ISM-Florida Gulf Coast Welcomes You!!

Join us for the February 10th Dinner Meeting with APICS

Time: 5:30-8:00pm

Topic:  Supply Chain Leadership that Gets Results!
Speaker:  Mr. Mark McCatty, Leadership and Team Advisor with Mark McCatty, Inc.
Location:   DoubleTree Hotel Tampa Airport Westshore, 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607
APICS Tampa Bay and ISM-FGC are having their annual joint meeting and invite local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to our Professional Development Meeting on February 10, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel Tampa Airport Westshore, 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607. This is a joint meeting with Florida Gulf Coast affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). 

Our speaker is Mr. Mark McCatty, Leadership and Team Advisor with Mark McCatty, Inc., a Tampa Bay area consulting firm specializing in leadership results through people.  He will be speaking on the topic of “Supply Chain Leadership that Gets Results”. This ia a presentation on effective leader styles, and how to behave in a way that encoureage positive influence.

Leaders are judged by the results they get. But what does a leader do when they don’t get the results they want?

“I want to be a better motivator” is a frequently stated desire heard from supervisors and managers of all levels. The truth is that these leaders are already powerful motivators for their staff. They are just motivating the staff in the wrong direction – to work against them. Understanding that everyone is already motivated is information that is important for leaders to hold. When a leader accepts this priniciple it becomes easier to lead in a way that influences positive motivations.

In this presentation we will discuss the key leadership behaviors that will result in effective leadership. And we’ll review the drastic consequences of the ineffective leader behaviors that frequently occur. We’ll look at several actions leaders can take to improve engagement levels within the work environment.


This dinner meeting includes your choice of water, iced tea and coffee, dinner rolls and a mixed green salad.  Entree choices are Beef or Chicken and Vegetable Medley.  Dessert is a choice of Cheese Cake or Chocolate Torte.

5:30-6:00 Check-In / Registration / Networking
6:00-6:10 Organizational Announcements
6:10-6:50 Dinner Service
6:50-7:00 Break / Networking
7:00-7:50 Professional Development Program
7:50-8:00 Door Prizes / Adjournment 


Seating is limited so please register and save the date! You can pay in advance during registration with a debit/credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or PayPal.  Payment at the door is accepted by credit/debit card, check and cash. Registration fees are:

$35 Guests
$30 APICS / ISM Professional Members
$25 Student / Academic Members
$20 APICS Student /Academic Members

Please join us for dinner, networking and professional development with Tampa Bay area’s finest supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals!


CPSM & CPSD classroom review sessions starting in  using the latest training materials from ISM.

Next class –>  Module 3 –  March 25, 2015


These classroom review sessions are designed to cover key points found in each of the three CPSM® exams. Each review session includes sample test questions, CPSM® Study Guide excerpts, and bonus supplemental content and advice from Karl Stevens, would has assisted in developing the exams and writing questions for those two exams. It is meant to help you get the most out of your study time.

NOTE:  This is not a teaching class; it is a REVIEW class.  You must study prior to attending the class, so the review reinforces what you have already read.

 It is very important that you get the latest study materials (CPSM Study Guide, 2nd Edition ) to help you prepare for the CPSM® Exams or the CPSM® Bridge Exam.  You will need to order these materials AT LEAST two weeks before each class, so you have time to read through the material that will be covered in the Review Course.

These review classes will be held at the Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore, Eighth Floor, Tampa, FL from 8:30am – 12:30pm on the following dates:

3/25/15 (Wednesday – Module 3)

5/20/15 (Wednesday – Module 1 with CPSD)

The room setting will be a large screen TV hookup, AVI projector, serving fresh brewed coffee, herbal tea, unsweetened iced tea, iced water, and assorted sodas.  Any participants will be allowed stay to have lunch after the review course, at the Centre Club, at their own expense.

The room will hold a total of 10 people (including the Instructor).   An email registration will be sent out to members two weeks prior to the event and you must register to attend, so the count can be confirmed at the Centre Club. Early registration is suggested, since there is very limited seating capacity.

Participants will be charged $150.00 per module, payable by check ONLY. That will be the only form of payment accepted, and all checks for your reservation are strictly due NO LATER THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO EACH EVENT.   Payments by check made out to ISM-FGC will be accepted by mail, to Karl Stevens, 512 Courtney Drive, Temple Terrace, FL 33617, or on the day of the event.

NOTE:  Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours before the starting time/date of the event.  Cancellations made within the 48 hour window will be non-refundable, since ISM is required to pay for the class accommodations.

Any questions, please contact Karl Stevens at one of these numbers:   813-988-0824, 863-904-1637 or email:



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This is YOUR ISM affiliate. If you want to help us become The best affiliate in ISM, we need your skills and leadership experience.

It only takes five to ten hours a month to make new friends, learn about different companies or commodities, and give back to the profession that feeds your family. The variety of skills you can develop will support your upward progression throughout your career.

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Affiliate Sponsor Meri M. Stockwell LLC

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Meri M. Stockwell LLC