IMA - International Management Assistants Germany e.V.
Your global network for management professionals since 1986 in Germany.
The World Administrators Summit (WASummit) is a global meeting of administrative and office professionals and their associations committed to guiding, influencing and positively developing the profession. The WASummit has convened nine times since 1992. It provides the international platform for peer-to-peer discussion regarding relevant topics that potentially impact those working in the administrative profession.
IMA – International Management Assistants supports the WASummit in conducting an important study of position titles and networking for administrative/office professionals across the world; two of this year’s topics for discussion. Position titles are a crucial element that influences how the business world perceives administrative and office professionals. Networking enables us to internationally work together, share knowledge and speak with one voice.
The discussions at the 10th WASummit in Frankfurt Germany where IMA is the host aims to determine common characteristics of administrative/office professionals’ current roles, responsibilities and titles and ultimately provide strategies for enhancement. The purpose of these discussions is to:
• provide information on position title options that is credible and useful
• enable administrative/office professionals to choose titles to suit their own role and industry and confirm how those titles fit within the profession internationally
• better understand your networking practices so we can support these internationally
• provide guidance for administrative/office professionals internationally.
Date: 24 & 25 October 2018
Venue: Steigenberger Airport Hotel
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Annual Conference 2018.
The Digital Age: The Future of the Executive Assistant - Technology, Leadership, You
26 October 2018
Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Frankfurt
Registration is now open.
Click here to reach the conference official site!
''Leading from the bottom'' - skills for a real leadership within the assistance
26 May 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamburg City-Alster
Dinner menu on May 26 at Ristorante Casa di Roma
Please register here for the dinner on May 26
Other cultural things to do in Hamburg on this training weekend
-Manager, Consultant, Coach-
On duty for the assistant proffession since many years
Since more than 20 years, Karen Nianninga has been acting as manager and consultant for management assistants. She runs seminars, workshops and trainings for companies in Germany and in the Netherlands. Additionally, she is certified for European institutions located in Brussels. She is an experienced presenter for (international) conferences, stage discussions and company events. Her working languages are German, English and Dutch. Born in the Netherlands, Karen Nanninga and her family lives in Germany since 1994.
" Certified Coach (International Certification, CTI / ICF, USA)
" Certified Medical Coach (MCI Global)
" Coach (Co-Active Fundamentals and Intermediate, CTI, USA)
" Graduate of the Co-Active Leadership Programme (CTI, USA)
" Train-the-Trainer (Haufe Akademie, IHK Düsseldorf, ISBW (The Netherlands)
" Trained as European Secretary (European Secretarial Academy, Den Haag, Netherlands), 4 languages
" Personal Assistant and Assistant for the management in international companies in the Netherlands and in France
MACHEN SIE AUF SICH AUFMERKSAM…
… und überzeugen Sie auf den ersten Blick durch ein angenehm kompetentes Erscheinungsbild.
Ihre optische Visitenkarte reflektiert, wer Sie sind und für was Sie stehen.
Mit einem positives Selbstbild haben Sie mehr Ausstrahlung und einen wirkungsvollen starken Auftritt.
Machen Sie Ihre Individualität und Ihre Persönlichkeit sichtbar!
Tipps dazu bekommen Sie vom Profi: Christine Güdden, unserem neuen Corporate Member.
The IMA Profile for Management Support Professionals will help management support professionals and their managers to establish desired competences. It can also be used to support recruitment processes and as a foundation and inspiration for job descriptions.
The IMA Profile for Management Support Professionals gives a general description divided into three blocks:
Read further by clicking the Hexagon below
Mentoring becomes more and more popular within IMA Germany and we are glad to have a dedicated team who shares their knowledge. The mentoring team is headed by Ulrike Friedrich who also is in regular contact with other IMA countries that are keen to learn more about our Mentoring Program in Germany. More information can be found here on our website.
Please tune in to this video and meet our German mentoring team.
Watch the IMA trailer here to learn why you should be part of this unique global network for management support professionals.
IMA Deutschland is available on
and with being an official IMA Deutschland member you get access to the Xing as well as LinkedIn available group.