Institute of Management Consultants and Trainers -Jordan Holds General Assembly
The Institute of Management Consultants and Trainers (IMC-Jordan) held its General Assembly last week, bringing together all its stakeholders for a review of the previous year’s activity. Alongside its ordinary meeting during which the IMC’s financial and management reports were accepted, an extraordinary meeting was held to consider and approve a change in the institute’s by-laws. This was followed by a celebratory iftar meal honouring members and distinguished guests. The event was sponsored by three IMC-Jordan members, Deloitte as a main sponsor, as well as Palma Consulting and Arabian Business Consultants for Development.
It is clear that 2011 has been a highly active year for IMC-Jordan, with its total number of members climbing to 240. Through a project funded by the European Union in cooperation with Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) IMC-Jordan was able to embark on a regional activity to improve opportunities for exporting Jordanian management consultancy and training services to other Arab markets. Two trade missions to Oman and UAE took place to enhance knowledge sharing and promote Jordanian expertise in this field. The IMC-Jordan also developed a system of classification for the different types of management consultants, part of its long-term strategy to effectively classify the profession in Jordan and raise it to international standards. Their efforts were praised and endorsed by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes and JEDCO. A new certificate was also launched, that of the Associate Management Consultant (AMC), to cater for part-time professionals and internal consultants.
Commenting on the General Assembly, Tamara Abdel Jaber, CMC and Chair of IMC-Jordan said: “I would like to thank all our members for their continued support over recent years, and the members of the board and executive management team for their efforts in supporting our activities during difficult economic conditions in Jordan and the region. The current situation does demand more encouragement from IMC-Jordan members to develop stronger links with our institute and to be more proactive in participating in its activities. This will help the executive and administrative staff to realise our shared vision and objectives, enhancing our ability to serve our members and the wider community of management consultants and trainers.”
IMC-Jordan also expressed its gratitude towards the main event sponsor, Deloitte, as well as Palma and ABCD – all consulting firms and members of the institute. JEDCO were thanked for their continued support for the profession and IMC-Jordan, BDO for generously volunteering in carrying out the financial audit for the year 2011 and announcing the same for the current year, and the Aref Al Hassan accounting firm for their accounting services in 2011. Looking forward to this year, the IMC also thanked Ernst & Young LLP in advance for volunteering their accountancy services.