Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced Wednesday that Angela Whitcomb of the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau has been awarded its National Institute Scholarship. Given to 30 professionals across the country, the National Institute Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service, and professional background.
“National Institute Scholarships offer executives the opportunity to learn about emerging industry trends, expand their organizations’ influence, and grow their peer network,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president of Institute for Organization Management, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We are pleased to help these talented professionals advance their careers and organizations.”
Since 1921, chambers of commerce, associations, and other nonprofits have used the U.S. Chamber’s Institute program as a training platform for the professional development of their top talent. Institute’s curriculum consists of four, weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Participants receive training in leadership, organization management competencies, as well as targeted curriculum in membership, technology, and financial management.
Whitcomb will attend one of Institute’s five sites in 2012. At the completion of the four-year curriculum, she will receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, all credit hours earned through Institute may be applied toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) industry certification.
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