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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Joint meeting with the Institute of Supply Management

Workshop: Pricing Matters - The Role of Strategy

Professional Development - 5:30 PM
Main Presentation - 6:30 PM

Meeting Times:
5:00 - 5:30 pm ... Networking
5:30 - 6:15 pm ... Professional Development Meeting
6:30 pm .............. Dinner Served
6:45 pm .............. Program Speaker
Meeting adjourns at approximately 8:00 p.m.


Professional Development:  5:30 P.M.

"Characteristics of Leadership" with David Hepburn Jr.
My motto is that "No thought lives in your mind rent-free," and that Personal development precedes business development.

I used to be a Marketing Consultant. In 1999 I fired all my clients. It was the best day of my life!! It was then I started to do what I was meant to do...and that is help small business owners get their businesses to where they want them to be. I realized then that even though I helped businesses grow, when I left them, they went back to where they were before we started working together. Their internal thermostat was stuck. They sabotaged themselves to stay at a level that was less than when I worked with them. Now, I work with their internal thermostat FIRST, then we grow the business. I help you understand why you think the things you do and how to think better. Awareness is the key and you need to be aware of what you think. It's called Metacognition and most people don't do it.

 Main Presentation:  6:30 P.M.

"What You Don’t Know About Your Suppliers Can Hurt You" with David Van Valkenburgh CPSM, C.P.M.

Procurement and supply management professionals have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that their entire supply chain complies with corporate and social responsibility policies. This session examines common corporate and social responsibility principles, explains your role in ensuring compliance throughout the supply chain, and provides you with a checklist for identifying risks that may require mitigation.

David Van Valkenburgh is currently employed as Regional Supply Chain Manager at Oceaneering International Inc, in Hanover, MD.  David’s manages multiple Supply Chain Departments that include Strategic Procurement & Material Planning, Government Procurement/Contract Administration, Quality Assurance, Shipping and Receiving, Logistics, and Supplier Performance & Relations.

Mr. Van Valkenburgh is recognized as a supply chain industry expert and is a frequent invited presenter for national supply chain conferences. Currently David serves has Chair on Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Certification Committee and has also served on BOD at ISM affiliates in Atlanta, Minneapolis, has been past National Chair for Association Management Forum for the Institute for Supply Management.

David also is a Sr. Instructor for APICS, ISM and teaches all CPIM, CSCP, CPSM certification classes, and CFCM Certified Federal Contract Manager, government contract management, numerous supply chain management workshops and seminars.


Meeting will be held in one of the ballrooms on the first floor of the hotel.

Location: Phoenix Airport Hilton Hotel, 2435 S. 47th Street, Phoenix

Price:       $32.00 – member registering after Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and prior to Tuesday at noon               

                 $45.00 – non-member registering prior to Sunday at 6:00 p.m. prior to meeting

                 $50.00 – non-member registering after Sunday at 6:00 p.m. and prior to Tuesday at noon

                 No reservations accepted after Tuesday at noon.

CEH Credits Available:
You can receive one Continuing Education Hour for the Professional Development meetings and one for Dinner Meetings. 








Paypal for Military, Students, Retirees and Unemployed Guests ($10)

For payment questions, please contact JoAnne Richmond 480-722-3292 or

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Notification of cancellation must be received in writing 48 hours prior to seminar.  Registrants who do not attend are not entitled to a refund.