Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber’s Jennifer Sugarman Wins National Institute Scholarship
By Space Coast Daily // April 19, 2016
Institute for Organization Management honor
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced that Jennifer Sugarman, CEO & President of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a National Institute Scholarship.
Given to professionals across the country, the National Institute Scholarships recognize each recipient for their involvement in industry professional organizations, community service and professional background.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this scholarship and I thank the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Sugarman. “I’m looking forward to absorbing as much information as possible at the Institute and furthering my knowledge in chamber best practices.”
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.
“National Institute Scholarships offer executives the opportunity to learn about emerging industry trends, expand their organizations’ influence, and grow their peer network,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president of Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
“We are pleased to help these talented professionals advance their careers and organizations.”
The 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.
Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.
In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.
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