NewsLine
January 2012, Vol. 24, No. 1
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Affiliate Support

Affiliate Webcast — CSM™ Now Available Online

Did you miss the affiliate webcast on the new Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) designation? No problem. ISM recorded the program so that you could still watch it or review it. The webcast is designed to help affiliate officers understand the CSM™ program so that you can effectively market the new designation.

Make sure you also download the PowerPoint presentation slides to follow along with the audio-podcast. You'll hear tones that indicate when to advance to the next slide. You can find the presentation at www.ism.ws, Members Only, Affiliate Resources, Affiliate Support, CPSM®, CSM™ and CPSD™ Tool Kit, CSM™-Specific, CSM™ Podcast for Affiliates.


Time Is Running Out ... Nomination Deadline for ISM's 2011 Award Programs Is January 31, 2012

ISM Persons of the Year

The ISM Persons of the Year Awards honor members who go beyond the regular scope of work to make outstanding contributions to ISM and the profession. The ISM Persons of the Year Awards include:

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  • Education/Learning Person of the Year
  • Innovation/Creativity Person of the Year
  • Leadership Person of the Year
  • Marketing/Communicating Person of the Year
  • Volunteer Person of the Year
Affiliate Excellence Awards and Groups and Forums Excellence Awards

The Affiliate Excellence Awards and the Groups and Forums Excellence Awards recognize those Affiliates and Groups and Forums that demonstrate excellence in their professional operations, educational offerings and recruitment, and training and retention efforts, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of the Institute for Supply Management™ and the supply management profession.

For information about these programs, go to www.ism.ws and select Members Only, Affiliate Resources, Affiliate Support, and then ISM Awards Program.


Join Us in Baltimore for the 2012 Affiliate Leadership Training Program

Affiliate Leadership Training Program
Baltimore, Maryland
May 4-5, 2012
Details will be available in NewsLine early 2012.

Prior to the 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit, ISM will offer a one-and-a-half-day Affiliate Leadership Training Program on May 4-5, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore. The program is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Although you will need to preregister, registration is free for the Affiliate Leadership Training Program. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meals and lodging. Saturday's lunch will be on your own. You will find many great places to eat in the convention center area.

Plus . . .

Affiliate officers who register for the Affiliate Leadership Training Program and the 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit will receive US$300 off their Annual Conference registration fee. To receive the discounted rate, please be sure to register for the Affiliate Leadership Training Program first.

Members who are on record at ISM as affiliate officers will be able to register online for both the Affiliate Leadership Training Program and the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference. Members of your affiliate leadership team who are not listed in the ISM Affiliate Officers Directory are eligible for the Conference discount, but will need to fax their registration forms or register with Miranda Metcalfe in ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or +1 480/752-6276, extension 3020, or mmetcalfe@ism.ws.

ISM Affiliate Excellence Awards and Persons of the Year Awards will be presented at the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held during the ISM Annual International Supply Management Conference on Monday, May 5, 2012.

Details for the Affiliate Leadership Training Program will be posted on the ISM website at www.ism.ws as they become available. Select Members Only, Affiliate Resources, Affiliate Support, Leadership Training Workshops, and then 2012 Affiliate Leadership Training Program. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!


A Reminder About ISM's Upcoming Dues Increase . . .

At its August 17-18, 2011 meeting, the ISM Board of Directors approved a US$20 dues increase, to take effect September 1, 2012. If your affiliate changes the amount of its dues, please contact Jan Miller at jmiller@ism.ws by July 1, 2012.



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