IHMM Volunteer Center


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IHMM has a wide variety of ways that our certificants and members can volunteer their time, make a substantial contribution to their communities of practice, and earn valuable Continuing Maintenance Points [CMPs].

Volunteering with IHMM is a deeply rewarding and giving endeavor, ranging from being a subject matter expert on a scheme committee to leading discussions in our COLLABORATION engagement platform to becoming a mentor for a college student.

Take a few minutes and review How to Become An IHMM Volunteer, and then scroll down and take the volunteer self-assessment.


This tool outlines the core competencies needed for IHMM volunteer leadership positions and specifies additional competencies for leadership roles. It is a useful tool for professional development and when considering your qualifications for leadership positions and for tracking your professional development.

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Earning Continuing Maintenance Points

Volunteering is a great way to earn Continuing Maintenance Points [CMPs] that all certificants need to recertify their credential every five years. Here is the document that outlines all of the ways a certificant may earn these CMPs.

IHMM Volunteer Development Program


Self-assess your competency by rating your experience according to the following scale. Examples of experience may include executive/governance level experience, such as ASSP or other non- profit, for-profit, or work setting, or personal experience.

  • Little/No Experience (1): I have little or no experience in this area. I would like to learn and improve.
  • Basic (2): I have basic skills in this area, but no professional experience. I would like to improve.
  • Intermediate (3): I am at an intermediate level in this area. I am somewhat confident in my ability, although my opportunities and experience are limited.
  • Expert (4): I have advanced knowledge and expertise in this area and significant direct experience. Others recognize me for my expertise.

Core Competencies for All Volunteers

  • Adheres and Advocates for the IHMM code of ethics, why IHMM exists, IHMM’s vision and IHMM’s mission, values honesty, integrity and transparency.
  • Demonstrates Commitment to the mission, vision, values and strategy of IHMM.
  • Leads Collaborative Discussions in IHMM’s COLLABORATION platform
  • Leads Efforts to encourage the use of IHMM credentials
  • Acts as a Team Player/Collaborator, works well on teams, fosters trust among group members, and adjusts behavior in order to establish relationships with teams. Motivates and desires to improve the quality of service.
  • Respects Diversity and Fosters Inclusion of all races, cultures, disabilities, ages, and genders equitably, with respect and sensitivity. Ensures all voices are listened to and respected.
  • Presents a Positive Professional Image, reflects the communities of practice as a confident, proficient, skilled, qualified expert, and qualified authority in IHMM.

Competency Level Score (1-4).
1=lowest & 4=highest competency.
Example of Competency-related Experience or Plan

Formulates mission, vision and values, and sets direction

Develops strategy for mission

Encourages risk-taking and non-traditional idea

Assesses short-term needs to achieve long-term goals

Prioritizes initiatives based on strategy

Leads change by focusing on internal and external impacts and competition

Exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit to inspire others

Leads with integrity

Is vigilant about financial and fiduciary responsibility

Identifies budgetary impact and resource opportunities

Develops and articulates a value proposition

Utilizes the skills of all team members when making decisions

Directs and evaluates performance and quality improvement

Thinks in a big-picture manner

Thinks analytically

Advises towards results-oriented and effective decision-making

Solves problems with effective solutions

Deliberates through multiple perspectives and alternatives

Understands the complexities of organizations

Inspires creativity

Acts as a change agent and utilizes change management best practices

Creates a climate that empowers others

Inspires the group

Advances inclusion and full group participation

Builds consensus

Connects the team with the overall vision and strategy

Stimulates ownership and accountability of team members

Gains trust and respect

Advocates continuous learning

Motivates individuals

Mentors and coaches people to excel

Influences others to commit to mission, vision, values and direction

Guides with self-assessment and improvement

Influences others

Acts in a collaborative manner

Acts in a direct and diplomatic manner

Leads conflict resolution and settles differences

Exhibits strong facilitation skills

Builds alliances and links to key stakeholders

Articulates effectively

Listens actively and confirms that a message is heard

Commands and engages an audience

Adopts current uses of technology and social media

Utilizes multiple and appropriate communication modes

Understands the communities of practice and their complexities

Understands the communities of practice and the environment in which IHMM professionals function

Has a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement