IMC USA Standards
The mission of the Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) is to promote excellence and ethics in management consulting through certification, education and professional resources. IMC USA standards provide guidance and information on how to comply with the Management Consulting Competency Framework and the IMC USA Code of Ethics. The standards are relevant for and contain mandatory requirements for all management consultants that have earned the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation. However, they are useful and beneficial for the wider audience of management consultants.
When consistently applied, these guidelines help management consultants achieve the minimum level of acceptable performance required to meet the professional responsibilities set out in the IMC USA Code of Ethics. Management consultants should use professional judgement in the application of these guidelines and be prepared to justify any departure.
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std #1 - Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) USA "Practice Management" Standard
The Institute of Management Consultants sets the standard for excellence and ethics in management consulting in the USA. The Management Consulting Competency Framework defines the competencies and standards for management consultants and forms the basis of the IMC USA’s Certified Management Consultant qualification (CMC)®. The CMC qualification is relevant for all practicing consultants to management, including those in large and medium-‐sized firms, niche firms, internal consultants, networked groups, and independent consultants.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and information on how to comply with the standard for “Practice Management”. This standard is relevant for all management consultants that have earned the CMC designation. Management consultants should use professional judgment in the application of this guideline and be prepared to justify any departure.
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