Top 10 tips for an Award-Winning Chartered Manager of the Year application

Thursday 16 December 2021
The Chartered Manager of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievement and contribution from our Chartered Managers. Use our top tips for an award-winning application.
Chartered Manager of the Year 2021 Simon Chyanko receiving his award at the CMI President's Dinner

Whether you are a Chartered Manager and entering yourself or you know a Chartered Manager that you want to nominate, these top tips will help you create an award-winning entry. Don’t just take our word for it, our previous Chartered Manager of the Year winners have also shared their advice.

1. Give it time

Start early and give yourself time, a good entry usually takes at least a week. Make sure your entry is saved as a word document locally so you can keep adding, reflecting and shaping your answers before submitting it. If you’ve given yourself enough time you can use your internal PR and marketing experts to make sure it looks and sounds great.

“I started 2 months before the deadline and made time a few hours every Saturday…that created the capacity and ‘mental space’ for me to give the best possible account of myself.” Simon Cyhanko, Chartered Manager of the Year 2021

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