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Sylacauga Chamber Director Laura Strickland graduates from Organization Management institution


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Executive Director of the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce, Laura Strickland, has completed the proper coursework to graduate from the Institute of Organization Management (IOM).

Strickland graduated from the program after finishing 96 credit hours in nonprofit management, and due to this accomplishment, she is now IOM-certified.

The Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

Nearly 1,000 current or prospective Chamber directors attend IOM annually and work towards becoming either IOM-certified, certified Chamber Executives (CCE), or certified Association Executives (CAE).

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber’s Vice President of the 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 founding in 1921, the IOM has educated 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. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, IOM participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations.

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