Gold Medal awarded in recognition of National and International Quality Efforts
Qualification and Quality have been a long-time focus within the work program of the Austrian Professional Association of Management Consultancy and Information Technology. For several years these efforts have been driven by Dr. Ilse Ennsfellner, CMC, in her role as Qualification Appointee of the Association.
Convinced that the quality issues in the consulting industry require both, a national as well as a global view, Ennsfellner soon extended her activities from the local level to an international approach. In 2006 Ennsfellner took the lead in the project for the new Management Consultancy Service Standard EN 16114. The project team, involving representatives of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) and the European Federation of Management Consultancies (FEACO) finally launched the new standard together with the European Standardization Committee (CEN) in November 2011. The standard is a milestone in the international service industry by increasing transparency of consultancy services. In recognition of her commitment within the CEN Project Team and her longstanding efforts to drive quality initiatives with ICMCI and on the Austrian consultancy services market Dr. Ilse Ennsfellner was recently awarded the first gold medal of the Austrian Professional Association of Management Consultancy and Information Technology by Chairman Alfred Harl.
Furthermore, Chairman Alfred Harl, also member of ExCo in FEACO will continue his efforts together with a task force in order to set up and execute common activities between ICMCI and FEACO, following the joint meeting between both organizations in Helsinki in June 2011. Members of this task force are Sorin Caian and Ilse Ennsfellner for ICMCI, Alfred Harl and Ricardo Penalva for FEACO.