Newsletter December 2019

Ready to surf the wave in 2020

Christmas greetings! As the year draws to an end it is a great opportunity to reflect on the year that has been – although if you are like me you are probably more head down trying to reach all those pre-Christmas deadlines as the 25th fast approaches!

Council members have worked hard this year to make IMC a professional family providing support, networking and professional growth opportunities for members. In 2019 we have re-established our meeting base in Wellington at Victoria University’s Pipitea campus by the Railway Station – this a great place to catch up and a number of meaty topics have been discussed and debated.

We also have a brand new website which is linked behind the scenes to a membership database. This has enabled us to integrate our back office operations properly for the first time. It has been a very busy period and I am grateful to Council members and the volunteer contributions of others throughout the year.

As we wrap up a successful 2019 we have set ourselves up for a bumper year in 2020. We are ready to surf the wave of momentum we have built up! We have an agreement with MBIE to provide professional services training in February 2020 and we are just finalising some additional training opportunities. Our monthly events schedule is also shaping up nicely. In addition 2020 is IMC New Zealand’s 50th anniversary – so help us celebrate in style!

Jacquie Hamer CMC, President

On behalf of IMC New Zealand, I wish you all the best for the Christmas season, summer holidays and the New Year. I hope you have the opportunity to spend time relaxing with family, friends and loved ones – and I hope the weather also plays its part! We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and helping you build your networks, develop your knowledge and grow your practices in 2020.

Upcoming Events

February Masterclass – Essential Skills for Providing Professional Services

Presented by IMC New Zealand and hosted by MBIE, this is an interactive workshop for providers of professional services. It focuses on ways to deliver value to clients, how to operate as a professional services provider and the ethical standards and code of conduct expected for professional services.

Participants will be provided with context, tools and techniques to understand the role and responsibilities of professional services providers under the All-of-Government panel. At the same time the skills development is designed to also be relevant to independent engagements where high professional standards and accountability are expected.

The Masterclass is presented by Kevin Schwenker FCMC, ROES a national trainer for CMCCanada and international trainer for CMC-Global Institute.

The cost of the event is a very competitive $200 plus GST for IMC members or $300 plus GST for non-members. Each session is designed for a maximum of 30 attendees so book quickly at

It may be possible to add additional days either in Wellington or at other locations such as Christchurch or Auckland – if you are interested in attending either of these let us know

Wellington Monthly Event Thursday 27 February

Kevin will also present on “Getting in Sync with the Digital Age” at our first monthly members’ event of the year. More information will be circulated and available on the website shortly.

New IMCNZ Website

All members should have received a password to access the Members area of the website. Here you can complete your Professional Development return, provide a public profile, update your details, make payments and access additional resource material. If you have not received a password, or are having any difficulties, please let us know.

Membership Renewal and Professional Development Returns

You will shortly receive a membership renewal notice with a link to pay online. If you are not yet a member you can now also apply and join online. New members joining from 1 December each year will pay the next year’s membership fee and nothing for December.

Our membership categories are Student, Associate and Professional and the annual subscription fee that we reduced in 2019 remains at the same level.

2019 Membership class and fee2020 Membership class and fee
Student $60+GST Student $60+GST
Associate $200+GST Associate $200+GST
Professional $300+GST Professional $300+GST
Fellow $300+GST Fellow $300+GST

You can also file your 2019 PD return online at To retain active membership Professional members must complete a minimum of 30 hours PD annually, and Associates 20 hours. Attendance at our regular events counts towards this.

ICMCI Update

ICMCI Surveys

CMC-Global is supporting research into the value of the CMC designation. The first stage aims to identify the features of CMC that consultants find most valuable and a short survey can be completed here Survey participation. A summary will be circulated once the data has been analysed.

The ICMCI Professional Standards Committee are currently updating their professional standards to ensure they address clients’ needs. They are conducting a survey to identify the important issues for clients in selecting a consultant. They have requested CMC’s conduct an interview with one or more of their clients, with responses due by 31 January. If you would like a copy of the survey, or to submit a response, please email Reema Nasser

CMC Global Conference – Beirut, Lebanon 5-6 October 2020

The next CMC Global Conference is in Lebanon. The conference promotional video can be viewed here: CMC Conference 2020 video

Asia-Pacific Hub Meeting Yerevan, Armenia 5-7 May 2020

Watch the meeting promotional video here: Asia Pacific Hub 2020 video.

Your Council

Jacquie Hamer, President Wellington
Scott Rodgers, Vice President Wellington
Gurdeep Talwar, SecretaryAuckland
Michael Iddon, Treasurer Auckland
Karen Clarke Wellington
Phil Guerin Wellington