Coming of a tumultuous hurricane season and heading into what is projected as being an above average hurricane season, Caribbean consultants are joining their colleagues from the around the globe in a celebration creativity and progressiveness on International Consultants Day.  

The first Thursday in June has been recognized as International Consultants Day for the past fourteen years and the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) join its fellow institutes, collegial members and other consultants in the milestone celebrations.  

CICMC fresh of celebrating its 10th Anniversary and the successful conclusion of its annual conference in Curacao, this past April, continues to spotlight and celebrate the strong intrinsic values that the institute and members bring to the region.  CICMC also highlights its affiliation with their umbrella organization, the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), its 56 regional institutes and 56,000 consultants.  This speaks to access to an extensive regional and global network, for our members and, by extension, the communities we serve.

In the Caribbean, recognizing that members are drawn from throughout CARIFORUM and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), we focus on seeking commonalities and formulating network partnerships, to strengthen our service offerings to clients and key stakeholders.  Today as we celebrate these strengths, we challenge our governments and key stakeholders to tap into this deep reservoir of talent and resources, which so many external entities are tapping into.

This week, in addition to International Consultants’ Day celebrations, CICMC members have also celebrated the ‘one year’ anniversary of the first global standard on services, ISO 20700: 2017 Guidelines for management consultancy services.   ICMCI was instrumental in the crystallization of this standard and has just concluded its first round of ‘train the trainer’ sessions. CICMC participated in this training and will be introducing the standard and underlying processes to the Caribbean region.  

As the capacity building champion for regional consultants, CICMC plans to focus its efforts throughout 2018 on advocating for the enactment of enabling legislation for management consultants, lobbying governments for equal access for members, capacity building training for professional consultants and public service education, re the pros and cons of utilising regional consultants. 

As we mark this milestone, we remain most appreciative of our role in the region, as thought leaders and the drivers of innovation. This translates to our commitment to the promotion of knowledge and interaction among our member and quality services to the Caribbean community.  In this vein, we will continue to seek to attract and utilise the skills and experiences of specialists and young consultants, by tailoring committee and outreach programs to address the professional developmental needs of these groups.   By extension, we fully expect that these initiatives will encourage members to interactively support national development efforts and use their competences and expertise to advance growth in their individual jurisdictions. 

Finally, of equal importance, today we also recognize and thank our regional stakeholders for their ongoing support.  Our progress and positive trajectory would not have been possible without them.

CICMC also takes this opportunity to invite all interested consultants to learn more about the work of and membership in CICMC.  Please visit our website: or contact   

Author: connycimc