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Serving the Needs of Interim Managers

Serving the Needs of Interim Managers

As a result of growing demand for interim managers across both the public and private sectors, the Interim Management Association (IMA) has officially launched the IMA Institute giving individual interim managers accountable and professional representation for the first time.
As an association originally founded for business providers of interim management, the IMA established the Institute in order to work more closely with interim managers themselves. Although now well-established, interim management is growing rapidly across all sectors, creating a need for greater provision. The Institute gives interim managers access to fully accredited educational resources in addition to much-needed support and additional professional credibility. The new Institute also means that the IMA now serves the entire interim profession.

The Institutes launch is a key milestone in the IMAs history, and an important step forward for the organisation, for the industry and for current and future interim managers, explains Paul Botting, IMA Chairman. Interim managers offer so much more than functional expertise, they offer a unique ability to successfully diagnose problems, deliver optimum results, and disengage leaving a legacy of sustainable success. The IMA is the voice for the entire profession, and we continue to consolidate these efforts by demonstrating commitment to all members.

Although the Institute aims to establish greater professional standardisation, there are a number of additional individual membership benefits. The Institute offers interim managers Continuous Professional Development a number of insurance discounts (including Professional Indemnity cover) legal advice and support a remote PC back-up service a dedicated website as well as the opportunity to get involved in a variety of membership projects including a members committee. Members will also be able to attend industry seminars, benefit from lobbying representation and obtain industry accreditation by gaining the IMAs Quality Mark of Profession.

Although this is certainly good news for interim managers, Botting maintains that those hiring interim managers also have a great deal to gain from the Institutes launch.

Although interim providers will continue to use their own well-established selection criteria, being a member of the IMA Institute will signify that candidates are fully committed to interim as their chosen profession, he says. Those hiring interims will benefit from impartial screening and competency profiling as we continue to attract talent from across all industries.

Further information on joining can be found on the IMA Institute website:
www.ima-institute.com

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