(“Certified Professional in Supply Management”)
(“Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity”) REVIEW COURSES
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Your ISM-Florida Gulf Coast Affiliate will be conducting CPSM & CPSD Review Courses on three upcoming Saturdays:
- January 24, 2014 (8:15AM – 1:00PM) – CPSM Module 2 “Effective Supply Management Performance”
- March 22, 2014 (8:15AM – 12:00PM) CPSM Module 3 “Leadership in Supply Management”
- March 22, 2014 (12:00PM – 4:00PM) CPSD “Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity”
The venue for these courses is WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Renaissance Center (corner of Waters Avenue & Henderson Road, behind Target/Lowes Shopping Center) at 8735 Henderson Road, Tampa, FL 33634. (Please see map). Parking is free in Parking Structure A and it’s just a short walk from Parking Structure A to the Conference Center.
There will be no charge for this course. However, the following materials are required for this course, and may be purchased either on the ISM web site http://www.ism.ws/products/productdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=18102 or through ISM Customer Service, 800/888-6276, Ext. 3072.
Required for these Review Courses is the ISM CPSM Professional Series, a three-volume set, each book corresponding to one of the three exams required to be passed for certification. The cost for the three-volume set (ISM Item #PS4), is $219 for ISM members, and $329 for non-ISM members. IT IS ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, but not required, that you purchase the CPSM Diagnostic Kit from ISM (same web link as above). This book (or web-based version) contains actual test questions, with detailed answers, that will help you identify issues and make passing the exams a lot easier, because you can self-test. The cost for this book is:
It is very important that you understand that these Courses will be REVIEW Courses, not TEACHING Courses. Therefore, for each module of the Review Course, you are required to have purchased and read the corresponding ISM Professional Series book in advance of the class (for example, prior to the first Review Course on November 23, 2013 you MUST HAVE READ Volume One of the Professional Series) and bring that book to class. We will be reviewing all the principles that you will need to pass the ISM CPSM Certification Exams. However, the Review Course, because the material is so voluminous, cannot be used as a substitute for reading the corresponding Professional Series volume prior to attending the classes. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THESE COURSES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE through the following: email@example.com .
Finally, if there is enough interest, there will be a Review Course for the CPSD Exam on Saturday, March 22 from Noon – 4:00 PM, following the last CPSM Review Course. It is highly recommended that you pursue your CPSD certification. That is a hot topic with many companies, and you may be eligible for larger bonuses, better annual reviews and promotions if you achieve this certification, especially if your company has, or is starting, a Diversity program.
If you have any questions, please call Karl Stevens (863) 904-1637 or firstname.lastname@example.org .