IHMM Volunteer Center


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“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” — Jimmy Doolittle. We all benefit from the expertise, knowledge sharing, content creation and mentoring that our volunteer leaders share with our communities of practice.

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 Certification 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.

Positions Open:

Board of Directors – One Open Seat 1/1/2025; one CHMM Director

CHMP Scheme Committee

Government Affairs Committee

Earning Certification Maintenance Points

Volunteering is a great way to earn Certification 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