IMC canvasses for new members

The Institute of Management Consultants is broadening its membership criteria to help further the debate on best practice in the industry.

“This is about the IMC being more inclusive and more open, and helping firms to benefit from access to our information,” said IMC executive director Kate Hook.

The Institute has developed three new membership criteria to enable purchasers, consultants and non-consultants to talk and swap information in a non-competitive environment.

Individual affiliateship is open to academics, clients and purchasers of consultancy, students and new consultants; organisational affiliateship is for non-consultancy organisations; and the status of IMC certified practice is for firms whose staff have the Certified Management Consultant qualification.

The IMC has just given organisational affiliateship to The Institute of Management in return for corporate partnership. Hook says both bodies will benefit from the exchange of information.

“We hope a wide range of organisations will join the IMC: from public sector organisations to business schools.” Norfolk County Council has just signed up as an organisational affiliate.

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