The Chartered Manager Partner program offers organisations the opportunity to raise cohorts of managers to a uniform standard of leadership represented by Chartered Manager status.

With weekly coaching support, the interactive and discussion-based nature of the program encourages participants to learn from their peers and gain key takeaways which they can apply to their own work practice.

This program can be tailored to the needs and requirements of individual organisations, and encourages ongoing practical on-the-job learning. To participate, organisations must enrol 2 people or more in the program.

A Different CPD Experience

Excellent management and leadership skills aren’t gained by counting hours and points. The commitment to Continuing Professional Development that Chartered Managers make is based on an evaluative process which considers learning experiences and their impact on their workplace. The IML Member Portal allows Chartered Managers to keep a record of their professional development.

When recording what they’ve done as part of their Continuing Professional Development, Chartered Managers are encouraged to cover four key areas:

  1. Objectives
  2. Planning to achieve this objective
  3. Actions taken
  4. Evaluation of experience


IML 360 feedback tool

Candidates complete the IML 360 feedback survey at any stage during the Chartered Manager process.

360 feedback surveys allow staff to measure their key competencies and behaviours against their peers.

Chartered Manager Assessment

Candidates complete the Chartered Manager assessment. This can be done via 2 different routes; the Qualified route and the Experiential route.

IML Accredited Coaching

Candidates undergo a tailored development coaching program that targets individual and team professional needs.

34 Core Competencies

Our Chartered Manager professional development structure is underpinned by the IML Management Competency Framework. This revolves around 34 key competencies for successful management and leadership practice.

What Does Chartered Manager Assessment Involve?

The assessment structure is made up of 4 main components.


Provide evidence to support your eligbility


Undertake an assessment reviewing your practical skills


Undertake an interview with an assessor


Become a Member of IML and CMI

Routes to success

Based on your experience and qualifications, there are two main routes you can take to get your Chartered Manager designation.

Qualified Route

Managers hold a minimum Bachelor level qualification in management, leadership or business and have 3 years management or leadership experience.

Find Out More

Questions? Find out more on our Chartered Manager FAQ page.
*Statistics are based on Mapping Management Excellence report (2015) conducted by the Chartered Management Institute.