For many new or young managers the task of leading others can be intimidating. For those who have recently risen to a managerial position it is normal to feel unqualified and inexperienced in the role. Building up confidence and learning to command respect can take time and effort. AIM has recently started offering a Membership program that can assist with the process of growing into a strong and capable leader, as well as for those who are experienced managers and would like to formalise their skills and demonstrate their professionalism.
By signing a strategic partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (UK), AIM is now offering managers and leaders from Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to achieve Chartered Manager status (CMgr) – an internationally recognised, rigorously assessed and highly regarded gold standard designation for managers and leaders.
For new managers this is an opportunity to professionalise your leadership skills and attach a recognised gold standard of management to your name.
Benefits of being a Chartered Manager
- 96% of Chartered Managers use the designation as proof of experience of leading people and managing change.
- 83% say they are better managers after achieving the Chartered status. The assessment process encourages greater self-awareness, self-confidence, and a stronger commitment to ethical behaviour.
- On average, Chartered Managers deliver $626,309 in added value to their organisations.
- The designation provides access to a community of global leaders and a means of differentiation from other managers.
Chartered Managers make an ongoing commitment to their Continuing Professional Development. Activities and exercises that increase knowledge and skills in a way that develops managerial and leadership skills will be recognised as valid Continuing Professional Development. The program recognises the value of informal learning experiences gained through the workplace as well as formal training.
“I decided to gain recognition in March of 2015 because in addition to my status of Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, I really felt that I needed a point of difference from other managers. There are a lot of managers out there and unlike any other profession it can be hard to set us apart, I really felt that I needed something that had a set of standards and could act as a stamp of approval to say “This manager does what she says she will do” therefore providing me with credibility and recognition of my status as a professional manager. It also shows my commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) and to CMI’s Code of Practice for Professional Managers.”
Lisa Hewlett CMgr FCMI, FAIM
Assistant Manager Operations & Finance, Indigenous Australia Program | The Fred Hollows Foundation
To be eligible you will need to be an AIM Member, hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in business, management or leadership and have 3+ years’ leadership experience. This experience can be direct or indirect leadership – you don’t necessarily have to manage direct reports to be eligible.
AIM is the only local assessing body and standard setter for management and leadership competence. If you would like to make an enquiry contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 661 061 to find out more.