CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT (CMC)
When you see the initials CMC following a consultant's name, it means that he or she is a Certified Management Consultant and has met strict certification requirements of the institute of management consultants in his or her country. A consultant who has been awarded the CMC has met world class standards of competence, ethics and independence. The award is recognised in all countries where there is an ICMCI member institute and is useful in all 192 member nations of the UN, of which the ICMCI is an NGO.
The Certified Management Consultant qualification can be awarded only by those Full Members of the ICMCI, all of which are National Professional Bodies for Management Consultancy.
The qualification rigorously assesses candidates meet the ICMCI standard in respect of:
- Knowledge: Of business, organisation, functional specialism, market sector and national economy and culture
- Skills: interpersonal, process and analytical (including practicality and a sense of proportion)
- Competence: demonstration in client assignments of competence in operating a complete consulting process and appropriate behaviour
- Trustworthiness: adherence to a defined code of conduct and professional ethics and an understanding of the implications
The CMC is a unique global qualification which covers these essential qualities for management consultants.
As a competence based qualification, all holders are required to maintain their competence through a programme of continuing professional development or education activities: these activities are judged by their impact on the holder's competence, not by the hours they take to complete.
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