WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kyle Tarbet, programs and marketing coordinator of the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management — the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” Raymond P. Towle, vice-president of Institute for Organization Management, said in a statement. “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 nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. The institute’s curriculum consists of four week-long sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Tarbet attended Winter Institute in Tucson, Ariz., for one week during each of the past four years to complete the IOM designation.

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 organizational management skills.