A four-year process, the Institute for Organization Management, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, hosts one week-long session each year. University professors, industry experts and leading practitioners deliver the professional development curriculum across a wide range of topics including leadership, community and economic development, best practices and governance.
“In addition to bettering my personal and professional development, this program has elevated my understanding of how to best achieve excellence for my community,” said Rivas-Smith. “I now have thought leaders from across the world that I can lean on for ideas and support. I truly appreciate the DRC’s support throughout this program, and I look forward to advancing the DRC’s mission to make the Dallas Region the best place in the United States to live, work and do business.”
Institute is a leading program for chamber and association professionals. With Rivas-Smith’s certification, the Dallas Regional Chamber team has three professionals who have earned the IOM designation.
Rivas-Smith began her training in 2014 and graduated from the program Saturday, January 6, 2018.
About the Dallas Regional Chamber
The Dallas Regional Chamber is one of the most established business organizations in the nation and serves as the voice of business and the champion of economic development and growth in the Dallas Region. We work with our 1,200 member companies and regional partners to strengthen our business community by advocating for pro-growth public policies, improving our educational system, attracting talented workers from around the world, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Our goal is to make Dallas the best place in America to live, work, and do business. For more information, please contact the Dallas Regional Chamber at 214.746.6600 or visit www.dallaschamber.org.