CPSM Train-the-Trainer Program to Debut

FOR RELEASE: April 30, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276 extension, 3087

Jean McHale
800/888-6276 extension, 3143

Help others study and prepare to earn the profession's latest professional credential — the CPSM.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) April 30, 2008 — Registration is now available for those interested in helping others prepare for the CPSM Exam by participating in Institute for Supply Management™'s unique Train-the-Trainer Program. Each program will briefly review the CPSM Exam development and then showcase content surrounding the exam, with review questions, case studies and sample questions for each task.

The CPSM Train-the-Trainer Program will feature CPSM training materials (courseware) for participants to use in designing and teaching CPSM review programs, and will train participants on how to help others prepare for the CPSM Exam. The courseware includes all teaching preparations and materials that can be used when developing and delivering CPSM review programs. Train-the-Trainer two-day programs will take place in the spring and summer of 2008.

Those who attend and register for the 2008 CPSM Train-the-Trainer program will receive:

  • Comprehensive instructor manual/teaching guide with detailed information and teaching notes about each task in the CPSM Exam specification
  • Review questions
  • Case studies
  • Sample questions formatted similar to exam questions
  • Access to digital copies of all PowerPoint slides needed for the program
  • Comprehensive participant manual to be used for those attending the courses you instruct
  • Permission to copy as many participant manuals as you need when teaching the program
  • Listing on ISM's Web site indicating that you attended the Train-the-Trainer program (must attend the full two-day program to be included)

To see dates available and to register, log on to www.ism.ws, select Education — Seminars, Conferences, then Seminars, then Public Seminars and scroll down to select CPSM Train-the-Trainer: Review Instructor Courseware Program offerings. The CPSM Study Guide is required to participate in this program.

As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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