Posted By David T. Norman FIMC CMC-AF,
Thursday, June 2, 2011
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Two quick things for an update.EthicsMick James is a reporter for http://www.consultant-news.com. I mentioned him in an earlier blog. In his current entry http://www.consultant-news.com/article_display.aspx?p=adp&id=7904, James takes on consultancy ethics lapses, this time with the assistance of our own, Mark Haas, Chair of IMC USA's Ethics Committee. It's an interesting read and is consistent with much of what I've been saying in Message from the Chair.
Certified Management Consultant -- The Words
After at least a ten-year effort, started by Jerry Savin and others a decade ago, IMC USA just received noitce that the words, Certified Management Consultant, are now a registered mark. Excerpting from the notice from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 3,964,134 if you are interested), "The mark consists of standard characters without claim to any particular font, style, size or color .... The certification mark, as used by authorized persons, certifies that the person has met the certification requirements of the Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc. and the international standards of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes as to experience, references, and ethics, by satisfactorily completing examinations relating to professional competence and current knowledge in the field of management consulting."
[Note: a quick way to insert the registered mark is to hold down the ALT key and type 0174 on the keypad!]
So, now when you use both the CMC® and the words, Certified Management Consultant®, you can rapidly add the mark at the end. And, please do so.
Certified Management Consultant