Membership gives you more.

Better informed, better connected, better prospects.
Wherever your career takes you, use the support and recognition of an Institute of Leadership Membership.
With our research and expert knowledge, we will open your eyes to new and evolving areas of leadership and boost your confidence as a leader, giving you that edge to stand out from the crowd and get ahead in your career.

Join us from only £100 per year.

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Career development

  • Learn more about yourself with MyLeadership – try our flagship e-learning tool
  • Go further with MyCareers: CV management, personality tests, job search, career insights and business skills
  • Keep learning with thousands of curated online leadership resources and business skills courses
  •  Find, connect and build mentoring relationships, using MyMentoring.
  • Evidence your commitment to leadership with MyLearning Record, a place where we record all of your CPD and personal development.

Professional recognition

  • Enhance your reputation with letters after your name (Associate, Member and Fellow grades)
  • Share your success with digital credentials (Associate, Member and Fellow grades)
  • Evidence your commitment to leadership with MyLearning Record, a place where we record all of your CPD and personal development



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Your employer may consider supporting you with membership, as part of your professional development.
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Community - £100 per annum

Open to all – Come and join us!

You're passionate about developing your leadership capability but don't meet the professional membership criteria. You want to be part of a network of like-minded people and get to work on your leadership and management skills all in one place.

Should you want to get professional recognition, you can upgrade to an Associate, by completing two dimensions of MyLeadership.

Fees: £100 per annum (£8.33 per month)

Associate - £150 per annum

Aimed at new or aspiring managers who are at the start of their leadership journey 

To qualify you'll need to be an enthusiastic manager who wants to further your skills and become a confident, dynamic leader, plus EITHER a minimum of level 3 qualification (definition of levelsOR an Institute Approved programme OR a mapped military rank OR have been Managing teams/resources to positively deliver results for up to 1 year.

Alternatively if you are a Community member you can upgrade to Associate level by completing and being certified in, two dimensions of MyLeadership (one being Authenticity). 

Please contact our membership team on +44(0) 1543 266886 should you want to upgrade.

Post-nominals:  AIoL

Fees: £150 per annum (£12.50 per month)

Member - £150 per annum

Aimed at experienced managers who want to boost their leadership potential

To qualify you'll need to be an experienced professional, who wants to fine-tune your skills and learn more from other great leaders, plus you'll need either a minimum of a level 5 qualification (definition of levels) OR have completed an Institute Approved programme OR a mapped military rank OR have been managing teams/resources at middle management level for a minimum of 1 year.

Alternatively, if you are an Associate you can upgrade to Member level by completing, and being certified in, all five dimensions of MyLeadership. 

Please contact our Membership team on +44 (0)1543 266886 should you want to upgrade.

Post-nominals: MIoL

Fees: £150 per annum (£12.50 per month)


Fellow - £175 per annum

Aimed at highly experienced managers who are looking to share their knowledge to support the community

To qualify you'll need to be a senior leader operating at a strategic level for a minimum of three years who wants to help others become successful leaders, plus EITHER hold a level 7 qualification (definition of levelsOR an Institute Approved programme OR evidence your experience with 3 years of CPD OR a mapped military rank

For all qualification criteria, you will need to provide a sponsor who can validate your experience​​​​​​.

We encourage you to get involved on The Hub (our community forum) and be part of our event programme where you can share, challenge and support other members.

We also encourage you to advocate our vision – to inspire great leadership, everywhere.

Please note - If you already have an active membership, you will need to request a separate application form  - please contact our customer service team on +44 (0)1543 266886

Post-nominals: FIoL

Fees: £175 per annum (£14.58 per month)



In our 2022 Member Survey

  • 82% said their confidence had increased

  • 83% said they were better equipped to deal with challenges

  • 80% said their team performance had improved

  • 81% said their reputation had been enhanced

  • 74% said their career had been boosted


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What our members say...

MyLeadership has given me a real sense of self-awareness; a recognition that I know more than I thought, and I understand more than I think!

- Mrs Ozma Iqbal MIoL, Department for Work and Pensions

I feel tremendously privileged to be able to have access to such well thought through and wonderful knowledge, resources and analysis and be part of such a thriving network of people and ideas.

I’m deeply thankful and astonished this is available to me for the tiny amount I’ve paid for my yearly membership - it’s clearly extraordinary value for money and brings huge well-being benefit for me as well as professional.

- Alison Allmand-Smith

The digital badges and online accreditation process is first class - the interview with a real person is an excellent touch. First class team, keep up the good work!

- Jo McDowall MIoL, The London Coaching Space

Being a member of The Institute of Leadership means much more to me than a certificate and post-nominal letters, although those are helpful indicators to clients that I am investing in knowledge and skills that will benefit them. I am a better leader for my membership, and a more reflective practitioner.

- Cathi Shovlin FIoL, Founder, Human Revolutions

MyLeadership has inspired me to become a better leader! The tools and resources available enabled me to easily identify my knowledge and skill gaps. I was then able to work on improving these around my busy schedule, at a time that was convenient for me.

- Claire Tindale, Durham University

MyLeadership is a modern product, for a modern managerial environment, in a modern age.

- Phillip Tweedie,

To have the MyCareers service as part of the membership value proposition is invaluable, particularly at a time when people like myself maybe between jobs and haven’t dusted off their CV for a number of years. My CV was rated 60% optimal but with a few simple tweaks and adjustments I am now over 80% optimal. 

- Paula Wilcock FIoL

Leadership to me is being curious about possibilities. The Institute website has really opened my leadership to new learning by exploring new thinking and skills. I would encourage all leaders to engage their teams in the programmes on offer through The Institute of Leadership.

- Steve Playford FIoL, Leadership and Wellbeing Consultant


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