Certification Course

The EXECUTIVE Essentials of Management Consulting (Executive EMC)

Designed for the seasoned Management Consultant, the Executive EMC was designed by  experienced CMCs and FCMCs FOR CMCs and FCMCs as an efficient, focused way to refresh skills and to reconnect with the industry standards of the profession. With a review of all the core aspects of the full-length EMC and a unique opportunity to connect and share personal experiences and strategies with other consultants across the country, this course has already earned the praise of its participants.

The course focuses on the three core consulting competencies:

  • Assessing the client's current situation, understanding business challenges, and identifying opportunities;
  • Developing strategies for the client's growth and development; and
  • Advising on change management processes while implementing recommendations.

The course also reviews fundamentals required of a successful Certified Management Consultant (CMC), including project management, tools and techniques for each stage of the consulting process, and an opportunity to work in small peer groups to experience a modern case study simulating a real consulting process.

Guided by one of our certified Instructors, the class covers all the topics included in the traditional 6-week EMC class at a higher level, allowing for review and short discussions throughout.  No case study or group work outside of the live class is included as part of this course.  

This blended course has three components:

  1. Self-paced eLearning module and independent review of the Code of Professional Conduct, CMC-Canada's Common Body of Knowledge, and a high level introduction to the main concepts covered in the course.  
    Learners receive access one week prior to the live session and must complete prior to the first live class.
  2. Live virtual classroom session (via Zoom).
    Learners receive an invitation to the live sessions one week before the first class date.
  3. Reflective Summary 
    This short activity is assigned following the final class of the course. Learners work independently to answer two main questions, relating to the course materials, their learnings in class, and how they will apply these elements to their Management Consulting practice.

Technical Requirements:
All class members must attend class using a stable internet connection, webcam, and microphone in order to adequately participate in class discussion. 

Please take a moment to review our Cancellation and Attendance Policy.

Upcoming Dates

Who should enroll?

This class does not have pre-requisites and is open to anyone with 5-10 years of professional management consulting experience.  It may be required for some candidates to earn their CMC designation - please check with your Registrar for details.

We encourage seasoned consultants and CMCs to take part as a refresher course, to compare their knowledge and practices to the industry standard, and to build connections with other experienced consultants and CMCs across the country.

This course is included in Certification Weekend Events.


We are interested in providing this training at our firm. What options are available?
We offer options for private classes, custom scheduling, and discounted rates for groups. Please email events@cmc-canada.ca to schedule a time to discuss your needs and options.

I am not yet a member of CMC-Canada. Can I still take this course?
Yes! This class is available to all.  We do, however, encourage you to enroll as a member, which will save you money and afford you many additional advantages and discounts.  You can sign up to be a member here.
We recommend signing up as a member before enrolling in the course to ensure you receive the member price.  If you are a resident of Alberta or Saskatchewan, please send us an email to let us know you will be signing up so we can reserve your place - enrollment in these institutes requires some additional steps.

How do I request an accommodation?
We have developed our courses with a variety of learners and needs in mind and recognize that some learners may have additional specific needs.  Please email events@cmc-canada.ca or call 800-268-1148 x.208 at your earliest convenience to discuss how we can facilitate an excellent learning experience for you.

I am not able to connect a microphone and webcam. May I still attend?
We require all learners to participate in the live class so a working camera and microphone are necessary to earn credit for completion.  You may request an exception due to a unique situation or need for accommodation, the outcome of which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  In these cases, please email events@cmc-canada.ca at least one week prior to the live class to request an exception.

Can I earn PD points/hours for this course?
As this course is required for certification toward earning your CMC, PD points are not recorded for this class. (PD points are not required for the year you earn your designation.)

If you have already earned your CMC and are taking this class voluntarily, you may be able to apply these hours toward your annual PD points declaration (required to maintain your CMC designation).  If this situation applies to you, please check with your Certifying Institute to confirm recognition of learning hours.

If you are looking for PD credit/hours to apply to a different designation, please check with that association to determine eligibility. We are happy to provide any additional documentation required to facilitate that process.


Members             $950 (CAD) + HST
Non-members   $1650 (CAD) + HST

Corporate and Group Bookings

Let's set up a discovery call to discuss your group's specific needs.  Email us at events@cmc-canada.ca to get started.

2024 Courses are now open for registration!

Next session:

Total Course Length:
8 class hours

1.5-3 hours eLearning and pre-reading

1 x 6 hours OR 2 x 3 hours
(live, instructor-led, via Zoom)

Class may be offered on one full day or over two half days.

There is no additional independent work or case study included in this course.

A final written assignment (reflective summary) is required to be submitted within one week of the final class. This final element is required to earn credit for completion.

​​​​​​Attendance Requirement:
Participants must be on time for the live class and remain active participants throughout. A grace period of 15 minutes is allowed for technical issues.

"The CMC Certification Weekend was a very effective use of my time. It further developed my skills as a consultant, expanded my professional network, and provided me with the professional credentials and ethical standards that will only enhance my credibility as a consultant in my field."

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