After starting his career in the British Army, Richard Banks has progressed through the healthcare industry from the NHS to the leading IVF provider in Australia, Ireland and Singapore.
CMI has given me confidence in myself, my abilities and my skills to work in different situations, different organisations and deal with uncertainty. It has showed me what good management practice looks like.
CMI interviewed Richard about his route to becoming a Chartered Manager:
How did you become Chartered?
I found out that I could become a Chartered Manager through funded training in my previous organisation. Because I held a relevant postgraduate degree I was able to go on the fast-track ‘qualified route’, meaning much of the process was about me being interviewed about my management experience and qualifications.
How has Chartered Manager accreditation helped you progress your career?It exposes me to management thinking in other sectors and makes me think about how that relates to my own sector, and what new thinking can I bring to my own team. It’s enabled me to move in different directions that might not have been otherwise open to me.
Richard Banks | CMgr FCMI
Has your employer recognised your achievement?When I joined Virtus Health, my Chartered status was announced in my introduction to my new colleagues. My bosses recognised that having a Chartered Manager would be prestigious for the company.
What would you say to someone thinking becoming a Chartered Manager?Becoming a Chartered Manager is a good investment for you and for your employer. You’re an asset to your own organisation, so invest in yourself!
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.
Your recommended route: Qualified route - register your interest.
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 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 - £500** +VAT
Professional Discussion - £800** +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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