What can a Network do for you?
One of the most valuable assets for an Assistant is being part of a professional network. I have been a dedicated member of International Management Assistants (IMA – formerly EUMA) since 1988, serving on the Executive Committee for four years, firstly as Association Secretary and from 2001-3 as Executive Chairman, leading the five members of the Executive Committee as well as the European Council, the governing body of the Association. I would not be in the position I am today if it had not been for IMA and the growth and development that I achieved while actively serving the Association. It was the best leadership training I could have had. IMA is an international quality network of management support professionals who focus on their personal development and on the future of their profession. IMA has over 1500 members worldwide.
You can also find me on the IMA website under At Your Service, IMA members and partners, who are available as a speaker or a trainer. For further information, please click here.
There are many networks to choose from, so look carefully at the target group to ensure that it will match your own development goals. Whichever you decide to join, it’s a two-way street. The more you give to your network, the more you will receive in return.
There are some amazing resources out there for Assistants, so make the most of what’s on offer to benefit your company and your own personal development.