/content/cmc-designation.2023 CMC® Triennial Recertification Form

Recertification continues with more CMC’s renewing their credential this year. Since July 1, 2022, one singular CMC® Recertification Form has been adopted that adheres to the already authorized format from the IMCUSA Board of Directors.

In the future, following a July 31 deadline, a $70 administrative charge will be added to process any candidate’s recertification form. If you do not recertify, your IMCUSA status will be changed from Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) to Professional.

To purchase The Mastering Management Consulting “Ethical Challenges Module”, which satisfies the ethics requirements for CMC Recertification, please visit this link.

If you are a non-member or expired member, and you wish to join or renew, or apply for Certified Emeritus, please contact Noelle Campany at [email protected].

For any other questions regarding CMC® Recertification, please contact Lindy Rome at [email protected].

Thanks, again, for helping advance our IMC’s unique credential: the CMC® (Certified Management Consultant).

Gregory Lunde, CMC®-Emeritus
IMCUSA CMC® Certification Committee Chair

CMC® Committee

The CMC Committee working in tandem with the Marketing Committee has begun to publish new, fresh content on social media, via email, and on the new website related to becoming a Certified Management Consultant. We will share more information in the near future including articles authored by CMCs to benefit consultants practicing their craft.

Recognition for your International Work

Do you have outstanding results from an international project? The International Constantinus Awards is your opportunity to garner that recognition for your hard work in making a difference. If you have an engagement that qualifies, please contact Joyce Gioia, CMC®, FIMC Constantinus Award Ambassador for IMC USA at [email protected] for more about the criteria and an application.

Upcoming National and Chapter Events

IMC USA produces several programs each month. Please visit the online calendar to plan your participation. The majority of these programs are included with your membership! You may search by category and month.

Chapters

There are 9 chapters throughout the United States that serve members on a local basis – including programming and networking. Please click here to determine the closest chapter to your vicinity.

Affiliate Program

Management consulting is a $259B market with 875,000 consultants and 3-4% annual growth. If you are seeking greater exposure and business development opportunities within the management consulting marketplace, click here now! Thank you to our affiliate members for supporting IMC USA!
For a fully directory of our affiliate members, click here.