Mandy Power, the President and CEO of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at the Institute for Organization Management, according to a press release by the institute.
The Institute of Organization Management is a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Georgia in Athens. Since it began in 1921, the program has educated 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 graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” Raymond P. Towle, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of the Institute for Organization Management, said in the release. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”
The institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at four different universities throughout the country, the release said. Institute participants take a combination of required courses and electives in areas including leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance and membership in order to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations to make them run more effectively and efficiently.
“Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation,” the release said. “It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.”