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The Brazil Module - learning to be a "why not" person

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The Change Module of the IMPM takes place in Brazil where many of the changes happen because you have people who are "why not" people rather than "why".  In other words let's try it.  The IMPM classroom and company visits in Rio de Janeiro let managers experience this mindset

Support for IMPM and the pedagogy

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Business schools' fundamental purpose of offering MBA should be to enhance the quality of leadership capacity in society. This managerial leadership requires a different delivery approach, which relies on more face-to-face interaction, collaboration and discussion. The case method is "magnificent" for most things, but there are a few things that you can only learn by doing.

The International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) programme, an initiative of Henry Mintzberg, follows some practical principles in their management schooling. According to him, management education should be restricted to practicing managers; the classroom should leverage the managers' experience in their education. Insightful theories help managers make sense of their experience. "Sharing" their competencies raises the managers' consciousness about their practice. Beyond reflection in the classroom comes learning from impact on the organisation. All of the above should be blended into a process of "experienced reflection."

Rick Heinick IMPM Cycle 12 Alumnus Becomes CEO

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Calhoun Vision, Inc. today announced that Rick A. Heinick has been named Chief Executive Officer and President, effective March 30. Mr. Heinick brings more than 25 years of leadership experience positioning organizations for growth and profitability. Prior to Calhoun, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Transformation Officer at Bausch + Lomb Incorporated. During his tenure, Mr. Heinick contributed to the company's strong bottom-line performance, culminating in its sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals in August 2013.

Experiencing the Worldly Mindset in India

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The IMPM encourages students to think about the consequences of their actions. Mike Fitzgerald, VP at Cepheid shares how the Worldly Mindset module has encouraged him to reflect and challenge his ingrained assumptions, and to adopt a worldly mindset when he deals with colleagues in various countries.

IMPM students learn both inside and outside the classroom

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A group of executive students from organisations around the world recently visited disadvantaged Indian districts to learn how micro-entrepreneurship is helping transform emerging economies.  

IMPM students learn both inside and outside the classroom

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A group of executive students from organisations around the world recently visited disadvantaged Indian districts to learn how micro-entrepreneurship is helping transform emerging economies.  

IMPM alumnus Dr. Ramchan Woo speaks about G Flex 2

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LG's Dr. Ramchan Woo, the company's mobile architect responsible for the new G Flex, argues that all design tends to start with straight lines and rectangles, because they're easy to make, before proceeding to the more natural and organic feel of flowing curved lines. Making curves is hard, whether you're talking about cars, architecture, or home appliances, but doing it is worth it for LG because of the better aesthetics and ergonomics. "Why curved again?," asks Woo. "Our biggest and simplest answer is it's more beautiful."

IMPM partner school FGV/EBAPE recognized as best admin school in Brazil

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The Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV/EBAPE) has been ranked as the best School of Administration for the second year running, and is placed among the top three Institutions of Higher Education in Brazil