On March 15, we announced the formation of the Business Relationship Management Institute, a not-for-profit association for Business Relationship Management Professionals or Business Analysts who are on a career path to the BRM role. BRMI will be providing professional training and certification and facilitating exchange of knowledge and leading practices.
I’m very pleased to say that as of today our doors are fully open for business! We actually had a ‘soft opening’ earlier in the week and were astounded with the response—people from all over the world began signing up either for memberships or for the first in a series of webinars that we kick-off on April 26.
The BRMI Mission
To define, inspire, value, and promote the key traits of effective Business Relationship Management.”
To fulfill this mission, BRMI will:
- Gather and disseminate information on leading BRM practices–the BRM Interactive Body of Knowledge™.
- Provide a framework for active and aspiring BRMs to share experiences and exchange ideas.
- Establish and facilitate BRM education, professional training and certification programs.
- Facilitate networking among BRMs to support their professional growth and enhance their career opportunities.
- Provide opportunities for members to participate in the promotion of the BRM profession.
About BRMI Membership
BRMI members participate in the development and promotion of the Business Relationship Management role and profession and have access to a Wiki and collaboration platform featuring the BRM Interactive Body of Knowledge™. Members can volunteer their time and expertise for the good of the BRM professional community while expanding their knowledge and influence among peers. Members are also able to attend all BRMI webinars at no additional cost and receive 10% discount on all training and certification products BRMI offers.
Please review this link for membership benefits and to sign-up.
Additionally, we’ll be hosting a series of monthly 1-hour Webinars about the BRM role and how to be successful in connecting provider organizations with their business partners. For information about the Webinars, or to register, please click here.
A Rapidly Growing Profession
As co-founders of BRMI who had formerly been co-moderators of the Professional Business Relationship Managers group on LinkedIn, we were keenly aware of the rapid emergence of this role and profession and the need for a professional body with a trusted source of information and training. Based upon our first few days of activity, we were correct in recognizing the need!
Let’s Hear Your ‘Voice of the Customer’
We are embarking on a series of interviews with BRMs to hear the “voice of the customer.” If you like to talk to us, please let us know. Or leave a comment below.