Membership Association Of Management Consultants

Members

Our membership comprises of individuals and companies who are all leaders in their respective fields. We span the spectrum of all economic sectors in Saint Lucia and throughout the Caribbean.

Membership and Benefits

A. Classes of Membership
  1. The Association shall be composed of individuals not organizations.
  2. Three classes of membership shall be established: Professional, Associate, and Honorary.
  3. Admission to membership shall be through the Membership Committee and according to criteria and procedures established by the Membership Committee and approved by the Board from time to time.
  4. Individuals who continue to meet the requirements for each class of membership and have been accepted into membership shall have equal rights as set forth below by member class

B. Professional and Associate Members
  1. An application for membership shall be by written form, which shall include a signed agreement to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct and such professional and character references and other professional and personal information as the Membership Committee shall from time to time require.
  2. Each candidate shall be sponsored by an active Member acquainted with the work and reputation of the candidate.
  3. Each sponsor shall submit in writing the specific reasons why he or she is recommending the individual as a candidate for membership.
  4. Sponsors of a candidate shall be excluded from the process of screening that candidate
  5. The Membership and Professional Development Committee shall:
    • Check references and conduct, if necessary, a personal interview with the candidate.
    • Review two specific assignments, based on established criteria, undertaken in the past five years.
    • The recommendations of the membership committee will be deemed to be accepted by the board unless rejected by majority vote

Criteria for admission as a Member are:

Professional Member

The Professional Member is one who is a full time practicing management consultant who meets all the conditions of membership of the association and who agrees to subscribe to the AMCS Code of Professional Conduct. An applicant for membership as Professional Member must provide evidence of:

- Primary professional activity as a practicing consultant and at least one of the following:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited university, or its equivalent plus three years or more consulting experience; or
  2. Master’s Degree, from an accredited university, plus two years or more consulting experience; or
  3. Technical certification plus three years or more consulting experience; or
  4. No academic or technical certification but at least 10 years of management consulting experience.

Associate Member

The Associate Member is one who is a not a full time practicing management consultant or is a consultant who has not, as yet, gained the experience or qualifications necessary for Professional Membership and who agrees to subscribe to the AMCS Code of Professional Conduct.

An applicant for membership as Associate Member must provide evidence of:
  1. A Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited university, or its equivalent plus two years or more consulting experience; or
  2. A Master’s Degree, from an accredited university, plus one year or more consulting experience;
  3. No academic or technical certification but at least 4 years of consulting experience.

9. Professional and Associate Members shall have rights to vote at all regular and special meetings of the Association and shall be eligible for board or officer positions of the Association subject to the restrictions specified in article 5 b.

The benefits and privileges available to Associate Members will be determined by the Board from time to time.

C. Honorary Members
  1. Honorary membership shall be by vote of two-thirds of the Membership at a General Meeting to extend an invitation to such persons that the Board of Directors has deemed to be in the best interest of the Association for such persons’ contribution to the industry or the consulting profession.
  2. Honorary membership shall be for life, unless otherwise so determined by the Board.
  3. The number of Honorary Members may vary at the discretion of the Board of Directors.


D. Retention of Membership

An individual shall retain membership by the timely paying of dues, continuing as a practicing consultant, as defined in above, and by remaining in compliance with the Code of Professional Conduct and the criteria appropriate to the individual’s class of membership as such criteria are from time to time established by the Board.

E. Termination of Membership

Voluntary termination shall be by resignation in writing to the Board.

Involuntary termination shall be in writing to the Member for cause upon a three-fourths vote by the Board in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct; except, however, in the event that involuntary termination is on the basis that the Member no longer meets the criteria for membership; then no finding of cause shall be required.

F. Reinstatement of Membership
  1. A Member who has voluntarily terminated membership may reapply for membership, within 12 months, and may be readmitted on a eighty percent vote of the Board, excluding other membership application processes.
  2. A Member of any class whose membership has been involuntarily terminated for cause becomes eligible for consideration for re-admittance for membership of that class following two years and an eighty per cent vote of the Board.
  3. A Member whose membership has been terminated for failure to meet the criteria for membership may reapply for membership when again able to meet the criteria for membership.