Thwart Training and Travel Budget Cuts with ISM's Online Courses

FOR RELEASE: June 17, 2008

Media Contacts:
ISM Public Relations
Jean McHale
800/888-6276, extension 3143

Lindsey Yentes
800/888-6276, extension 3087

ISM Knowledge Center adds to online offerings with MindEdge collaboration.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) June 17, 2008 — Supply management professionals who are experiencing diminished travel and training budgets are in luck. Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM), in collaboration with information and learning company MindEdge, now offers more than 25 selected courses spanning a range of general business topics.

MindEdge courses are available for purchase through the ISM Knowledge Center. Topics areas include personal/career development; finance and economics; general management/HR/administration; and technology. Supply professionals will have access to their desired courses for one year starting from the date of purchase. Choose from more than 25 new courses including:

  • Communicating With Confidence: Make Your Business Writing More Effective
  • Communicating With Confidence: Make Your Presentations More Effective
  • Business Essentials: Time Value of Money and Risk
  • Business Essentials: Financial Planning and Controlling
  • Business Essentials: How to Read a Financial Statement
  • Business Essentials: Understanding and Managing Budgets
  • Fundamentals of Strategy: What Is Strategy?
  • The Successful Leader: Leaders and Work-Life Balance
  • The Successful Leader: Leading and Managing Change
  • The Successful Leader: Leading Teams
  • Understanding HR: Talent Management and Career Development
  • Talking IT With Confidence: An Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Finance and Budgeting for the Supply Manager

Visit ISM's Knowledge Center for a list of all courses, topics, pricing information and four easy steps to purchase online course. Go to Select Education — Seminars, Conferences, then Online Courses — Knowledge Center. ISM also offers topic-specific, discounted bundles of courses.

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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