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Category Archives: Professional development

November 9, 2016 – Russ Steward – What is Procurement’s role now & in the future?

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How Creating a World Class Procurement Organization can Create a Competitive Advantage and Impact the Business Strategy Speaker: Russ Stewart; Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer for Brambles, Ltd. Time: Cocktail hour will be from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available. The presentation will begin […]

2016-09-14 Integration of Emerging Communities

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Integration of Emerging Communities Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business. ISM of Central Florida invites you to SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld as we host or first Professional Development and Networking Event of the 2016/2017 year! Willie Johnson, Supplier […]

2016-08-10 Graybar Plant Tour

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Wednesday August 10, 2016 Tim Hersman and Jason Hill were gracious enough to provide us with their hospitality and a Plant Tour of the Orlando Location, 2000 S Division Ave.  Tim and Jason provided the Overview and described the Outside Electric and Data Sales process.  They also brought us to a pod of quotation specialists […]

10 Things Only People Who Are Winning At Life Understand

First posted by Beth of Career Girl Daily / See the original post Do you ever look at those people who are winning at life and wonder how the heck they got so successful?  They might be one of your high school friends who’s now killing it at a top-tier law firm or a colleague who just […]

Is Your Procurement Team FIT, Valued, and Leading? LinkedIN Mickey Nortth Rizza

  Is Your Procurement Team Fit, Valued and Leading? | Mickey North Rizza | LinkedIn Or are you underachieving?  Is your team perhaps not quite up to the leader status with average or laggard performance?  While it may not be something you want to readily admit, the quicker you acknowledge lack of performance, the sooner […]

Nominations for the 2016-2017 ISM- Central Florida Board of Directors

There are 4 elected Officers on the Board of Directors and they are elected each year. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected each Year, by a Process of Nominations. The Nominations begin with self-nomination; each full member (Premium Plus). Associate Members will have to upgrade to be eligible.For the next 2 weeks […]

January 13, 2016 – “Risk – What Your Mother Never Taught You About Risk”

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“Risk – What Your Mother Never  Taught You About Risk” Speaker: Mickey North Rizza, BravoSolution Recognized as a Top Female Supply Chain Executive, Internationally Sought-After Speaker, and Author, Mickey drives strategy, thought leadership and advice to organizations resulting in transformation, corporate competitive advantage, and market differentiation. Her game changing thought leadership and evangelism has transformed […]

November 11, 2015 Steven Cinq-Mars “Change Management Standards”

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ISM’s November’s Professional Development and Networking event (PD$N) held at The Egg and I in downtown Orlando featured a presentation from Dr. Steve Cinq-Mars ( ) on an emerging international standard from the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)-The Standard for Change Management®.   Released in September of 2014, the Standard is one of the foundational […]

The Beauty of Amazon’s 8-Pager Brad Porter Vice President and Distinguished Engineer at From his Linked in Post. The Beauty of Amazon’s 6-Pager | Brad Porter | LinkedIn Imagine for a moment that you could go into a meeting and everyone in the meeting would have very deep context on the topic you’re going to discuss.  They would […]

January 14, 2015 ISM-CF PD&N Event

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  January 14, 201456:00 am PD & N Event, Alvin Williams will be presenting “Creating Supply Chain Value through Marketing.”. The meeting will be held at Logan’s Roadhouse on 3060 Sand Lake Rd, and the cost will be $17.00.  Choice of Mesquite wood Grilled Chicken, Mesquite Wood Grilled Salmon, Southern Steak House Salad, Chopped Steak, or […]