Impact

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Diversity

  • ISM Diversity 2019
  • February 27-March 1
  • Houston, TX
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About Diversity 2019

The long-term success and competitiveness of an organization depends upon having a diverse group of talent that can drive innovation through diversity of thought, skills and experience. According to a McKinsey study, diverse organizations financially outperform industry norms by 35%. ISM DIVERSITY 2019 brings together professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds to encourage and grow diversity in the supply management field.

  • Attend breakout sessions on best-practices and cutting-edge topics specific to supply management
  • Watch tomorrow’s leaders compete in the Shelley Stewart Case Competition
  • Advance your own career or help develop young, diverse talent through networking opportunities with leaders and peers who share your passion

Whatever your motive, attending ISM DIVERSITY enables you make an impact in your career, organization and field.

Why ISM Diversity 2019?


Focused Learning

Sharpen your skills by attending interactive sessions on topics relevant to you and your career.

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Networking

Create and build lifetime relationships to grow your personal and professional networks.


New Perspectives

Gain new insights into what other professionals are experiencing in the industry and implement new ideas in your organization.

Keynote Speaker

Mel Parker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Take the Limits Off, LLC.

This electrifying keynote session, Take the Limits Off Leadership, is designed to help any leader unleash the power, performance and potential of any team. He will provide best practices and tools that will allow leaders to juggle competing demands and confidently motivate their teams to achieve optimum results. This is a high energy presentation with real combat/corporate world examples highlighting the implementation of these best practices and the results obtained.


Thursday, February 28th, at 8:15 a.m.

Conference Agenda

  • 9:00 AM

    Houston Food Bank Volunteering with Brighter Bites

    Join us as we prepare healthy meals for local school children at Brighter Bites. Brighter Bites is a nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, while teaching them how to use and choose a different kind of fast food.

  • 5:30 PM

    Opening Reception

  • 7:00 AM

    Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM General Session

    Opening Remarks

  • 8:15 AM General Session

    Take the Limits Off Leadership

    This electrifying keynote is designed to help any leader unleash the power, performance and potential of any team. I will provide best practices and tools that will allow leaders to juggle competing demands and confidently motivate their teams to achieve optimum results. This is a High Energy presentation with real combat/corporate world examples highlighting the implementation of these best practices and the results obtained.

  • 9:30 AM General Session

    Driving Conscious Inclusion into Your Organization:  Lessons from the Front Lines

    Conscious inclusion can positively impact your organization when implemented across a number of activities including hiring, promotions, supplier relationships and more. Hear from Marc Hochman for an internal look at how A.T. Kearney tackles Conscious Inclusion by reframing the conversation to focus on equitable treatment and respect.

  • 10:30 AM General Session

    Ethics and Sustainability

  • 11:30 AM Breakout Session

    Luncheon and Shelley Stewart Jr. Case Competition: Addressing Supply Management and Business Issues

    In this case competition, teams with a maximum of five students from invited colleges will have the opportunity to demonstrate analytical and reasoning skills in a professional setting, much like they will face in the business world. The competition will bring out the best in our student attendees and prepare them for the next step in their evolution.

  • 11:30 AM

    Lunch

  • 1:00 PM Breakout Session

    Women in Procurement

    This panel session will focus in on female leaders that have differentiated their companies through unique contributions to the supply chain function and who have had an impact on the field itself. Attendees will learn what has been effective in creating impact and how their journey to where they are now.

  • 2:45 PM General Session

    The Future of Supply Management’s Workforce – Signature Session sponsored by Bristol Meyers Squibb

    Don’t miss this NEW opportunity to partner as a featured panelist for this Signature Session discussing “The Future of Supply Management’s Workforce” in an interactive forum. This specialty panel features insights from four experts, including Supply Management and Human Resources thought leaders on diversity and the future of work, interviewed by a member of the media.

  • 3:45 PM General Session

    Executive Roundtable

  • 5:00 PM

    Reception and Case Competition Awards

  • 7:00 AM

    Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM General Session

    Final Day Welcome Address

  • 8:15 AM General Session

    Trade Wars: Shifting from a Bull to a Bear

    The current trade war, with its implemented and threatened tariffs and counter-tariffs, have caused globalized supply chains to be vulnerable. As procurement professionals we must mitigate risks, move products from one country to another and maintain lasting working relations. Hear from supply management leaders discuss how the how their organizations have approached the current trade wars and proactively adjust in the ever-changing macro-economic environment.

  • 9:30 AM Breakout Session

    Digitizing the Human Touch: Transforming Talent and Impact of Young Professionals

    Not only is supply chain transforming so is the workforce and talent! Young professionals entering the workforce are submerged in technology from their day to day activities to their creating and implementing new technologies on their job. As a leader, it’s imperative you understand what is now the "norm" so you can adapt, be flexible, mobile and embrace the transformation necessary when leading your team in the digital age. During this session you will hear from Charlotte De Brabandt, ISM 30 Under 30 Megawatt winner a senior procurement leader, discussing the idea of digitizing the human touch -- required soft skills, influencing skills and connecting them with the supply management workforce.

  • 9:30 AM Breakout Session

    Your Future in the Profession: The Career Roadmap

    As a diverse young professional, you must set yourself apart and create a roadmap for your future in the field. Hear from a panel of supply management professionals who have taken different paths to reach where they are today. Learn tactical practices to goal-set, plan, and execute to reach your maximum potential.

  • 10:30 AM General Session

    Changing the Procurement Thought Process

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Give back to the community while you're in Houston!

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What we're doing: Join us as we prepare healthy meals for local school children at Brighter Bites. Brighter Bites is a nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, while teaching them how to use and choose a different kind of fast food.

When: Feb 27th | 9am - 12pm

Where: Houston Food Bank

Organization Website: Brighter Bites (www.brighterbites.org)

Sign up to participate when you register for ISM Diversity 2019!

Location

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

Room Rate | $179/night

Reserve your room by February 12, 2019 to receive the ISM rate.

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