Start the New Year Smarter with
A LITTLE LIGHT LEARNING
So, how’s your New Year’s business plan coming? Now that the holiday family, friends, food, frolic, and festivities are over, are you eager to get going again towards a prosperous new year, or off to a slow start?
Either way, IMC National Capital Region is ready to help you get started with a fresh program design on January 9, from 6:00-8:30 pm, which we’re calling "A Little Light Learning”. And as a final gift of the holiday,it’s FREE for IMC members and visitors.
We’ll start with a little light networking, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Here’s your chance to get caught-up on what’s percolating with colleagues and friends in the coming year. No doubt you’ll make new friends, too.
Our setting will take on a fresh look for January 9, with tables arranged "smartly” around the room for a "micro-conference” feel. The informal program will feature four 20-minute sessions led by NCR chapter leaders.
Session 1: IMC Membership 2014: Smart Tools for Smart Consultants. Mike Gallo, NCR’s newly elected Chapter Treasurer and Membership Chair, presents a hands-on overview of IMC tools and resources that help IMC members leverage the value of membership. Mike’s tips on using IMC to support your consulting practice include:
- Ranking your company higher in Google search results
- Finding teammates without being stuffed with LinkedIn spam
- Stuck in DC between meetings with no place to go? This IMC benefit keeps you out of the cold.
*RENEW YOUR IMC MEMBERSHIP for 2014*
Session 2: CMC® Certification: the Smart Path to Consulting Excellence. Certification is a benefit that few professional organizations offer. NCR’s Certification Chair, Becky Roberts, CMC®, will shine a bright light on why you should become certified, what’s involved in certification and recertification, and how you can complete your certification in 2014. As a special bonus, attendees will receive a limited time $100 discountoffer off the cost of CMC® certification.
*PURSUE OR RENEW YOUR CMC® CERTIFICATION in 2014*
Session 3: Doing Business Smartly and Ethically. IMC's mission is to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting. National Ethics Chair Mark Haas, FIMC, CMC®, will guide us through an ethics case study of a challenging client/consultant issue and explain why over the past two years ethics in consulting has become a differentiator in selecting management consultants. We'll also show how, regardless of your focus as a consultant, you are in a unique position to enhance the ethical climate inside your client's organization.
*RENEW YOUR IMC MEMBERSHIP (=NETWORK)*
Session 4: Tips from the Grow! Conference. Guided by Program Chair John Strawhorn, CMC®, NCR chapter attendees to the IMC 2013 Grow! Conference will share with you highlights, takeaways, and the value to IMC NCR members from the October 2013 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
You may pick and chose the presentations you prefer to sit in on, and/or continue networking and noshing outside the meeting room.
AND…one more benefit for Chapter Members and guests.There is NO CHARGE TO ATTEND! Registration is still required, however, so that Le Meridien may accommodate our numbers.
Plan to start your 2014 business year "smarter” with "A LITTLE LIGHT LEARNING” and renewed NETWORKING with your IMC NCR colleagues.