for the volunteer leadership

June 2007, Vol. 19, No. 6

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    The 2006 ISM Board of Directors met on May 5, 2007 at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas just prior to the 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference.

  • ISM Annual Awards Members Only Content

    On May 8, 2007 supply management executive Norbert Ore, C.P.M., accepted the profession’s highest honor at Institute for Supply Management™’s 92nd Annual Inter-national Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in recognition of modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts for the advancement of supply management.

  • Board of Directors Update Members Only Content

    Lisa Martin, C.P.M., chair of the Board of Directors, has officially called a meeting of the 2007 ISM Board of Directors to be held at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago. The initial session will be called to order on Thursday, August 16, 2007.

  • Upcoming ISM Seminars Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of July and August 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 and Conferences link.

  • Affiliate Support 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:

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

    Public service announcements (PSAs) are a great publicity tool for non-profits. Radio/TV stations accept PSAs from a variety of organizations and will donate space to non-profits. The radio/TV station decides whether or not to accept the PSA and also will determine when it will air. For example, PSAs are often dropped into programming when spaces arise due to unsold commercial air time.

  • Certification Members Only Content

    Remember to distribute service award forms for Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). Individuals who hold office in either ISM or its C.P.M. allied associations can earn CEHs for their service. Service awards may be printed from the ISM Web site. Go to, select Members Only, Affiliate Resources, Affiliate Management Tools, Download Frequently Used Forms and then Service Awards for Continuing Education Form.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    Couldn’t make it to Las Vegas for ISM’s 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit? Get up to speed by checking out the Online Conference Daily (also known as the Online Daily Shuffle). This is the place to find workshop handouts from the sessions you couldn’t attend. Use this area to find out who the award winners are and to read other breaking news from the Conference. This is where you’ll also find the 2007 Conference Proceedings.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    If your affiliate is not taking advantage of ISM satellite seminars, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon and join us for our next series of programs.

  • Bright Idea Members Only Content

    ISM—Pittsburgh recently shared with ISM the tool they are using to get more feedback from their members. The affiliate used a Web-based software program (SurveyMonkey) to create a professional online survey for dinner meeting participants. ISM—Pittsburgh is using this tool because it’s quick and easy for members to complete, and it helps increase the chance of receiving survey responses. The feedback is then used by the board of directors to plan educational opportunities for the affiliate

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    Please submit your annual Affiliate Officers Update Form online.