Imagine an emba that engages managers beyond administration. This is the IMPM, with leadership embedded in the practice of management. Founded by Henry Mintzberg and his colleagues internationally, the IMPM brings together experienced managers and entrepreneurs from around the world to reflect on their experience and learn from each other’s insights. Over 16 months, the managers attend five modules of 10 days each, delivered by leading business schools in England, Canada, India, Japan, and Brazil.
Unique to the IMPM
- Companies such as LG and Lufthansa have been sending their managers to the IMPM for 20 years to engage with experienced colleagues in businesses big and small.
- Half the IMPM class time is devoted to learning by reflecting on your own experience and learning from that of your colleagues, rather than relying on conventional case studies.
- The mindsets of practicing managers, rather than the functions of business and administration, characterize the five modules: the Reflective Mindset (Managing Self, at Lancaster University), the Analytical Mindset (Managing Organizations, McGill University), the Worldly Mindset (Managing the Context of Business, IIMB), the Collaborative Mindset (Managing Relationships, Yokohama University), and the Action Mindset (Managing Change, FGV/EBAPE).
- We supplement the modules with innovations not found in other master’s programs: Friendly Consulting, Managerial Exchanges, IMPact Teams, Keynote Listening, unique seating arrangements and more.
What we hear about the IMPM
Now four and a half years later, I am left with the distinct desire to do it all over again. This is a testament to the IMPM that if I did, I would get to a completely new level of insight and understanding.
Because of the IMPM, our company did a complete review of our strategic planning process. This resulted in the company becoming one that is more agile and flexible allowing for emergent strategies outside the normal business planning cycles
Rarely a week goes by where I do not draw from my experiences in IMPM. Learning from other cultures and regularly employing the practice of reflection has allowed me and my organization to solve cross-departmental issues in a more diplomatic manner.
As a result of the IMPM we turned our company around.