ManagementDirect Guide.

To help you get the most from your ManagementDirect experience, our how to guides are here as a source of support.

Please read the questions and answers below for further details.

About ManagementDirect

What is ManagementDirect?

ManagementDirect is an online resource portal created by CMI to support managers at all levels. If you are studying for a management qualification or would like some help with the issue of the day, there will be something for you on ManagementDirect

ManagementDirect holds a vast range of resources:

  • Hundreds of practical checklist activities to ensure a best practice approach
  • Over 100 hours of E-learning modules
  • CMI Research reports as they are released
  • 400 Videos
  • Over 10,000 Journal articles
  • 80 practical management Models
  • Over 9,000 eBooks
  • And more...

These aim to cover many of the challenges you will face as a manager, from motivating your team to handling financial reports. A research team validates all the content to ensure the quality is of CMI standard and adds value to CMI’s mission.

CMI VISION
Better led and managed organisations

CMI MISSION
Increase the number and standard of professionally qualified managers

Accessing ManagementDirect

I am not a member of CMI; can I access ManagementDirect?

ManagementDirect is a CMI membership benefit open to all CMI members. To become a member and access ManagementDirect, and a wide range of other membership benefits, please call 01536 20 7307 or follow the link below:

Become a CMI member

I don’t know my username?

Your username should be your email address.

I don’t know my password?

Please follow the below link to reset your password.

Reset your Management Direct password

How do I change my password?

Please follow the below link to reset your password.

Reset your Management Direct password

Where do I find ManagementDirect?

If you’re a member of CMI already, continue to log into ManagementDirect through the following link here.

If you are a studying member through at a university or a CMI centre, please refer to your Welcome email to access ManagementDirect.

If you are accessing ManagementDirect through an organisation, please contact your HR department.

I am still unable to access

For further support please contact our support team on
Tel: 01536 207290 or Email: ManagementDirect@managers.org.uk

Please note support channels are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm GMT

Learning Journeys

What is a learning journey?

Learning journeys are a means of collecting ManagementDirect content into bitesize tailored programmes. They have been created to support CMI qualifications and for various other general research topics.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

What is CPD?

CPD can take many forms, but the most important feature of any activity you undertake is that there are clear learning outcomes. In many cases these may enable you to have a direct and immediate impact at work.

CMI provides a wide range of opportunities for you to extend your knowledge and improve your skills in management and leadership. Where we have recorded the fact that you appear to have undertaken a CPD activity using our services it is entirely up to you whether or not this should be added to your record.

CMI support this with an online portal accessed via ManagementDirect.

Technical Information

Does ManagementDirect work on mobile devices?

Yes. The new platform is responsive and will work much better on tablets and mobile devices.

Mobile Devices

Generally speaking, ManagementDirect is compatible with the latest versions of each major platform's default browsers. Note that proxy browsers (such as Opera Mini, Opera Mobile's Turbo mode, UC Browser Mini, Amazon Silk) are not supported.

  Chrome Firefox Safari
Android Supported Supported N/A
iOS Supported Supported Supported

Which browsers are supported

ManagementDirect is built to work best in the latest desktop and mobile browsers, meaning older browsers might display differently styled, though fully functional, renderings of certain components.

Mobile Devices

Generally speaking, ManagementDirect is compatible with the latest versions of each major platform's default browsers. Note that proxy browsers (such as Opera Mini, Opera Mobile's Turbo mode, UC Browser Mini, Amazon Silk) are not supported.

  Chrome Firefox Safari
Android Supported Supported N/A
iOS Supported Supported Supported

Desktop Browsers

Similarly, the latest versions of most desktop browsers are supported.

  Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge Opera Safari
Mac Supported Supported N/A Supported Supported
Windows Supported Supported Supported Supported Not supported

On Windows, we support Internet Explorer 8-11.

What are the IT requirements for ManagementDirect?

ManagementDirect is not a standalone resource it requires:
Internet connection (minimum 1MB) at all times with no restrictions on streaming media

Optimum screen resolution
1024 by 768 pixels or above

Optimum Internet Browsers (both PC and MAC platforms)

  Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Mac Supported Supported N/A Supported Supported
Windows Supported Supported Supported Supported Not supported

On Windows, we recommend using Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Some functions may not work in Internet Explorer.

Plug Ins (need to be enabled)
Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7 and above
Adobe Flash Player version 9 and above

Other
Microsoft Word
JavaScript
Sound card enabled and output devices (e.g. speakers)

Who do I contact for further support?

For further information please contact the ManagementDirect team on:

Tel: 01536 207290 or Email: ManagementDirect@managers.org.uk
(Please note support channels are open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm GMT )

Studying Members

How does ManagementDirect support me during study for a CMI qualification?

CMI have mapped resources to the learning outcomes of management qualifications at levels 3, 5 and 7. There are also learning journeys available for these qualifications. When you log in to the site a “Qualification support” button will appear (providing you are registered on a qualification) which will take you straight to the support materials.

Are there any restrictions on when and where I can use the system?

The system is a web based application designed to work on any platform with a web connection, subject to the above conditions.