Shani Mashhood decided to become a Chartered Manager to give her confidence, self-assurance and credibility to help her move into a portfolio career.
I would recommend becoming a Chartered Manager. It gives you credibility. It has given me the ability to see my own skills as a leader and benchmark them against professional standards
CMI interviewed Shani about her route to Chartered Manager
Why did you decide to become a Chartered Manager?I’m looking to move into a portfolio career so now felt like the right time to become a Chartered Manager. I thought it would give me credibility, self-assurance and confidence.
How have you benefited from becoming Chartered and has it changed how you manage?It allowed me to review my management style. Every quarter I now hold focus days and give my team a day for self-development where they can develop and train themselves, which has had such a great payback. What they learn comes back and helps us in the team!
Would you recommend becoming a Chartered Manager?I would recommend becoming a Chartered Manager because it gives you credibility. It has given me the ability to see my own skills as a leader and benchmark them against professional standards.
Shani Mashhood | CMgr FCMI
How has it benefited your employer?It’s certainly a great way for the BBC to showcase the building of female talent!
A Chartered Manager's average added value to their organisation.
use Chartered Manager as proof of leading people and managing change.
agree that chartered status shows their integrity and commitment to ethical behaviour.
say they are better managers after achieving Chartered Manager status.
report greater self-awareness.
use chartered manager to showcase their continual learning and growth.
Your recommended route: Experiential route - register your interest.
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Your recommended route: Exemption route - register your interest.
Did you know that the process to become a Chartered Manager can take as little as two weeks? Choose your route below and start your journey to become a Chartered Manager today!
The exemption route is for experienced managers who already hold a CMI Level 5 or above Diploma in Management & Leadership.
The experiential route is for experienced managers who do not already have a degree-level management qualification.
The qualified route is for managers who already hold a degree-level management qualification.
You will need to meet the following criteria:
The exemption upgrade builds upon the knowledge and expertise demonstrated through completion of your qualification.
Assessment is undertaken by completion of a written submission, detailing the learning gained, the improvement in your management practice and the positive, measurable contribution you have made to your organisation. You will then need to send the completed form to CMI for validation.
Upon approval of your written submission you will be awarded Chartered Member (CMgr MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI) dependent on experience.
You would need to meet the following criteria:
Assessment is divided into two parts. The first, is completion of a full draft of the written submission form to demonstrate consistent and effective performance in the past 18 months. Followed by a telephone discussion with the assessor.
The second, is an on-site interview assessing your knowledge against the certificate qualification. This will involve gathering work based evidence and personal research.
After successful completion you will achieve Chartered Member (CMgr MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (CMgr FCMI) as well as CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership.
Assessment is undertaken either by written submission or professional discussion demonstrating consistent and effective performance in the past 18 months.
Upon successful completion you will be awarded Chartered Member (CMgr MCMI) or Chartered Fellow (FCMI) dependent on experience.
Written submission - £315** +VAT
Professional Discussion - £515** +VAT
*Diploma in management at Level 5 or above (Scottish SCQF Level 9). NVQ or SVQ at Level 4 and above. University degree (BSc or BA) or higher (e.g. MSc, MBA or MA, PHD), with any of the following either at its core or in the course title: Management, Business or Leadership. Additional qualifications confirmed by CMI include CEng, CIMA, ACCA, Chartered CIPD & Armed forces senior qualifications. Additionally, we accept Certificate in Management with 5 years management experience.
An Exemption upgrade is available for managers who hold a CMI Level 5 or above Diploma in Management. Please email to request more information.
**An annual Chartered Membership fee is payable thereafter.
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