IMI Celebrates First Graduation Ceremony of the Year

 

  • Largest number of graduates in the IMI’s history on a single day

  • Two ceremonies in a single day – first time in IMI records

 

Graduates at the first IMI Graduation of 2018
Graduates at the first IMI Graduation of 2018

 

The largest number of IMI (Irish Management Institute) graduates in a single day celebrated their achievement today over two ceremonies in the IMI conference centre.

The graduates represent a wide variety of companies from the public, private and charity sector, including Pfizer, Irish Water, VHI Healthcare, Micromail, Barryroe Co-operative, New Ireland Assurance, Fluent Technology, ComReg, RTE, Bank of Ireland, the National Council for the Blind, the Irish Stock Exchange, National Treasury Management Agency, Alkermes Pharma, amongst many more.

Graduate qualifications ranged from IMI Diplomas in Regulatory Management, Strategy and Innovation, Management, to Business Finance and Organisational Development and Transformation.

A number of celebrated Irish sports people also graduated today, with Jonny Cooper (Dublin GAA footballer) receiving his award for the Diploma in Executive Coaching, and Peter Malone (Elite Player Development Manager, Munster Rugby) collecting his award for the IMI Diploma in Management.

Peter Malone, Munster Rigby (far left) and former Irish rugby internationals Sophie Spence (centre) and Gordon D'Arcy (second from left) successfully attained their IMI Diplomas.
Peter Malone, Munster Rigby (far left) and former Irish rugby internationals Sophie Spence (centre) and Gordon D’Arcy (second from left) successfully attained their IMI Diplomas today.

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Graduating in absentia were Sophie Spence (former Irish rugby player and head of the Sophie Spence Rugby Academy), who graduated in the IMI Diploma in Leadership and Gordon D’Arcy (former international rugby player, Irish Times columnist and business consultant) who received his award for the IMI Diploma in Strategy and Innovation.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Dr. Simon Boucher, Chief Executive of the Irish Management Institute, said: ‘At the end of a long learning journey, this is the day that you’ve been waiting for. You’ve participated in a wide range of programmes, but what they have in common is a level of sophistication and demanding workload that would test anyone’s abilities. Our mission at IMI is to equip leaders to build the future, but it is you that bring those tools you’ve attained here back to your workplace. Congratulations and well done.’

The IMI is Ireland’s premier provider of executive education. The Institute equips leaders to build the future through its range of high-impact short programmes and strategic, practical based Diploma programmes, as well as providing a flexible pathway for managers and leaders to get their full masters qualifications.

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