As I continue to blog things of interest to you as a member of IMC USA, my emphasis is on (1) creating more dialogue among members of the Institute, and (2) discussing interesting 'happenings' within IMC and the profession itself.
In that regard, I have posted several entries on ethics and the ethics lapses of management consultancies that have become public through the media. I have also posted several entries on internal efforts of IMC USA, including Confab. (And, watch this space next week, for more information on an exciting offering at Confab. A tease, what is "CCC"?)
Annually, members of your Board do strategic planning, looking at the current situation and the management consulting environment (you know, the "SWOTs") and developing both an operational plan and a strategic direction for the organization. This year, our strategic planning was very ably lead by Jim Rodgers, from Atlanta. Those of you who know Jim won't be surprised that he really challenged and pushed us.
We took a clean-slate approach to our assessment and it yielded results that were quite thought-provoking -- so much so that I'm now taking this opportunity to share the major conclusions with you, our members, via YouTube.
It's an exciting time for IMC USA and for you as members -- you will see IMC USA further positioned as the thought leader and driver of the standards for the profession and an advocate that speaks for and is of value to consultants and colleagues, to clients and to the profession. By being a strong advocate for the profession, we raise the visibility and relevance of all our members.
The Standard of Consulting Competency and Ethics since 1968.
See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjXRnq6w6yE