We once again welcome our guest panel of Tim McCarthy (IACCM), David Clevenger (Corporate United), Cindy Allen-Murphy (Buyers Meeting Point), and Charles Dominick (Next Level Purchasing) as we discuss the ongoing viability of the traditional association membership model.
In this week’s show we delve even deeper into the questions that surround the significant changes and serious challenges associations face with regard to maintaining their continuing relevancy.
Included will be listener feedback from the April 9th broadcast (Is the Traditional Association Model Dead?), as well as the updated results from the Procurement Insights/PI Window on Business Poll. (Use the following Link if you would like to cast your vote on association model viability.)
Besides revisiting the evolution of accreditation programs, we will also discuss the impact of globalization and the differences between profit and non-profit models in terms of membership value.
PI Window on Business Special (For Want of a Nail: The Pandemic Effect)
Be sure to mark Tuesday, May 26th on your calendars so that you will remember to tune in to the first of four PI Window on Business 90-minute Specials. In this initial Special titled “For Want of a Nail: The Pandemic Effect,” I will be joined by Nick Kelley, a researcher from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease and Policy, and the lead author of the November 2008 white paper “Pandemic Influenza, Electricity, and the Coal Supply Chain (Addressing Crucial Preparedness Gaps in the United States), to discuss the true nature of the latest swine flu crisis in terms of its potential impact on supply chains. It is a show you will not want to miss.
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