Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The Institute of Management Consultants, USA, has awarded international author and Certified Management Consultant Alan Weiss, PhD, CMC, with its prestigious Fellow of IMC USA (FIMC) for distinguished service.
“Alan’s contributions to the ethics and professional performance of management consulting are recognized globally,” said Drumm McNaughton, Chairman of IMC USA. “Not only has Alan been recognized for outstanding service to his clients world-wide, he has fostered professionalism in the industry through the more than 30 books he has authored on the profession of consulting and business development, many of which have become integral parts of curricula at such notable institutions as Wharton School of Business, Villanova and Temple University. Alan continually gives back by sharing his expertise with nonprofit and trade organizations through numerous pro-bono speaking engagements as well as mentoring young professionals”
The award will be presented during a formal ceremony at Confab, IMC’s 32nd annual conference to be held in Reno, Nevada, October 24-27; the largest conference in the US for consultants and by consultants.
Weiss is one of only two dozen individuals in the United States who have been awarded both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation and the Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) designation. The National Speakers Association has previously honored Weiss with its Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and by inducting him into the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame®, making him one of only two people in history to be elected as CPAE and FIMC. He is also the only non-journalist in the 80-year history of the American Press Institute to be granted its Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Peer recognition is a wonderful reward in any profession and I am honored to be held in such high esteem by the profession that has enriched my life in so many ways,” said Weiss. “The fact that I’ve been acknowledged by both IMC and NSA is rare and beyond my expectations”
IMC USA was founded in 1968 with the primary purpose of assuring the public that its members possess ethical standards, professional competence, and independence required to practice as management consultants. IMC USA is the sole certifying body for the United States, authorized to award the Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) designation.
Bette Price, CMC
Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc.