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Earning the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Designation

Career GPS: HR Leadership; Function Management

Expand your Career Possibilities

Are you a CHRP or SHRP who provides consulting services to your clients?
Are you interested in getting into consulting?

Earning your Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation will compliment your current designation(s) and lead to more career opportunities.

The CMC education gives a foundation to HRPA members looking to build a consulting career or practice. While the CHRP or SHRP shows a vertical silo or direct knowledge of HR, the CMC designation shows the ability to consult on that knowledge.

“If you are a CHRP looking to improve your capacity as a strategist, the CMC designation will demonstrate to your internal or external clients that you can provide services as a professionally-trained consultant with the value-added breadth of management knowledge across all functions. Truly, the combination of the CHRP and the CMC cannot be beat! “ Alice Kubicek, MBA, CHRP,SHRP, CMC | Managing Director, Global

Add credibility to your practice and tap into a network of other consultants -- thereby increasing your chances of making professional connections.

Learn about the educational and experience requirements and time needed to earn the CMC designation, and discover how joining CMC-Canada will bring added value to your career.

Did you know? The CMC is the only professional management consulting designation recognized in more than 50 countries.


Andrea Vandenberg, Director, Business Development and Communications, CMC-Canada 
In her role as Director of Business Development and Communications Andrea is responsible for advancing the communications objectives of CMC-Canada and all marketing related to member recruitment and retention. She develops and implements strategies designed to raise the profile of the CMC designation among association members, potential members, and other stakeholders, with an emphasis on membership development. After graduating with a B.A. (Honors) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario Andrea took some time to travel throughout Europe and parts of Asia. During this time, she lived and worked for extended periods in The Hague, Paris, and Tokyo. All three were amazing experiences full of friendship, culture, food, and history. Alas, reality set in, and she returned to Canada and completed a post-grad certificate in Corporate Communications at Seneca College. This led to a career in public relations, first at CHUM Limited, then in several boutique PR agencies. Her foray into the world of associations came with a position in marketing at the Treasury Management Association of Canada (TMAC), which helped prepare her for her current role at the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada).
Kevin Schwenker, FCMC , Principal, Schwenker & Associates
Kevin has been active in the fields of human resources development, strategic planning and marketing as a management consultant for over 20 years. He has led a wide range of multi-faceted consulting projects locally, nationally and internationally, for private, public and not-for-profit sector clients. As a national trainer for CMC-Canada, he has taught hundreds of management consultants in introductory and advanced courses for the CMC designation since 1996. In 2001 he was part of the team that introduced the leading edge national program, "The Essentials of Management Consulting ", which he continues to deliver in North America and around the world, both over the internet and in co-located private workshops. Kevin also led the team which re-wrote the recently published “Management Consulting: An Introduction to the Methodologies, Tools and Techniques of the Profession”, part of the CMC-Canada Common Body of Knowledge, In addition to his full time consulting activities, Kevin is a part-time instructor in the MBA program at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, in Halifax, Canada. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor with the privately-held SMOT School of Management in Chennai, India. He has participated and spoken a number of International Management Consulting conferences in Europe, in such locations as Vienna, Prague, Bratislava and Milan. Kevin was awarded his Fellow Certified Management Consultant by CMC-Atlantic Canada in 1999.  He has served as Chair of the Atlantic Institute, and twice on the National Board of the profession in Canada.

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