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YP Leadership Experience

Young Professional Leadership Experience participants meet with IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson in Jacksonville, Fla., last year. Pictured left to right: Ashley Patterson, CMA; Reid Edwards, CMA; Xinyu Zhou, CMA; Jeff Thomson, CMA; Josephina Garcia, CMA; Zach Sumner; Xinyi Li, CMA; Konstantinos Avramiotis, CMA.
Young Professional Leadership Experience participants meet with IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson in Jacksonville, Fla., last year. Pictured left to right: Ashley Patterson, CMA; Reid Edwards, CMA; Xinyu Zhou, CMA; Jeff Thomson, CMA; Josephina Garcia, CMA; Zach Sumner; Xinyi Li, CMA; Konstantinos Avramiotis, CMA.

 

As part of IMA’s annual Young Professional Leadership Experience program, five young professionals under age 33 will be selected to attend IMA’s Global Board of Directors and Committee meeting at IMA’s headquarters in Montvale, N.J., from October 19-22, 2017.

The young professionals chosen to attend will have the exclusive opportunity to network with senior volunteer leaders, learn about IMA’s strategic direction, and witness how the Governance structure of a not-for-profit operates. IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) will cover all travel expenses and meals for the duration of the trip.

“The purpose of this experience is to engage young professional members to understand how professional volunteer work can help them in their career while giving back to the profession,” explained Pat Stefanczyk, CAE, IMA vice president of governance and volunteer relations. “This is a wonderful program for young professionals to get involved and grow as IMA leaders.”

During the three-day program, attendees will experience the inner workings of IMA’s Global Board of Directors; meet with IMA’s Global Board Chairs and President and CEO; and participate in committee meetings and IMA’s Global Board meeting.

Those who are chosen will walk away with a unique experience and a support network of prominent, senior industry leaders who can act as future mentors and advisors.

Application Process
Applicants are asked to watch “Follow the Leader,” a webinar featuring former IMA Chair Ben Mulling, CMA, CPA.CITP, who joined IMA as a young professional. After watching the video, applicants will write a short essay (up to 250 words) describing their thoughts on leadership and how it may impact the success of their career.

To apply, young professionals must submit their essay, a résumé, a recommendation letter from their manager, and this application form to ima@imanet.org. Include “IMA YP Leadership Experience” in the subject line. Applicants must be active IMA members under age 33 to participate in this program.

The deadline for submissions is September 8, 2017.

For more information, please contact Pat Stefanczyk at pstefanczyk@imanet.org, or at (800) 638-4427, ext. 1592 (+1 201 474-1592 for callers outside North America).

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