Recognition and Awards
Help us to Sustain and Grow our IMC
Many members volunteer their time and talents to lead or support IMC at the Chapter or National levels. Others contribute to the profession of consulting or to their communities throughout their careers. These members serve as a model of the ideals and service commitment to the profession and are accordingly honored with awards in several areas.
Know a Member We Should Recognize?
Your peers who expend an extra effort on behalf of IMC deserve to be recognized. IMC wants to honor members who contribute to the Institute, the profession of management consulting, and the community. Without the efforts of our members, the IMC would not be the organization that it is today. And without your support, we are unable to know and acknowledge those contributions.
What’s in It for You?
By nominating your peers for these awards, you reinforce our culture of recognition of contribution and encourage them to volunteer their time and energy. People work harder when they know that their work matters. When you recognize their contributions, you help your peers to feel more personally invested in the success of our organization.
How to Recognize Others
Think about who you know who has contributed to programs, member services, certification, publicity, ethics, operations, conferences, public service, mentoring, education, governance, and international affiliations. Recognize them by verbally acknowledging their service, take a personal interest in their efforts, and nominate them for awards and recognition. You can also acknowledge noteworthy personal or team achievement by email, phone, or public meeting or event.
1. Review the recognition and awards currently available to members
2. Download and complete the appropriate form
3. Submit the form with the required information, endorsements, etc.
The processing of your nomination may take a few days or even weeks for the major awards, depending on the level of recognition.
Some nomination forms for chapter leadership, appreciation, or achievement awards may be downloaded and completed without the involvement of the Recognition and Awards Committee.
What You Can Expect from the Recognition and Awards Committee
- When a national nomination is submitted for an award, expect a response from the Executive Director to let you know IMC has received the application.
- This application is then forwarded to the Recognition and Awards Committee for review, according to the process outlined for the specific award.
When they feel their efforts and contributions are valued and appreciated, your peers are far more likely to support IMC. Recognizing others for stellar work is vital to our maintaining high morale and boosting productivity.
Recognition: It's simply straightforward. It's powerful. It's time well spent.
Click on the award to download the application.
Chapter Leadership Award
Here’s your chance to recognize a member’s special leadership and management efforts to serve members at the chapter level. (Roster of Chapter Leadership Awardees)
Chapter Recognition of Achievement
Do you know an IMC chapter member who accomplished one or more identified significant chapter goals?
Chapter Certificate of Appreciation
Recognize a member’s specific contribution to your chapter, like serving on the Chapter Board of Directors, Committee Chair, Special Event, etc.
Chapter Distinguished Service Award
Honor a member’s uncommon service to your chapter for accomplishing one or more identified significant IMC chapter goals.
National Certificate of Appreciation*
Awarded by Chapter Presidents, the IMC Chair, or an IMC Committee Chair, this national recognition demonstrates our appreciation to a member who has achieved an exceptional or difficult goal, performed with excellence under difficult circumstances, used unusual skills, or achieved another goal deemed valuable.
National Distinguished Service Award*
Here’s your opportunity to recognize long-term (at least 5 years) exemplary service and contribution to IMC at the national level.This award recognizes continued service and demonstration of strong, long-term support of IMC in multiple venues. Award winners have earned a reputation for uncommon, excellent performance whose value to IMC is readily apparent. (Roster of Distinguished Service Awardees)
National Recognition of Achievement*
This award is presented to a member(s) of the Institute of Management Consultants for accomplishing one or more identified significant goals important to the IMC national organization.
Special National Awards
Chair Leadership Award*
Awarded by the IMC Chair, this award recognizes the leadership, commitment, and efforts of an outstanding member to serve IMC, its members, and the consulting community. (Roster of Chair Leadership Awardees)
Chapter Presidents’ Council Leadership Award*
Awarded by the CPC President, this award honors the contributions of one outstanding chapter president who is a role model for others.
Chapter Recognition Award*
Presented by the national board to a chapter in good standing that performs a special event promoting the IMC and the consulting profession. As an alternative, the chapter might have contributed and played a major role in the Institute’s Chapter Operations that serves as an example to other chapters.
Community Service Award (being revised)
Appreciate a peer member’s use of consulting skills to support community activities and promote effective management in a community organization or activity. (Roster of Community Service Awardees)
National Recognition of Achievement
Help us identify a member who has accomplished a goal significant to IMC or for a specific contribution to IMC, like serving on the Board of Directors, as a Committee Chair, leading a Special Event, etc.
FIMC (Fellow of IMC)
Honor the long-time contributions to IMC by those who have demonstrated exceptional service (including on the national level), and a consulting career that demonstrates the goals, values, ethics, and aspirations of the Institute. Only about forty FIMCs have been awarded in IMC's history. (Roster of FIMC Awardees)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognize a member who, over the course of his/her career, has made an exceptional contribution to the management consulting profession and/or to IMC. Fewer than 10 people have ever received this prestigious award! (Roster of Lifetime Achievement Awardees)
* These awards may be nominated by members, however, are chosen by the Chapter Presidents, IMC Chair, and/or IMC Committee Chairs.