The Benefits of CMI - Carol Husband Talk

19 Oct 2016


UPDATE: 14 Sept 2017 - We are pleased to announce today that LSBM is now a Higher Education Partner with CMI. Read the news announcement here and further details on our CMI Partnership page here.


Carol Husband, Member Engagement Manager for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) visited LSBM yesterday to talk about the benefits of membership.

CMI is a leading chartered professional body in the area of management and leadership. It was founded in 1947 and gained its Royal Charter in 2002. It has over 130,000 members and 35,000 students, and has the aim of eliminating 'accidental managers' by providing:

  • Additional Qualifications
  • Professional Recognition
  • Access to the latest research and thinking
  • Access to events and networking opportunities

The core message of the CMI is that leading and managing people is a skill that can be learned.

Carol claimed that CMI research indicated that 44% of line managers in the UK are ineffective, and that:

  • 75% of employers believe more graduates should pursue professional qualifications since these provide evidence of practical skills.
  • Communication Skills (which is a key skill area that CMI focuses on) were rated more highly by people in the workplace as a trait of leadership, than Team Skills, Problems Solving Skills and even the ability to Motivate Others, in a CMI 21st Century Leaders research survey.
  • 90% of managers said that a qualification improved their management and leadership performance, with most (81%) able to assist colleagues with this new knowledge and 70% saying that a CMI course helped to improve the performance of their team

Find out more

With regards to the practical benefits of CMI Membership you can learn more about each of five different elements that may be advantageous to you, here:

1/ CMI Events and Courses 
2/ Campaigning 
3/ Management Direct - This is an online portal for managers which can assist them with the latest management research, advice and tips.
4/ Career Development Centre - This offers CV, job, interview and careers advice.
5/ Mentoring - This is a mentoring program aimed at providing practical support to managers.

Details of the various CMI qualifications are available here.

You can also contact us at or give us a call on 020 7078 8840 if you require further information.


A big thanks to Carol Husband for taking the time to come down and have a chat with our students about the benefits of CMI membership.

We were happy to have one of our students, Zaki Hussain, give her a box of chocolates as a small mark of our thanks.


Stuart Brown
Media and Content Manager

In the picture above you can see, from left to right:

Asif Sadiq, Course Leader BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up) (LSBM)
Umair Farooq, Senior Lecturer, Operations and Project Management (LSBM)
Carol Husband, Member Engagement Manager for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Zaki Hussain, an LSBM Student Representative who helped with student feedback into the development of the Business Management degree
Usha Mistry, Head of Program Development (LSBM)

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