IMC's Chapter Leadership Summit to Convene in Chicago
Friday, April 9, 2010
IMC’s Chapter Leadership Summit to
Convene in Chicago
By Susan Dodia, PMP
leaders from around the country will be meeting in Chicago during the first
week in May for the annual Chapter Leadership Summit (CLS).
In addition to
networking with other chapter leaders, attendees will benefit from the wisdom
of some of the top names in consulting.
Tom Rodenhauser of Kennedy Information kicks off the conference with a
presentation on "State of the Consulting Industry” and the latest research
on where the profession is going, what’s going to be hot (and not), and how to
profit from the newest trends in consulting.
The next day,
one of the top leadership speakers in the country, Mark Thorsby, will talk about
the importance of leadership in achieving life and business goals. Loraine
Huchler, outgoing Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Chair, reveals the
importance of this type of leadership training at the CLS. "If there is one thing that will sustain
chapters, it will be how good their leadership is. The ability of chapter boards to lead, which
means crystallizing their vision, their mission and the value proposition to
members, is the foundation of a chapter’s success,” Huchler says.
sessions will focus on the ISO 17084 standards initiative for the CMC as well
as how to leverage IMC and the CMC in both an individual’s consulting practice
and for Chapter growth.
CPC Leadership Transition
The Summit will
mark the transition of CPC leadership from
Loraine Huchler, CMC, PE, to Judith Light, FIMC, CMC.
Huchler explains, "We have new challenges now and it’s going take
someone with a different set of skills and experiences. Sure, there is the
economy, but we have the bigger issue of transforming our certification.”
She goes on to
describe Light’s appointment as the
new CPC Chair. "We made a conscious
decision to select someone who has a couple of key attributes: a longtime IMC
member who has been involved in several leadership roles on the national and
chapter level. We wanted someone who was
very experienced and active in the consulting profession. And Judith’s biggest strength is her
ability to build consensus and facilitate alignment of purpose and strategic
planning,” Huchler says of Light.
delegates will get a chance to meet the new CPC Chair during a group Q&A
with Light, Huchler, and Drumm McNaughton, Ph.D., CMC, IMC’s Chairman and CEO.
For more about
the Chapter Leadership Summit, contact Loraine
Huchler or Judith Light.