We are dedicated to supporting the professional development of our members.
Routes to personal/professional fulfillment
There are no upcoming events at this time.
Applications for the 2017/18 program is now closed. If you are interested in future career coaching programs, please contact the Professional Development Committee.
Evaluating Career Paths
Embarking on a Job Search and Tools to Help You
Challenges and Rewards of Pursuing a Professional Path in the US
The Washington DC metropolitan area offers many options for professional and personal fulfillment. Whether you are looking to re-establish yourself as a professional in the US, change career tracks, launch a job search or a new business, or simply explore different options, IMFFA has many programs and resources to help you.
WBFN and IDBFA resources/partnerships
IMFFA develops its professional and career programs in close collaboration with our colleagues at the World Bank Family Network and the InterAmerican Development Bank. Programs offered by our sister organizations are often open to IMFFA members. We recommend you check our weekly email update and event calendar frequently to keep informed on upcoming career-related programs.
Ideas Into Action Entrepreneurship Series
For the past two years in late Spring, IMFFA, together with WBFN and IDBFA, has offered a series of lunchtime workshops designed to equip fledgeling entrepreneurs with the tools they need to plan and launch their new businesses. Workshop topics in 2016 and 2017 included:
· Becoming an Entrepreneur – what does it take – characteristics of successful entrepreneurs – coming up with a business idea – start-up considerations and business planning – obtaining seed funding.
· Structuring and Launching Your Entrepreneurial Business – ownership structures – taxation issues – finding premises – employing staff – insurance.
· Marketing Your Entrepreneurial Business – evaluating market potential – attracting customers – developing a marketing plan – creating a website – using social media to promote your business.
Each workshop is presented by an expert keynote speaker and panel of successful entrepreneurs, including a number of IMFFA, WBFN and IDBFA members. Drawing on their first-hand experience in imagining, building and growing their business, panelists discuss the joys and challenges of being your own boss! Featured businesses have included ArepaZone (Winner of DC’s Best Food Truck Award), MissNowMrs, The College Lady DC, Base Three Studio, Deringer Consulting, and Tandem Nomads.
Look out for information about the 2018 Ideas Into Action Workshops next Spring!