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Institute for Organization Management

Institute for Organization Management 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.

Since 1921, Institute has educated thousands of past, current, and future nonprofit leaders from across the country, making it one of the oldest and best regarded adult education programs in nonprofit management.

“Having worked in both the association and chamber world, I understand that the true core functions of a nonprofit organization don’t change. Advocacy, programs, networking, membership, and board governance all apply across the spectrum of associations, chambers, societies, foundations, etc. After more than 13 years as an association executive, during which I completed the Institute program, I took the reins of the chamber in the fastest growing small city in the U.S. There is no doubt that Institute prepared me for this challenge.”

-Scott Meske, IOM, CAE
President, Williston Area (ND) Chamber of Commerce

“Association or chamber – it doesn’t matter. I have served both professions, and the foundation for what I do was laid by Institute. It is an educational experience that is a must for both industries.”

-Bill Sepic, IOM, CCE
President, Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association