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


Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, CPF

Why I teach at IOM: “With the IOM program, the U.S. Chamber has created a powerful balance of meaningful learning with career-lasting community. Each year I come back to teach, I find class after class that is enthusiastic about the learning they get to experience – they are literally thirsty to learn and are willing to explore an array of experiential learning formats in their journey. With that said, what I get the most joy out of as an instructor is meeting these classes of students, each from different backgrounds, locations, size of organization – even associations and chambers – and finding that each has created their own micro-communities that will serve as their professional kitchen cabinet for years to come. Knowing that the time I spend is just one piece of the larger journey of building the organizational leadership of tomorrow that our associations and chambers need – how could you not want to play a role in that cause!”

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