Manx Voice | Applications now invited for 2012 Manx Executive Challenge
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Applications now invited for 2012 Manx Executive Challenge

The Isle of Man Branch of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has announced that applications are now being invited for the 2012 Manx Executive Challenge. Anyone interested should go to www.mec.im and download an application form.

The Manx Executive Challenge is held every two years and is widely regarded as the premier development opportunity for the future leaders of the Isle of Man. It offers the opportunity to demonstrate senior management potential by working in a team to address an issue which is topical, relevant and of strategic importance to the Isle of Man. In November last year the Manx Executive Challenge was awarded the Isle of Man Award for Excellence for People Management and Development.

Participants are drawn from a cross-section of the Island’s private and public sector and formed into teams. Each team is allocated a project related to the economy or social infrastructure of the Isle of Man and has 8 months in which to research the issue and present solutions which are realistic and capable of implementation.

Teams are tasked with compiling a report summarising their findings and the competition culminates with the Final where the teams present their recommendations to a panel of judges and an audience which includes Government Ministers and business leaders.

Chair of CMI Isle of Man branch, Craig Allen, commented:

The Manx Executive Challenge represents a unique personal development opportunity and many past participants have felt that completing the Challenge has given them an advantage in their career. I would urge those people who feel that they have the potential to become a senior manager to apply. Similarly I would ask Isle of Man employers to encourage their senior managers of the future to look at what the Challenge can off them.

The Manx Executive Challenge sounds like a fascinating opportunity for anyone who is working in management or intends to in the future. It’s a great way to meet others in the same profession, to share ideas and experiences and gain valuable insight from a mentor with lots of experience in the field. So, if you think this might be right up your alley, or even if you’re curious if it can help advance your career, get in touch with the Manx Executive Challenge.

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