The IMI Difference
IMI is focused on providing excellence in design, transformational learning experiences and superior quality customer service.
We have a core Executive Education division which is dedicated to the design and delivery of premium executive education. This includes programme designers, expert programme administrators, managers and deliverers and is responsible for IMI’s quality assurance process. We are the only centre in Ireland for benchmarking and assessment of management practice using international peer-reviewed methodology.
Global reach through platform model
IMI has moved to a platform business model of delivery whereby the institute uses a broad network of world-class educators to deliver its programmes.
This allows IMI to operate as an organisation without boundaries in terms of its capacity for expertise while ensuring a fully scalable model for programme delivery. IMI’s Design & Delivery units are the core drivers of methodological tools which ensure a consistent drive to achieve learning outcomes throughout the programme.
Over 60% of Ireland’s top 1000 companies have worked directly with IMI in the last 5 years.
IMI works extensively in both the public and private sectors to provide cutting-edge executive education for Irish business.
Around 2,500 managers attend programmes at IMI per year. 25% of these are from the most senior positions in the organisation, the remainder are either high potential managers and graduates or front-line managers in key operational roles. These managers come from SMEs all the way up to foreign-owned multinationals.
In addition, IMI has an associate network made up of over around 200 industry-focused educators and coaches that work with companies across Ireland and abroad. This network includes international thought leaders who speak to our network at IMI events.
IMI’s links to Irish business are cemented through its Board and Council and will be further enhanced by the establishment of the new Advisory Board of CEOs from organisations throughout Ireland.
IMI’s own innovation in programme design is informed by an Organisational Development Forum OD Forum for human resources decision-makers.
In June 2011, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced a strategic alliance between the IMI and University College Cork (UCC). IMI also collaborates with international partners such as Henley Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School and IMD.
Purpose built campus and learning ambiance
IMI’s physical campus is made up of a main executive education building which includes training and meeting rooms, a restaurant and knowledge centre. In addition, there is a conference centre and a 50 room Residence for on-campus learning experiences. The business administration block houses IMI’s staff of 45.
Our campus has hosted heads of state, European Commissioners, Taoisigh, leading international business speakers and managers from across Ireland, Europe, the US and Africa.