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Institute Fellowship

Fellowship is the most senior grade of membership at the Institute of Leadership & Management, and is reserved for highly experienced, well-qualified managers and leaders.

Joining the Institute as a Fellow – and using the Fellow post-nominal letters FInstLM – is an excellent way to gain formal accreditation for your advanced skills, knowledge and experience in the field. 

Your membership offers the chance to network with like-minded professionals at Fellows dinners and other events, and online through our dedicated groups.

Fellows also get all the other Institute member benefits to keep up with the latest in management thinking, insight and best practice.

Mentorship opportunities

Many Institute of Leadership & Management Fellows use the opportunities provided by our online communities to share their knowledge and experience with other up-and-coming managers.

This informal mentorship is an invaluable resource for the whole community – helping support the Institutes’s mission to build leadership and management capacity.

Fellowship Fees

An annual fee is payable for Fellowship. New Fellows pay an upgrade fee if they are members, or they pay the standard Institute members joining fee. 

Eligibility and application

The Institute of Leadership & Management consider all applications very carefully. In most cases, they just need your completed application form and evidence of recent achievements.

All Fellows must meet these two criteria:

  1. Qualifications or CPD in leadership and management – you must either have a qualification at or equivalent to NQF Level 5 and up, OR at least 35 days' CPD during the last seven years.
  2. Management experience – you must also have seven years’ leadership and/or management experience with at least five years as a senior manager.

To apply, fill out the form and submit it to the membership board. Apply now or read more about the process and requirements. Contact the membership team at any time – they’re happy to answer any questions.

Before applying please read the information on Fellowship application requirements

Apply for Institute Fellowship

Download and complete the form to apply for fellowship.