Australia’s First Chartered Managers recognised in Financial Review

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Australia’s First Chartered Managers recognised in Financial Review

Last week, the Institute’s Chartered Managers – the first in Australia – were recognised in the Australian Financial Review. Almost 100 management professionals around the country were honoured as the first managers to be awarded the prestigious designation since the Institute launched the accreditation in Australia and New Zealand in July.


“What an honour to be included in the first round of Chartered Managers,” said Gunnar Habitz CMgr FIML. “[It is] a great experience along the [application] process, with a huge motivation to continue on the “lifelong learning” journey.”


Chartered Manager is now the highest status that can be achieved as a manager and leader. The professional designation – CMgr – is the globally-recognised, gold standard for management and leadership excellence.


Steven Todd CMgr FIML said, “It is difficult to benchmark your own performance as a manager in a meaningful way but I saw the Chartered Manager application as a way of doing that against a reputable, trustworthy and independent standard.”


“Emerging from the other side [of the application process], I had a clarity not just around what I was achieving, but also where I wanted to go – and it was completely different from what I had previously thought,” said Tanya Rutherford CMgr AFIML. “The overall process encourages you to look deep within yourself, and challenges you to reflect and redefine your purpose and direction.”


Andrew Spark CMgr FIML said, “You have everything to gain and nothing to lose in becoming a Chartered Manager.”


A further 200 professionals around Australia are currently in the process to become Chartered.


The Chartered Manager program will see managers from a wide variety of industries and career stages become accredited with the internationally-recognised gold standard of leadership. The program is underpinned by 34 core competencies in three key outcomes; manage self, manage and lead others, and manage and lead the business. This professional development structure will see managers accredited for their management experience and put them on the path for future professional development.


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