IMC Presentation May 2009 IMC Values

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IMC Chicagoland Chapter May 2009 Value

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  • 1. Chicagoland Chapter Bill PierrakeasExecutive Vice President IMC Chicagoland Board of Directors

2. IMC USA National Website & Features Chapter News CMC Certification 3. IMC USA National Website & Features Chapter News CMC Certification 4. The definition of management consulting is a key driver for the development of our competence framework. IMC USA believes in a sector-wide definition of management consulting:quot;Management consulting is the providing to management ofobjective advice and assistance relating to the strategy, structure,management, and operations of an organization in pursuit of itslong-term purposes and objectives. Such assistance may include the identification of options withrecommendations; the provision of an additional resource and/orthe implementation of solutions.quot; 5. Get Smart! Professional development is a key to building a successful practice. IMC USA members can take advantage of a wide range of programs and activities to get smart and develop more practice savvy.Get Known! Build a network of professional colleagues and increase your standing in the profession. Expand your sources of and resources for business! IMC USA members can take advantage of many opportunities to become known and build their network.Get Business! Establish yourself as an experienced and ethical professional. IMC USA members not only learn from each other, but also benefit from a powerful association of highly experienced professionals that promotes consulting best practices, and ethics that promote opportunities for you to get business. 6. Personal Page 7. IMC USA National Website & Features Chapter News CMC Certification 8. CMC Certification Continue our efforts to increase the number of IMC members entering our CMC programs. ABC Expansion Increase the number of ABCs while assisting ABC leaders in the development and scheduling of content. Methods and Practices Curriculum Development Develop, license or form alliances with members or others who have authored books, instructional presentations and or materials in areas related to consulting methods, approaches or analytic tools. Present to our members via Chapter Meetings, ABCs or planned work sessions and online platforms (E- Learning & E-Commerce). Membership Development Develop membership outreach programs and orientation processes to increase membership and match new members to Chapter activities appropriate to their goals. Outreach to Larger Consulting FirmsTarget and present the value of IMC membership and CMC designation to thetop tier firms in our marketing area.Sponsorship DevelopmentRefine, finalize and implement a sponsorship program. 9. Chicagoland Chapter Group 10. IMC USA National Website & Features Chapter News CMC Certification 11. The CMC qualification is relevant for all practicing consultants to management, including those in large and medium-sized firms, niche firms, internal consultants, networked groups, and independent consultants, and will continue to remain a core offering of the Institute of Management Consultant USA. It defines the quot;fully competent consultantquot; and broadly speaking, is targeted at those who: Have a minimum of 3 years experience as a consultant, with progressiveresponsibility for securing and managing consulting engagements;Have at least a Bachelor's Degree or two additional years consultingexperience with documented professional development;Are experienced in all elements of the consulting life cycle;Can take full ownership for delivery of a project or a majorwork stream;Have experience in managing others;Have demonstrated their contribution is highly valuedby clients. 12. A qualified consultant who is an IMC USA Professional Member in good standing must complete the following four steps to be certified: Submit a certification application to IMC USA, including written case studies of at least three engagements. Provide evaluations of your prior work from five different clients, sent electronically. IMC USA may verify information with the client as needed. Take online Ethics and Consulting Competency examinations. Sit for a panel interview with senior consultants. It includes a review of your consulting experience, an oral ethics exam, an assessment of your knowledge of the consulting competency framework and body of knowledge, and your ability to work through typical consulting engagement issues. 13. IMC USA National Website & Features Chapter News CMC Certification 14. Chicagoland Chapter Bill PierrakeasExecutive Vice President IMC Chicagoland Board of Directors