Membership

Interested in an invaluable career building tool and access to the very best in education, research and relationship building? What about connecting with the brightest minds in the procurement and supply management field; globally relevant certifications that are among the industry’s most well respected credentials; and up-to-date industry information at your fingertips?

Full membership in ISM – Eastern Virginia (ISM–EVA) opens doors worldwide. And there is no better investment in your future. Full membership at the national level provides a full range of benefits, including several highly acclaimed professional publications, unlimited access to the ISM web site, and discounts on all ISM sponsored educational resources and programs. As a member of ISM-EVA, you are associated with one of the most dynamic and prestigious networks in the country.

ISM-EVA offers materials and delivers educational and networking opportunities designed to enhance your procurement and supply management knowledge and professional skills. In addition, ISM-EVA provides support and mentoring opportunities to assist in the preparation of CPSM or CPSD certification; plus, most sponsored seminars and/or workshops qualify toward continuing education.

Join today and start enjoying the host of benefits your ISM membership affords. Here are just some of the many benefits available to ISM-EVA members at the national level:

Inside Supply Management®
ISM's magazine contains thought-provoking discussions and information on those topics most relevant to today's forward-thinking, strategic supply managers. Published exclusively for ISM members.

Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® (ROB)
ISM's monthly survey of purchasing statistics is the first of its kind. It's considered by many economists to be the most reliable, near-term economic barometer available today.

Unlimited Access to ISM's Website
Unlock the possibilities of this valuable resource. Members can search an extensive database of supply management information, contact affiliates or other related organizations, and learn about ISM's assortment of educational products and services. Members also have access to:

  • The Online Career Center — search a database of employment listings from across the country, post your résumé for organizations to see, search for the perfect employee, or take advantage of other career-enhancing tools. New features added often.

  • The ISM Online InfoCenter — without a doubt, the largest purchasing and supply management library around. Check frequently — new information is added all of the time.

CPSM® and CPSD™ Programs

ISM offers certification programs that are known throughout the world. Obtaining your certification demonstrates to your current or future employer that you are serious about the profession.

Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit
Network with more than 2,000 peers at the only international conference devoted exclusively to purchasing and supply management. Examine emerging trends and challenges during comprehensive workshops conducted by your peers. The conference attracts distinguished keynote speakers to discuss current national and international issues and features several sessions highlighted by prominent corporate leaders. Members receive significant savings on registration fees.

Professional Groups and Forums
Gain a deeper understanding of your area of expertise and develop valuable connections when you join an ISM Group or Forum. Select from a wide variety of interest areas including services, materials management, health care and hospitality.

ISM Knowledge Center
The ISM Knowledge Center provides a number of supply management classes which you can take online, at your own pace. Covering topics from cost price analysis to supplier management, the ISM Knowledge Center is a terrific way to sharpen your skills. ISM members receive a discount on registration fees. Even better, selected courses are available for free. Test one out today.

Seminar Discounts
Enhance your professional development and job performance when you enroll in one of ISM's many seminars held throughout the country each year. Experienced instructors, thought-provoking sessions, and numerous topics are just some of the reasons these programs often fill up quickly. And don't forget — members save hundreds with each registration.

Member's Edge — helpful reminders and information of special interest to ISM members, including new benefits, networking opportunities, educational offerings, and more. Emailed periodically throughout the year.

CAPS Research
ISM members have limited access to the supply management-related research studies and benchmark reports published by CAPS Research.

To take full advantage of all that ISM has to offer, join ISM-EVA, the local affiliate in Virginia. By doing so, you receive the following benefits in addition to ALL of the benefits of national membership:

  • Webinars and social events with speakers discussing current procurement and supply management topics.

  • Emerging Professional Group events

  • Networking opportunities with other procurement and supply management professionals

  • Access to the ISM-EVA web site

  • Access to job openings and postings

  • Local sponsored workshops and seminars

  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills by actively participating in ISM-EVA