The Society of Professional Consultants' meetings offer a break from the independent consultant's routine. Our dinner meetings have a relaxed atmosphere where members and non-members network can hear speakers on current business issues. Our lunch meetings are free, informal events where you can ask questions of other consultants or just enjoy lunch with your fellow solo professionals. View our meeting schedule for more information and directions. Dinner meeting pricing and registration information is available on our home page.
Members have individual profile pages on the SPC website. They can update their SPC member profile information at any time, including speaking topics and categories in which they wish to be included for possible referrals.
SPC members are entitled to free consultations and discounted rates offered by other SPC members. The exchange is an opportunity to promote your business within the SPC. The exchange is in our Members Only section and is not viewable by the public.
When you first join the SPC, you can take advantage of three mentoring sessions with a seasoned consultant.
This mentoring is available exclusively during the first six months of membership. We believe that early in your consulting career is the best time for this mentoring to be of greatest value. As a result, we want to encourage you to use this resource early on. After eight months or three sessions, whichever comes first, the formal mentoring ends.
SPC provides a free consultant referral service for the business community. Only current SPC members participate in the referral service. Companies may search the SPC member database and/or contact SPC directly for information and referrals.
Note: There is no charge for either the prospective client or the member consultant for the referral service. It is the responsibility of the prospective client and the consultant to contractually formalize a service relationship.
Members receive discounts on SPC meetings, workshops and seminars. They also receive discounts to meetings and events held by many of our affiliate organizations.
Consultants Communicate, published monthly, includes general interest items to consultants, SPC program and meeting notices, and news about our fellow members. Members are encouraged to submit articles and other information for the newsletter.
Members are invited to join the Society of Professional Consultants Group on LinkedIn. Joining allows them to find and contact other SPC members on LinkedIn.
The goal of this group is to help members:
SPC posts current books and articles our members have published in commercial newspapers, magazines and industry or organizational newsletters.
SPC members who speak professionally can list their speaking topics in their member profiles. Organizations who are looking for speakers can search the SPC member database to identify speakers who will fill their needs. They can also contact SPC directly for recommendations.
Here's how you can join the SPC.