Supply Excellence has put together an exciting – and FREE – program in Chicago this month called “Seven Habits of Highly Effective CPO’s.” And I’m very flattered that they asked me to participate as a speaker.

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Here’s an excerpt from their invitation:

“Seven Habits of Highly Effective CPOs” Seminar Presented by Supply Excellence
Featuring Next Level Purchasing.

February 26, 2009 – Chicago, IL
Just Grapes
560 W. Washington Boulevard Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60661
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this complimentary seminar that will provide a rare opportunity to hear career advancement advice from industry luminaries Larry Welch, former CPO of HP, and Charles Dominick, SPSM – President, Next Level Purchasing.

Throughout this insightful seminar, Larry will provide a detailed account of his journey to becoming CPO at HP, including:

– Best practices for addressing common job pains

– Why Larry believes the CPO is especially important in today’s economic climate

– Candid advice for advancing your career

Following Larry’s presentation, Charles Dominick will discuss what makes you qualified to be a CPO highlighting trends and best practices that Next Level Purchasing recommends for successful sourcing and procurement professionals. There will be a Q&A session following both presentations.

Be sure to stay for the complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting with your peers, where you will learn the subtle nuances of choosing a great wine for any occasion from a master sommelier.

RSVP Today! Due to the exclusivity of the event and limited space, please register by February 20. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

During my presentation, I will share a first glimpse into some exciting new research we’ve done on the CPO position. Specifically, you will be one of the few to be privy to hear these topics:

1. Shocking statistics about CPO qualifications
2. How valuable is industry expertise for tomorrow’s CPO?
3. Today’s CPO leads more than just procurement

If you’re planning on being there, drop me a line at cdominick [at] nextlevelpurchasing [dot] com. I always welcome the opportunity to meet our students and readers of this blog in person!

From what I’m told, this is going to be a small, intimate event with very limited space. So don’t waste any time if you have interest in attending. Click here to register.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
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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