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Maximize your consulting potential.

This intensive 21-hour course covers the consulting basics. Gain the knowledge, methods, and tools that are critical to success as a management consultant.

This team–based learning method covers essential tools and processes most often used by successful management consultants, including:

·      write effective proposals;

·      assess client needs;

·      make fact-based recommendations;

·      develop and implement action plans;

·      manage change; and

·      team-building and team-work.

“It was a good decision to lay down my consulting tools for 3 days to see what I was missing…lots. The event and delivery was most productive, even for an old consultant like myself.”

Brian Pleet, Partner, Consulting, Business Development Bank of Canada

This course benefits anyone who works, or plans to work as a consultant. It is the foundation course to earn the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation - the competency-based, internationally-recognized, professional standard and qualification for management consultants.


CMC‐Canada delivers excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession. CMC‐Canada was a founding member of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).

“I highly recommend this course delivered through CMC-Canada. No matter what stage you are at in your business career, the Essentials of Management Consulting course will provide you with practical tools and methods that can be applied to improve organizational effectiveness, change management, teamwork, and communications.”

“Sheila. Thank you for leading us through the Ethical Behaviour course and also the Essentials of Management Consulting course. Both were an excellent use of my time and money well spent.”  Nicole C.

This course is taught by Sheila Carruthers, MBA, FCMC, SCMP