Certification Courses

  • Ethical behaviour: best practices of management consultants

    The goal of Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices of Management Consultants is to acquaint consultants with the challenges associated with maintaining professional standards and best practices in the profession. While the course is primarily directed at management consultants, the material is applicable to those offering advisory services in other genres, including accounting, technology, and human resources.

    In an interactive setting, participants explore how to avoid, and resolve, ethical dilemmas frequently faced by consultants.

    This is a blended course that has three components: a self-paced online module, a 3hr live virtual classroom session and an online exam. In order to participate fully in the Zoom online class, you will need a reliable internet connection, a working webcam and a computer microphone,

    Course length: 5hrs  (1.5hrs online module & 3.5hrs live classroom)
    BEFORE ENROLLING - LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE
    ​​​​​​Date: Wednesday March 24, 2021
    Time:  2pm - 5:30pm ET
    Location: Online
    Cost: Member $495/Non-Members  $625

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    ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

    Dynamic and interactive, the Essentials of Management Consulting (EMC) course is valuable to management consultants wanting to deliver superior value to their clients, to anyone who is considering becoming a management consultant, to those looking to fine-tune or supplement their management consulting toolkit and skills, and to any member who is pursuing the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.

    The Essentials of Management Consulting focuses on three core consulting competencies:
    • Helping clients assess their current situation, including the business challenges and opportunities they can address to improve upon the present.
    • Helping clients develop strategies for growth and development.
    • Helping clients address change management processes while implementing recommendations.
    To develop your strengths in these areas, the course covers:
    • The five stages of the consulting process and the deliverables associated with each stage.
    • Introduction to consulting tools and techniques used during the various stages of the consulting process especially in Diagnosis and Action Planning.
    • The importance of considering all six functional areas of organization management (Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Finance, Operations, Information Technology, and Marketing) during a consulting assignment.
    • Teamwork using Tuckman's forming, storming, norming, performing (and adjourning) model, including teambuilding tools and techniques and opportunities for both co-located and virtual teamwork activities.
    • Client Communications, including simulated milestone presentations and meetings with a client and key written reports associated with the consulting process.
    • Change Management, including tools and techniques related to assessing change readiness and understanding absorptive capacity.

    The Essentials of Management Consulting is a blended course and is offered online. The course has 2 components: a self-paced online module to be completed first and then 6 live virtual classroom sessions. The virtual classroom component is 6 weeks in length. Each virtual classroom is 3hrs in length, however budget additional time each week to complete the assignments and group work. 

    You must achieve an attendance of 80% to successfully complete the class. The live virtual classroom sessions are scheduled for:

    • Wednesday April 6
    • Wednesday April 13
    • Wednesday April 20
    • Wednesday April 27
    • Wednesday May 5
    • Wednesday May 12
    Course length: 20hrs
    However, please be aware that there are homework assignments and additional time must be budgeted for completing those outside of the class hours.
    BEFORE ENROLLING - LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE
    Date: Wednesdays, April 6 - May 12, 2021
    Time: 2pm - 5pm ET
    Location: Online
    Cost: Member $1,485/Non-Member $1,875

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  • Ethical behaviour: best practices of management consultants

    The goal of Ethical Behaviour: Best Practices of Management Consultants is to acquaint consultants with the challenges associated with maintaining professional standards and best practices in the profession. While the course is primarily directed at management consultants, the material is applicable to those offering advisory services in other genres, including accounting, technology, and human resources.

    In an interactive setting, participants explore how to avoid, and resolve, ethical dilemmas frequently faced by consultants.

