Spend Matters: What is the role of industry certifications globally?
Tom Derry: Take the CPSM®. This ISM certification should assume its place as the most acknowledged designation in the field around the globe. As its stature increases around the world, the value of the certification and the value it brings to the profession do too.
Expanding globally also increases the value for those who hold the CPSM® as well as those companies that leverage the certification and the standards it represents. Given this, those opportunities to expand ISM’s operations more globally do make perfect sense. It is my hope that we will oversee this expansion as the market dictates, including hosting meetings and educational sessions in various locales around the world. I believe the opportunity to work globally is in the spirit of influence while it also allows us to bring a positive service to the profession through global certification standards.