DE&I Leadership Experience

We are offering a small group of select diverse and underrepresented professionals a unique opportunity to experience and impact IMA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts through a first-hand look into the inner workings of our DE&I Committee. This will be a commitment of six months, from January 2024 through June 2024.

This experience will provide the selected participants with the following specific opportunities:

  • Award of the DEI practices certificate of the IMA free of cost to the participant subject to the participant satisfying the proficiency requirements of the certificate.
  • Be mentored by an IMA volunteer leader.
  • Participate as a presenter and/or as a moderator in the IMA Leadership Academy (IMALA) Spring webinar on a diversity topic.
  • Engage in periodically scheduled virtual activities including meetings with the DEI committee, IMALA committee, and IMA’s Sustainability Management Committee, and contribute as necessary.
  • Learn the inner workings of volunteer governance.
  • Gain valuable leadership experience and be recognized as a future leader of the IMA, and
  • Attendance at a local IMA community event in your region*

To participate in the DE&I Leadership Experience, a participant must be an IMA professional or student member in good standing, have an interest in volunteering with IMA to build leadership skills, Demonstrate passion and/or interest in the topic of DE&I. Be proficient in the English language.

Applicants who can demonstrate their underrepresentation at their work, profession, or community will be given preference.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2023. Please click here to apply.

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Applications will be reviewed in November 2023, and selected individuals will be notified by December 1, 2023.

* IMA will cover the cost of travel to your regional community event.