The partnership recognises that many chemical scientists take on management positions and by applying for the award, CChem holders can demonstrate performance and achievement in the areas of leading people and managing change, complementing their technical specialism.
“Our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute will help to ensure our members get the recognition they deserve for their expertise and experience,” says Dr Helen Pain, Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry. “I have been a member of the Chartered Management Institute for 12 years and it is fantastic that our members will be able to take advantage of their outstanding support and resources. As a CChem holder, I am looking forward to applying for Chartered Manager this year, and I hope that many of our members will do the same.”
Simon Bowen, Director of Member Engagement at CMI, said: “We’re delighted to partner with the Royal Society of Chemistry to raise the standards of management and leadership in the chemical sciences sector. Many chemists are promoted into management because of their expert technical knowledge and skills but lack management and leadership capabilities. This partnership gives those ‘accidental managers’ a route to develop the essential skills to develop their career and manage effectively which is recognised through achieving Chartered Manager status.
“Not only will that benefit them personally, but there are also huge advantages for employers in having better managers and confident leaders who achieve results.”
This partnership with the CMI will enable members that achieve the CMgr award to take advantage of a wide range of extended benefits through the CMI, including a rich repository of knowledge resources, such as ManagementDirect, an online learning portal used by 360,000+ managers every year. They will also be able to attend networking events with CMI members from beyond the chemical sciences sector.
You can find out more about the partnership, and how to apply for the award, in a free webinar on 17 January.
About the Chartered Management Institute
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body for management and leaderships, dedicated to improving managers’ skills and growing the number of qualified managers.
Our professional management qualifications span GCSE to PhD equivalents, including the unique Chartered Manager award, which increases earning potential and improves workplace performance. We have been registered as an apprentice assessment organisation by the Skills Funding Agency.
CMI has led the way in developing a suite of trailblazing management apprenticeships with a 40-strong group of employers. These start from Level 3 (team leader) and Level 5 (operations manager) through to Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. The Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship gives employers the option to upskill up to executive and C-suite level. CMI is a Skills Funding Agency-registered apprentice assessment organisation.
We provide employers and individual managers with access to the latest management thinking and with practical online support that helps them to embrace change, create high-performing teams and keep ahead of the curve.
With a member community of more than 157,000 managers and leaders, we promote high standards of ethical practice through our Professional Code of Conduct, and help managers to build their expertise through online networks, regional events and mentoring opportunities.