Connector Newsletter January 2022

Message from the Chair/CEO, Julia Demkowski CMC®



Here is wishing all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. 

On behalf of the National Board of Directors we send many thanks to our volunteers for all you do for IMC USA and thank you to all of our members for choosing IMC USA as your professional association. I am positive you will all be pleased with our Q1 announcements as we continue our goal of building IMC USA to deliver relevant and value-added benefits for professional management consultants.

It’s an exciting time to be a member!

Our 2022 focus includes:

  • More opportunities for you to be part of a community – chapters, regional communities, and communities to learn, connect and find resources
  • New avenues for learning – watch for more information on upcoming Boot Camps, Study Groups and Learning Partner programs
  • Raising the Standards and Excellence bar even higher with pathways and support to earn your CMC®

 In the meantime, we encourage you to check out the links below:

Involved members believe they get more out of their membership by knowing and getting known by other members. This creates relationships, collaborations, and support.

Welcome November - December New Members!

  • Esteban Bedoya,  At-Large, Spring, Texas
  • Tariq Masud, Chicagoland, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Tenisha LeAnn Robinson, At-Large Dayton, Ohio      

Member Stories: What IMC USA Means To Me

A series of stories by our members. Add your story here:

Certified Management Consultant, Angela Dingle, knows the value of her IMC USA membership, no matter where she goes: "I love being able to partner with other members of IMC USA. Whenever and wherever I travel, I check my CRM to find out who I can meet at my destination. I have discovered so many synergies that have led to new business, new associates and lifelong friendships. Membership in IMC USA has afforded my company global business opportunities and a network of like-minded teaming partners."


Angela Dingle CMC®
Ex Nihilo Management, LLC



Consultant Assessment Update:

If you renewed by November 30th, look for an email this month with a link to complete an online survey to get your report. You will also be provided a link to register for a debrief meeting to better understand your results.

Omega Notes is Coming!

Members love to connect and build relationships. Watch for more information on the launch of Omega Notes, an easy and new way to know and interact with fellow members in a variety of ways!

Conference Keynote Feature

Member and Conference Committee Volunteer, Andre Vaccaro meets with keynote speakers Dr. Philip Kotler and José Salibi Neto after our IMC USA 2021 conference.


Certified Management Consultant (CMC®)

The Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) mark is awarded by IMC USA to consultants who have achieved a level of performance that includes professional standards in technical competency and ethics, and global standards in consulting competencies, professional behavior, client and project management, and personal conduct. Learn more today!

Recognition and Awards 

Supporting the Future of IMC USA

 Under the leadership of Dr. Brandon Hamilton, the Student Management Consulting Awards (SMCA) were launched to raise awareness and attract more student members to join the organization. Now, to further support the future of the IMC USA and with the full encouragement of the IMC USA Board, the SMCA Committee is transitioning into the SMC of IMC USA (Student Management Consultants of the Institute of Management Consultants). 

Not only will this committee engage the student members, but beyond delivering content, it will match IMC USA members with students looking for internships. Moreover, it will match students with IMC USA mentors and provide a natural pipeline to help the students move from fresh graduates to emerging consultants to full members of IMC USA to Certified Management Consultants. If you are interested in engaging student interns or mentoring students, please call Dr. Hamilton at [email protected] or 708-897-9379. Plus, if you know of any students who would benefit from this connection, please have them contact our student representative Elizabeth Kemker at [email protected]

Upcoming National & Chapter Events 

IMC USA produces several programs each month. Please visit the online calendar to plan your participation. The majority of these programs are included with your membership! Please visit the online calendar. You may search by category and month.


The Women Consultants Group

Meets on Zoom - Thursday, January 6, at 5 PM Eastern for our monthly discussion. The purpose of the Women Consultants Group is to highlight IMC USA women consultants and facilitate a community that supports the success of all. For more information or to attend the event, contact Jennifer Beever CMC®, MBA by email [email protected] or phone 818-347-4248.


IMC USA Nonprofit Consultants Network

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Nonprofit Consultant Network events:

Tuesday, January 25, 2022  
2:00 – 3:00 pm PT, 3:00 – 4:00 pm MT, 4:00 – 5:00 pm CT; 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET

Nonprofit Consultants Virtual NETWORKING Social Hour

Register at the following link:

Do you consult with nonprofit organizations – or want to learn more about it? This is the place for you!  

In 2022, having a strong network of like-minded nonprofit consultants is critical to our success in this important work.

Building relationships with other nonprofit consultants helps us build our support and referral networks. These social hours are informal opportunities to meet other consultants and chat about topics of interest, build relationships, and explore ways to collaborate.

Facilitated by Linda Howard, CMC.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
8:00-9:00am PT, 9:00-10:00am MT, 10:00-11:00am CT, 11:00am-12:00pm ET 

Register at the following link:

Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Balancing Impact and Selling for Consultants

Strategic planning is always in demand from nonprofit clients. But it can be a tricky service to deliver and sell.  Gary Romano of Civitas Strategies and Greg Nielsen of Nielsen Training and Consulting will share their experience in generating and delivering strategic planning services. Specifically, attendees will learn the key points of value for strategic planning projects to ensure you have an impact with clients as well as best approaches for selling this key service.

Join us for a conversation with Gary Romano and Gregory Nielsen.

Gary Romano, is an award winning strategist, author of Finding Your North Star: A practical, successful approach for nonprofit strategic planning, and  Founder and Principal of Civitas Strategies, LLC.

Gregory Nielsen is President and CEO of Nielsen Training & Consulting, LLC, an experienced nonprofit CEO and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations excel. Gregory is a frequent public speaker on nonprofit leadership and governance.

Want to get involved or be on the mailing list for the IMC USA Nonprofit Consultants Network?

The Nonprofit Consultants Network Steering Committee has vacancies!  We’re looking for IMC USA member leaders with a nonprofit consultant focus and/or nonprofit consulting experience to help plan our programs over the coming year.  Time commitments are 3-4 online meetings a year with some of the best minds in the business! Strengthen your network while giving back to the nonprofit consulting profession by sending us an expression of interest with your CV or Website address to [email protected].   

To sign up for the IMC USA Nonprofit Consultants Network mailing list, send  your name, email address, and organization to [email protected].



There are 10 chapters throughout the United States that serve members on a local basis – including programming and networking. Please click here to determine the closest chapter to your vicinity.


IMC USA Foundation

Message from the IMC USA FOUNDATION Chair, David Norman, FIMC, CMC-AF 

As an IMC USA member, how else can you support your profession and feel good at the same time? A simple click is all it takes. This click allows you to (1) donate to improving your profession, its ethics and education, (2) receive a tax deduction*, and (3) feel good about your gift. What do we mean?  For example, donations will help send students to attend the annual conference to ‘up-their-game’ and demonstrate our interest in their professional success.  Help others by Giving, this is the season. Simply click here.

*IMCUSA Foundation is a 501c3 organization. Your contribution is deductible to the extent allowed by law.  For your reference, the Foundation’s EIN is 46-0971455