What's Happening at IMC? - 2021 October Edition

The big news for October is….

The National IMC Symposium ‘Collaborating for Success’ is on Friday 15 October – have you registered yet?

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker - Dr Phil Kowalick.   

Phil is one of Australia’s foremost thought leaders in the field of intelligence, law enforcement and security and has an impressive and fascinating background in the field. He has extensive experience in management consulting across all of these fields and more and will provide a fascinating perspective on how he sees the challenges and opportunities ahead for management consultants and how we can leverage collaboration in this new normal.

Our other speakers include:                                             
  • Matthew Barry, Senior Industry Analyst, IBISWorld 
  • Sharon Bailey, Deputy-Director General, Qld Government Procurement, Dept of Energy and Public Works
  • Melissa Anderson, Director, Entrepreneur’s Program 
  • John Burkett, CEO, Advicepoint & Non-Executive Chairman, Appenate
  • Nina Fountain, Founder and Workplace Strategist, Transformed Teams
  • Steve Ibbotson, Director, SIPOC6 
  • Anne-Maree Coyne, Senior Consultant, Modus Management
  • Steve Turner, Director, People and Performance 
  • Dianne Semmens, Managing Director, Acacia Consulting
  • Kimberly Sack, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Deltek
  • Dr Alan Blackman MIMC CMC-AF Emeritus

Check out the program  and Register Now to get your Early Bird discount!

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 14 October 2021, 3:00pm AEST | 4:00pm AEDT - all welcome to attend

IMC Annual General Meeting will be held online on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 3:00pm AEST | 4:00pm AEDT. 

We hope you will join us to hear the highlights of the past year and an outline of the plans ahead for the 2021/22 year. You can register to attend via the website or lodge an Apology and Proxy Form if you are unable to attend. The notice of meeting, Agenda and Apology and Proxy Form is available for download on our website. The 2020/21 Annual Report will shortly be available for download on our Governance page.

Are you ISO 20700 trained yet?

The last ISO 20700 Self-Declaration Checklist Training course for the year is on 10 November 2021 

The course is open to all practising management consultants and attendance at the training allows you to display the ‘Trained In ISO 20700’ logo on your marketing collateral, and electronically ‘stamp’ your project documentation as conforming to the Standard. Join our experienced trained trainers who have a wealth of consulting and standards experience as they take you through ISO 20700 and the Checklist. Click here to go to our Events page and register for the training. Or click here to learn more about ISO 20700.

New 'On Demand' page on the website for IMC members

Missed attending one of the great webinars earlier this year? Can’t find the link to a webinar you attended in your emails? No longer a problem because as a member of IMC you can now access recordings and slides of past webinars via the new ‘On Demand’ page. 

Login and go to Events/PD and click on On Demand in the drop down menu or click on this link. We will also be transferring recordings of earlier webinars across to build the library so check back often. This is a great resource and benefit to our members as part of your membership subscription. 

Asia Pacific and International news …

Latest ICMCI news ..

ICMCI’s 8th Annual CMC Conference is online on 14 October 2021 9:00 – 14:30 UTC with four informative sessions focussing on Agility, Automation, Future and Results. The sessions are free. Click here to learn more and to register.

The ICMCI Annual Meeting of Delegates will also be held online on 14 October 2021 with two sessions, 6:00 – 7:30 UTC and 15:00 – 16:30 UTC held over 24 hours. IMC’s newly appointed ICMCI Delegate, Dr Alan Blackman, has been nominated for an ICMCI Board Director role and we are very much hoping that his nomination is successful. It would be excellent for IMC to be represented at the international level through a Director position on the ICMCI Board. We wish him every good luck in the voting! The ICMCI Board Chair role will also be vacated this year by the current Chair, Dwight Mihalicz from CMC-Canada. IMC Australia has had a number of ICMCI Board Chairs in the past including Tim Millar, John Bielenberg and Richard Elliott. Both John and Richard are now Emeritus members. 

IMC will soon be participating in our Triennial Assessment with ICMCI to confirm the rigour of our CMC certification process for ongoing membership of ICMCI. This is a rigorous and important activity and we are confident that we will pass with flying colours! Our new ‘light touch’ CMC re-certification process for those who were awarded their certification more than three years ago will be included in this assessment prior to its release to the membership. Stay tuned for news of the CMC Recertification process very soon!

Industry Partner news …

 Tips for successful IT transformation from Deltek

For those involved in supporting your clients with IT transformation, the latest case study from Deltek describing the key tips from the complex task of transitioning their client’s ecosystem of varied IT systems into the one platform makes informative reading.


Cyber insurance - Marsh explain what's myth and what's not? 

With the increasing prevalence of cyber crime, it is imperative to consider cyber insurance. Many of us are sceptical about what this insurance actually covers.
Marsh set the record straight in this article explaining that cyber insurance is an essential component of a comprehensive cyber risk management program, and a worthwhile investment for business.  

Do you know Marsh has a YouTube channel? Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/themarshchannel

Webinars on Cyber, impacts of Covid-19, managing Employer’s Liability during a crisis, shaping your risk management, worldwide trends. Short or long webinars, worldwide or just the Pacific; it is there. Use the filters to access the content that you need.

IMC wishes to acknowledge the ongoing support of our valued industry Partners, Deltek and Marsh.  Please consider contacting them with regards to software or insurance solutions that are tailored to IMC members’ and clients’ needs, and visit their websites for the latest thought leadership articles and research.


Please reach out if there is anything that IMC can do to further support you to support your clients or you have a contribution of interest to our membership and subscribers and please follow us on the LinkedIn company page and Group page.

Kind regards

Christine Cox
FIMC CMC B Ed Dip Consultancy
Executive Officer
W: www.imc.org.au