for the volunteer leadership

August 2005, Vol. 17, No. 8

  • In This Issue Members Only Content

    Barbara A. Shepard, C.P.M., received the Marketing/Communicating Person of the Year Award at ISM's 90th Annual International Supply Management Conference in San Antonio. A member of NAPM—Columbus, Inc., Shepard was honored for her superior ability to use marketing and communication tools for the advancement of ISM and the profession. She is president of Global Supply Management, Inc. - Group Purchasing (GSM), a consortium purchasing company in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Affiliate Support Members Only Content

    Below is the list of ISM seminars for the months of September and October 2005. For seminar details, please refer to the seminar section in the ISM Educational Resource Catalog, call the ISM customer service department at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401, or log on to the ISM Web site (, and select the Seminars and Online Learning link.

  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. News Members Only Content

    C.P.M. candidates are eligible to take Modules 3 and 4 of the C.P.M. Exam for half-price ($60) during the month of October. ISM will offer half-price paper & pencil exams to candidates when they test at a location determined by their local affiliate.

  • Technology Members Only Content

    Modern technology allows us to take advantage of wonderful educational opportunities. For example, within the past year, ISM has begun offering Web Seminars — short, one-hour seminars offered via the Internet. Many of these Web Seminars are offered to the public at no cost.

  • Liner Notes Members Only Content

    Do you use innovative procedures to achieve success in negotiating? Have you been involved with developing a Code of Ethics for your organization? Has your supply management group implemented processes to deal with mitigating risk and effecting change? Does your job involve the procurement of travel, energy or other unique services?

  • Reminders Members Only Content

    Get friends and colleagues to join ISM and win a limited-edition compass, a handheld wireless device, and CASH! For more information, visit the Members Only section of the ISM Web site at