Colley completes first year at IOM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has announce that Jacob Colley President/CEO, of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber has recently completed his first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the Southeast Institute site 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.”

“IOM is a phenomenal program with top-notch instructors,” said Colley. “I feel that I have left my first year with a better understanding of my organization and myself as a leader. I look forward to the next three years of developing skills and gaining knowledge to ensure our Chamber is as innovative and effective in achieving our mission of serving the business community of the region.”

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 weeklong 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.

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.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.

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