Chartered Manager designation changed
The Canadian Institute of Management is pleased to announce that the Chartered Manager designation has changed from F.CIM to C.Mgr. to better reflect the title and the individuals it represents. The C.Mgr. designation is an internationally recognized acknowledgment of management leadership and expertise. It represents global leaders and managers as a testament to the qualities of the Chartered Manager and all that it encompasses - a designation that truly embodies the leaders of today.
The intent behind this change is to align the title and designation for Chartered Manager. From a brand recognition perspective this will be the beginning of a new campaign to promote C.Mgr. as the premium product within the Canadian business and academic communities. To the public in general, the designation of C.Mgr. will be easily recognizable and tied to the Chartered Manager title. This will also give the CIM the opportunity to re-launch our senior designation and capitalize on a revitalized marketing campaign and drive membership growth and services.
This decision has aligned the three professional designations that the Canadian Institute of Management presents. The Institute will now grant the C.I.M., P.Mgr. and C.Mgr. designations, representing the pinnacle of Canadian management excellence. The existing F.CIM designation will become an Honorary Fellowship that the CIM can grant for outstanding contribution to management within Canadian society. It will be a way for the CIM to recognize people outside the Institute, much like universities grant honorary degrees.
We urge all existing Chartered Managers to request the updating of their documentation to reflect the new C.Mgr. designation. This will be done at no charge, through your local CIM branch. Please contact your branch, and advise them you are interested in receiving your new C.Mgr. designation certificate. The Institute will require the return of your existing F.CIM certificate.
With the introduction of C.Mgr., the academic and experience requirements, and supplementary documentation have been significantly increased. However, if you are a lapsed Chartered Manager, we will accept your re-instatement with the Institute under the previous requirements until December 31, 2011.
We encourage all our current and past Chartered Managers to engage the Institute and be recognized as a leader locally, regionally and internationally. Be proud of your professional designation, and others will do the same.
Dr. Matthew Jelavic, C.Mgr.
National Vice-President, Education
Canadian Institute of Management