IMC and Oregon's Willamett University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Posted by: Administrator
Oregon's Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management
recently partnered to present IMC's Certificate in Management Consulting
program. The weeklong certificate
program was taught
CMCs Geoff Guilfoy CMC®, Kathie Nelson CMC®,
Jo Smith CMC®, Kathy Cuhna CMC®
and Ken Hill CMC®.
Willamette University is the second university to offer
IMC's Certificate in Management Consulting program. The success of the program has convinced
officials at Willamette University to offer the program again this fall.
Melinda Rogers, Director of Willamette University's
Executive Development Center said: "Willamette University is delighted to
have the opportunity to partner with IMC to offer the Certificate in Management
Consulting program. Many of the graduate
students in our MBA program have a keen interest in learning more about the
field of consulting. In addition, we
have had a high level of interest from the international community wanting to
study management consulting at a respected United States university."
In addition to being attractive to students, Willamette
University's program also attracted practicing consultants. Since the barriers to entry into the
consulting profession are low, many people begin their management consulting
practices with little or no formal training.
One practicing management consultant who attended Willamette
University's program put it this way:
"I am here because I don't know what I don't know."
The IMC Certificate in Management Consulting program's
centerpiece is its Consulting Competency Framework, which teaches consultants
the environment of consulting, the practice of consulting, the skills of
consulting and the ethics of consulting.
No other consulting training program is this extensive or this
IMC is currently in discussions with several other
universities across the country that are interested in offering the
program. IMC's goal is to make the
Consulting Competency Framework and the CMC the gold standard for all
practicing management consultants.