for the volunteer leadership
September 1999, Vol. 11, No. 8
In This Issue
NAPM is offering a special holiday gift for members to give their bosses - three months of Purchasing Today® magazine beginning in January 2000. This gift not only brings the latest in purchasing knowledge and expertise directly to your boss's desk, but also emphasizes the importance of purchasing to the bottomline and the importance of NAPM membership to the purchasing professional. These three issues of Purchasing Today® are January through March 2000. Orders must be received by December 1, 1999. An "E-card" request form has been added to the Member Gateway section of NAPM's Web site. Simply complete the request form and return it to NAPM electronically. An "E-card" will be sent to your boss letting him or her know he or she will be receiving three issues of Purchasing Today® as a gift from you or your coworkers.
Governance Report and Recommendations Qs & As
NAPM, as you know, recently undertook a comprehensive study to determine whether it has the processes and structure for governance to successfully serve its members, customers, and profession for the future and to implement the Strategic Plan. The study has been conducted in three phases. Phase I assessed the effectiveness and efficiency of current governance processes and structure. Phase II identified gaps between present and preferred governance, identified potential alternative solutions, and defined resources. Finally, Phase III will refine any recommendations for change and a plan for implementation, if necessary, which will include sequencing and timing issues.
If you're looking for ideas for the volunteers in your affiliate, district, group, or forum, check out the Affiliate Support area in the Member Gateway section of the NAPM Web site (www.napm.org)!
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Affiliates are alerted that requests for assignment of NAPM Continuing Education Hours are due to NAPM by September 30, 1999, for the upcoming program year. Application forms are available from Fax on Demand at 800/444-6276, request document #0270, or download the form from the Certification and Accreditation area of the NAPM Web site (www.napm.org). Mail your completed Continuing Education Hours Documentation request form to the attention of the NAPM Certification secretary. Upon assignment of a program number you will receive a master form for achievement awards, rosters, and evaluation forms.
Only four months remain in the 1999 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign, which means you only have 120 days to recruit and win!
NAPM Seminar Schedule
Below is the list of NAPM seminars for the month of December 1999. For seminar details, please refer to inserts published in Purchasing Today® or call the NAPM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401.