In November Richard Popple, president elect, and Andrew Smythe CMC visited Sofia, Bulgaria to continue the process of certifying management consultants in the country. In March Popple and professional registrar Paul Brown conducted a workshop and carried out the first assessments with British Council funding.
This project was organised by the Bulgarian Association of Management Consulting Organisations (BAMCO) which also ran a workshop for candidates in October.
The standard of the 19 candidates who completed the assessment was at least as high as that expected in the UK. The subjects of the case studies were varied but there was an emphasis on consultancy work relating to privatisation.
The project is a serious attempt to develop professional management consultants in a country in need of their skills and it could lead to the formation of a professional body for management consultants in Bulgaria.
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