for the volunteer leadership
August 2007, Vol. 19, No. 8
In This Issue
This summer, over 500 affiliate leaders across the country attended one of ISM's Leadership Training Workshops. The two-day workshops were held in St. Louis (June 22-23), Las Vegas (July 6-7) and Baltimore (July 20-21). Leadership Training Workshops enable affiliate leadership to learn what it takes to operate an affiliate as a nonprofit corporation and what types of tools are available from ISM. Attendees also have the opportunity to share experiences with volunteers from other affiliates.
Upcoming ISM Seminars
Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of September and October 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 (www.ism.ws) and select the Education — Seminars and Conferences link.
Spread the Word — Sharing the Value of Supply Management
Monte Rider, C.P.M., received the 2006 Marketing/Communicating Person of the Year Award at ISM's 92nd Annual International Supply Management Conference in Las Vegas. Rider has effectively used marketing and communications tools in his affiliate for the advancement of ISM and the profession. After seeing a need in his company to educate employees in procurement practices, Rider was instrumental in convincing management that the Nevada Association of Purchasing and Supply Management/ISM would help achieve that goal. Through his recruitment effort among his company, Newmont Mining, Rider has recruited 22 new members. ISM Public Relations asked Rider what he does to help promote the value of supply management.
Our Certification Forms page can be found via www.ism.ws. Select Professional Credentials and then Certification Forms.
There's a new area in the ISM Career Center designed to put you in touch with tools and resources to assist you in your career/professional development. On the new Web page titled Career Management Tools and Resources, there are links to tips, articles, newsletters, Web sites of interest and professional development resources. This information is available to both members and nonmembers.
Hospitality Supply Management, an ISM Forum, presents the Fall Conference for Hospitality Supply Management on October 9-11, 2007, at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta.
ISM—New Jersey's continuous initiative to promote the benefits and services of its affiliate and ISM to new members is what prompted John Kalinowski, the affiliate's public relations director, to create an online multimedia slide show.
August 23-24, 2007, Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale, Arizona. Register now at www.ism.ws. Click on Education — Seminars, Conferences and then Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit.