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Watkins Completes First Year at Institute for Organization Management

July 11, 2017 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that
Connor Watkins, multimedia strategist of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, has recently
completed his first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Georgia in

“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.”

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

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. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts
communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.