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May 2003, Vol. 15, No. 5
In This Issue
In the past several years, the Institute for Supply Management™ has made a proactive effort to address the issue of diversity throughout the organization. ISM has made a conscious effort to increase the diversity of its membership, staff, and suppliers, and to increase the diversity of media outlets used for marketing and advertising efforts in order to reach a more diverse population. ISM is also addressing diversity efforts in its educational offerings. ISM staff, led by Christina Foster, SPHR, vice president - certification and diversity, have developed a Diversity Plan that was approved by the ISM Board of Directors at the 2002-03 ISM Board of Directors Meeting held on January 16, 2003, at ISM National Headquarters in Tempe, Arizona.
ISM maintains a roster of each affiliate's officers so that we can send affiliate information to the right person and to make sure that we pass correct affiliate information to customers. For this reason, it is very important to keep ISM informed of any changes in your affiliate's officers. In the past, the Affiliate Officers Update form was mailed to each affiliate officer with a request to complete the paper form and submit it through the mail. This process has been replaced with a more efficient method through the ISM Web site (www.ism.ws).
Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of June and July 2003. For seminar details, please refer to inserts published in Inside Supply Management™; call the ISM Customer Service Department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401; or log onto the ISM Web site (www.ism.ws) and select the Seminars and Online Learning link.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
That's right — ISM is offering the C.P.M. written exam for half-price at this year's Conference! If you have been putting off getting certified and need a convenient, low-cost plan — register for the complete Conference or a 2-day pre-Conference seminar and take one, two, three, or all four exam modules for half-price. Register today, seating is limited. Last year's Conference exam offer sold out. Don't let this great offer pass you by.
Sense something is missing from your e-mail inbox? Interested in supply issues? If you play a role in supply management activities and you're part of the chemical industry or you buy chemicals, then that something might be ISM's new e-newsletter.
Please submit your Annual Affiliate Officers Update Form online at www.ism.ws/MembersOnly/AffiliateOfficerUpForm.cfm. The online roster is prepopulated with the information on file at ISM. All you have to do is verify the information and make changes as needed. If you have any questions, contact Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401.