IMTA 2019 started in Bled
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The 20th edition of CEEMAN's flagship IMTA-International Management Teachers Academy has kicked off in Bled, Slovenia on 16 June. Over two weeks, 38 participants from 19 countries will have a chance to improve their teaching skills, methods and materials. The program continues to expand its outreach and impact with six of the 30 higher education institutions represented this year participating for the very first time.

Countries represented in IMTA 2019: Belarus, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Ghana, Latvia, Niger, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the USA.
IMTA is led by world-renowned faculty who have worked at top international institutions (including Harvard, IMD Lausanne, Babson College, Bentley University, etc.) and are eager to pass on their knowledge to a new generation of teachers. Participants also represent a wealth of experience to build on and benefit from; every one of them has at least two years of teaching experience in management education, while some have more than 20 years of teaching under their belt. Close to 80% combine teaching responsibilities with other administrative roles at their institutions. At the same time, 77% are also active in consulting, which additionally enriches their teaching and research activities and equips them with crucial knowledge about the real needs of business.

During the first week of IMTA, participants will discuss general aspects of a teacher’s profession, such as:

  • Teaching philosophies, approaches and techniques
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Course design principles for different audiences
  • Teaching and learning with cases
  • Career challenges and dilemmas regarding balance
  • Case research and writing

During the second week of IMTA, participants will have the luxury to work in smaller groups under the guidance of individual faculty members in specific disciplines (Business in Society; Marketing Management; Strategic Management; Leading Change). They will discuss teaching tools and approaches, as well as get an opportunity to receive feedback from faculty and peers on their teaching strengths and improvement opportunities through tailor-made learning experiences.

Including the 2019 generation, IMTA has more than 650 alumni from 170 institutions and 53 countries around the world. The faculty development program has a profound impact not only on the individual careers of its participants, but also on the overall quality of teaching and learning experiences at participating institutions. Taking place every June in Slovenia, CEEMAN's IMTA makes Bled a center for teaching excellence.

To celebrate the important impact that IMTA continues to have for faculty development, a special IMTA 20 Years event is being organized on 27 and 28 June in Bled, when alumni from previous IMTA generations will join this year’s participants. The event will feature a panel with IMTA faculty, inspiring IMTA alumni stories, as well as workshops and discussions on potential collaboration among management teachers and researchers. It is open to everyone interested in faculty development, inter-faculty collaboration and joint projects. 

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