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The IMC USA Chair & CEO periodically reports on the state of the Institute, including new benefits to members, strategic affiliations with other organizations, business issues affecting the consulting profession, member accomplishments, chapter activities, and activities of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).

 

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November 2018 Message from the Chair

Posted By Jennifer Beever CMC MBA, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Communicating our Consulting Value 

Before becoming IMC USA’s Chair, one of my commitments was to visit every chapter. So far, I have been to five. Moreover, in July a personal trip to Russia gave me the opportunity to meet with four IMC members from that country.

In early October in San Diego at our conference we celebrated IMC USA’s 50th anniversary. In Milan a few weeks ago, I attended the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) annual conference.

There is no question that IMC members offer great value to clients. But there was a feeling we could do a better job at communicating that value. Two comments captured this sentiment.

Michael Egan, an IMC USA Board member, in his San Diego presentation said, “There is value in promoting our value.” In Milan, outgoing ICMCI Chair, Sorin Caian, said, “We tend not to be so good in letting others know how good we are.”

Please let me know how IMC USA can help add value to your practice by clicking here.

 

So, as we go forward let me ask everyone to focus on communicating that value. We will all be that better off for it.

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December 2018 Message from the Chair

Posted By Jennifer Beever CMC MBA, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

 

 
Communicating our Consulting Value 
 

This past year I began visiting chapters and will continue doing so in 2019.  IMC members shared their thinking about moving forward.  Norm Eckstein from our Chicago chapter and a former IMC national board chair said to me that we should communicate more often with less written verbiage.  The idea of using video was a thought that had been on my mind. 

So, began the search for the video format that would  serve us best.  Jennifer Beever on our national board had suggested Zoom.us, the platform IMC uses for our national board meetings and other internal communication among members.  It took me a while to understand it extensive functionalities.  We thank Terry Flanagan for having first introduced it to us.

An audio recording from a fellow National Speakers Association member, Terry Brock, convince me that Zoom was way to go. In fact, he included how we could enhanced our businesses using this program for our emails to clients and prospects.  So, beginning shortly my two to three minute video messages will go via Zoom.

In the meantime, my wishes that the spirit of friendship and giving abounding during these holidays continue throughout 2019.

 

 

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April 2019 Message from the Chair

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Increasing IMC USA Membership

Chapter Sharing: At a recent CPC (Chapter President Council) meeting, we discussed how IMC USA chapters are working to increase membership. This collaborative approach of learning from each other is but one of the ways we can increase membership.

Become a Proactive IMC USA Advocate: Another way is by committing yourself to recruit a new member within the next three months. That would double the size of our current membership to what it was ten years ago. It would promote the profession and add value as we would have more internal resources available to our membership.

Promote the Annual Conference, Oct 4-6, Dallas: On my recent visit to an IMC USA chapter, a member said that our conference should have two goals: It should be geared to enhancing current member skills and prompt non-IMC USA attendees to join our association. This year’s conference will be rich in content and deliver a unique interactive approach to help attendees start, sustain and grow their practice.

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May 2019 Message from the Chair

Posted By Jennifer Beever CMC MBA, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

IMC USA Chair Juan Negroni

On May 15th it will be one year since you elected me as the head of IMC USA. We’ve had accomplishments with the support of our board, staff, national committees, chapters, and ICMCI. Thank you.

Of course, my thanks go to our members throughout the U.S. for their support and counsel on my visits to their chapters and in subsequent one on one discussion. We all know there are challenges still facing us. Collectively we will tackle them.

Please join us, May 10th for the IMC USA Annual Members Business Meeting. It will be virtual, thus giving you the opportunity to participate. We will recognize past and present volunteers and introduce the new board. We will also share with you where we have been and where we hope to go as an organization.

If you have not registered for the annual business meeting, registration has been extended. Please join us by registering here.

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