Chamber Staff Continue IOM Certification

A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Jackie Listecki, director of membership, and Kate Teel, vice president, of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, have recently completed their third and second year (respectively) at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

"Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations," said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation's vice president of Institute for Organization Management.  "These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries."

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 week-long 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.

IOM is the professional development program of the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

Chamber professionals from NC pose for a group photo at the SE Institute in Athens, GA. Kate Teel pictured second from left in front row; Jackie Listecki pictured third from left in front row.