Parsons Graduates from Institute for Organization Management
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber has announced that Jim Parsons, Vice President of Operations and Finance, has graduated from the Institute of Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and has received the recognition of IOM.
Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies Parsons’ completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.
“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.
“This is a very big accomplishment and we are honored to have Jim as part of our staff,” said Chamber President/CEO Craig Whitney. “This certification is a credit to his hard work on behalf of our members over the last 13 years.”
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of over 2,000 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 80,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.