IC News December 2019

An update of all things IC

A warm welcome to our December Newsletter!

Please let me introduce myself as the new Chair of the Institute of Consulting Advisory Committee (ICAC); a consultant with 10 years’ experience both internally and externally, across the private and public sectors.

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I’ve been a CMI member for 8 years, previously sat on the Young Management Consultancies Association Board, and have had the pleasure of serving on the ICAC for 4 years. A huge thank you to Ian Watson who stepped down as ICAC Chair in October, following a period of excellent leadership, where he kept our course strong and steady.

We are currently looking to recruit two new members of the IC Advisory Committee. So if you’d like to volunteer your time (4 meetings per annum) to help influence our future direction please register your interest via membership@iconsulting.org.uk and we’ll send you more information.

As we navigate this sometimes chaotic and risky period, the UK consulting industry has an incredibly important and prominent role to play for our clients. The General Election poses more questions regarding Brexit, public expenditure, supply chain, people movement and climate change. Complex change lies within our profession also, with regulatory change, a focus on work/life balance and diversity, and new ways of working emerging. We do however remain the single occupation perfectly positioned to advise, lead, and manage results for our clients, via professional and ethical engagements. Now more than ever I see the value of what the Institute of Consulting and Chartered Management Institute deliver, and the advancement the Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) award will drive. I hope together over the coming year we can drive step-changes in how our occupation is viewed and the benefits we deliver.

In this issue we explore progress of the ChMC and give you the opportunity to register for the pilot, influencing the development of this incredibly important award. Simon Haslam launches our next issue of the Management Consultancy Journal, and we talk all things Nassau, reflecting on the recent International Committee of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) conference.

If you’d like to be featured in future newsletters please do contact membership@iconsulting.org.uk.

With best wishes for a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.


Maximillian Pullen CMgr MCMI MIC
Chair, Institute of Consulting Advisory Committee

Your time to get Chartered?

As you’ll be aware from previous newsletters we’ve been working over the last eighteen months to launch the new Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) award. Your opportunity to get involved is fast approaching and we’ll be offering the opportunity for you to be assessed for ChMC from May 2020.

We’re looking for experienced management consultants to be part of the first wave of independent consultant assessments and so if you already have seven years of experience and/or hold the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) award we’d love to get you involved. If you’d like to register your interest please complete the registration form linked below and we’ll come back to you in the New Year with more information on the assessment.

Register your interest

New edition of the IC journal

In the fourth edition of the Management Consulting Journal we explore authentic leadership development, why technical expertise is not enough, the flexibility of internal consulting and much more.

Access the journal

ICMCI global conference

This year the ICMCI’s global conference was held in Nassau in the Bahamas.

Presentations that were delivered at the conference are available for you to to view.

View the presentations

Your views are needed

Research into the value of the CMC certification

ICMCI is supporting a Master's student at London's Westminster University to research the value of the CMC certification across the world.

The first stage of this research aims to identify the features of CMC that consultants find valuable.

The research student has designed a short survey for consultants to complete. We would be grateful if you would consider contributing your opinions by completing this survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes. All responses to the survey are confidential.


Take the Survey