ManagementDirect

Your online management resource and learning portal

Whether you are a manager that needs fast, well-informed answers to be truly effective in solving daily challenges or studying management and leadership, our solution is ManagementDirect - an online management resource portal.

ManagementDirect includes access to:

  • Leader videos; experts talking about overcoming real-life management challenges
  • Content designed to meet different learning styles
  • Search results organised into bite-size learning
  • Best practice resources; checklists, document templates and much more; designed for all levels of managers and leaders
  • Continued Professional Development recording

If you are a studying member 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.

Not a Member? Join CMI Membership to get free access to ManagementDirect and many other membership benefits.

Explore ManagementDirect

Your online management resource from CMI.

ManagementDirect provides a rich foundation of management knowledge and resources for students, members and employees across the board.

If you are a studying member 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.

All in one

ManagementDirect is packed with content, including:

 

Articles

A comprehensive database of articles and company, industry and market reports.

E-Books

A collection of over 9,000 e-books on management and business.

Checklists

Over 200 practical guides dealing with key management issues step-by-step.

CMI Templates

Templates for creating the most useful management documents.

Ideas For Leaders

Idea summaries designed to keep managers engaged with the latest leadership thinking emerging from the top 50 business schools in the world.

Models

One page summaries of key management models and their practical applications.

Leader Videos

World class leaders share their learning experiences through these short videos.

Thinkers

Summaries of the life and work of major thinkers in the field of management.

Continuous Professional Development With Learning Journeys

A learning journey is a collection of resources like a playlist designed to meet a specific need. ManagementDirect allows you to create these learning journeys to support your continual professional development.

Unrivalled Content From Management Experts

ManagementDirect allows managers at any level to learn, research and think. With the latest digital content to help overcome hundreds of managerial challenges from absence, to performance, to change.

ManagementDirect User 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

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:

  1.  - Hundreds of practical checklist activities to ensure a best practice approach
  2.  - CMI Research reports as they are released
  3.  - 400 Videos
  4.  - Over 10,000 Journal articles
  5.  - 80 practical management Models
  6.  - Over 9,000 eBooks
  7.  - And more...

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

 

Accessing 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 207307 or follow the link below:

Your username is your email address.

Please follow the link below to set / reset your password.

Reset your ManagementDirect password

 

If you’re a member of CMI already, continue to log into ManagementDirect  Access ManagementDirect  

If you are a studying member 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.

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

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)

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 supports this with an online portal accessed via ManagementDirect.

Technical Information

Yes. The new platform is responsive and will work 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

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.

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)

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

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.

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

Not a member?

Join CMI membership today to get free access to ManagementDirect and many other membership benefits.