Louise Dolan, Business Development Manager for the Chartered Institute of Management talking to Business and Management students

As part of their Personal Development and Professional (PDP) module, first year business school students attended a talk from Louise Dolan, Business Development Manager for the Chartered Institute of Management. The CMI has more than 90,000 members and is the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications.

Louise spoke about issues in management and noted that only Romania spends less than the UK on management development within the European Union and that overall productivity levels in the UK are 25% lower than in the United States of America. She also spoke to the students about the benefits of having professional status with CMI and the professional engagement, networking and professional development it allows for.

Every student undertaking the PDP module must complete a skills based portfolio that demonstrates their ability and competence in a number of academic and practical areas. Those skills range from the ability to prepare a CV to academic skills on finding and making use of academic literature. The aim of the module is to equip Edge Hill Business School students with the essential skills needed to succeed both in their academic studies but also in the workplace.