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The Australian Institute of Management rebrands as the Institute of Managers and Leaders

The Australian Institute of Management Group has rebranded to the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML).

The rebrand follows a strategic decision to re-establish the 76-year-old membership organisation as the peak professional body that sets the national standard for management and leadership excellence.

The newly named Institute of Managers and Leaders seeks to lift the standard of management and leadership across Australia and New Zealand by offering Chartered Manager – the global gold standard designation for managers and leaders. In addition, IML will partner with universities to offer undergraduates and postgraduates studying management and leadership based courses a clear pathway to future Chartered status.

The change of focus and name follows the divestment of AIM’s training and education business in 2015. Chief Executive of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, David Pich said:

“Businesses expect accountants and lawyers to meet a standard of professional excellence and competence, but management and leadership is too often ignored and left to chance. This is despite numerous studies over the past two decades that have consistently exposed the alarming impacts of bad management practice on organisations and on their staff. This needs to change. Leadership matters and the Institute of Managers and Leaders intends to put management and leadership competence front and centre in Australian workplaces”.

Through a long term strategic partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in the United Kingdom, the Institute of Managers and Leaders has become the first assessing body for the highly-regarded and globally recognised Chartered Manager designation outside of the UK. 

Chartered Manager (CMgr) offers managers and leaders a designation that demonstrates their practical leadership competence. In addition, Chartered Manager sees the introduction of a Code of Ethics for managers and a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), as well as an annual audit of their skills.

The Institute of Managers and Leaders also launched the first accreditation pathway for local universities and business schools aimed at Australia’s future generations of managers and leaders.

At the heart of the rebrand of AIM Membership to the Institute of Managers and Leaders is the desire to have a deep and long lasting impact on the development of the region’s managers and leaders.

Poor management impacts people well beyond the workplace. It’s time for this to change. IML will lead that charge,” said Pich.

Further information can be found at www.managersandleaders.com.au

From Institute of Managers and Leaders Media Release, 4 July 2017

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