AIM to offer Chartered Manager status to Members

Date: 
Monday, February 9, 2015

AIM has proudly partnered with the Chartered Management Institute UK to offer the Chartered Manager designation to Australian managers for the first time.

Considering the vital role that managers play in organisations and the economy, it is crucial that they have the confidence of their employers and the business community.

Gaining this confidence can be difficult in a climate where managers are increasingly asked to achieve greater results with less resources and training.

The Australian Institute of Management will now offer managers in Australia the opportunity to gain the designation and standing their position deserves through the introduction of the internationally recognised Chartered Manager status.

An Australian first, the designation of Chartered Manager (CMgr) will be offered by AIM through its partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) UK.

CMI Chief Executive, Ann Francke has said she is pleased to be extending the Chartered Manager status to Australian managers for the first time as the designation has now become a widely accepted professional benchmark in the UK.

“Put simply, Chartered Managers are those who have reached the pinnacle of the management profession as they are assessed on their experience, qualifications and the impact they make in their organisation,” Ms Francke said.

“In a tough economic environment I am convinced that developing world-class managers is the key to any company’s growth and I urge employers to make sure that their best managers become Chartered.”
AIM Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Musson FAIM has said that these new certifications will ensure that Australian managers are held to the same high standards expected in today’s highly competitive international environment.

“I’m excited to be able to offer our members the opportunity to become a Certified Practicing Manager and Chartered Manager as they are a much needed tool for developing a professional competitive advantage,” Mr Musson said.

“The ability to access these designations and the personal and professional development framework that sits underneath these will allow managers to further promote their standing in the management and leadership community, accelerate career advancement and stand out amongst their peers and professionals in the industry.”

AIM members will receive a discount of 50 percent on CMI membership when applying for Chartered Manager status through AIM and will continue to receive it provided their membership with AIM is maintained.
To apply, members need to complete an online application after which they will go through an assessment process, with help from a CMI assessor, leading to a final formal interview by telephone.

To qualify for Chartered Manager status a manager must demonstrate current professional experience and qualifications, as well as a commitment to continuing professional development and adherence to the CMI Code of Practice for Professional Managers.

To find out more and take advantage of this opportunity please visit aim.com.au/chartered