Stay Ahead of the Competition and Realize the Value-Add in Professional Development through ISM's August Educational Seminars

FOR RELEASE: July 1, 2002

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) — Staying ahead of the competition is often a challenging task, while at the same time professional development and increasing value in an organization's bottomline is always a goal. Accomplish both by attending one of the seminars offered in August 2002 offered by the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM).

Leading and Managing Supply Relationships
August 12-13, 2002; Las Vegas, NV; #4501

This course includes tools and skills for use in supplier selection, management, and performance improvement. Geared toward the experienced supply management professional.

Power Negotiations I: Planning, Strategy, and Process
August 13-14, 2002; San Diego, CA; #4494

Conduct successful negotiations and develop a solid foundation for negotiating by completing this course.

Achieving Value-Add through Supply Alliances
August 14-15, 2002; Las Vegas, NV; #4493

Learn to understand the scope, structure, and dynamics of strategic relationships. Discover how to maintain effective relationships that add value to your organization.

Power Negotiations II: Unlock Your Powers of Persuasion
August 15-16, 2002; San Diego, CA; #4502

Designed for experienced purchasing and supply management professionals, this course will build and improve your negotiation skills and techniques critical in the competitive marketplace.

Purchasing and the Law (2-Day)
August 19-20, 2002; Nashville, TN; #4503

New and experienced supply management professionals seeking to gain a broad understanding of legal concepts, especially contract law and the UCC, will find this course valuable in day-to-day business.

Advanced Contract Writing for Purchasing and Supply Management
August 22-23, 2002; Las Vegas, NV; #4504

Go beyond the basic skills necessary to draft a contract. Increase your skills and knowledge of how to analyze and draft various types of contracts with this course.

For more information about upcoming seminars in August or throughout the year, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or at our Web site at