IIMA hosts nearly monthly online symposiums to stay connected during the year.

Next Symposium:

An Online Symposium: Keys to Great Online Teaching and Learning

Join our online symposium on Wednesday, September 30th @ 11 am Eastern Standard Time (USA) to discuss online teaching and learning. The online symposium will be conducted by Alison Munsch, PhD, Assistant Professor in the La Penta School of Business at Iona College and Vice President of Strategy for the IIMA.

In this age of COVID-19, teaching online has become an important skill for educators to master. Once an optional approach to course delivery, online teaching is now a critical component of an instructor’s took kit where social distancing is a must in our society during this global pandemic.  Online teaching is a skill where in-person techniques are not always interchangeable or transferrable. Understanding some proven tips and tricks is crucial on the journey to being adept in this form of course delivery. In this hour-long session with an optional 30-minute extension to the session for questions, answers and discussion, learn about:

  • Different dimensions of online teaching
  • Keys to success when running an online class
  • Best practices for teaching online
  • Pros and cons of online teaching
  • Creating successful student engagement
  • Class session logistics and technology considerations
  • Colleague experiences with online teaching and learning

Register in advance for this meeting:


When: Sep 30, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration is limited to the first 100 participants.

Bio for the online symposium leader: Dr. Alison Munsch

Alison Munsch is a seasoned, creative, innovative professional with a depth of experience in marketing research, strategy development and teaching of marketing, statistics and research topics at the university/college level.  She is an analytics specialist, proficient in quantitative methods including multivariate analysis using SPSS and qualitative methods including the use of projective techniques.  In addition, she is an effective insights storyteller and collaborative team player.  With over 20 years of experience, she has a proven track record of identifying business opportunities, developing productive professional relationships and managing initiatives in support of effective business decision making.

Alison Munsch is an Assistant Professor of Business Topics and Statistics at Iona College and also teaches marketing topics at the college.

 She is the Vice President of Strategy at the International Information Management Association (IIMA).

Alison Munsch is the founder and principal owner of Insights for Actions Research, a marketing and research consulting organization. She has worked in the capacity of research professional in premier organizations including The Gillette Company, Pepsi Cola Company, Kraft Foods and MetLife.

Alison Munsch holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Research from Queens College of the City University of New York. She is a Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry Ph.D. from Saybrook University with a research emphasis in organizational consulting, marketing and consumer behavior.  She specializes in research, analytics and multicultural perspectives. Alison Munsch is an experienced RIVA© trained moderator and a Synecticsworld© trained facilitator. She is a published author.

Alison Munsch is a devoted wife and mother of a Millennial and a Gen Z.

Past Symposium:

June 4th Webinar on AI and Ethics hosted by Ian Allison , with Bernd Stahl and Doris Schroeder More info
June 24th Open Government Data – lessons from the COVID pandemic  hosted by Ian Allison More info

Future webinars on the following topics:

October 20, 2020 IIMA 2020 conference online, short 3 hour session (17.00 in Utrecht, which is 11:00a.m. in New York and 8:00 a.m. In Seattle) hosted by Diana Boekman & Pascal Ravesteijn More info
November Cybersecurity   More info
January 2021 Big Data   More info
February eHealth   More info
March Robotics & Cyber physical systems    More info
April Emerging trends in technology   More info
May     More info
June     More info
      More info
October 18-20 2021   in person conference in Utrecht: Human-centric digitalization  Hosted by University of Applied Science Utrecht (Pascal Ravesteijn and Diana Boekman More info