The CMBE wins Best Professional Development Initiative award
The Chartered ABS scheme was launched in May to provide business school educators with professional recognition and a pathway to support their ongoing professional development. The CMBE was developed in response to growing demand from teaching staff for support to advance their teaching practice on a continuous basis and following growing pressure on academics and institutions to meet standards set by the TEF, NSS and accrediting bodies.
The CMBE provides eligible educators with the professional recognition of the ‘CMBE’ and commits staff to undertaking 40 hours continuous professional development each year.
Two-thirds of UK business schools already have staff holding the CMBE designation within their faculty, and there is a growing interest internationally with CMBEs teaching across 15 countries worldwide. If all 15,000 academics teaching in the fields of business and management in the UK committed to their ongoing professional development through the CMBE, it could lead to a step change in the experience and outcomes of the 250,000 students taught in UK business schools.
Barney Roe, Director of Communications & External Relations at the Chartered ABS, said: “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the CMBE. The foundation of everything we do is in response to our members needs and the CMBE is no exception. We began this journey three years ago and have worked closely with members throughout to design a unique scheme which we hope will transform business and management education for the benefit of educators, institutions and their students.”
The awards’ judging panel said: “an innovative CPD initiative with clear aims and objectives based on sound research and strategy, responding to a clearly perceived need within the sector, with the potential to bring higher standards in teaching and a better student experience. Strong understanding of the importance of shaping the programme to the users’ needs. Impressive use of the full range of tools and technologies available."