JEDC official attends Chamber Institute
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 6:01 pm
Lindsay Frilling of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council recently completed her first year at the Institute for Organization Management’s Chamber Institute.
She attended the intensive leadership training program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, held June 26-30, at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Mrs. Frilling received a full tuition scholarship in the amount of $1,795 from Sam’s Club and another $500 scholarship from the West Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives for travel expenses.
“Institute participants are recognized across the country as talented leaders in their organizations and communities,” said Raymond P. Towle, 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 Institute program as a training platform for the professional development of their top talent.
Chamber Institute’s curriculum consists of four, week-long sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Each week, participants receive training in leadership, advocacy, finance, membership, emerging technologies and many other organization management competencies.
Graduates of the program receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in non-profit management. In addition, participants can earn points toward the Certified Chamber Executive or Certified Association Executive certifications.
Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Chamber Institute annually.
Chamber Institute is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 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 is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
Chamber Institute, Lindsay Frilling, Obion County Joint Economic Development Council