Since becoming a Chartered Manager, Claire Davies says she’s able to take a step back and take a more emotionally intelligent perspective when dealing with difficult situations.
Becoming Chartered has given me an extended drive and passion to continue my development journey and allow my skills and experience to assist others.
CMI interviewed Claire about her route to Chartered Manager.
Describe your route to becoming a Chartered Manager?I have always been ambitious, and following my role in the British Army and the prison service, I discovered that I was more strategically focused and found that the CMI Level 7 diploma best suited my developmental needs. My route to becoming a Chartered Manager was self-funded. I’m a serial learner, I am always on the lookout for ways to improve my leadership skills.
What would you say to someone considering becoming a Chartered Manager?I would definitely encourage any manager to undertake the accreditation. It is invaluable for building your credibility and your personal development. I have had conversations with my colleagues about the benefits of being Chartered and they are now pursuing the qualification.
How has your employer used your Chartered status?Even though my journey to become a Chartered Manager was self-funded and completed before I joined Warburtons, I’m happy to say that as a company they really recognise my career progression and continued professional development.
Claire Davies | CMgr MCMI
What have been the main benefits to you of earning Chartered accreditation?For me, being Chartered allows me to take that further step forward in demonstrating integrity and good leadership skills. The main benefit has been the change in my response when handling difficult conversations. Since becoming Chartered, I feel I have the knowledge to be able to take a step back and take a more emotionally intelligent approach. I now consider the needs of an individual instead of saying what first comes to mind.
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.
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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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