for the volunteer leadership
August 1998, Vol. 10, No. 7
In This Issue
I have served as Professional Development Chair at the national level. I have also served on the NAPM Board as District VII Director and Director at Large. I mention this because these experiences led me to support this action. Our goal for the summer workshops has always been effective communication and training for affiliate leaders. Many of us have thought for a long time that the workshops could be improved. Now with control and responsibility for the summer workshops in each district, we have a better way to facilitate communication and training for affiliate leaders.
Shipman Medal Nominations
NAPM annually honors an outstanding individual in the purchasing profession with the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award.
NAPM and CAPS: A Partnership for Professional Knowledge
The Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) is a program jointly sponsored by Arizona State University and NAPM. CAPS was founded in 1986 with the mission of conducting and publishing advanced research work concerning issues that are reshaping the purchasing and supply management profession. Although it was conceived as a partnership between a major professional organization and a major research university, CAPS has always been a coalition of the partners and corporate donors. These partners and donors constitute a 22-person Board of Trustees who work with the CAPS Director to set CAPS' policies and overall research direction. The NAPM President, Executive Vice President, and the NAPM Educational Resources Committee Chair are members of the Board of Trustees.
In March and September, NAPM affiliated associations pay semi-annual dues to NAPM headquarters for each of their regular members (except academic and student members).
Board of Directors Update
President Richard D. Rich, C.P.M., A.P.P., has officially called a meeting of the 1998-99 NAPM Board of Directors to be held at The Pointe Hilton Resort at Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix, Arizona.
Affiliate Support and Technology
Don't forget about this valuable resource - the NAPM Speaker Bureau Directory - in the Members Only section of NAPM's Web site (http://www.ism.ws). To find a speaker for your affiliate educational event, you can search by subject, state where the speaker is located, or last name.
The NAPM Board of Directors approved the following candidates to the Ad Hoc Committee for Implementing Membership Bylaw Changes:
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Pro-D chairs and affiliate program chairs are reminded to submit requests for NAPM Continuing Education Hours. Continuing education hours will be awarded for pre-/post-dinner meetings scheduled for the 1998-99 program year.
Volunteer Appreciation and Management
You have just completed training your officers and committee chairs. The committees are ready to spring into action. Everything is moving forward. You have reached this stage before, and then, all of a sudden, volunteers lose interest. How do you prevent this from happening again? In the volunteer world there are factors other than paychecks that move people to action. Let us explore what motivates the volunteer to serve.
If your affiliate needs to reconcile its membership between dues billing cycles, affiliate rosters are available upon request. The rosters can be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed. Call NAPM Customer Service at 800/888-6276, extension 401, for more information.