The world of today faces new challenges. The need for sustainable development and responsible leadership has never been greater. The respective expectations from management education are higher than ever, while business schools also face new challenges, including those related to technology.
The 15th edition of the International Management Teachers Academy, IMTA 2014, scheduled for 8-20 June 2014 in Bled, Slovenia, welcomes faculty interested in improving their skills related to the multiple role of faculty (teaching, research, consultancy and community service, administration and institutional development). The program covers general aspects of management education, including social responsibility of management educators, as well as discipline-specific issues in the areas of: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Management, Leadership and Change Management, as well as Business in Society, a new disciplinary track that was introduced in 2013 in response to numerous requests from all over the world.
IMTA was established in 2000 with the aim of creating a new generation of management educators for the new generation of business leaders. In the 14 editions so far, this highly transformative program has educated 473 management teachers from 142 business schools and universities in 38 countries worldwide. Through IMTA Alumni Association they further develop their personal, professional and institutional contacts and collaboration, while continuously enjoying post-program support from IMTA.
International collaboration, collective actions and joint programs for faculty development have been strongly advocated also at the 2013 PRME Summit and 21st CEEMAN Annual Conference, the two events that were held in conjunction with each other, which in September 2013 gathered in Bled close to 300 participants from 60 countries around the globe. Among the outcomes of the event was also the 2013 PRME Summit Video story on IMTA.
IMTA is an intensive and highly interactive two-week program with a well-balanced focus on general and discipline-specific aspects of management education.
Week 1 focuses on common issues related to general aspects of management education, with special emphasis on the case method and project work. It also deals with the skills required in the multiple roles of faculty. Innovations in management development are discussed in the context of IT, project-based education, and the integration of the arts, culture, and science.
Week 2, structured into disciplinary tracks, such as Strategic Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Leadership and Change Management, and Business in Society, when participants focus on requirements and opportunities more specific to their particular disciplines. Pre-program individual preparation and in-program lectures and discussions, individual preparation, small group discussions and teamwork, case discussions, simulations, role-play, presentations, and other work methods position IMTA participants at the center of the learning process.
See more information on the program structure, faculty and application process at www.ceeman.org/programs-events/imta-international-management-teachers-academy.
They are very much looking forward to receiving applications from GBSN members and networks by 21 March 2014.