Dieter Duftner studied educational sciences, educational management and pedagogy at the University of Innsbruck and initially worked as a trainer for several years. More than 1,000 self-held training sessions at companies throughout the DACH region at the beginning of the career formed the basis for the development of the Microtrainings idea.
Dieter Duftner founded the Institute of Microtraining (IOM) in 2010. It is one of the most innovative training providers in Europe and has over 100 methodically
trained and certified trainers and branches in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Great Britain. IOM combines the findings of learning research with short on-site training sessions and mobile learning.
The umbrella brand duftner.digital was founded in 2018. The group of companies includes IOM, Duftner&Partner Unternehmensberatung, M-Pulso and Certific-Safety Certification. Dieter Duftner is a recognized education and digitization expert, speaker, mentor and sits on the expert jury of the Innovation Foundation for Education on the subject of “Digital Teaching and Learning Materials”.