Organizations want to hire and promote managers that will allow them to improve their talent acquisition ROI. Hiring and promoting managers with the AMA Certified Professional in Management™ certification gives organizations a tool to recognize those with managerial competence and leadership potential. The Certified Professional in Management credential embodies the critical knowledge, skills and abilities associated with AMA’s Total Professional℠ Framework.

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How Certification Benefits Organizations

  • Provides a method for recognizing managerial competence
  • Offers a reliable indicator of future leadership potential
  • Decreases the risk of making bad hiring or promotion decisions
  • Reduces the likelihood that team members may leave due to skill gaps and behavioral deficiencies in their managers
  • Helps organizations improve their talent acquisition and promotion ROI

How Certification Benefits Managers

  • Fosters greater career success by motivating managers to be more well-rounded and develop knowledge in multiple areas
  • Increases a manager's worth and value to an organization
  • Enhances success and distinguishes managers (both internally and externally) from others who are not certified
  • Helps inspire team members to support management and further develop themselves
  • Promotes a positive impact on the organization's bottom line

Why an AMA-sponsored Certification?

  • Established in 1923, AMA is a globally recognized authority in management with nearly 100 years of best practices and professional development expertise
  • Foundation of the program is The Management Body of Knowledge developed by AMA
  • Program oversight is conducted by an objective advisory board of recognized management experts
  • Certification is based on extensive AMA management research and analysis, and supported by ACT expertise in credentialing
  • Program is aligned with AMA's Total Professional competency framework

Total Pro Certification.

Areas of Knowledge Included in Certification

Professional Effectiveness

  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Presentation Skills

Relationship Management

  • Coaching for Performance
  • Collaboration
  • Conflict Management
  • Delegation
  • Influence
  • Managing Change
  • Motivation

Business Acumen

  • Customer Focus
  • Financial Acumen
  • Managing Projects
  • Talent Management

Analytical Intelligence

  • Assessing Persuasion
  • Cognitive Bias Awareness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Managing and Mastering Data
  • Reasoning and Conclusions
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