for the volunteer leadership
July 2004, Vol. 16, No. 7
In This Issue
Q. What's going on with ISM's C.P.M. and A.P.P. certification programs?
The Leadership Training Workshops are tailored specifically for the leadership of ISM affiliates. These 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
Michael Dills, C.P.M., A.P.P., received the Marketing/Communicating Person of the Year Award at ISM's 89th Annual International Supply Management Conference in Philadelphia. A member of NAPM—Western Washington, Inc., Dills was honored for his superior ability to use marketing and communication tools for the advancement of ISM and the profession. He is a purchasing manager for Sea-Dog Corp.
C.P.M. and A.P.P. News
Did you know that some colleges and universities award college credit for completion of the C.P.M. Exam? ISM has had the former and updated C.P.M. programs, and the new A.P.P. program, reviewed by the New York Board of Regents Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction (NYBOR PONSI). The outcome of the review of the C.P.M. program through 2000 was a recommendation that colleges and universities consider awarding college credit to those who have passed the C.P.M. Exam. Those seeking college credit should carefully review the recommendation from the New York Board of Regents Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction relating to the period in which the candidate tested. Remember that the review provides a recommendation, so colleges and universities have the option to award credit based on some or all of the recommendation.
"Leadership is the art of getting people or inspiring people to do something — with the emphasis on people." Taken from Leadership Skills: Developing Volunteers for Organizational Success, by Emily K. Morrison (1994).
In order for supply management professionals to properly comply with the new Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, it is critical to learn how to account for and list off-balance sheet transactions and obligations, maintain and document viable internal controls, and report material events that may impact financial reporting in a timely and efficient manner. Watch for details in the next NewsLine or your e-mail inbox.
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