Upcoming Meetings, Tours, and Seminars

We have had an extensive and excellent series of programs over our 2016-2017 program year, and the ISM- Delaware Professional Development team has organized some more for  2017-2018!  We are one of the nation’s most active ISM affiliates! Confirmed programs are listed below.  


Day/ Date




Thursday, September 21

ISM- Delaware Luncheon "Strategic Planning 101"    

ISM- Delaware


Thursday, November 16

ISM Delaware Luncheon. "Sustainable Energy"

ISM Delaware 





 Some in-the-works programs include a networking event, "Product Management and Supply Management”, and Negotiation.  Do you have an idea for a program? Want to host an event at your site for broader participation ( & bosses kudos)? Contact barinejm@yahoo.com or another member of the ISM- Delaware Board. 


 See our website http://www.mypurchasingcenter.com/purchasing/profiles/ism-delaware/ to learn of other events as they are finalized.  


Thursday, September 21. 12noon to 2:00pm. ISM- Delaware Luncheon Meeting. “Strategic Planning 101”  2 CEH

With organizations changing ( like DowDuPont…) and entrepreneurs creating new ones, there is a need to understand strategic planning. Robert Broesler, Partner of North Star Strategies http://north-star-strategies.com/ will review a strategic planning process to help participants experience the impact of planning that happens at the “C” level. Mr. Broesler will also explain the unique nature of the planning technology used by North Star Strategies, and how used to align on goals, assumptions, barriers to success, and potential unintended consequences as they develop realistic action plans.

Robert Broesler is a gifted public speaker, facilitator, and teacher. He has over 35 years of experience facilitating groups where he leveraged his strategic thinking and exceptional listening skills. At North Star Strategies, Robert specializes in fostering alignment within, between and among groups.

Who should attend? This session is for business and supply management leaders wishing to have greater impact on their organizations’ success.  The session will include participants from many organizations, so is an opportunity to network.

Place: Luncheon/ In-Person. Cavaliers Country Club. 100 Addison Drive, Newark, DE  19702. (302) 266-0648.   Cost:   Luncheon costs are included in ISM- Delaware affiliate membership dues.  The cost for non-members is $20.00 per person.

Registration: Please let Pam Lewis Pamela.S.Lewis@dupont.com  know if you plan to attend. 



What Is ISM?

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISMReport On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations.

Who Can Join ISM-Delaware?

Any person involved with the supply management function at any level of an organization should join.  Membership is open to anyone in purchasing, sourcing, supplier development, planning, logistics, quality, operations, etc.  Full-time students and academicians are welcome and can even qualify for free membership.  Consultants, unemployed/under-employed professionals and even military personnel can also join to learn or stay current in the supply management field.

Membership is for those of you early in your career who seek to build a professional network of your peers.  Membership is also for those later in their career who seek to give back by becoming a mentor and helping to develop talent.  And membership is highly recommended for those who seek out leadership opportunities and certification programs that can further their careers.

In principle and practice we value and seek a diverse membership and leadership team.  There are no barriers to full participation in ISM-Delaware on the basis of ethnic background, gender, creed, age, sexual orientation national origin or disability.  ISM-Delaware values the efforts, knowledge and commitment of all members and encourages input, participation and feedback in order to enhance and maximize the value of chapter activities and membership.

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