Institute for Supply Management™ Releases December 2002 Seminar Schedule

FOR RELEASE: October 23, 2002

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

(Tempe, AZ) – Whatever your goal is, be sure to check out what ISM has to offer in December. Take one or more of ISM's seminars and realize the value-add to your professional development and to your organization's bottomline.

ISM's December's sessions offers something for everyone including fundamental programs for those new to supply management and advanced programs for more experienced supply management professionals.

ISM December seminars include:

Power Negotiations II: Unlock Your Powers of Persuasion (#4540, 2-Day)
This course is designed for experience purchasing and supply management professionals who desire to build or improve negotiation skills and techniques that are critical in the competitive marketplace.
Dallas, TX
December 2-3, 2002

Fundamentals of Purchasing: The Building Blocks of World-Class Professionalism (#4542, 2-Day)
New to supply management? Need a refresher course? This course is valuable whether you are new to the profession or just need to brush up on your skills.
Nashville, TN
December 9-10, 2002

Effective Strategies: Building Purchasing Value for Your Organization (#4541, 3-Day)
This course is designed for purchasing and supply management professionals seeking to learn the "how-to's" for leveraging the value-add contributions of the supply management department.
Orlando, FL
December 9-11, 2002

Purchasing and the Law: The Basics You Need to Succeed (#4543, 3-day)
New and experienced supply management professionals seeking to gain a broad understanding of legal concepts affecting purchasing will find this seminar valuable. This in-depth, three-day seminar is full of real-world case studies and videos to provide relevant examples that enhance learning.
Atlanta, GA
December 11-13, 2002

Applying Activity-Based Costing and Total Cost of Ownership to Support Strategic Management (#4547, 2-Day)
Do you want to learn the latest tools in strategic cost management? This course is relevant to supply management professionals interested in utilizing activity-based cost management and/or total cost of ownership in their organization.
Orlando, FL
December 12-13, 2002

Legal Consideration of Software Licensing and Other Technology-Related Agreements (#4544, 2-Day)
Attend this session if you desire to increase your skills and knowledge of how to analyze and draft various types of contracts related to technology purchases.
Washington, DC
December 16-17, 2002

For complete course descriptions and registration information, please contact ISM's Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401. Seminar information and registration is also available at

The Institute for Supply Management™, established in 1915, is the world's leading educator of supply management professionals, is a valuable resource for decision makers in major markets, companies, and government, and reflects the increasing strategic and global significance of supply management. For further information, see the ISM Web site at

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