The Local Chapter
Local Chapters are the basic foundation of IMA. Chapters
provide the focus for members to achieve both personal and professional growth
in an informal atmosphere.
Professional education programs bring together
professionals for opportunities to maintain and enhance their knowledge and
competence in management accounting, financial management and other closely
related fields. In addition, these meetings help develop close personal
relationships between members which can lead to a network of first-class, no-fee
consultants who are as near as the telephone.
Board service as a chapter officer and director is a
training program to learn management skills while serving the general
membership. Officers and directors gain hands-on experience in general
management. Supervision, public speaking, sales, and getting things done while
leading or participating on a working team.
The interchapter competition stimulates chapters toward
promoting the objectives of the IMA and to provide a broad-spectrum of activities
and services to members. The competition is credited with having fostered a remarkable
esprit de corps and kinship between chapters and individual members. Recognition of individual
chapters' achievements is made at the Institute's Annual Conference held each