for the volunteer leadership

March 2007, Vol. 19, No. 3

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    ISM's Leadership Training Workshops are tailored specifically for affiliate leadership. The workshops offer invaluable networking opportunities as well as sessions addressing both the tactical and strategic training necessary to run a successful affiliate. The 2007 workshop schedule is listed in the box below.

  • Spread the Word: Sharing the Value of Supply Management Members Only Content

    As members know, supply management is a field that affects everyone. Everything from the chair you are sitting in to the coffee in your cup was purchased by someone, somewhere.

  • Upcoming ISM Seminars Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of April and May 2007. For seminar details, please refer to the seminar section in the ISM Educational Resource Catalog, call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or log on to the ISM Web site ( and select the Education – Seminars, Conferences link.

  • Certification Members Only Content

    The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Exam tests individual competency in the field of supply management — a profession in which high ethical standards are expected and the mere appearance of impropriety must be avoided at all cost.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    ISM Affiliate Support has developed an extensive library of materials to help you with affiliate management and volunteer issues. Each courseware training tool includes an informative guide, resources and references, easy to use templates and a scripted presentation. Courseware materials are designed for the affiliate/group/forum leaders.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    Thirty-three years ago, President Nixon signed an executive order to honor volunteers. Since then, every U.S. President has signed a proclamation supporting National Volunteer Week. During this week-long event, local dignitaries and elected officials make public addresses and sign proclamations in support of volunteers. It is also a time when organizations show appreciation for the work their volunteers do.

  • Bright Idea Members Only Content

    What is an e-mail signature? Simply put, it is your name along with other information and/or graphics that are automatically added to the end of your outgoing e-mail messages. The e-mail signature can be a great marketing and recruitment tool. And the best part is ... it's free and right at your fingertips if you have Microsoft® Office Outlook®.

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit is May 6-9, 2007 at the Bally's Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas. Look for complete program information on the ISM Web site under Education — Seminars, Conferences. Select Conferences, then ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit.