This year’s generation of IMTA was a particularly diverse one with 38 participants hailing from 19 countries, representing 30 institutions from four different continents.
The purpose of IMTA, a major European faculty development program, is to address the need for faculty development in the area of management education and leadership development in dynamic societies. “IMTA is a creative answer to an increasing need for high-quality education of new generations of professors who will educate new generations of effective and responsible leaders”, says Prof. Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management.
IMTA’s faculty consists of professors who have worked at top international educational institutions (including Harvard, IMD Lausanne, Babson College, Bentley University, etc.) and are eager to pass on their knowledge to a new generation of teachers. Including the 2019 generation, IMTA has more than 650 alumni from 170 institutions and 53 countries around the world. The program has proven to not only have a profound impact on the individual careers of its participants, but also on overall teaching and learning experiences at participating institutions.
A special IMTA 20 Years event took place on 27 and 28 June in Bled to celebrate the important impact that IMTA has had on faculty development in the last two decades. Alumni from previous IMTA generations joined as well, which made for a vivacious gathering. The event featured panel with IMTA faculty “Why do we need faculty development?”, inspiring IMTA alumni stories, workshops and group discussions on topics around faculty development and collaboration.