for the volunteer leadership
February 2006, Vol. 18, No. 2
In This Issue:
Annual C.P.M./A.P.P. Issue
As most of you know, 2005 brought major changes to ISM's Certification Programs. The Certification Committee proposed to the ISM Board of Directors that ISM develop a new qualification. The ISM BOD agreed that in order to support the mission of ISM — to Lead Supply Management — we need to develop and implement that recommendation. The BOD required that this new designation be more strategic and that it encompass the broader spectrum of supply management.
C.P.M and A.P.P. News
ISM is developing a new professional qualification that will be relevant internationally and reflect the expanded education, skills and experience needed to be a successful supply management professional.
ISM's Leadership Training Workshops are tailored specifically for affiliate leadership. The workshops offer invaluable networking opportunities as well as sessions addressing both the tactical and strategic training necessary to run a successful affiliate.
Spread the Word — Sharing the Value of Supply Management
As part of its mission to lead supply management, Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) released three official position statements in fiscal year 2004-05. Each position statement emerged from a relevant issue or topic and went through a formal development and approval process.
Board of Directors Update
The ISM Board of Directors has officially called a meeting of the 2006 ISM Board of Directors to be held at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minnesota. The initial session will be called to order on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. CDT.
Thank you to all satellite seminar downlink site coordinators for your help in coordinating this month's satellite seminar on February 9 — "Ethics in Supply Management: Minding Your Actions and Decisions."
There is an area on the ISM Web site that features various scholastic opportunities available to ISM members and nonmembers alike. This information is a valuable resource to you, your children, your student members, your potential student members and your current members.
ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit is May 7-10, 2006 in Minneapolis.