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For management consultants eager to excel in their field, understanding and implementing the ISO 20700 standard is a crucial step. However, the journey to mastering these guidelines begins with choosing the right training option. ISO 20700 training comes in various formats – live virtual, in-person, and on-demand online – each catering to different learning styles and logistical needs. This blog aims to help you navigate these options, ensuring you select the most suitable one for your professional development.


Live Virtual Training: Real-Time Learning with Flexibility

Live virtual training offers the best of both worlds: the interactive experience of a classroom and the convenience of remote access. This format is ideal for those who prefer structured learning and real-time interaction with instructors and peers but cannot attend in-person sessions due to geographical or time constraints. 

Live virtual training options are provided by Institutes of Management Consulting who have trainers accredited by ICMCI. Check to see if your country has accredited trainers on this world map. If your country is colored blue, click on it to go to the Institutes web site. 


Interactive Sessions: Engage in live discussions, ask questions, and participate in group activities, all from the comfort of your home or office.

Flexibility: Save on travel and accommodation costs while enjoying the benefits of a structured, instructor-led course.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow professionals from around your country, broadening your professional network.


Scheduled Times: You need to be available at set times for live sessions.

Technology Dependence: Reliable internet and a suitable device are necessary.


In-Person Training: The Traditional Approach

For those who thrive in a traditional classroom setting, in-person training offers the most direct and engaging way to learn. This format is perfect for consultants who value face-to-face interaction and learn best in a physical classroom environment.

Live in-person training options are also sometimes available by Institutes of Management Consulting who have trainers accredited by ICMCI. Check to see if your country has accredited trainers on this world map. If your country is colored green, the you are eligible to registed for the online training program. Click on your country to review the various options for the raining and 


Hands-On Learning: Direct interaction with instructors for immediate feedback and clarification.

Networking in Person: Build connections with peers in a more personal setting.

Structured Environment: A dedicated learning space can enhance focus and motivation.


Travel and Accommodation: Additional costs and time are involved, especially for those not residing near the training location.

Fixed Schedules: Less flexibility compared to online options.


On-Demand Online Training: Learn at Your Own Pace

On-demand online training is a flexible and self-directed option. It’s ideal for busy professionals who need to balance learning with work commitments or for those who prefer to learn at their own pace.

On demand online training is provided by CMC Global Institute to all countries of the world that do not have a geographically-based Institutes. It also provides the online training in countries without accredited trainers, and by contract to Institutes who wish to supplement their live virtual and in-person training.

If your country on this world map is colored green, click on it to find out when the next live in-person event is scheduled.


Flexibility: Access course material anytime, anywhere. Ideal for those with unpredictable schedules.

Self-Paced Learning: Move through the course at a pace that suits your learning style and schedule.

Cost-Effective: Often more affordable than live training options, with no travel or accommodation expenses.


Self-Motivation Required: You need to be disciplined to complete the course without the structure of scheduled classes.

Limited Interaction: Fewer opportunities for real-time interaction with instructors and peers.


Choosing the Right Option for You

When deciding on the best training option, consider the following factors:

Learning Style: Do you prefer structured, instructor-led sessions, or are you more comfortable learning at your own pace?

Schedule and Flexibility: Do you have the time to commit to scheduled live sessions, or do you need the flexibility to learn at odd hours?

Interactivity and Networking: How important are real-time interactions and networking opportunities to you?

Budget: Consider the costs associated with each option, including potential travel and accommodation expenses for in-person training.


The ICMC ISO 20700 Checklist 

The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) has developed a comprehensive Self-Declaration Checklist to facilitate the effective application of the ISO 20700 standard for management consultancy services. This checklist serves as a practical tool, ensuring that management consultants and their clients can maintain transparency and align on project deliverables and accountabilities throughout the consultancy process, from contracting through delivery to closure¹. To complement the checklist, ICMCI offers specialized training programs delivered by accredited trainers. These programs are designed to provide consultants with hands-on experience and a thorough understanding of the ISO 20700 guidelines, empowering them to deliver high-impact consulting projects that fully adhere to the standard. To learn more about ICMCI’s ISO 20700 Checklist Training, click here.



ISO 20700 Checklist training is an invaluable investment for management consultants aiming to adhere to global standards. Whether you choose live virtual, in-person, or on-demand online training, the key is to select an option that aligns with your learning style, schedule, and professional goals. By carefully considering these factors, you can embark on a training journey that not only enhances your skills but also fits seamlessly into your professional life.