The Slovenia Times

International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) successfully started in Bled


From 10-22 June 2012, 36 participants from 19 countries (Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA) will have a chance to acquire both general knowledge and skills related to teaching as such, and to improve specific knowledge, skills, and competences related to one of the four different managerial disciplines (Strategic Management, Marketing, Finance/Accounting, Leadership and Change Management) of their individual choice and specialization.

They will also enhance their research methodologies for integration of their research efforts into further educational activities, including case writing, course design, and curricula development. In addition, inputs related to other aspects of their profession such as consulting, program management and social responsibility will be provided. "The IMTA program is designed around the multiple role of faculty. We believe that a modern management educator should be a well-rounded person who is competent, skillful, and willing to effectively combine his/her teaching with research, consultancy, and institution building activities." set out Milenko Gudić, Managing Director of IMTA.

The International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) is an intensive program for faculty of business schools, universities and other management development institutions. The purpose of IMTA is to address the need for faculty development in the area of management education and leadership development in transitional economies. The overall aim of the program is to improve the capabilities of young faculty, and their ability to effectively respond to the specific management education and leadership development needs. Run by internationally renowned professors from the best business schools around the world, IMTA represents a major European faculty development program.

"The International Management Teachers Academy is a creative response to the growing need for highest quality management education in the world of transition. This world-class and innovative program is aimed at developing a new generation of management educators for a new generation of effective and responsible business leaders," stressed Prof. Danica Purg, President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and President of CEEMAN.


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