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St. Lucia Ahead With Management Consultants

ECONOMIST Dr. Claudius Preville
ECONOMIST Dr. Claudius Preville

THE Association of Management Consultants (Saint Lucia) Ltd. (AMCS), has announced that nine of its members recently received international certification and are now Certified Management Consultants (CMCs).

They join Dr.Vasantha Chase, Saint Lucia’s first CMC, bringing the number of CMCs in Saint Lucia to 10, the highest number in the Caribbean. Of the 26 CMCs in the Caribbean, Barbados follows Saint Lucia with 5, Trinidad and Tobago 4, Jamaica 2, Suriname 2, Bahamas 2 and Dominica 1.

CMC is a unique and worldwide competence standard for individual management consultants, making the CMC designation a clear endorsement of global expertise which earns the trust and business of clients worldwide.

The certification process is rigorous and includes participation in a Principles of Management Consulting course, undertaking an ethics exam and a psychometric test, preparation of three Engagement Summaries under the guidance of a mentor and an oral assessment.

Saint Lucia has now achieved the highest number of CMCs in the region, as Dr. Chase, the President of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (a member institute of the International Council of Management Consulting Institute), was the mentor for all the nine Saint Lucian candidates during the preparation for certification.

Dr. Chase herself is a Management Consultant with practices in Saint Lucia and the British Virgin Islands and has been a practising consultant for the last eight years, having previously served as the Director of Social and Sustainable Development in the OECS.

The nine CMCs who have now received membership into the esteemed international community of management consultants are Agnes Francis, Dr. Claudius Preville, Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel, Keith Millar, LuvetteLouisy, Dr. Stephen Louis, TheclaDeterville, Vimla St. Hill and Wilton Bleasdille.

Commenting on this sterling achievement, Preville acknowledged the financial contribution made by the SLCSI which spurred the AMCS into action.

He said: “The SLCSI through its Executive Director Yvonne Agard, has been a steady hand of support to the AMCS and in advocating for the services sector in general to be recognised and provided with the appropriate policy environment to succeed and contribute to national development.”

Dr.Preville also noted that this international certification, paves the way for both the public and private sector to recognize the valuable resource which exists right here in Saint Lucia to support business and national development.

The Association of Management Consultants of St Lucia (AMCS) was established in 2005 as a non-profit organisation and is founded as an association of professional individuals dedicated to the advancement of the management consulting industry. Its mission is to advance the profession of Management Consulting by enhancing the quality of services provided to the business community and the public sector. To this end, the Association promotes high standards in the conduct of management consulting; serves as a resource of special skills and expertise; serves as a support body for the profession; and anticipates and responds to present and future needs and uses within the industry.

Each member has to affirm to a code of professional ethics and in addition, the association has a Code of Professional Conduct that members must adhere to which speaks to professional attitude and behaviour such as independence, objectivity and integrity.

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