BOSTON, MA — March 7, 2011 — The 40-year innovator of facilitative leadership methods, Interaction Associates (IA), is partnering with the Brazilian Management Institute, Sao Paulo, to provide clients with integrated solutions across a broad spectrum of leadership challenges in Brazil and South America.
Interaction Associates specializes in company-wide learning programs for developing self-aware, strategic leaders — more commonly referred to as Facilitative Leaders — who have a unique capacity to engage others in solving complex, challenging problems. BMI Management Institute combines academic excellence, professional experience and pragmatic knowledge of business, to develop leaders inside large organizations in Brazil. BMI’s unique approach to program design, and problem-based learning links strategically with Interaction Associates’ world-class content and design capabilities in support of global clients.
“This is an exciting alliance and a powerful win-win for our clients in South America,” said Linda Dunkel, CEO of Interaction Associates. “BMI perfectly complements IA’s expertise in developing highly collaborative organizations and facilitative leadership cultures, and a set of values and approaches that are aligned with our own,” added Dunkel.
IA’s core leadership development focus builds leadership skills across three broad areas: strategic thinking, self-awareness, and collaborative capability. Led by Marcia Dessen and Daniel Motta, BMI is widely recognized for its expertise in developing educational solutions designed to meet to the demands of organizational cultures and business models specific to Brazilian marketplace. “Partnering with IA supports BMI’s value proposition of developing customized global learning solutions for our local clients,” said Daniel Motta, CEO of BMI.
Dunkel said, “The combined resources of Interaction Associates and the Brazilian Management Institute can help our clients do what we believe is critical in the current Brazilian marketplace — developing leaders at all levels.”
About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates is a 40-year innovator in advanced methods for developing Facilitative Leaders, the exemplary and unique talent within organizations possessing advanced skills in self awareness, strategic thinking, and with a unique capacity to engage others. Facilitative Leaders are adept at addressing complex, interconnected business issues that feature multiple business variable and impact numerous stakeholders. IA has offices in Boston and San Francisco. More info is at: www.interactionassociates.com
About the Brazilian Management Institute
The Brazilian Management Institute, is a 17-year niche executive education consultancy focused on the development of leaders and managers of large corporations directly responsible for leading strategy into action. BMI is known for its unique combination of senior level consultants, global and local network, unique training methodology and highly specialized capabilities to develop high-impact custom solutions for clients. More info is at: www.bmibrasil.com.br
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