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  • Practice Directories
    Institute History Our Ethos News Events Annual Medal Award ICMCI Contact Us Member Login Forget Password Member Login Enter the email address of your account below to receive your password Practice Directories Accredited Consulting Practices are larger management consultancy practices whose training and procedures have been approved and authorised by IMCA to accredit their own consultants as Certified Management Consultants Directory of Accredited Consulting Practices Registered Consulting Practices are management

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/using-consultants/practice-directories/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Membership Validation
    History Our Ethos News Events Annual Medal Award ICMCI Contact Us Member Login Forget Password Member Login Enter the email address of your account below to receive your password Membership Validation Potential clients or other interested parties can validate a whether individual consultants are members of IMCA and their membership type and accreditation or b whether practices are members of IMCA and the practice type Simply enter the individual consultant

    Original URL path: http://www.imca.ie/using-consultants/membership-validation/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Code of Conduct
    the member is qualified to perform and in which the client can be served effectively a member will not make any misleading claims and will provide references from other clients if requested Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest A member will disclose at the earliest opportunity any special relationships circumstances or business interests which might influence or impair or could be seen by the client or others to influence or impair the member s judgement or objectivity on a particular assignment This requires the prior disclosure of all relevant personal financial or other business interests that could not be inferred from the description of the services offered In particular this relates to any directorship or controlling interest in any business in competition with the client any financial interest in goods or services recommended or supplied to the client any personal relationship with any individual in the client s employ any personal investment in the client organisation or in its parent or any subsidiary companies any recent or current engagements in sensitive areas of work with directly competitive clients any work for a third party on the opposite side of a transaction e g bid defence acquisitions work for the regulator and the regulated assessing the products of an existing client A member will not serve a client under circumstances which are inconsistent with the member s professional obligations or which in any way might be seen to impair the member s integrity wherever a conflict or potential conflict of interest arises the member will as the circumstances require either withdraw from the assignment remove the source of conflict or disclose and obtain the agreement of the parties concerned to the performance or continuance of the engagement Recruiting A member will not make offers of employment to or engage any member of

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  • 10 Golden Rules
    Market Research Member Resources Consultancy Standard RSS Feeds Useful Links Consultants Network Consultants Network Practice Presentations Regional Networks About Us About Us Officers Board Working Groups Institute History Our Ethos News Events Annual Medal Award ICMCI Contact Us Member Login Forget Password Member Login Enter the email address of your account below to receive your password 10 Golden Rules Describe the job you want done and the things you expect from the assignment as well as the expertise you require Consult with others within your organisation Brief the consultants properly with all pertinent facts See the individual consultant who will do the job and make sure the chemistry between you is right Ask no more than three short listed consultants to provide detailed written proposals Ask for references and follow them up Keep in touch with the progress of the assignment The final report should contain no surprises Aim to get your staff to buy into or own the recommendations by involving them as early as possible in the assignment Be prepared to implement the recommendations and involve your management as well as the consultant For more detailed guidance see Selecting a Consultant and Find a Consultant Using Consultants Using

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  • Become a Member
    News Events Annual Medal Award ICMCI Contact Us Member Login Forget Password Member Login Enter the email address of your account below to receive your password Become a Member The IMCA is the professional institute for management consultants and business advisers in Ireland Our members cover the spectrum of practices from major international to individual specialist practices and embrace a wide range of sectors and expertise Our principal objective is to advance the professions of management consultancy and business advice in Ireland by establishing and maintaining the highest standards of performance and conduct by our members and by promoting the knowledge and skills required for that purpose Membership is open to individual management consultants and business advisers and embraces those with major international practices specialist sole practitioners and those working in State Agencies Management consultancy entails the provision of objective advice and assistance relating to the strategy structure systems management and operations of an organisation in pursuit of its long term purposes and objectives This may include the identification of options with recommendations the provision of additional resources and or the implementation of solutions In summary a consultant provides external advice for organisations that require specialist expertise or an objective

