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IMC NCR - 2011 Outlook for Consulting (IMC USA Chair and CEO Drumm McNaughton)
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When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 (Second Thursday of the month)
From 5:30 to 8:30 pm (networking at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm)
Where: Melrose Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, District of Columbia  20037
Contact: Richard E. Ziegler

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2011 Outlook for Consulting
An Evening With Dr. Drumm McNaughton CMC
IMC USA National Board Chair and CEO

Join us to hear IMC's National Chair/CEO talk about current trends in consulting as we emerge from the economic downturn, including how IMC has significantly enhanced its value to members and the profession. You will also be able to talk with other IMC USA Board members who are in Washington for their February Board meeting.

Drumm will talk about this membership value IMC has created and of which you may not be aware:
  • Earned ISO 17024 certification for our CMC® certification process, thus getting global recognition through meeting ISO standards
  • Launched the initiative with federal procurement officers for CMC® recognition/preference on federal contracting and to raise the visibility of certification (We’ve had some success – at least four federal agencies now issue CMC preferred /required procurements)
  • Created an affinity program for preferential insurance rates through Aon Insurance which gives "Best in Class” rates for CMC certification for E&O insurance that provides market recognition as the CMC as a tangible reduction in risk (One CMC received Aon's E&O premium quote of $1,200 vs. $3,500 from another insurer - this would pay for six years of CMC certification fees!!!)
  • Conducted focus groups with clients with purchasing authority for consulting projects. They told us:
    • The CMC® is a differentiator for consultants
    • Many expected the CMC® to help streamline their procurement process
    • Said they would give it preference in hiring CMC® consultants
    • CMCs can charge more for their services
We have also done much in the way of growing membership, and set the stage for continued growth. We:
  • Created the Certified Management Consulting Firm™ (CMC Firm™) certification for medium and large firms based on the Accredited Consulting Practice scheme from Europe
  • Attended multiple programs from Kennedy and AMCF, and have spoken with a number of leaders of firms to educate them on who IMC is and how our consultants can help their businesses
  • Contacted executives of the top 10 firms in the consulting industry to discuss with them membership in IMC and certifying themselves and their consultants. Many firms have expressed interest, and we are moving those discussions to the next level.
Come and find out how to leverage these capabilities for greater visibility, influence, value and respect.

About Our Speaker

Drumm is the Chair and CEO of IMC USA. A member since 1999, he has served in multiple roles including Board Member of the Southern California Chapter; Chapter President and Board Member of the San Diego Chapter; and on the National Board of Directors as Director, Vice Chair of Professional Learning (2 years), and Chair-Elect. He is the founder of IMC USA's Academy for Professional Development, and has served on the Confab Committee as Sponsors/Exhibitors Chair and on the Program Committee. He has been a CMC since 2002.

In his consulting practice, Drumm brings 30+ years of world-class professional experience and expertise in organization redesign and change, team-building, and leadership development from multiple industries and disciplines to achieve educational excellence in our schools, colleges, and universities. He has served organizations including large urban school districts such as Los Angeles Unified School District; institutions of higher learning such as the Capella University, Chapman University, and Art Institute of California; adult education organizations such as The Success Institute and IMC USA's Academy for Professional Development; government organizations such as the U.S. Navy and the Government of Guam; and large and mid-cap companies in the high-tech, telecomm, biotech, chemical, defense, and financial services industries such as Applied Materials, Dell Computer, DuPont, Dataskill, and Orange County's Credit Union. All told, he has added $400 million to organizations' bottom lines.

He also is a faculty member at TUI, Capella, and Central Michigan Universities where he teaches in the MBA and PhD programs in areas such as consulting; leadership and management; and organizational design, development, and change. You may reach Drumm at

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