2018/2019 Professional Development Meetings

Next Meeting:

September 13, 2018



Meeting Time:
5:30pm Social Networking, 6:00pm Dinner, 6:30 Presentation,
7:30 Conclusion of Meeting

** ISM-WV has implemented a new attendance initiative.  For those that do not wish to attend the dinner portion of the meeting, but do wish to attend the presentation, you may now attend the meeting at a reduced cost.  Attendance for the meeting only will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  You should arrive between 6:15PM and 6:30PM; the presentations start at 6:30PM.  Be sure to mention that you are attending only the presentation portion of the meeting when you RSVP. **

Hilton Garden Inn – Eugene / Springfield
3528 Gateway Street | Springfield, OR 97477



terry.teter@farweststeel.com or Phone: 541-681-7205 

Schedule of events for 2018/2019

September 13, 2018

November 15, 2018

March 14, 2019

May 9, 2019

You may pay in advance for the meeting's using PayPal.

$22 for members, $25 for non-members, unless otherwise noted

$5.00 for members or $10 for non-members to attend the quarterly meeting only (dinner not included)

Dinner Meeting

Cancellation Policy

Members will be charged for Monthly Professional Development Meetings if you registered and do not notify us by the Friday prior to each meeting for the following:
  1. Cancel any time after 5:00pm on the Friday prior to a Meeting.
  2. Do not show up for the meeting you which you registered.
Should there be any questions or confusion about this policy, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Board of Directors.

Ideas for Future Meeting Topics:

Constructive Confrontation • Laws of Agencies (Battle of the forms) • Inventory Management • Ethics and Professionalism • World Class Procurement • Certification (What’s out there) • Contract Management/Principles of Auditing for Compliance • Performance Measures (how do you do it) • Dress for Success • Lean Office • Risk management within the Supply Chain • Supplier Diversity • Warehousing • Vendor Managed Inventory vs. Company Managed Inventory • Surplus/Obsolete Equipment and Supplies • Capital Budget Planning – Managing the annual budget • Forecasting • Negotiations • Sales Perspectives (what’s it like dealing with Purchasing Professionals) • ISM Resources

Please send a note of the meeting topics you would like to hear about to Tony DeVico tony.devico@ism-willamettevalley.org