CMI Awards of Excellence

Volunteer of the Year

Celebrating volunteering excellence amongst the CMI community

What is the Volunteer of the Year Award?

CMI’s volunteers on the regional boards, hubs and committees, are central to our mission to increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers.

The winner of this award will hold a volunteer position within CMI or the IC, and is someone who embodies CMI’s values and who help us to realise our vision of better led and managed organisations around the world.

Could you be our next Volunteer of the Year?

Nominations Process

Kirsty Watson Winner 2023

Best in Class

Showcase and celebrate your achievements and the positive impact being made for the CMI Community


Motivation and reward

Being nominated for the CMI Awards is a huge achievement, celebrating all of the hard work and impact being made



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



The CMI Awards are globally recognised, so look great on CV’s or as CPD

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How to nominate

Nominations for the Volunteer of the Year award can be put forward by individuals or you can nominate someone who deserves recognition for their impact for the CMI community.



We want to recognise people committed to the cause of good management and leadership – and who live this through their voluntary activity. Candidates will need to show commitment, enthusiasm, dedication, leadership and impact – and be clearly aligned to CMI’s mission of increasing the number and standard of professionally qualified managers and leaders.

Nomination Guidance & Criteria

Key Links

Here you’ll find the key pieces of information that you’ll need when submitting your nomination, whether that’s for yourself or if you are nominating someone else.

Award Process

The Awards process goes through multiple phases to determine our shortlist, longlist and winners. Each stage of the process is supported by our experienced judges against a set criteria.


The CMI Awards receive entries from a diverse range of organisations and individuals across various sectors and fields. To ensure that our judges are able to reflect this diversity, we carefully select individuals who are experts in their respective fields and have a wealth of experience.

Meet the Judges


Nominations open

12th April 2024

Nominations close

5th July 2024

Shortlist announced

19th August 2024

Winner announced

Autumn 2024