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Recognition Program

Which level will you reach?

The IMA Leadership Academy (IMALA) supports the development and enhancement of our members’ leadership education and skills to aid in career advancement. Members can pass each level by completing at least one requirement from the bulleted list.


Pewter-Badge
  • Completed six IMALA courses
  • Served as an IMALA faculty member for one term
  • Served as a chapter officer for one year
  • Served as a council officer for one year
  • Made a one-time donation of $100 to IMA
Bronze-Badge
  • Completed nine IMALA courses
  • Served as an IMALA faculty member and presented or moderated two courses
  • Served as a chapter officer for two years
  • Served as a council officer for two years
  • Made a one-time donation of $250 to IMA
Silver-Badge
  • Completed 12 IMALA courses
  • Served as an IMALA faculty member and presented or moderated two courses
  • Served as a chapter officer for three years
  • Served as a council officer for three years
  • Served as an advisory committee member for one term
  • Served as an advisory committee chair for one term
  • Made a one-time donation of $500 to IMA
Gold-Badge
  • Completed 15 IMALA courses
  • Served as an IMALA faculty member and presented or moderated six courses
  • Served as a chapter president for one year
  • Served as a council president for one year
  • Served as an advisory committee member for two terms
  • Served as a Global Director on IMA’s Global Board of Directors for one term
  • Made a one-time donation of $1,000 to IMA
Platinum-Badge
  • Served as an IMALA faculty member and presented or moderated nine courses
  • Served as a chapter officer for four or more years
  • Served as a council officer for four or more years
  • Served as an advisory committee member for three or more terms
  • Served as an advisory committee chair for one term
  • Served as a Global Director on IMA’s Global Board of Directors for three or more terms
  • Completed highest levels of service—for example:
    • Served as an advisory committee chair for three or more terms
    • Served as a Stuart Cameron McLeod Society (SCMS) president for one term
    • Served as a Global Board Committee chair for two or more terms
    • Served as a Global Board Chair—lifetime recognition
    • Made a one-time donation of $2,500 to IMA