I am delighted to have recently achieved a Fellowship with the Institute of Leadership and Management and am proud to now also add the designatory letters FInstLM after my name.
After telling a few business colleagues about this great news and gauging their responses, I began to wonder how many people out there in the business world are actually aware of the ILM and what they are all about? The ILM first came to my notice one Sunday morning when they were commenting on a business leadership issue on the BBC News; so even if I was not previously aware of them, the BBC most certainly was (along with their almost 120,000 members).
In their own words, “The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) supports, develops and informs leaders and managers at every stage of their careers. Through our broad range of industry-leading qualifications, membership services and learning resources, ILM provides flexible development solutions that can be blended to meet the specific needs of employers and management professionals”.
The levels of ILM membership is: -
This grade is for you if you have a management related qualification at level 2 or at least 10 days’ CPD in the last 3 years or if you’re a newly appointed manager with less than 3 years’ experience or if you’re hoping to become a manager and you have a development plan.
Associate Member (AMInstLM)
If you have at least 5 years’ management experience OR a management-related qualification at level 3 or above or at least 20 days’ CPD within the last 5 years, this is the grade for you.
ILM’s most popular membership grade is for you if you have at least 5 years’ management experience AND a management-related qualification at level 3 or above or at least 20 days’ CPD within the last 5 years.
This most prestigious membership grade is reserved for those who have at least 7 years’ management experience including 5 years as a senior manager AND a qualification at degree level (level 5) or above or at least 35 days’ CPD within the last 7 years.
If you don't yet know who the Institute of Leadership and Management are, then perhaps you should find out. You can check out their website at www.i-l-m.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 01543 266886.
And once you have found out who they are, remember where you heard it first!!!