As a Certified Management Consultant, you have attained professional recognition and committed yourself to practice to the highest standards of consulting. You adhere to the ethical standards of the consulting profession and are willing to hold yourself accountable.
The CMC designation makes a powerful statement about the expertise you bring to the table, enhancing credibility in your field. Whether you are in early-stage career or in the top tier of consultants in your industry or sector, there is always room to grow, learn, earn, and influence. Let’s make sure you are making the most of your CMC designation and membership in our organization.
– COMMUNICATE YOUR CMC CREDENTIALS –
To be recognized as a CMC in your industry, you need to profile your designation to clients, colleagues, and the public.
Make sure you use all the ways and means available:
– DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF TO CLIENTS –
Management consultants who leverage their CMC status communicate their professional standing and commitment to clients and others.
Here are the key messages to set you apart in your client's mind:
– BUILD YOUR PRESENCE –
Your personal brand is enhanced when you provide your field or industry new thought and insight in aspects of your expertise. We all gain when a CMC is recognized as a leader in their field.
CMC-Canada can help you extend your reach to new markets, networks, and potential colleagues. There are opportunities for experienced practitioners to:
Content must be professionally presented, current, and of practical interest to client organizations and other practitioners. It should not be overtly sales-oriented. Good informative content is your best sales technique. Please provide content to CMC-Canada: firstname.lastname@example.org
– LEARN, NETWORK, VOLUNTEER –
Continuing professional development is our obligation as CMCs. In this age of disruption, client needs change. We all need to stay sharp.
Expand your knowledge and hone your skill-sets through continuing professional development. Check out the latest events in your area here.
Need expertise on a project? Another CMC member can help you. Develop a network of CMCs you can call on – and let them know they can contact you when a project demands your expertise. There are many ways to network. Start with attending events and search LinkedIn in your area of interest putting CMC in the search field.
You are also now part of a worldwide community. The CMC designation is the ONLY international certification mark for the profession of management consulting. It is recognized in over 40 countries. You can sign up for the International Newsletter for CMCs connecting our global network of professional management consultants together.
If you were lucky enough to have someone who helped you along the way, then you know firsthand the value of relating to new practitioners and mentoring. Are you interested in passing on your knowledge and experience to the next generation?
There are opportunities to work with management consulting students in your area. Ways to share your expertise include:
Judging case competitions;
Contribute, Engage and Volunteer
What would motivate you to engage? To gain more visibility, to meet new people, to develop new skills, to influence, and develop your profession? We have numerous ways you can contribute to your professional organization – in leadership positions, as a subject matter expert and thought leader, through influencing others as we advocate for quality management consulting, by sharing your experience and mentoring, organizing networking and learning events, and helping others build consulting work experience.
Institute / Chapter volunteer opportunities can include:
For more information, contact us at email@example.com and we will forward your expression of interest to the appropriate Institute / Chapter.
– TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBERS-ONLY BENEFITS –
We are very happy to introduce our CMC-Canada Partners, providing you with substantial savings, access to resources and tools, helping to support you in your daily lives! Visit our new member benefits website to learn more.
CMC-Canada and BMS deliver the most comprehensive, competitive and progressive Insurance Program to Members. Learn more.
US Entry for Management Consultants: There are two categories under which CMC-Canada members may temporarily work in the U.S. in their professional capacities: Business Visitors or Professionals under NAFTA.
National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP): Apply to be one of the CMCs who help CMC-Canada provide a Management Advisory Service (MAS) to eligible small and medium size technology enterprises to access up to 40 hours of business management advice. The program is administered by CMC-Canada and funded federally by NRC-IRAP.