David Ginisi Completes first year of Institute for Organization Management 

A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that David Ginisi has recently completed his first year of the Institute for Organization Management, a four year nonprofit leadership training program at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Ginisi started working at the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce in 2016 as a marketing intern while completing his communications degree from Fitchburg State University and was subsequently hired as membership relations coordinator for the Chamber. He is responsible for educating businesses in the region about the Chamber’s service offerings, promoting the benefits of membership and ensuring that current members enjoy maximum value for their investment.

“Having the opportunity to collectively meet with other organization professionals nationwide and bring back what I have learned to implement here in our own organization has been an incredible opportunity,” said David Ginisi. “It’s important that we continue to innovate and originate while we position our members as proactive leaders in North Central Massachusetts.”

“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.