for the volunteer leadership
March 2008, Vol. 20, No. 3
In This Issue
It's not too early to mark your calendar and start planning for the 2008 Leadership Training Workshops. This year's workshops will be held in three great locations.
Recommendations on how to get the maximum return on your investment of time attending ISM Leadership Training Workshops.
Upcoming ISM Seminars
The list of ISM seminars for the months of April and May 2008. For seminar details, please call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or visit the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws and select Education — Seminars, Conferences, then Seminars.
Professional Credentials (formerly known as Certification)
CPSM pilot testing has taken off. All over the globe, affiliates and organizations that sponsored pilot testing are scheduled and have begun taking their exams. As of press time, there are well over 2,000 exams scheduled to be taken, with many more registrations arriving daily. What an exciting time for the profession!
Spread the Word — Sharing the Value of Supply Management
In order to gain awareness of supply management at a national level, each March, ISM celebrates Supply Management Month.
What is your organization doing to be socially responsible? Do you have a supplier and/or workforce diversity program? Does your organization support the community financially or through employee volunteer efforts? Does your organization have a code of ethics? Is your organization instituting processes to protect the environment or promote health and safety?
Each month, NewsLine shares a brief calendar of cultural holidays and special events. Use this calendar to plan special events, or to start a dialogue about significant days and special times that are important to your affiliate volunteers and members.