DeLaine Poe, executive vice president of the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce, recently completed a week-long professional development program with the Institute for Organization Management, held July 15-20 at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Institute program offers innovative, challenging and leading-edge continuing education for chamber of commerce and association executives. Presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute is designed to position chambers and associations to meet the needs of the 21st Century. Specifically, program participants build skills essential to address the challenges of increased competition, greater member demands and tighter resources. Participants can earn points toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE). Graduates of the Institute program receive a certificate in organization management. An estimated 2,000 individuals attend annually. Colorado College is one of seven Institute programs held each year at college campuses across the United States.