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About us - who we are

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is the UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading qualifications and specialist member services.

At ILM we are passionate about good leadership and management, and their power to transform individual and organisational performance. We are an independent charity that forms part of the City & Guilds Group, and our primary purpose is to improve the standards of leadership and management in order to drive social and economic prosperity. We work with organisations of all shapes and sizes to define, develop and embed the leadership and management capability they need to succeed.

What we do

With the UK’s widest range of leadership and management qualifications, accredited training and membership services, we are here to help organisations improve productivity, motivation, decision-making and morale.

Over 750,000 managers have benefited from an ILM qualification or accredited training programme in the past ten years, while 35,000 managers are now members of ILM. Together with our ongoing research programme, this community of expertise gives us a valuable insight into how good leadership and management works in practice – and how we can help individuals and organisations to improve.

Our history

ILM formed in November 2001 through the merger of the Institute of Supervision and Management (ISM) and NEBS Management (National Examining Board for Supervision & Management).

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