General Conditions

Membership of the Institute is available to:

  • Business Coaches whose principal activity is the practice of business, executive and leadership coaching whether they are self-employed or employees of a firm in public practice.
  • Internal Coaches whose employers are not engaged in the public practice of coaching for a fee.
  • Academics who coach or conduct bona fide research into the profession of coaching in business.
Members also satisfy the standards required by the Institute in respect of qualifications, experience, and personal qualities. Members are entitled to use the post-nominal designated for the particular grade membership. Membership grades are:

Membership Levels

Professional Code of Ethics

All members agree to abide by the Institute’s Code of Ethics which is approved by the ICMCI.
  • Maintain a professional approach, attitude and behaviour in all our dealings with clients, the general public and fellow members.
  • Accept assignments only for which we are qualified and where our objectivity, independence or integrity will not be impaired.
  • Base our client recommendation on impartial observations, responsible opinion, pertinent facts and practical considerations.
  • Ensure our anticipated benefits are obtainable and realistic.
  • Disclose timeously to clients all financial or other interests in recommended goods or services.
  • Maintain a professional approach, attitude and behaviour in all our dealings with clients, the general public and fellow members.
  • Accept assignments only for which we are qualified and where our objectivity, independence or integrity will not be impaired.
  • Base our client recommendation on impartial observations, responsible opinion, pertinent facts and practical considerations.
  • Ensure our anticipated benefits are obtainable and realistic.
  • Disclose timeously to clients all financial or other interests in recommended goods or services.

Benefits of Membership

The full benefit of membership can best be achieved through active participation in Chapter and National Activities. Some of the many benefits of membership and participation to consider are:

Members are graded according to skills and experience and are required to abide by a Code of Professional Conduct. Private and public sector clients recognise members as respectable and reliable sources of professional advice.

Activities of the Institute facilitate networking with fellow professionals. Members may meet to exchange ideas and look towards cooperative opportunities. In addition, we have created an open LinkedIn group for members and non-members, one for CMCs only and one for council members. The last two are closed to applications only. To join a particular group, please click on the relevant link on our home page.

The Institute maintains a comprehensive database designed to offer a choice of consultants that can be selected by a variety of skills, industry experience and geographical location. This is a valuable tool that is regularly upgraded and offers well-targeted information for the discerning client.

Being an active part of Chapter activities provides many benefits including social days, practice development, special speakers, and focused seminars. The effectiveness of any chapter or special interest group depends on individual participation and commitment.

CMCs are entitled to submit their business cards for publication on the website and on www.globalcmc.com annually. The directories listings are free.

Newsletters are produced regularly throughout the year. These discuss relevant management consulting issues and information and are a regular update forum for Institute members.

The IMCSA issues regular mailers informing recipients of opportunities, collaboration requests, international news, special offers, training programmes and more.

Members can attend accredited professional development programmes, in order to remain current with developing trends. Training programmes can be run in-house on demand or by schedule as indicated in our mass mailers as and when interest is sufficient to warrant a public programme.

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Individual Coaching Membership

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