The In-Residence Week (IRW) is an intensive week that allows Certified SCMP candidates to synthesize, apply and test knowledge and skills gained throughout the Certified SCMP Designation Program. It is the capstone to the program, with participants examining issues at the highest strategic level in supply chain management.
In-Residence Week presents a varied schedule that includes:
- Case studies
- Group work
- Informative lectures
- Intensive Final Examination preparation
These activities allow candidates to integrate their functional knowledge of supply chain management with the competencies of leadership, professionalism and ethical behaviour. Participants develop their analytical, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills.
Faculty for In-Residence Week is selected from among North America’s top academics and practitioners in supply chain management. These individuals are chosen not only for their teaching ability, but also their first-hand experience in the field. Participants enjoy a high-level of interaction with the faculty.
IRW also provides an opportunity for candidates to create and reinforce relationships and build valuable business networks with peers both within their own industries and beyond.
The 2017 In-Residence Week was held on Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5, 2017, in Edmonton Alberta, at the Robbins Health Learning Centre on the campus of the MacEwan University, located in the heart of downtown Edmonton.
Individuals who are registered in the Certified SCMP Designation Program, have successfully completed all academic and experiential requirements and for whom the In-Residence Week is the last step prior to writing the Final Examination.