for the volunteer leadership

September 2002, Vol. 14, No. 9

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    As the one-year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, approaches, all of us at the Institute for Supply Management™ renew our care, respect, and concern for those who lost their lives or loved ones as a result of the terrible acts that occurred in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We salute those who gave their lives in the rescue attempt and pray for their families and for our troops who continue to pursue the criminals that engaged in these acts of murder. Never before has our love for our country and the principles for which it stands been stronger.

  • Communication Corner Members Only Content

    In an effort to communicate with affiliate leaders in a more timely manner, ISM press releases are no longer being sent to affiliates via the U.S. Postal Service. Effective June 1, 2002, press releases began to be distributed by e-mail via a press release listserv. This listserv serves as a delivery service only; it is not used for online interaction. Simply register to receive press releases via the listserv and they will be automatically sent to you via e-mail.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of October and November 2002. For seminar details, please refer to inserts published in Inside Supply Management™; 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 Seminars and Online Learning link.

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. News Members Only Content

    Please submit your affiliate program schedule for the 2002-03 fiscal year no later than September 30, 2002.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    A new instructor-led online learning course has been added to the ISM Knowledge Center: Achieving Value-Add through Supply Alliances (Course #3784). This course is for supply management professionals to develop and maintain effective and positive relationships addressing cultural and organizational barriers within your organization. This four-week course will begin November 15, 2002, and run through December 13, 2002. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    A number of changes to the Volume Discount Program have been approved, all to take place immediately.

  • Volunteer Appreciation and Management Members Only Content

    ISM is inviting all affiliate volunteer leaders to join the Volunteer Leadership Discussion List, an e-mail listserv developed specifically for affiliate volunteer leaders. The listserv is provided to strengthen communication among affiliate volunteer leaders, and between affiliates and ISM Affiliate Support. The purpose of this discussion list is to share successes, concerns, and lessons learned.

  • Reminders Members Only Content

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