CASME, the global membership network for corporate procurement, has announced a partnership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) to provide continuing professional development (CPD) hours for CIPS members who participate in CASME events.
CASME specialises in bringing procurement professionals together to share detailed knowledge and best practice, and runs over 175 events every year, as well as publishing research and benchmarking reports for its global network of over 10,000 members.
CIPS members, who are corporate subscribers of CASME and participate in RoundTable events and online Mini-RoundTables, will be awarded CPD hours and a certificate towards CIPS recognition for learning and maintaining professional procurement knowledge and skills. Subscribers can log-in to the CASME Resource Centre (www.casme.com) to download their Certificate of Participation after attending an event.
As part of the agreement CASME will also make its Global Digest research reports available to CIPS members. These provide best practice strategies on specific procurement categories and insight into future trends, which are compiled from input by experienced procurement managers. CASME Global Digest reports are issued on a quarterly basis and are available for CIPS members to download at www.cips.org/CASME.
Commenting on the CIPS and CASME partnership, David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS said:
“I am always extremely pleased when we are able to offer our members valuable research and resources, relevant to working in a global landscape, with our partners. CASME is a great addition to this portfolio of knowledge. At CIPS we recognise the value CPD holds for procurement professionals, as it demonstrates they are keeping up to date with the latest trends and topics currently shaping the profession.
Jonathan Lyles, CEO, CASME, added:
“CASME is delighted to be working in partnership with CIPS to help promote continuing professional development within the global procurement community. This initiative will complement our strategy of working with prestigious professional bodies across the world.”