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News -- Two Things

Posted By David T. Norman FIMC CMC-AF, Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This blog continues my discussion of our six initiatives launched as a result of our strategic planning event this past July.

Traditionally, fall is the time when we turn our attention to the recruitment of new members and annual renewal for members of our community. In a previous blog, I talked about why you should join and described our new member initiatives. Today I’d like to talk to our members – about our second initiative, "Member Retention and Improve and Communicate Increased Value.”  

We are a membership organization; the vitality and richness of our communities is due to the commitment and talent of our members. We have a culture that supports collaboration, learning and a strong sense of "giving back”- serving as mentors and informal advisors to each other.

Many of our members, and especially our CMC’s and our FIMC’s, serve as ambassadors, advocating for the professionalism of management consulting and serving as role models for their peers and clients. Our members also give their time and talent to serve you, our members, in chapter and national committees and leadership roles.

To all of our members, I thank you – because of you, we not only exist, we thrive.   This is the time of year when our members ask themselves, "Why should I renew?”   Before I answer ... let our members tell you..

What’s your reason? I invite you to get involved with a local chapter, participate in a virtual community, attend one of our Academy programs, volunteer to serve on a committee – and discover your reason for being a member of THE community of professional consultants that lives our values of excellence and leads the advancement of ethics for the management consulting profession.

Second -- An Announcement -- At the Leadership Summit (held in conjunction with Grow!) I announced the next (pending*) Chair of IMC USA, Loraine Huchler CMC.  Many of you know Loraine and her involvement with IMC USA both at a local (New Jersey) and National level.  Loraine has served our members in a number of different positions, including but not limited to rejuvenating the Chapter Presidents Council, assisting with the development of our Chapter Operations Manual (online), and serving as Trustee from IMC USA to ICMCI, extending our reach into the international marketplace.  [*Elections will be held in the Spring, as in past years.]

Join me in providing a welcoming platform for Loraine on her journey to being Chair.

Stay tuned,

My best,



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Mark Haas CMC FIMC says...
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012
That's one nice video - very inspiring (and great to see lots of colleagues). Congratulations to Loraine - a well deserved addition to her long history of service - and the promise of solid continuity of leadership for IMC USA.
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Loraine A. Huchler CMC FIMC says...
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thank you, David, for your leadership and support - it's a privilege to serve this organization of talented professionals.
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Thomas K. Casey, CMC, CCP CMC says...
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Terrific video...great job by those involved!
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Eric R. Thomas CMC says...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012
Great Video.
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