What is the IMA?


The IMA mission is to provide networking opportunities and share practices and research for the accreditation of mentoring programs and the development of mentoring relationships.


The International Mentoring Association (IMA) vision is to be the ultimate resource for the development of human potential through mentoring.

Our Why

Since 1987, the International Mentoring Association (IMA) has been a leading source for best practice solutions and support of mentoring and coaching professionals and their programs.

The IMA advances individual and organizational development by promoting the use of mentoring best practices in every organizational setting. Our diverse and dynamic worldwide organization unites a broad cross-section of people who are interested in the theory and practice of effective mentoring. Members bring unique experiences and a fresh perspective from their various fields of mentoring. Working together, we share a common commitment to increasing:

  • The impact of mentoring
  • The performance of mentoring participants
  • The effectiveness of the organizations those participants serve