IME 2019-2020

Michael Madore    Position:  Director IME   What do you like about being the IME Director?  Getting a chance to help a local non-profit in need, and providing students with an opportunity to be exposed to experiential learning!   Something Interesting about you?  Enjoy participating in a variety of sports, this year I am playing “old timers” hockey for the first time, though I’ve participated in hockey for a large portion of my entire life.   What is your vision for IME in 5-10 years?  To continue to develop the IME program to meet the current needs of DSB students while assisting local grass roots nonprofit organizations here in Lethbridge!

Michael Madore

Position: Director IME

What do you like about being the IME Director? Getting a chance to help a local non-profit in need, and providing students with an opportunity to be exposed to experiential learning!

Something Interesting about you? Enjoy participating in a variety of sports, this year I am playing “old timers” hockey for the first time, though I’ve participated in hockey for a large portion of my entire life.

What is your vision for IME in 5-10 years? To continue to develop the IME program to meet the current needs of DSB students while assisting local grass roots nonprofit organizations here in Lethbridge!

Kris Fleckenstein    Position:  Professor for Project Management   What do you like about teaching the IME students?  It’s an energized small group of students with specific projects that can be taught to.   Something interesting about you?  After graduating from the U of L, I went on to be a serial entrepreneur acquiring over 20 companies in the process. I’ve now returned to the University to teach within the Business school and to aid in the growth of the entrepreneurial community in Southern Alberta.   How do you think Project Management will benefit the IME students?  One of the fascinating aspects of business are the discontinuous learning events where we arguably learn the most from. Project Management provides a process and the tool belt to gain as much as we can from those discontinuous learning events. Within the IME program, the students undertake a consulting project and a fund development project – both very true forms of projects where they can immediately apply the learnings from the course to a real world situation.

Kris Fleckenstein

Position: Professor for Project Management

What do you like about teaching the IME students? It’s an energized small group of students with specific projects that can be taught to.

Something interesting about you? After graduating from the U of L, I went on to be a serial entrepreneur acquiring over 20 companies in the process. I’ve now returned to the University to teach within the Business school and to aid in the growth of the entrepreneurial community in Southern Alberta.

How do you think Project Management will benefit the IME students? One of the fascinating aspects of business are the discontinuous learning events where we arguably learn the most from. Project Management provides a process and the tool belt to gain as much as we can from those discontinuous learning events. Within the IME program, the students undertake a consulting project and a fund development project – both very true forms of projects where they can immediately apply the learnings from the course to a real world situation.

Richard Perlow    Position:  Professor for Human Resources   What do you like about teaching the IME students?  What I like about IME students is that they are looking to go above and beyond the curriculum that the typical student takes during their time at the U of L. In that way the IME students are not only obtaining a great education at the Dhillon School of Business; they are obtaining a great educational experience.   Something interesting about you?  I enjoy running, reading, traveling, hiking, and dabbling in foreign languages in my spare time.   How do you think H/R Management will benefit the IME students?  Taking an class in human resource management is of immense benefit to not only IME students but any person that works in an organization. It doesn’t matter what students majored in at university because they will perform HRM functions when they work either in an organization of for themselves. For example, at some point during a one’s career that individual will either be involved with their organization’s recruiting efforts, be part of a selection team that interviews candidates for a job, evaluating their subordinates, or training/onboarding new hires. Taking an HRM course will not only introduce students to the best HRM practices in the areas specified above, students will also learn about important HR topics such as legal issues and labour relations.

Richard Perlow

Position: Professor for Human Resources

What do you like about teaching the IME students? What I like about IME students is that they are looking to go above and beyond the curriculum that the typical student takes during their time at the U of L. In that way the IME students are not only obtaining a great education at the Dhillon School of Business; they are obtaining a great educational experience.

Something interesting about you? I enjoy running, reading, traveling, hiking, and dabbling in foreign languages in my spare time.

How do you think H/R Management will benefit the IME students? Taking an class in human resource management is of immense benefit to not only IME students but any person that works in an organization. It doesn’t matter what students majored in at university because they will perform HRM functions when they work either in an organization of for themselves. For example, at some point during a one’s career that individual will either be involved with their organization’s recruiting efforts, be part of a selection team that interviews candidates for a job, evaluating their subordinates, or training/onboarding new hires. Taking an HRM course will not only introduce students to the best HRM practices in the areas specified above, students will also learn about important HR topics such as legal issues and labour relations.