The contributions to e-Meridian have been coming in fast and furious. This has been such an encouraging trend that we are considering a higher frequency of publications and make it a monthly affair. So you are likely to see more of these in the coming months. I would urge all office bearers of member institutes to inform their members that they can receive the Meridian directly in their mailboxes if they register for it on the icmci.org website.
The highlight of the last two months was the visit to the United Nations by ICMCI delegation consisting of Vice Chair Francesco D’Aprile and yours truly. This picture taken inside the General Assembly shows how proud we felt to present the ICMCI voice at the informal interactive hearing with NGO’s on our perspectives regarding the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.
Francesco d'Aprile and Aneeta Madhok at the UN General Assenbly Hall
While it has been business as usual (which is actually quite unusual), there has been a lot of effort on the part of the Breakthrough Strategy Group to bring convergence on what members feel is the way forward to making a quantum difference in the ICMCI functioning. The recent Americas Hub meeting saw energized engagement and there is a sense of anticipation of similar excitement at the forthcoming Asia Pacific Hub meeting in August in Mumbai, India.
A visit to Italy at Bari University, saw the presence of ICMCI at their conference titled
This was a great occasion for us to network with Eugene Bounds who is the Chair of the Board of Governors of Project Management Institute who was also a speaker on the occasion. There was much exchange and benchmarking of the PMP certification of PMI and CMC certification of ICMCI and a lot was learned in the process.
International Consultants Day saw a good level of activity in the month of June and you will see many reports and pictures in this issue of Meridian from all over the world. To view the video message I sent out on this occasion, just click here
|The Americas Hub meeting of Trustees Held in Washington onJune 12th was a very enthusiastic affair with energetic participation from all present. The occasion was graced by the presence of Tapan Mishra, Chief of Learning Resources of the United Nations Development Program Bureau of Management in New York. A handshake with him has led to the development of more association between UNDP and ICMCI which is being led by the IMC USA.|
There is also much activity to come in the run up to the Jordan Annual Conference 2010. We hope that all will engage in generating a good response within their circles and turn up in large numbers. Hope to see you there.
The increasing number of emails we receive from all over the world are a testimony to the fact that all of you want a dialogue and we are ready to respond to your queries, send you information you might need, update your knowledge about our processes, listen to your problems and join in finding ways forward, and, more than ever before, having fun working together.
Hope to see you in Jordan!
Aneeta Madhok. PhD, CMC, GPHR
International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.
July 14, 2010