DEVENS — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Melissa Fetterhoff, IOM, executive director and CEO, of the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the designation of IOM. The IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.
“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber’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 1921, chambers of commerce and associations 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 university locations throughout the country.
Each week, participants receive training in leadership, advocacy, finance, membership, emerging technologies, and many other organization management competencies.
In addition to the IOM Graduate Recognition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive or Certified Association Executive professional-industry certifications.