hma linkThe Lead Partner, Hellenic Management Association, is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to contribute to the promotion, dissemination and promulgation of modern management principles, methods and practices. HMA has members, both corporate - enterprises and organisations of the private and public sector - and individuals - medium and top-level executives, entrepreneurs, professors and students. HMA has significant experience and important competences as it has been active in a number of European Community Programs, namely: Esprit, Now, Horizon, Adapt, Info-DC, Tacis, Phare, Interreg, Equal Round I and Round II, Europe Aid, E-Learning, Article-6, LLP Life Long Learning and Asia Invest. HMA also operates as an Intermediary Body of Managing European Union Programmes.

The Hellenic Management Association incorporates five Institutes, specialising in a particular function of Management and four Sectors that deal with general business issues: Hellenic Institute of Marketing, Hellenic Institute of Financial Management, Hellenic Institute of Production and Operations Management, Hellenic Institute of Information and Communications Management, Hellenic Institute of Human Resources Management, Sector of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs, Public Administration and Local Authorities Management Sector, Leadership Sector and Corporate Affairs Sector.

Today HMA rates among the five largest Management Associations worldwide in terms of Membership and Activities. In 49 years of activity more than 400.000 executives have been trained and more than 800.000 educational hours have been offered through 14.800 training programs, while HMA’s Post-Graduate Level Program is effectuated in 22 cities around Greece and counts more than 3.300 alumni.

HMA’s Strategy and actions are developed around five main pillars:

  • Education: Postgraduate-level Programs, Certified Training Programs, Executive Programs, Open Training, ‘In-Company’ Training and Vocational Training.
  • Knowledge and Information: Institutes, Sectors, events, annual events (CEO Summit, Aristoteles Conference, European Quality Week, Marketing Matters, Marketing Heads, Banking Forum, Internet Commerce Forum, Risk Management Forum, HR Debate, Mentoring in HR, Construction Projects Conference, Women on Leadership, Corporate Affairs Conference), Awards (Manager of the Year, Quality Leader of the Year, Marketing Excellence Awards, HR Excellence Awards, Effie Hellas, CSR Excellence Awards) and the largest Management Portal «ManagementDirect».
  • Networking: Memoranda of Collaboration (Hellenic Network for CSR, Transparency International Greece, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Business Ethics Greek Chapter, Institute for Vocational Guidance and Career Counselling, the Hellenic Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, SBC TV, Quality Net Foundation, Traders Associations in Athens, Livadia and Larissa, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, Exporters Association of Northern Greece, Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece, Association of Thessalian Industries and Enterprises, Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Athens, Piraeus, Fthiotida and Fokida, the Chambers in Aitoloakarnania, Viotia, Drama, the Dodecanese, Evoia, Irakleion, Kavala, Kozani, Korinth, Cyclades, Messinia and Rodopi, as well as the Chamber of Hotels), International Relations (European Management Association, European Marketing Confederation, European Foundation for Quality Management, European Organization for Quality, European Foundation for Management Development, Chartered Management Institute, Kent Business School, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, The Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, Global Compact, CEC European Managers), the Government, the European Union. Business tools: Certification (Greek Certification of Business Excellence «Aien Aristevein», EFQM Levels of Excellence, Investors in People) and Research.
  • Communication: «Manager» magazine, «Paths to Development» TV programme, «The Edge» annual edition, Newsletters, Website, Scientific and informative publications, Press Office.

HMA’s activities are covering all administrative regions in Greece. More specifically, HMA operates through Regional Departments in Macedonia (based in Thessaloniki), in the Peloponnese and Western Greece (based in Patras) and in Crete (based in Irakleio). Beyond Greece, HMA also operates in Cyprus through the Cyprus Management Association (CMA), which was founded in collaboration with the Employers and Industrialists Federation of Cyprus. The Athens Laboratory of Business Administration and the Entrepreneurship Club were founded and now operate in Greece upon HMA’s initiative.

The ultimate purpose of HMA is to improve the competitiveness and effectiveness of Greek enterprises, through the development of human resources, as well as to offer such enterprises modern qualitative and specialised services that correspond to the challenges of the current economic environment, in particular accentuating the training activities and the growth of leadership competences.

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