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Thank you to Julia Demkowski, CMC® for her hard work and dedication to IMC USA during her time as Chair/CEO. I am excited to step into this new role and continue the efforts of our entire board to grow the organization and provide our members with value. I’d like to welcome our newest board members and thank those that have served during the previous term.
As Chair/CEO, my number one priority is to keep IMC USA mission focused. Our Competency Framework, Code of Ethics, CMC Certification and Academy are just a few of the resources that set us apart from the competition. I envision a future where IMC USA has a reputation for being the go-to source for ethical management consulting, a diverse and growing membership, and where our branding, communication and website reflect the value that IMC USA and its members bring to the marketplace. I strongly believe in our mission and a focused approach to governing will generate opportunities for our clients and members.
I had the pleasure of working with Julia while serving as Chair Elect to help create an updated set of strategic goals and objectives. We started the year by hosting our annual Leadership Summit in March 2023 for all volunteers. The Summit provided an overview of IMC USA’s strategic direction and how chapter, committee, and board volunteer leaders can support IMC USA’s mission and goals. Training for the 2023-2024 Board of Directors was held last month. The training provided a refresher on our fiduciary responsibilities, a review of our strategic priorities and a set of new board norms. We have more work to do. I look forward to meeting and engaging with you to see this through.
Our conference and marketing committees have been hard at work during the past few months to prepare for this year’s annual conference scheduled for November 10-12th. Planning for Consult-Con 2023 is underway and nearing completion. The conference presents a great opportunity to build relationships with other members, sponsors and our staff. We are excited to unveil the conference theme later this month, so stay tuned for more information coming soon!
While you wait for the annual conference over the next few months, you can still continue your professional education and development through IMC USA. Our learning management system is now active and available for consultants to enroll in their preferred courses online and on-demand. IMC USA currently offers the ISO 20700 Training and QuickStart – both which assist consultants in their overall management consultancy practice.
Finally, IMC USA recently completed the recertification process for members whose certifications were nearing the three-year renewal period. The deadline to recertify as a CMC® was June 30th. IMC USA is the only organization to offer certification for management consultants. Interested in taking your consultancy practice to the next level? Learn more about how to become a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) at https://imcusa.org/certified-management-consultant/how-to-become-certified/.
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IMC USA is pleased to announce that Angela Dingle, CMC® has begun her term as Chair and CEO, IMC USA Board of Directors. Angela Dingle is President and CEO of Ex Nihilo, a management and technology consultancy specializing in IT governance, cyber security, management consulting, and leadership development. An award-winning business owner, she brings to bear 25+ years of experience consulting in the public and private sectors where she has managed over $40 million dollars in consulting engagements. Angela has served as a featured guest on Federal News Radio’s Women in Government Series, the Woman Behind the Business radio talk show and as a contributing author for Washington Technology Magazine.
Angela is the Chairman of the Board for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and is a member of the Institute for Management Consultants (IMC USA), ISACA and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from DeVry University, Columbus, OH. She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), is Certified in the Governance of Information Technology (CGEIT), and is a Certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. Angela is the author of Discovering Your Girl Powers: 10 Strategies to Build Confidence, Charisma and Credibility. She is Founder of the Power Pact a professional mastermind group and DEAFCYBERCON (www.deafcybercon.us), an ecosystem for building an equitable pipeline of career opportunities for deaf women in cybersecurity. Angela is the recipient of the IMC USA 2016 Distinguished Service Award.
IMC USA is pleased to announce that Dan Brewer, CMC® has been elected as a Director, IMC USA Board of Directors. Dan Brewer is transitioning from an internal management consultant (Humana) to an independent management consultant, helping leaders leverage technology to accomplish strategic objectives. His passion for solving complex business problems often involves:
- Diagnosing and solving problems that limit the effectiveness of technology investments.
- Helping leaders efficiently engage internal IT and/or technology vendors.
- Optimizing technology for business results.
- Leading vendor evaluations or managing vendor performance.
Dan is a member of the DFW chapter where he has served as a board member and webmaster since 2018. Dan is married to his best friend, Cathy, and they live on a small farm near Louisville, Kentucky. They are enjoying the freedom of a new stage of family life with three grown children who are now partners in the family mission. In addition to business, Dan’s other passions are snow skiing, music, and giving back to the community.
Dan Brewer, CMC® | 502.424.6543 | [email protected]
IMC USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Weber, CMC®, CSP as the Chair of the Ethics Committee. Liz Weber has a proven track record of helping her clients to think, plan, and lead strategically. She develops C-Suite executives, enhances leadership depth, and measurably improves operations and the workplace culture. Along with her strong emotional intelligence and communication skills, Liz has a well-developed business acumen and can ‘see’ the interconnections among functional units.
Liz founded Weber Business Services, LLC, a business advisory and management consulting firm. She establishes long-term client relationships that include: advising and coaching CEOs and C-Suite leaders, developing succession and workforce development practices to support next generation leaders, and aligning boards, executive staff, and management through strategic plans that drive change while mitigating risks.
To support IMC USA’s strategic initiatives, the Ethics Committee will look to develop and provide additional informational and learning opportunities and programs to enhance the understanding and ethical practices of IMC USA members, as well as to continue the legacy work of the Committee(i.e., Investigative Fact-Finding and Ethical Reviews). The Committee needs engaged members. Why not earn volunteer hours while supporting the IMC USA community via the Ethics Committee’s work? Connect with us to learn more.
While we are going dark the months of July and August for the summer, we will be back again with monthly programs starting in September.
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 are pleased to invite you to our Annual Meeting and the 10th International CMC Conference. Mark your calendars for 10-13 October, as we come together once again for another unforgettable experience.
As a valued member of our community, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the exciting lineup of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that await you. Learn more here.
Certified Management Consultant (CMC®)
CMC® Certification Committee and Volunteers
We have moved to a quarterly Oral Examination schedule this year 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 CMC® Oral Examination Panel Instructions (Version 4.0–revised) and
- the Oral 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 IMC USA 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 (https://imcu.memberclicks.net/benefits-and-process).
IMC International Members are encouraged to explore and consider earning the Global CMC® through the ICMCI (The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes). Our IMC USA has successfully addressed the ICMCI’s Triennial Assessment for awarding the CMC® credential. The ICMCI’s CMC-Global Institute link is: https://www.cmcgi.org/content/cmc-designation.
2023 CMC® Triennial Recertification Form
Recertification (https://imcu.memberclicks.net/cmc-renewal) continues with more CMC’s keeping their credential current. 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.
A $70 administrative charge will be added to process any candidate’s Recertification form if submitted after the June 30 deadline. If you do not recertify, your IMC USA status will be changed from Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) to Professional.
If you are a non-member or expired member, and you wish to join or renew, or apply for Certified Emeritus, please use the https://www.imcusa.org website and submit your contact information at the site.
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
IMC USA CMC® Certification Committee Chair
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.
Announcing this Year’s Constantinus International Award—Your Opportunity to Be Recognized for Your Outstanding International Work
You’ve worked hard for your clients and helped the client get extraordinary results. Now, we invite you to apply for this prestigious international recognition. Set yourself apart from the crowd by winning this impressive award. For more information, visit https://www.constantinus-international.com/award. If you have an engagement that you think might qualify, please contact Joyce Gioia, CMC®, FIMC Constantinus Award Ambassador for IMC USA at [email protected] for more information about the criteria and an application. But don’t delay, because the deadline of July 19th is fast approaching.
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