2018 Professional Development Meetings

Next Meeting:

April 12, 2018

Economic Outlook

Tim Duy

Professor Tim Duy received his B.A. in Economics in 1991 from the University of Puget Sound, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics in 1998 from the University of Oregon. Following graduate school, Tim worked in Washington, D.C. for the United States Department of Treasury as an economist in the International Affairs division and later with the G7 Group, a political and economic consultancy for clients in the financial industry. In the latter position, he was responsible for monitoring the activities of the Federal Reserve and currency markets. Tim returned to the University of Oregon in 2002. He is the Senior Director of the Oregon Economic Forum (see below) and the author of the University of Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators, Regional Economic Indicators, and the Central Oregon Business Index. Tim has published in the Journal of Economics and Business and is currently a member of the Oregon Governor's Council of Economic Advisors and the State Debt Policy Advisory Commission.

The Oregon Economic Forum is a series of initiatives presented by the UO College of Arts and Sciences and its Department of Economics. The Oregon Economic Forum adds a new voice to the ongoing political and business economic dialogue and affords business, finance, government, and university leaders the opportunity to explore relevant economic issues together. In addition to an annual conference in Portland, the Forum produces the University of Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators, Regional Economic Indicators, and the Central Oregon Business Index. s.

Meeting Time:
5:30pm Social Networking, 6:00pm Dinner, 6:30 Presentation,
7:30 Conclusion of Meeting

** ISM-WV has implemented a new attendance initiative.  For those that do not wish to attend the dinner portion of the meeting, but do wish to attend the presentation, you may now attend the meeting at a reduced cost.  Attendance for the meeting only will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  You should arrive between 6:15PM and 6:30PM; the presentations start at 6:30PM.  Be sure to mention that you are attending only the presentation portion of the meeting when you RSVP. **

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Schedule of events for 2018

April 12, 2018
Topic: Economic Outlook
Presenter: Tim Duy

May 17, 2018

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$22 for members, $25 for non-members, unless otherwise noted

$5.00 for members or $10 for non-members to attend the quarterly meeting only (dinner not included)

Dinner Meeting

Cancellation Policy

Members will be charged for Monthly Professional Development Meetings if you registered and do not notify us by the Friday prior to each meeting for the following:
  1. Cancel any time after 5:00pm on the Friday prior to a Meeting.
  2. Do not show up for the meeting you which you registered.
Should there be any questions or confusion about this policy, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Board of Directors.

Ideas for Future Meeting Topics:

Constructive Confrontation • Laws of Agencies (Battle of the forms) • Inventory Management • Ethics and Professionalism • World Class Procurement • Certification (What’s out there) • Contract Management/Principles of Auditing for Compliance • Performance Measures (how do you do it) • Dress for Success • Lean Office • Risk management within the Supply Chain • Supplier Diversity • Warehousing • Vendor Managed Inventory vs. Company Managed Inventory • Surplus/Obsolete Equipment and Supplies • Capital Budget Planning – Managing the annual budget • Forecasting • Negotiations • Sales Perspectives (what’s it like dealing with Purchasing Professionals) • ISM Resources

Please send a note of the meeting topics you would like to hear about to Tony DeVico tony.devico@ism-willamettevalley.org