for the volunteer leadership
April 2008, Vol. 20, No. 4
In This Issue
It's not too early to start planning for the 2008 Leadership Training Workshops. This year's workshops will be held in three great locations.
As you may recall from the March issue of NewsLine, Mike Taylor, C.P.M., a member of the NAPM—Columbia Basin affiliate, prepared an article that focused on ideas for newcomers (as well as seasoned participants) on how to get the maximum return on your investment of time attending ISM Leadership Training Workshops. This month (part 2) focuses on the importance of teamwork and preparation to maximize the ROI for your affiliate.
Upcoming ISM Seminars
The list of ISM seminars for the months of May and June 2008. For seminar details, please call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or visit the ISM Web site at www.ism.ws and select Education — Seminars, Conferences, then Seminars.
Professional Credentials (formerly known as Certification)
A certification, a degree and relevant experience are key to get in the employment door, to get promoted and to get the higher salary you deserve. Make sure you are qualified for high-level positions or prepared to compete if your company downsizes.
Spread the Word — Sharing the Value of Supply Management
An effective news release requires a few key elements. Organizing these elements and recognizing that each serves a clear purpose will add effectiveness and relevance to your release.
ISM's 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference is May 4-7, 2008. You only have a short time left to register if you haven't already joined the more than 2,000 Conference registrants. You have until April 20 to receive the discounted registration fees.
Curious about the possibilities of a new position? Good news may be waiting for you in St. Louis. Conference attendees may submit résumés for inclusion in the special Conference Career Center database for view exclusively by participating employers.
Each month, NewsLine shares a brief calendar of cultural holidays and special events. Use this calendar to plan special events, or to start a dialogue about significant days and special times that are important to your affiliate volunteers and members.