We train professionals to have structured thinking and effective communication

consultants capacity building, skills development & knowledge transfer

We link organizations with qualified professionals

SMDC Mission

SMDC is to be the collective voice of Lebanese consultants,advocating for the profession.

SMDC is aiming at the dissemination of the values and consulting best practices,in public and private organizations.

SMDC will play a leading role in the development of its national strategies and policies.

SMDC is determined to improve theenabling environment for the Lebanese Consultants.

SMDC will provide a wide range of consulting services through strategic partnerships among its members and key stake holders.




Ethical Code:

You’re serious and committed to your profession and your own professionalism. Becoming a member of SMDC demonstrates your commitment to a Uniform Code of Professional Conduct, your continued professional development, and a high standard of consulting expertise.


CMC Designation:

Your membership in SMDC allows you to apply for the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation, the professions only international certification mark, recognized in more than 40 countries. Achieve the CMC and communicate to employers that you practice ‘a higher level of management consulting.’


Stay Current:

SMDC has your life-long learning needs in mind. We offer a variety of continuous learning opportunities throughout the year -- our complete line-up of professional development and networking programs includes: speaker events; information sessions; panel discussions; webinars; CMC courses; Special Interest Group meetings; conferences; and more!


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Consultancy Services

Find a Consultant

Our FREE Consultancy Finder Service can take the pain out of finding suitable consultancy practices. We can produce a short, targeted, list of specialist consulting practices to fit your needs. Our database holds information on over 100 practices with a range of specialist skills and sector experience.

Complete our Consultancy Finder form and email it to us. info@smdc.me


By using a recommended practice from SMDC we are guaranteeing that the consultants you work with will:


• Have full Professional Indemnity Insurance
• Abide by the SMDCs Code of Professional Conduct
• Have relevant recent experience to meet your needs

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Why should I use an SMDC Consultant?

Purchasing consultants is an increasingly risky activity. Many businesses will encounter individuals and firms that either do not or are actually incapable of delivering on the promises set out at the tendering stage. There are several reasons why this might be the case; lack of manpower, poor internal management, lack of skills and knowledge or inexperience.

By using an SMDC member, buyers are able to mitigate the risks attached with purchasing, particularly if the client very rarely or has never purchased professional services before.

Our resources and processes ensure that by using SMDC members buyers can:

• Buy in confidence by taking advantage of the resources made available to those buying consultancy services
• Have trust in their selected consultant, knowing that they adhere to SMDC  Professional Code of Conduct
• Have the backing and support of SMDC should problems with our members arise


To assist prospective clients’ source and procure consultants SMDC has developed a Buying consultancy services guide that offers guidance on a number of important process steps, if you like to have a FREE copy of the Guide please contact us.

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Best Practice Buying

How do I buy a consultant?

How do I know if I’m getting value for money?

What is consultancy best practice?

As the only Lebanese professional body that represents both individual consultants and consultancy firms we are often the first port of call for prospective clients who want to ensure their purchasing process abides by best practice in order to demonstrate maximum value to internal stakeholders.

As a result we have produced a succinct Buying consultancy services guide for anyone to access.

The guide covers planning, internal stakeholder engagement, contractual terms and the tender process amongst many other process steps. Within the guide there links to other documents created by SMDC including a framework for managing internal stakeholders and a checklist for using management consultants from our exclusive member resource ConsultingBox.

Buying consultancy services guide

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SMDC - Recommended Consultancy Fees



In order to facilitate communication between our members and projects-owners we have adopted the following classification, fruit of a long experience, and which gave the best results so far. The consultant justifies his category and progress to the Board, which ratifies according to strict criteria and submits on demand a list of consultants based on the experience gained in each area.  


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Press Releases

Raising the Standards of the Profession of Management & Development Consulting


“In a highly energetic environment, SMDC manages to facilitate a great deal of collaboration at its meetings, and the knowledge sharing among the members is extremely valuable.”

Nassib Nasr, Regional Manager, APAVE

As a boutique consulting firm we place priority on value and impact from external resources. The value we derive from SMDC’s research, events, and professional development pays for our membership dues many times over.

Nada Yared, Chief Operating Officer , ECE Capital

Being on the board and serving on committees is a terrific benefit of membership and is key in developing our firm’s future leaders.

Hadia El Khoury, Owner & Founder, ODYSSEY