A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s David Crowl, has recently completed his second year and Jan-Michael Jenkins has completed his first year at the Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.
“Institute participants are recognized across the country as leaders in their communities,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.” Fort Bend Chamber President & CEO, and 2010 Institute graduate Keri Schmidt commented, “Our goal is for everyone in our organization to graduate from this premier program. Providing educational opportunities to our team makes us a stronger chamber.”
Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.
Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.
Institute is a 501(c) (3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the premier nonprofit professional development program for nonprofit professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.