• National Training

    We provide 2-3 tailor-made training-days to members (and non-members) at an affordable price each year.

  • Professional Development

    The main objective of professional development is to gain more visibility as professional management assistants.

International Training&Development

  • IMA - International Management Assistants

    International Training Day: "Business Ethics, a matter of choice"
    Antwerp, April 22, 2017

  • IMA - International Management Assistants

    43rd Annual IMA Conference: "Integrity & Business Ethics"
    29 & 30 September 2017
    Marriott Hotel, The Hague, Netherlands

  • Future Events

    Barcelona, April 28, 2018
    Frankfurt, October 26, 2018, together with the World Administrator Summit

    Training Day, Greece Conference, Geneva

    Link to more information

Swiss National Training Day Zurich, December 2, 2017

Story Telling - a magical tool for communications?

by Ancilla Schmidhauser

Link to flyer
Link to registration tool
Link to Ancilla Schmidhauser

Storytelling is a Buzzword that can be found in all kind of context.
The reader might get the impression that storytelling is a magical tool that can be used in any situation to solve communication problems.

Ancilla Schmidhauser will take you on a journey and introduce you to the world of stories. What exactly is a story, why is it functioning, how is a story built, where can stories be found and how can they be used? You will get practical tools for your daily work.

At the end of the workshop you will know, how to bring yourself to the next level in communicating and acting in your business and private role. You will have fun and the outputs will be rewarding. Of course, as it is a workshop, you will do plenty of exercises and at the end you will get a documentation to take home.

A lively group of IMA-member from all over Switzerland participated in this very interesting and inspirering workshop. We discussed a lot of, we didn't agree on everything but we had a lot of fun and we surely learned very much. Members can find Ancilla's presentation in the member-section.

Swiss National Training Day Lugano, August 26, 2017

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 (cancelled)

    "Project Management Initiation Phase: a good practice to approach any management level" by Vincenzo Ursino
    Link to flyer
    Link to registration tool

    1. Goals:
    How to formulate them in a measurable way
    2. Requirements and constraints:
    What are the acceptance criteria of the “client” or sponsor?
    3. Detection and analysis of data and as is situation 4. Appreciation and evaluation:
    SWOT matrix as basic tool
    5. Feasibility and risks
    6. Processing of solution options:
    How many and how to formulate them
    7. Evaluation and final proposal to client or sponsor
    All this might appear as a project management strict criteria, but it is easily demonstrable that the process is simply a common pathway to manage whatever evaluation and decision at any management level.

  • Hotel accomodation and social events

    Hotel accommodation:
    If you want to stay longer in Lugano, we have blocked some hotel rooms for the night of 26/27 August 2017 at Novotel Paradiso, Via Salvatore 11, Lugano Paradiso
    Price: CHF 180 including Breakfast
    (please contact directly the hotel with the code "IMA", deadline for bookings is August 4, 2017)

    Alternative hotel location:
    IBIS and IBIS Budget are located in same building and can be booked individually through any other regular hotel booking tools

    Saturday, August 26, 2017: Dinner and Concert

    Do you want to have more from your Lugano stay?
    You can join us for dinner in a selected restaurant Lugano downtown at 19.00. And what about enjoying after dinner Jazz and Blues in the city? During this weekend, this will be all about blues. Check more here!
    Note: The dinner is at own cost, no entrance fee for the Jazz & Blues event.
    Kindly advise in the Lytti tool accordingly if you are interested to join!

    Sunday, August 27, 2017: Visit Carona

    And what about discovering the wonderful surroundings behind Lugano and Paradiso? We invite you on Sunday, 27 August, 10.30 to 13.00 up to a walking tour to Corona, a marvellous Ticinese village overlooking the lake of Lugano. A joint lunch will be closing this nice weekend (at own cost).
    Kindly advise in the Lytti tool as well if you are interested to join!