    This is a blended course that has three components: a self-paced online module, a 3hr live virtual classroom session and an online exam. In order to participate fully in the Zoom online class, you will need a reliable internet connection, a working webcam and a computer microphone,

    Course length: 5hrs  (1.5hrs online module & 3.5hrs live classroom)
    BEFORE ENROLLING - LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE
    ​​​​​​Date: Friday September 21, 2021
    Time:  2pm - 5:30pm ET
    Location: Online
    Cost: Member $495/Non-Members  $625

    REGISTRATION COMING SOON


    ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

    Dynamic and interactive, the Essentials of Management Consulting (EMC) course is valuable to management consultants wanting to deliver superior value to their clients, to anyone who is considering becoming a management consultant, to those looking to fine-tune or supplement their management consulting toolkit and skills, and to any member who is pursuing the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation.

    The Essentials of Management Consulting focuses on three core consulting competencies:
    • Helping clients assess their current situation, including the business challenges and opportunities they can address to improve upon the present.
    • Helping clients develop strategies for growth and development.
    • Helping clients address change management processes while implementing recommendations.
    To develop your strengths in these areas, the course covers:
    • The five stages of the consulting process and the deliverables associated with each stage.
    • Introduction to consulting tools and techniques used during the various stages of the consulting process especially in Diagnosis and Action Planning.
    • The importance of considering all six functional areas of organization management (Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Finance, Operations, Information Technology, and Marketing) during a consulting assignment.
    • Teamwork using Tuckman's forming, storming, norming, performing (and adjourning) model, including teambuilding tools and techniques and opportunities for both co-located and virtual teamwork activities.
    • Client Communications, including simulated milestone presentations and meetings with a client and key written reports associated with the consulting process.
    • Change Management, including tools and techniques related to assessing change readiness and understanding absorptive capacity.

    The Essentials of Management Consulting is a blended course and is offered online. The course has 2 components: a self-paced online module to be completed first and then 6 live virtual classroom sessions. The virtual classroom component is 6 weeks in length. Each virtual classroom is 3hrs in length, however budget additional time each week to complete the assignments and group work. 

    You must achieve an attendance of 80% to successfully complete the class. The live virtual classroom sessions are scheduled for:

    • Friday October 1
    • Friday October 8
    • Friday October 15
    • Friday October 22
    • Friday October 29
    • Friday November 5
    Course length: 20hrs
    However, please be aware that there are homework assignments and additional time must be budgeted for completing those outside of the class hours.
    BEFORE ENROLLING - LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE
    Date: Fridays, October 1 - November 5, 2021
    Time: 2pm - 5pm ET
    Location: Online
    Cost: Member $1,485/Non-Member $1,875

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  • Shilpa Stocker,  MBA, FCMC

    Location: Lethbridge
    Years Consulting: 25 yrs
    Member since: 1992

    As a professional management consultant, I am passionate about assisting clients to achieve success in their ventures and initiatives through client-centred and client-oriented management consulting. Committed to long-term partnerships with my clients, I develop trust from the start of the engagement. I take the time to identify the root cause of the problem and use my strong analytical skills to achieve results. I work towards integrated, responsive business solutions. I create value-added relationships with clients based on quality and excellence. I help clients succeed. I am adaptable, flexible and have an acute curiosity and eagerness to learn about new organizational cultures. Clients have described me as a caring, understanding, objective, results-oriented individual who works with them to provide practical solutions. I am dedicated to providing excellent value to clients, relying on extensive experience, efficient delivery and a tailored approach to meeting each client's unique needs. I focus on providing high quality analysis, practical advice and fresh perspective. I offer customized training and bottom-line success proven results.

    Favourite thing about being a CMC?: The ability to help clients with their opportunities and challenges and learning from them and assignments to improve the depth and breadth of my understanding.

    “When I was 6, my dream job was”: Fashion Designer.

    Get in touch: LinkedIn

    Murray Kronick, FCMC

    Location:  Ottawa
    Years Consulting: over 30
    Member since: 1986

    Mr. Murray Kronick has over 30 years of experience in management consulting, and is a Subject Matter Expert in Performance Management.   Murray’s approach is client-focused, forward-thinking and results-oriented, particularly on business and technology-based initiatives.

