Training

Western Washington Educational Training Programs

We are dedicated to the education of our chapter members. We offer a minimum of 8 hours of free training each program year (September - May). For the 2020-2021 program year, 14 hours of free training were offered.

For each of the past two program years, we dedicated 8 hours of education towards preparation for the CPSM and CPSD exams. At the beginning of these education series, we educate members about the benefits of being certified. We also provide practical information such as what to expect during the testing process and tips for studying. 

At this time, only virtual programs are being held. Live programs will resume when local restrictions are loosened. ISM-Western Washington will maintain its virtual education programs for those who are not able to attend live events.

For up-to-date educational information, visit our Education Calendar page.

 

Upcoming Events

October

13

2022

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Western Washington Achieving Procurement Excellence by Becoming Standard

Standardization as an Integral Part of a Category Management Strategy

Sponsor: 730 ISM-Western Washington, Inc.
Online
Mark Trowbridge, CPSM, C.P.M.

October

18

2022

Chapter Webinar

ISM-Western Washington Operation Fast Track: Certification Series - CPSM Test 2 #1

The CPSM and CPSD Operation Fast-Track Certification Series will feature four review classes of 2 hours each.

Classes will be free to all ISM Western Washington members. The non-member rate is $20 per class.

Sponsor: 730 ISM-Western Washington, Inc.
Richard Douglas McGuire, CPSM, CPSD

November

09

2022

Chapter Webinar

ISM- Western Washington Negotiate: It’s What We’ll do in 2022: A FearLess Tune-Up

Tools and Techniques for Today's Supply Chain Challenges Overview Despite impact of Covid-19, Supply Chain professionals must continue to sharpen and refine their ability to achieve company goals and initiatives as they maintain successful supplier relationships. New Negotiation resources are needed. Challenges must be met to ensure your organization continues to grow and thrive. It’s likely you no longer gather around a conference table to hammer out a new contract. Face-to-face deal making is a thing of the past, at least for now. You don’t dare abandon or delay actions. New challenges require new solutions. Mary delivers “from the trenches” customized negotiation tools. Using tailor-made exercises and stories, you’ll gather new techniques and tools to use immediately Your take-aways will make a difference in your business. Her solutions will give your team tools to develop and master current and new supplier’s trust. With trust you’ll be more successful in gaining concessions and commitments.
Sponsor: 730 ISM-Western Washington, Inc.
Mary Redmond