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Starting and Navigating the CPSD

ISM’s?Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) certification is one of the few that exists in this growing and much-needed area of supply management. With a CPSD™, you will be the expert organizations need to identify the opportunities and challenges that arise to make intelligent supplier diversity decisions. You’ll be the guiding hand with the knowledge and training to show an organization how supplier diversity can both meet requirements and improve the bottom line. You’ll become a leader in accelerating innovation through diverse suppliers to support organizational goals and outcomes.

In this webinar, we will show you the CPSD certification process - from getting started to scheduling and taking your exams. We will also discuss the 2021 exam specification updates.

Over 95% of Fortune 500 companies have supplier diversity programs that target historically underutilized businesses, expand buyers’ choice, and boost innovation, competitiveness, and market knowledge. Many professionals in this space are passionate about what they do and the impact they are making for their organization and the world.

If you’re curious about the certification process, or don’t know where to start, this webinar is designed just for you. Presented by an ISM certification subject matter expert, you will get an in-depth overview of the process.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • CPSD eligibility requirements
  • Core competencies covered in exam
  • How to study and prepare for the exams
  • How to purchase, schedule and take the exams
  • How to apply for your certification after you pass exams

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Jul 8, 2021

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Jim Fleming is a Program Manager of Certification at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). He is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) and spent 31 years working for the Intel Corporation as a manager in process engineering and supply management. He retired from Intel in 2014 and pursued his passion for education by joining ISM. Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and executive education from Columbia University.


Starting and Navigating the CPSD

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