Outstanding Innovation of the Year

Celebrating CMI’s partners making a difference for Management and Leadership

What is the Outstanding Innovation of the Year Award?

The CMI Outstanding Innovation of the Year award is presented to one of our partners for demonstrating remarkable innovation in the design and delivery of their Management and Leadership programmes, or and its impact on learner outcomes.

This award is particularly pertinent after a time of unforeseen and unprecedented change which has seen all of CMIs partners demonstrate agility, flexibility and adaptability in everything that they do and will do in the future.


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Increase your credibility

The CMI awards are globally recognised, endorsing your company’s brand and proving you, your team and your company stand out from the crowd

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Motivation and Reward

Being nominated for the CMI Awards is a huge achievement in itself, celebrating hard work and the impact being made by you and your team

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Showcase your achievements against organisations and partners from a variety of sectors and industries and evidence you are the best

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Our prestigious judging panel will review and determine who is exemplifying best practice and the highest standards the profession can offer

Awards Timeline

Shortlist announced

  • Nominations opens 10th Jan 2023
  • Nominations close 1st June 2023
  • Shortlist announced July 2023
  • Winner announced Autumn 2023

Meet the judges

Entries for the CMI Awards come from a wide range of organisations and individuals across a variety of sectors and fields therefore, we select our judges to be able to reflect this experience. The CMI Partner Awards judges are hand-picked and are all senior experts in their fields

Dalton Leong
Dalton Leong

Chair, Surrey VCSE Alliance
Kath Austin CMgr CCMI, Chair
Kath Austin

Director, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK
Paulina Chan
Paulina Chan

Principal & CEO, Global Mutual Consortium
JH Outdoor River2 Feb 2020
Prof Jane Harrington

Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich
Dr Sally Penni MBE
Dr Sally Penni MBE