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Standing Rules

Standing Rules of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes
As of 16 September 2001


General
The organization will be called a Council; the meeting of full Council members will be called a Congress.
~11 May 1987

Trustees of the Council will be described as "Representatives to Council," to avoid confusion within their national boards of trustees.
~1 June 1994

The Executive Committee of ICMCI will serve simultaneously as "Directors' of ICMCI Inc.,” ICMCI’s legal subsidiary incorporated in Wisconsin.
~1 November 1998

The global standard of CMC reciprocity will be called the “Amsterdam Model”
~21 September 1999

The former “UBK” will be called the “Common Body of Knowledge.”
~9 April 2000

Membership
Members will provide an updated data sheet each year to the ICMCI office with their annual dues. This will included a packet of their updated published information such as Directors, Code of Professional Conduct, Body of Knowledge, Articles of Association or Bylaws (if any changes were made), new listing of officers and directors, copies of newsletters and other pertinent information. Ideally, this information should be sent quarterly but at a minimum annually.       
~11 May 1988 [Reversed 9 April 2000]

New applications for full membership will be approved by three of the four members of the Membership Committee before admission is recommended. Provisional members may be accepted on the approval of the Chairman and one member of the Membership Committee.      
~9 October 1990

The mandatory reaccredidation process will be exercised by the Membership Committee every three years starting with those countries that have been in membership for three years as of 30 June 1991.
~9 October 1990

Membership procedures will include a comparison of the codes of applicant Institutes with ICMCI minimum guidelines, and existing members will be subjected to a similar check on membership renewal.
~9 October 1990

The international model for reciprocity between member institutes will become the minimum requirement for an institute to be admitted to ICMCI.
~2 October 1991

A "critical mass" of twenty (20) members will be required for the formation of an institute to be recognized by ICMCI.
~18 May 1993

By October 1998 all participants in ICMCI must have access to the Internet to be eligible for participation in ICMCI.
~7 October 1997.

In lieu of the continuing updating of information through email and the Internet, the annual update of members’ details as they appear on the renewal form is no longer mandatory as a condition for membership.
~9 April 2000

Any member institute that is two years behind in annual dues will be removed from the membership list.
~9 April 2000

Provisional Membership
ICMCI will nurture institutes which may not yet qualify but which are in the process of implementing ICMCI standards and intend to qualify. A class of Provisional membership will be created giving such members two years to establish minimum ICMCI standards for its members.
~9 October 1990

Members will be assigned roles as mentors to provisional and prospective member institutes and to countries where no institute exists.
~1 June 1994

Officers & Administration
Barring exceptional circumstances, members of the chairman/vice chairmen group will move up the top three chairs.
~11 May 1988

A permanent ICMCI Administrative Office will be set up on the premises of The Journal of Management Consulting, Inc. in Burlingame California. The Executive Committee will appoint an Assistant Secretary authorized to sign and act on behalf of the ICMCI with regard to U.S. Corporate matters, and an Assistant Treasurer authorized to sign and act on behalf of ICMCI with regard to bank transactions.
~26 August 1995

General correspondence will be addressed by the Secretary in association with the Chairman and the Executive Director.
~9 April 2000

Any EXCOM member who does not have sufficient time available for his or her duties should make way for others with the necessary time and resources.
~ 9 April 2000

Other Participants
Former officers and Representatives to Council who wish to remain active in ICMCI and who are members in good standing with their national institute may serve on the Advisory Council for terms of three years and are eligible for reappointment.
~1 June 1994

Past Chairmen will be appointed to the Advisory Council so long as they wish to stay active in ICMCI.
~7 October 1997

Representatives to Council may serve a term of two years renewable upon the option of the country appointing them.
~1 November 1998

Meetings
Congress (full Council member meetings) will be held not less than once every two years.       
~11 May 1988

Representatives of institutes that are not ICMCI members may attend ICMCI meetings and participate in discussions, but may not vote on ICMCI decisions.
~9 October 1990

At the discretion of the Chairman of the day, former officers and former trustees may be invited to attend the Congress without voting rights.
~18 May 1993 [See also “Other Participants,” 1 June ‘94]

Congress will meet every two years. In the alternate years ICMCI will hold a biennial working session of committee and task force leaders.
~1 November 1998

Each Congress meeting should be immediately preceded by, and immediately followed by an EXCOM meeting.
~9 April 2000

Hub meetings should be held whenever possible, especially when Congress is not meeting and should be attended by as many ExCom members as possible.
~9 April 2000

A full budget as to income and expenditure must be prepared in advance of each congress, circulated and agreed by ExCom.
~9 April 2000

Finances
The Treasurer with the approval of the Chairman will establish guidelines for expenses. The Chairman or the Treasurer prior to the commitment must approve all expenses.
~11 May 1988

All checks over one hundred dollars ($100) must have two signatures.
~11 May 1988 [Subsequently revised 26 August 1995 – See “Officers and Administration”]

The organization will be independently audited each year. These can be donated services but must be independent of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer who will be the four authorized signatures for the bank account.
~11 May 1988

Dues & Fees
The annual membership subscription of the ICMCI will be increased by 10% on the present fee, and the initial admission fee will re increased by 25%.
~24 April 1990 [Subsequently updated 18 May 1993]

The Executive may, at its discretion, limit ICMCI fees from any single member institute to not more than 10% of revenue.
~9 October 1990

The initial admission fee for new members to the ICMCI will be increased by 20% with immediate effect.
~18 May 1993 [Subsequently updated 22 April 1997.]

The annual membership subscription of the ICMCI will be increased by 20% on the present fee; and there will be no change in the fee for two years, i.e., until 1995.
~18 May [Subsequently updated 22 April 1997.]

All fees will be paid and transactions done using the US dollars as the standard.
~18 May 1993

The annual membership subscription of the ICMCI will be increased by 20% on the present fee and the application fee will be increased by 25% effective with the 1997/98 fiscal year.
~22 April 1997. [Subsequently changed September 2001]

Membership dues will be based on the National Institute membership of all categories of individual members, and not just those who are certified management consultants.   
~7 October 1997

Starting July 1, 2002, the annual membership subscription of the ICMCI will be US$500 plus US$1 for each individual consultant member of the member institute.
~ 16 September 2001

Starting immediately, service fees for all member institutes will be as follows:

  1. Processing an application to provisional membership:                              $200
  2. Audit of certification program leading to full membership:                        $500
  3. Audit of certification program leading to re-qualification:                          $500

 ~ 16 September 2001

Certification and Reciprocity
The CMC designation will be used worldwide to identify a certified management consultant recognized by a national institute that is a member of ICMCI.
~18 May 1993

Reciprocity will not be offered where a country does not follow the international model.
~18 May 1993

Members of national institutes will be permitted to hold memberships simultaneously in more than one ICMCI institute provided that the individual meets the membership requirements of each institute.
~18 May 1993

National institutes will refrain from admitting into membership any individual domiciled in another country having its own ICMCI national institute, unless that individual is already a member of the institute in his or her own country.
~18 May 1993

Ethics
Every ICMCI member institute will commit to responding promptly and to the full extent of its powers, to any matter of professional conduct involving one of its members, which may be brought to its attention by another ICMCI member institute, regardless where the conduct took place.
~18 May 1993

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