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A number of associations, institutes, and other organizations cater to the professional needs and aspirations of business managers. The American Management Association (AMA) emphasizes skills training in such areas as business writing, communication skills, human resources management, interpersonal skills, leadership, management and supervision, strategic planning, and thinking and innovation. The Institute for Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) focuses on training programs that lead to one or more of these certifications: Certified Manager, Certified Manager of Animal Resources, or Foundation of Management. Junior Achievement (JA) is based on a belief in the great potential of young people and a commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship. Its mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) specializes in career development for high-potential minority students in career prep, MBA prep, and MBA professional development programs. Skills teaching, coaching, and relationship-building are all designed to foster the students' potential. The National Management Association (NMA) is a leadership development organization with over 60 chapters concentrated in the central, southeastern, southwestern and northwestern states, as well as California.

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