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  • Benefits of Membership
    Events Annual Medal Award ICMCI Contact Us Member Login Forget Password Member Login Enter the email address of your account below to receive your password Benefits of Membership Membership of IMCA enhances your skills and career opportunities through access to an internationally recognised accreditation extensive knowledge resources networking opportunities and professional standards Whether embarking on a consulting career an experienced practitioner or employed by a consulting practice membership will assist you in your working life and career development As an individual you can benefit by Learning through Continuing Professional Development CPD and networking events organised by the Institute Networking and learning in specialist groups regional and IMCA Working Groups Profiling your capabilities on the IMCA website and in the IPA Annual Diary and Working under an internationally recognised Code of Conduct which provides ethical guidance in dealing with clients A comprehensive benefits package is available to members both individual and within practices covering items such as PI insurance car and home insurance health insurance screening office supplies training and online support and various publications As an Accredited Consulting Practice you can benefit by Participation in initiatives to influence the direction and perception of the consultancy profession in Ireland which IMCA can do more effectively than individual practices Projecting consultancy as a vibrant industry playing a key role in the economy through media publicity and government advocacy Confirmation to clients that your consultants have the internationally recognised CMC accreditation with the supporting Code of Conduct Profiling your practice as a leading player in the industry in the IMCA web site IPA diary etc Use of IMCA logo on your letter head publicity material and business cards Access to IMCA client enquiries as a professional practice Enhancing your practice s attractiveness to top quality consultants by Confirmation of consultancy as an important

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  • Individual Member
    offline Application Form complete it and send it to IMCA by post or fax You will need to submit a CV with your application in either case for approval only and your CV will not be accessible on the web site Applicants must study the Code of Professional Conduct before applying Member Certified Management Consultant Certified Management Consultant CMC is an internationally recognised management consultancy qualification based on strict certification requirements relating to competence ethics and independence Only members of ICMCI International Council of Management Consulting Institutes can award the CMC qualification and IMCA is a member of ICMCI CMCs are full Members of IMCA To become a CMC you are required to have at least three years experience in a management consultancy role you need not however be an Associate of IMCA for three years You also need to hold a degree or professional qualification or experience in lieu in exceptional cases The requirements and application procedure are set out in detail here Most individual applicants join IMCA as Associates as a precursor to securing CMC and only in exceptional circumstances can they become a CMC directly Members can also become CMCs through their employment in an Accredited Consulting Practice CMC is a competence based qualification and you must provide evidence of competence experience education and training as a management consultant by Submitting an online Application Form or by downloading and completing an offline Application Form Providing a CV together with a Professional Record and Assignment Study Providing details of three independent referees who can vouch for your competence as a management consultant Corroborating the evidence provided in the Assignment Study and Professional Record at an Assessment Interview with a panel of CMCs Pre induction seminars are held to explain the process and help candidates resolve queries on their applications Since the timing and location of these seminars may not suit all the seminar is also available online through this audio file 45 minutes and accompanying presentation If you cannot listen to the audio file online download it to your PC and play it from there Candidates are asked to verify that they have attended a seminar in person or online before applying Queries can be addressed to IMCA at any stage of the process and mentors can also be appointed to support candidates in their applications Experienced Applicants A streamlined CMC application process applies for applicants with at least two years in a practice leadership role and 10 years consultancy experience or 20 years business consultancy experience Here it is only necessary to submit an Experienced CMC Application Form download here with references and to meet with IMCA for an informal interview Fellow Certified Management Consultant A Fellow must demonstrate competence over a period of five years after becoming a full Member of the Institute The other designations comprise Honorary Fellow Honorary Fellowship is awarded for outstanding service to IMCA and is the highest designation that can be awarded by the Institute Retired Member Members of the Institute

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  • Practice Member
    Consulting Practices ACPs and Registered Consulting Practices RCPs The grades of Associate Member or Fellow apply to members within these practices similarily as they do to individual members Accredited Consulting Practices are larger management consultancy practices whose training and development procedures have been approved by IMCA such that they are authorised to accredit their own management consultants The assumption is that the standards applied by the ACP are at least equivalent to the standard sought from individual applicants ACPs are required to have five or more full time management consultants The current list of IMCA Accredited Consulting Practices can be seen here The assessment by IMCA of an ACP s application follows a two phase process with an initial presentation by the practice on the procedures used in consultant recruitment and development see guidelines followed up by validation of the application of these procedures If the practice receives the ACP designation all management consultants with less than three years experience are enrolled as Associates and those with more than three years experience become Certified Management Consultants CMCs The practice details are initially uploaded using a Practice Sign up Form and an individual Member Sign up Form then submitted for each consultant together with a CV The detailed procedure describing ACP applications is shown here Registered Consulting Practices are management consultacy practices which are managed by Members or Fellows of IMCA who are CMCs and which undertake to adhere to the Institute s Code of Professional Conduct At least 51 of principals must be CMCs and the practice must undertake to encourage eligible members of staff to join IMCA and seek the CMC designation Practices applying to become RCPs will generally have their principals as Members or Fellows and CMCs of IMCA beforehand A registration fee currently 40 per head is

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