Dear professors,


We hope that the year 2015 has brought you enthusiasm and energy.

For our part, we provide our grain of salt in the construction of this New Year, by inviting you to participate in ourFaculty Development Program courses, where we offer you its full outline in this newsletter.

January promises to be very inspiring when it comes to our teaching activities. On the 28th of January we have the“Creating a Strong Relationship in Class from Day One” workshop, which will be held by Ana Rumschisky, and the round-table discussion “Ethics in Teaching Learning”, held by the professors Julio de Castro, Marie-José Garot, and Joaquín Garralda.

Starting on January 30th will be the second training seminar, which will be dedicated to online-teaching, and we will have Professor Felipe Quintana participate with the “Go blended and 2.0 teaching” workshop, as well as Professor Lucía Egea, with “Motivation in Class”. Both Felipe’s and Lucia’s sessions are completely blended, so you can access them from anywhere in the world.

As one of our most powerful tools, the case, we are pleased to present you as the multimedia Case of the Month“Ethiopia: Life and Business at the base of the pyramid”. This case, which is authored by Professor Gayle Allard and IMBA student Benedict Faber, gives a firsthand view on development policies by students.

Following with cases, the Documentation department provides us with a valuablelist of the main events, contests and case presentations. Please take note of this information because one of our future projects involves the production of new and original teaching cases. We will come back to this in the coming months.

But besides cases, our professors are developing interesting learning initiatives, like the ones provided by professors Felipe Quintana, of Operations, and Ana Rumschisky, of Marketing, in a video which shows the integration of these two key areas of any company.

We present here the visiting professors who will be with us during the month of January. Seize their presence to share knowledge. We also hope that Madrid will continue to offer its charm beyond its crystal sky.

And as always, for information purposes, the Career Management Center (CMC) has sent us their monthly info graph through which we can follow the most relevant activities carried out in its strategy to help and support the employability of our students and previous alumni. Thank you very much for your support in these activities. Also, theEY-IE Corporation Center Launches the Global Business Intelligence Workshop: myth or mystery? Which will be held on January 21st.

Finally, we would like to invite you especially to two upcoming events in which the presence of professors is indispensable. The first is the prom, or IE Winter Ball, unprecedented in our institution, organized by IE Campus Life, which will take place next Saturday 24th of January at 21:00 h in the Ritz Hotel, in Madrid. The second event is the Alumni Forum, which will be held on February 6th. As in previous years, a promotional code has been created for the professors, which will give them free access. Needless to say, that students will be very happy to share these moments with their professors.

Until next time!