August 2023

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Save the date and get ready for Consult-Con 2023, the ultimate management consulting event of the year! It’s going to be epic – a perfect blend of education and endless fun! And guess what? We’re heading to Fort Lauderdale in November! But who says the fun can’t start now? 

Consult-Con 2023, IMC USA’s annual conference, will take place November 10-12 at the B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Consult-Con 2023 isn’t your average event for education and career development. It’s a place where knowledge meets fun, connections are made, and consultants gather to discuss the hottest topics! And we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you. This year’s Consult-Con 2023 theme is “Get Your Competitive Edge On” where we delve into crucial topics and exciting opportunities. From client business insights to consulting insights, ethics to sustainability, certification and beyond, connect with like-minded professionals in your industry. 

Great connections are the foundation to business success and that is why we are excited to host our first ever MatchMaker Event on Friday afternoon. Meet one-on-one with the buying teams of corporate suppliers, government agencies and prime vendors to develop relationships, understand their purchasing process and identify business opportunities. Get access to resources to start, build and grow your consulting practice.

And that’s not all! Join us at the Leadership Reception, where you can relax, have a great time, and kick-off the conference in style.

At Consult-Con 2023, you’ll find a wide range of professional development opportunities. From specialized panels and presentations led by top experts in the field, to interactive workshops that give you a competitive edge, this event has something for everyone. Whether you’re just starting out in management consulting or already have 10+ years of experience, attending Consult-Con 2023 will give you the tools and insights you need to succeed. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable learning experience that will leave a lasting impact on your consulting practice and provide meaningful connections, growth, and knowledge!

Explore our diverse line-up of sessions, including topics focused around Client Business Insights, Consultancy and Consulting Insights, Ethics, Sustainability, CMC Certification, and Artificial Intelligence, ISO 20700 and business solutions. Our expert presenters will provide you with up-to-date strategies, best practices, and actionable insights that you can take away. You won’t want to miss it – our Consultant’s Talk Show is back by popular demand!

The B Ocean Resort, located right on the beach, is a convenient 10 minute ride from the Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL), with access to hundreds of attractions by foot, bike rental, and ride-share services. Fort Lauderdale is a culturally-rich and vibrant coastal city known as the “Venice of America” due to the city’s intracoastal waterway. Attend Consult-Con 2023 and explore the diverse attractions of this lively city! Activities to partake in include water sports, water taxi ride, boating, fishing, and golf. There are also several cultural centers and museums, as well as the local parks to spend your leisure time. There are dozens of restaurants, bars, and shopping centers as well as a local farmer’s market in a nearby park.

Consultants from around the country gather every year for this can’t miss event. You don’t want to be the only one not in attendance. Early bird registration opens August 21st. We’ll see you in Fort Lauderdale!

IMC USA Member News

Welcome May-June New Members

  • Alexandre Rossetti, Rosharon, Texas
  • Ameur Lourdjane, longueuil, Québec
  • Bilal Sabir, Tampa, Florida
  • Dr Wezi Chipeta, Irvine, California
  • Emmanuel Smart, Plano, Texas
  • Joshua Swain, Longview
  • Lisa, Trauernicht, Salem, Oregon
  • Neil McNew, Wilsonville, Oregon

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!

Member Stories: What IMC USA Means to Me

Stephen Kirkland of Atlantic Executive Consulting, LLC, specializes in executive compensation and loves learning from the successful executives he works with. His passion for learning doesn’t stop with his clients, though! Visit http://ow.ly/f6cq50CAEFM today to learn more!

News Around the Web

IMC USA Committee Updates

Ethics Committee

Join us and help elevate the ethical brand, behaviors and outcomes of IMC USA members! The Ethics Committee will be helping to develop educational offerings and experiences to support new to experienced members identify and manage ethical situations and challenges. The Ethics Committee will also continue its work in reviewing, investigating, and addressing member violations of the IMC Code of Ethics. Join us to learn and do more.

ICMCI Update

ICMCI – International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, recently announced our 2023 Annual Meeting of Delegates & 10th International CMC Conference which will take place in Amman, Jordan on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of October 2023, and this year the theme will be “AI-Driven Synergy: Exploring New Frontiers in Management Consulting”. The official website for the events was announced and launched in the week of July 20, 2023 where we can find all details for the 10th International CMC Conference, including discounted rates for early birds. Besides the professional aspect of the event, it is a good idea to check the touristic activities in the beautiful and historic country of Jordan, as the Jordan River, the ancient city of Petra (The “Rose City”, UNESCO World Heritage site), Wadi Rum Desert (“valley of the Moon”), the Dead Sea, the city of Jerash, among several others. In addition to these highlights, Jordan also has other attractions such as Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land, and the archaeological sites of Madaba and Umm Qais. Check the webpages for the events at

https://www.cmc-global.org/content/overview
https://www.cmc-global.org/content/registration-0
https://www.cmc-global.org/content/destination-jordan-1

Professional and Learning Development

QuickStart is a 3-session course that kick-starts your consulting practice. Designed for aspiring and early-career consultants, this course includes monthly peer group sessions to work on your business. July’s peer group discussed how to identify your ideal client and target markets and how to differentiate your business from your competitors. We talked about the attributes of an ideal client, “buying” signals from a prospect, and evaluating consulting opportunities in various markets. We also talked about the importance of a consultant’s mindset: do you have a mindset of scarcity or plenty? Do you want to collaborate with or compete against consultants who provide services similar to your services? What can you learn by studying these consultants: their professionalism, their values, and their ethics? In order to differentiate your business, you need to understand what matters to your prospective clients by studying those “competitors.” Join us! Visit our website to learn more about QuickStart (https://imcusa.org/education/quickstart/)!

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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:

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

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 8 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

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