What's Happening at IMC? - 2021 July Edition

We are into a new financial year and all of us here at IMC sincerely hope that FY20/21 was a good one for you despite all of the curved balls that came our way! Here is the latest rundown of What’s Happening at IMC for the start of a new FY….

On the home front ….


Save the date! … 2021 IMC Symposium ‘Collaborating for Success’ is set to go on Friday 15 October – mark the date in your calendar!

Our National Symposium will again be a virtual event following on from the overwhelming success of last year’s event!

The focus will be on leveraging further the collaborative capability that we have all developed over the last 12-18 months as a tool for successful outcomes. We are planning a stellar line up of presenters plus plenty of interactive sessions. More information to come very soon.


Have you claimed your listing in the new Find a Consultant Directory and Member 2 Member Directories? Here are more ways to leverage your profile …

If you have populated your listing in the Find A Consultant Directory, why not include the link in your client proposals as a way to ‘verify’ your Professional Membership of IMC, and your certification if you are also a CMC.

Did you know that the ‘Trained in ISO 20700’ logo also shows up on your listing if you have completed the ISO 20700 Self-Declaration Checklist training? Login and go to My Account and Directories Display to update your profile!

Our July webinar …. Building an SME Practice with the Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme continues to be one of the best government-led business support programs in Australia. And no one knows more about it than VICTAS Chapter President and National Vice-President, John Downes FIMC CMC.
John will share how the program has enabled him to add enormous value to his clients and in turn, build enduring relationships. Click here to register!


Management consulting in the field ….
 
A great photo illustrating that as management consultants we work in all sorts of environments – IMC Board Director, Mike McLean FIMC CMC, Managing Director of McLean Management Consultants Pty Ltd, sent us this great pic of his often typical ‘office’ when onsite with clients!
 
Mike is currently undertaking work for his client, Sydney Waste Water Treatment. We’d love to see more pics of the variety of work places that our members find themselves in. If your management consulting work takes you into ‘unusual’ locations when onsite, send your pic to eo@imc.org.au and we will publish it in the ‘What’s Happening’ newsletter!


Professional development coming in August ….

ISO 20700 Self-Declaration Checklist training

The next course is scheduled for 10 August and is open to all practising management consultants. Have you registered to secure your place? Attendance at the training allows you to electronically ‘stamp’ your project documentation as conforming to the Standard.
Click here to go to our Events page and register for the training. Or click here to learn more about ISO 20700.

 

Webinar: Solving and Preventing Complex Client Problems – what to keep, change, or create?

Organisations have systems to manage their business, but these don’t always operate as they should. How can consultants better help their clients to analyse and solve problems and prevent recurrence?

  Mike McLean FIMC CMC, Director of McLean Management Pty Ltd and National Board Director, has a wealth of experience working in this space and will explain his key questions for problem diagnosis, analysis and problem solving methodologies. Mike is an entertaining presenter with a wealth of experience to draw on! Register here.

Start Up Series … for aspiring management consultants

Are you new to consulting or have a colleague considering this as a career path? This highly popular program is for you. The Series kicks off with Module 1 scheduled for 25 August. This five (5) module program will take you through all of the basics of becoming a management consultant.
Learn about the essentials for establishing your own practice and building a client base, or the pros and cons of self-employment versus joining an established consulting firm. A complimentary copy of “Management Consulting – Tools and Technologies’ and 1 hour of coaching during the program is included. Click here for more information


Have you forgotten something? Membership renewals are now due …

There is still time to renew your IMC membership subscription – log into your account and click on Renew Now to easily renew! Professional members also have the option for your subscription to be paid via monthly instalments – simply select this option at the checkout.  Why not store your credit card details safely in the system for easy renewal next year and event registration during the year!


Asia Pacific and International news …

IMC & IMC NZ ..

Do you have colleagues or clients across the ‘ditch’? Do you aspire to expand your networks with NZ? IMC Australia and IMC NZ are planning another very popular Trans-Tasman Business Update very soon. Our Institutes have much in common and sharing updates across the whole spectrum of professional management consulting has been a great way to network and collaborate. A Zoom event notification with the next date will be coming to your inbox soon!

Latest CMC news ….


IMC Australia undergoes a triennial assessment with ICMCI to ensure we meet the required standards to continue to award the international certification of Certified Management Consultant (CMC). As part of our ongoing continuous improvement processes ahead of our assessment due in the second half of 2021, we will be required to implement ICMCI’s ‘light touch’ re-certification process for CMCs who were awarded their certification more than three years ago. IMC will update all our CMCs on this development soon along with information about what will be required to maintain your certification. 

Your IMC Board, State Chapters and Executive Officer are a dedicated team aiming to provide the best support by way of professional development and member benefits to our members, as well as the latest news about the management consulting profession in Australia and internationally to members and subscribers.

Please reach out if there is anything that IMC can do to further support you to support your clients or you have a contribution of interest to our membership and subscribers and please follow us on the LinkedIn company page and Group page.
 

Kind regards

Christine Cox
FIMC CMC B Ed Dip Consultancy
Executive Officer
M: 0417 613 299
E: eo@imc.org.au