    Murray has contributed to the business objectives of a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients in both Canada and the United States.  He has been involved in many project domains such as strategic planning, business case preparation, outcomes planning, performance measurement,  portfolio optimization, investment governance, business process reengineering and change management.

    Murray is the Past President of the non-profit volunteer-run Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) and a current member of the Board of the Directors and of the Annual Symposium Committee, supporting best practices in Results-Based Management. 

    Murray is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC), as well as the Founding President of the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.  He has been the Lead Instructor for both the Essentials of Management Consulting and Ethical Behaviour for Management Consultants courses on behalf of CMC-Canada since 2009.  He also teaches Management Consulting at the MBA level at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

    Favourite thing about being a CMC?:  The variety of organizations that I work with and the help that I provide to the people who are passionate about the mission and vision of their organizations.  Seeing  them change for the better as a result of my management consulting intervention is extremely rewarding.

    “If I wasn’t a management consultant, I’d be”: If I wasn’t a management consultant, I’d be an executive in a technology firm, bringing new ideas and innovations to life and into the hands of businesses and consumers.

    Get in touch: LinkedIn

    Raoul Ménès, FCMC, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, CIA, CCEP-I, CFI, CFE, CRMA, CCSA, C.Adm.

    Location: Montréal
    Years Consulting: 25 yrs
    Member since: 2001

    Raoul Ménès is the Founder and Managing Director of the Ménès Consulting Group, LLC (www.menescg.com), a management consultancy focused on Internal Audit (IA), Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Corporate Training.

    He possesses over 25 years’ experience in optimizing internal audit activities and managing critical business risks. He has strong risk-based assessment experience and thorough knowledge in audit, governance, compliance and accounting. He has deep expertise in fraud risk assessment, interview and interrogation, fraud detection, investigation and employee theft examinations.

    He is a multilingual Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA), Fellow Certified Management Accountant (FCMA), Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) and a Chartered Administrator (C.Adm.) He also holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a Baccalaureate in Management Accounting.

    Likewise, he holds the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

    Since 2015, he is a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Audit Committee and since 2020 is a Trustee for The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Internal Audit Foundation.

    Favourite thing about being a CMC? (up to 50words): Assisting clients in maximizing their value

    "My dream job when I was 6yrs old was”: Professional Hockey Player… for the Montréal Canadiens! Go Habs Go!

    Get in touch: LinkedIn

    Judy Murphy, CMC
    Husam Sha'ath, CMC

    A seasoned Management Consultant, Trainer and Practitioner in the fields of Strategic Management, Implementation Management, Corporate Transformations, Change Management and Project & Program Management.  The Founder and President of FORTE Management Consulting Inc., a Management Consulting and Training firm based in Toronto.  Prior to that, was a Principal Consultant in the Corporate and Operations Strategy Group with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting in Toronto.

    Implemented projects and business transformations in a number of industries across engineering and business functional areas.  Initiated and managed to completion projects in systems implementation, organisational restructuring, maintenance best practices and benchmarking, organisational design, product launches, quality management, aircraft heavy maintenance, and power generation equipment overhauls. 

    Designed, developed, and facilitates courses in Strategic Management; Project Management; Change Management; Leadership; Creativity & Innovation; and Communications.  Currently teaches at the University of Toronto - School of Continuing Studies (SCS), and other academic institutions on a part-time basis.  A regular keynote speaker at events for the PMI and other professional associations in Canada and elsewhere.

    Involved with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada), was the Chair of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter Council and was member of a number of Committees at the Association over several years.

    Favourite thing about being a CMC?: Being a CMC allows me to be on top of business and management developments, which would keep me intellectually stimulated, and that’s the knowledge dimension.  Then there’s the interpersonal dimension, where I would work with my clients to share my knowledge and experience to help them reach their business objectives.

    “If I wasn’t a management consultant, I’d be”: A Management Consultant!

    Get in Touch: LinkedIn

    Chris Harper, CMC
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