Those who know me know that I am passionate about the fact that successfully completing an eLearning course communicates so much more about a procurement professional than getting through a traditional purchasing seminar.

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Look, anyone can veg out and sit through a 7-hour live session with absolutely no accountability for learning. That’s not the case with eLearning.

eLearning requires self-discipline. Successfully completing an eLearning course communicates that you are committed to success and know how to budget your time appropriately. And that purchasing certificate you get from us? It means that your knowledge was tested and you really did learn from our purchasing training.

Though eLearning wasn’t around in 1937 when Napoleon Hill wrote his famous book, “Think and Grow Rich.” But there is an excerpt that echoes the above thoughts on the impressiveness of the self-discipline required to complete a self-study program, as compared to traditional training:

“One of the strange things about human beings is that they value only that which has a price…It…is one of the major reasons why employers give greater consideration to employees who take home study courses. They have learned from experience that any person who has the ambition to give up a part of his spare time to studying at home has in him those qualities which make for leadership.

“There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition! People, especially salaried people who schedule their spare time to provide for home study seldom remain at the bottom for very long. Their action opens the way for the upward climb, removes many obstacles from their path, and gains the friendly interest of those who have the power to put them in the way of opportunity.

“The home study method of training is especially suited to the needs of employed people who find, after leaving school, that they must acquire additional specialized knowlege, but cannot spare the time to go back to school.”

Thank you Mr. Hill!

Charles Dominick, SPSM
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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