for the volunteer leadership
July 2005, Vol. 17, No. 7
In This Issue
The Mission of ISM is "to lead supply management." The Supply Management Image Campaign, launched in March, is one of the ways in which ISM is leading the profession by promoting the image of supply management.
Summer Leadership Training Workshops are tailored specifically for the leadership of ISM affiliates. These workshops offer invaluable networking opportunities as well as sessions addressing both the tactical and strategic training necessary to run a successful affiliate.
The Online Guides, Tools & Links area of the ISM Web site (www.ism.ws) is an area that ISM members and leaders will find useful. The information contained in this area is helpful to the leadership in their role as an ISM volunteer (such as the volunteer and affiliate management online courses) and in their roles in the everyday business world (such as the ISM Tool Kit).
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Certification and Recertification for your Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation are necessary steps in improving your professional status and maintaining your effectiveness. Just as in the original certification process, making sure you have completed the correct steps within the right time-frame to recertify is your responsibility.
The R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management application process opened July 1 and will remain open through Friday, September 30. For more information on this important program and how your company can participate visit www.ism.ws/RichterAwards/. Questions about this program should be referred to Scott R. Sturzl, C.P.M., at 800/888-6276, extension 3105, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 6th Annual Services Group Conference is December 1-2, 2005 at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort in Paradise Valley/Scottsdale, Arizona. Registration opens August 1, 2005. For more information, visit www.ism.ws/Conferences/Services2005.cfm.