About us

Zimbabwe Institute of Management

History of ZIM

In 1957 a group of intelligent Managers gathered informally to discuss pertinent issues then that were affecting them in their profession. Amongst many outstanding thoughts and suggestions from a handful of the managers was the need to formulate a professional organization to champion their cause. A resolution was passed at that meeting and a membership-based organisation was born which was later named Zimbabwe Institute of Management in 1980.

Over the years this organization curved itself into an autonomous, non-profit making Leadership and Management Development training Institute. Its objective has been to promote and develop best practice in Leadership and Management.

The Institute’s membership compromises of individual, corporate and student members. Now the range of products include executive diploma programs in Business Leadership, General Management, Applied Strategy, Sports Management as well as diplomas in Business Administration, Project Management, Environmental Health and Safety Management, Supervisory Management and Security  Management.

The institute now offers certificate courses in various fields of management in addition to customized in-house programs to corporate clients. The institute now facilitates and organizes a range of activities and functions where executives from organizations in the public and private sectors converge to discuss topical issues and exchange information and ideas aimed at seeking solutions to concerns of business. Seminars, workshops, conferences, breakfast meetings, luncheons, and cocktails are organized in conjunction with strategic partners. The institute develops and maintains a network system with other management institutes and training organizations locally, regionally, and internationally.

Our mandate is to promote best practices in the management and leadership through quality, Market driven programs and activities in the region and beyond. Our Office are located at 34 Fereday Drive, Eastlea, Harare, and its Regional Office is located at 29A George Silundika Street, Between 1st & 2nd Avenues , Bulawayo. As a way of reaching out to the nation as a whole, the Institute  also runs its programmes in Victoria Falls, Hwange, Beitbridge, Gweru, Mutare, and Masvingo.


To be the LEADING centre of excellence in management and leadership development.


Our purpose is to develop and promote best practices in management leadership through innovative products and services for business growth and sustainability.


The Institute believes in: Integrity. Responsiveness and Continuous Learning


Full use is made of active learning methods. Size of groups are limited to allow maximum individual participation in practical exercises, case studies, group discussions and role plays. Delegates receive a comprehensive module for reference purposes.


Highly skilled and experienced professional consultants with several years of industry based hands-on management experience.


Although necessarily intensive, all our programmes are highly participative thus emphasis is placed on active-learning and trainee participation. Participants’ competencies are developed through lectures, practical exercises, case studies, group discussions, role plays and videos.


On completion of training, participants receive Certificates of competence for professional programmes ( that is, Certificates , Diplomas & Executive Diplomas) and Certificates of attendance for all our short courses.


The Institute offers a wide range of supervisory, management and leadership development courses that have been developed and tested over a long period of time. These open courses are conducted throughout the year nationwide. The courses attract delegates from both public and private sectors, thereby

providing them with the opportunity for cross pollination of ideas, views and information as well as sharing of challenges and solutions with colleagues from different backgrounds.

Welcome to Zimbabwe Institute of Management

Study something with Zimbabwe Institute of Management today that your future self will thank you for.