Archive for Thursday, July 19, 2007

Chamber director Ritter completes management institute instruction

July 19, 2007

De Soto Chamber of Commerce executive director Sara Ritter recently completed the Institute for Organization Management, an intensive week-long nonprofit leadership training program conducted July 8--12 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

The industry leader in nonprofit education, Institute is a four-year program conducted at five sites each year. Most participants attend the one-week sessions at the same site each year, building valuable relationships with others in the industry and creating a network of idea sharing. Through a combination of required courses and electives, students not only enhance their own organizational management skills but add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in association, chamber, and nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn points toward the Certified Chamber Executive or Certified Association Executive designations.

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