The People

IMA is a worldwide network of dynamic individuals who have established successful mentoring programs, who are committed to increasing their ability to continually model effective mentoring practices, and who will gladly share their experience and knowledge with others.

The Information and Experience

IMA is committed to increasing access to proven information and best practices needed for planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and improving the impact of personal mentoring and leadership, and of mentoring programs.

The Diversity

In addition to celebrating and using the strengths that ethnic and cultural diversity provides, IMA is also committed to model and support a wider understanding of the term, “diversity.” All of IMA’s activities and publications focus on building upon the strengths provided by dialogue across all settings and contexts, all age and experience levels, gender, view point, and every other difference. By utilizing our common commitment to mentoring as a tool for increased learning and performance and our diversity as a strength, we can work together and accomplish much more.

The Initiative 

We see mentoring as the most effective lever available for transforming the quality and effectiveness of human growth and endeavors. Through our conversations, articles, presentations, publications, and projects, we are committed to provide a forum for discussing mentoring best practices, trends, emerging new ideas, and strategies that will inspire us as leaders and transform our organizations and practices. In this way, we expect to truly change the world through effective mentoring.