Foundations of Management (FoM)
The Foundation of Management course aids employees transitioning to management roles. FoM is the product of a comprehensive Job Task Analysis study to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities managers and supervisors need to perform competently on-the- job.
The FoM Program is sponsored by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM). ICPM was conceived in 1974 by a task force of management educators and members of the International Management Council and the National Management Association. The Institute is located on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
FoM is comprised of three courses, 28 hours of classroom time that covers a total of 14 chapters. The class is taught in a group discussion format. You may purchase a Soft-bound Participant Manual or e-book. Classes are typically offered during Lunch.
Course 1 “MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS (5 Weeks)
∙ The Manager’s Role in the Workplace
∙ Discovering the Leader Within You
∙ Developing Effective Communication Skills
∙ Solving Problems and Making Ethical Decisions
∙ Delivering First Rate Customer Service
Course 2 “MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS (5 Weeks)
∙ Planning for Goal Achievement
∙ Organizing Work, Relationships and Teams
∙ Staffing, Training and Appraising Human Resources
∙ Leading and Motivating People
∙ Controlling to Improve Results
Course 3 “BUSINESS CONCEPTS FOR MANAGERS (4 Weeks)
∙ The Business Environment
∙ The Role of Economics in Business
∙ Basic Concepts of Information Technology
∙ Managing Accounting and Financial Information
The FoM exam consists of 90 multiple choice questions that assess new manager competencies and is administered online through the ICPM e-Learning Center.
The exam must be proctored and is time- limited to a maximum of 90 minutes. The FoM exam must be taken within 12 months of registering for the program. Exam results are reported as “pass” or “fail”. A failed exam can be retaken for a fee.
A FoM class reimbursement of $250** is available upon completion of classes. Only Books with receipt are reimbursed.
All classes are free for LMLA members and $50 for non-members.
LMLA will reimburse all the costs (Cost of the book, ICPM application fee and exam fee) for their members after the completion of FoM certification. To register for any of the classes, please register online at LMLA Sharepoint site.
- Member in good standing for at least one year
∙ 75% of all three FOM Classes (FoM 1, 2, and 3) completed
∙ No order of consequence of required
∙ Receive CEUs and an NMA Certificate of Completion
∙ Passing the FOM exam through ICPM is required
∙ Receive an ICPM Certificate of Achievement
∙ Submit receipts and documentation indicating exam status
- Retain membership at least one year beyond reimbursement
- Require exam is taken within one year of class completion