Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jeni Coke Graduates - Leadership Training

Jeni L. Coke, IOM of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce Graduates From Institute, Four-Year Intensive Leadership Training
Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, January 9, 2008—Jeni L. Coke, IOM, Membership Investment and Relationship Director, of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from Institute for Organization Management (Institute), a four-year nonprofit leadership training program held January 6–10, 2008, at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz.

The industry leader in nonprofit education, the U.S. Chamber’s Institute is a four-year program held at five sites each year—one in the winter and four in the summer. 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. Institute students also earn points toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) designations.

Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in association, chamber, and nonprofit management. “IOM graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their communities” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president, Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”

IOM graduates will reunite April 10–12, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn., for the second annual Invested Leaders Institute. This new executive-level program of the U.S. Chamber is geared for professionals with their IOM or their CAE or CCE nonprofit industry certifications.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region. For more information, contact Institute for Organization Management at U.S. Chamber headquarters at 202-463-5570; 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20062-2000; www.uschamber.com/institute.

Cutline information: Jeni Coke and Winter Institute Board of Regents Chair Kathy Langdon of the Gilbert, Ariz., Chamber of Commerce