Leading in the Covid-19 crisis

Your resource portal for managing yourself and your team through Coronavirus

The information below is kept under continuous review and is updated often, please be sure to check the COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses from the Government for the latest updates.

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These are unprecedented times when great leadership and management has never been more important. We are here with you to provide resources and advice to help individuals to manage themselves through change, to aid learners to complete their qualifications as well as for managers and leaders to help you step-up and cope with the challenges ahead.

This page acts as a go-to portal for the latest updates from CMI, alongside easy-to-find information to help you to manage yourself and to manage your teams through uncertainty. These resources are free to access for anyone.

For our members, ManagementDirect is rich in content with tools, guidance and checklists to support workplace activity. Our Career Development Hub includes some great tools to boost your professional capabilities.

CMI Better Managers Briefing

Each week our CEO, Ann Francke OBE, will be delivering a CMI #BetterManagers Briefing webinar to support the CMI family and wider community. These will be an opportunity to share challenges and advice as we embark on this challenging journey together. View the current and past videos here.

Next briefing: Friday 3 April 13:15 GMT

Get involved on social media using #BetterManagers

27 March Briefing
20 March Briefing

Tools, templates and top tips

We know that the current situation will bring new challenges to everyone, which is why we are highlighting the positive steps that we can all take to navigate and adapt through these changes. Take a look at the resources.


Being your best self

Over the coming weeks, managing your mental health and wellbeing, time management and adapting to new working environments, amongst many others, will be so important. These resources are here to help you along the way.


Leading Your Team Right Now

In a time of great uncertainty, it is more important than ever that managers and leaders can step-up and proactively lead their teams. Take a look at the resources below.

Share these resources with your friends and colleagues

Now, more than ever, we need managers and leaders to lead by example, share your tips and advice with our online community using #BetterManagers