2018/2019 Professional Development Meetings

Next Meeting:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lane County Economic Overview

Brian Rooney, Regional Economist, Lane County (Eugene MSA)

Brian Rooney has been employed with the Oregon Employment Department for the past 21 years, first as a Workforce Analyst and now as a Regional Economist stationed in Eugene. Previous to the Oregon Employment Department, Mr. Rooney worked as an Analyst for ICF International Consulting, a Washington D.C. area engineering and economics consulting firm.

Mr. Rooney is responsible for covering the economic conditions of Lane County. His duties include making estimates of current employment by industry and contributing to the estimate of current unemployment rates. He also produces and/or distributes a wide variety of additional economic information including industry employment forecasts, wage and income data, and demographic statistics.

Mr. Rooney is a graduate of Oregon State University with a Masterís degree in economics; and of George Washington University with a Bachelorís degree in economics.

Meeting Time:
5:30 PM Meet and Greet
6:00 PM Presentation

Hilton Garden Inn
3528 Gateway ST
Springfield, OR 97477

$22 for Members, $25 for Non-Members

By Februay 18, 2019
terry.teter@farweststeel.com or Phone: 541-681-7205

Schedule of events for 2018/2019

September 13, 2018
Measuring Performance in Procurement with Darin Matthews, Director of Procurement & Supply Chain, UC Santa Cruz

October 25, 2018
Facilities / Plant Tour Ninkasi Brewing Company

November 13, 2018
Topic: The Digital Revolution - How Will It Affect Your Organization?
Presenter: Jeremy Green, PhD

January 24, 2019
Facilities / Plant Tour
Yogi Tea Company's New Headquarters

February 21, 2019
Topic: Lane County Economic Overview Presenter:Brian Rooney, Regional Economist, Lane County (Eugene MSA)

March 14, 2019
Topic: To be announced soon

May 9, 2019
Topic: Arcimoto Plant Tour
Arcimoto manufactures the world's first Fun Utility Vehicle here in Eugene. More information to follow regarding the tour.

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 meeting only (dinner not included)

Dinner Meeting

Ideas for Future Meeting Topics:

Constructive Confrontation • Laws of Agencies (Battle of the forms) • Inventory Management • Ethics and Professionalism • World Class Procurement • Certification (Whatís 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 Ė Managing the annual budget • Forecasting • Negotiations • Sales Perspectives (whatís 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