This week saw the official launch of the Apprenticeships Strategic Partnership between Babington Group and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Held at CMI’s headquarters in London, the launch event was attended by high profile leaders from organisations including Pearson, Forton Group and RyderMarsh OCAID.
Babington’s Chief Executive, Carole Carson, spoke to delegates of the importance of developing a leadership approach that is transformational, people-focused, and inspires and empowers others.
Carole said, “We are delighted to form a partnership with CMI that ensures our programmes contain the latest thinking in leadership practice and make a real difference to UK business.”
Speaking to delegates, Babington’s Leadership and Management Programme Director, Nigel Girling, highlighted the development opportunities afforded to leaders at every level by Babington’s flexible ‘NextGen’ apprenticeships model. He also emphasised the importance of the Apprenticeship Levy in growing a culture of talent identification and development.
CMI’s Chief Executive, Ann Francke, said, “Britain has a huge productivity problem. I think we both understand the importance of improving management, and I hope we can both increase the number of better managers and leaders together.”
The partnership means we are well equipped to develop leaders and managers to the highest standards within organisations across the UK. Over the next year, CMI and Babington will equip 500 leaders and managers with professional qualifications up to the internationally-recognised Chartered Manager status through apprenticeships.