Grafton deButts, the director of Membership and Brand Strategy for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The IOM graduate recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.
“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” stated Raymond P. Towle, 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.”
The institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, participants enhance their organizational management skills and help their organizations run more efficiently and effectively.