The In-Residence Week (IRW) is an intensive week that allows SCMP™ candidates to synthesize, apply and test knowledge and skills gained throughout the 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.


Individuals who are registered in the 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.


In-Residence Week is a graded component of the SCMP Designation Program™, representing 10 per cent of the final program mark.

Candidates will be graded on a team Case Competition. All candidates in a team receive the same mark, so candidates are expected to contribute and demonstrate leadership by encouraging the contribution of all members. If a team feels that one candidate deserves a higher or lower grade than the others, the remaining team members must submit their proposal in writing to the Director of Education and Accreditation prior to their case competition presentation.

Attendance and participation at all sessions throughout In-Residence Week are mandatory. Candidates will receive an individual deduction of 1 per cent, per missed session, from their overall grade. Candidates who miss more than four sessions will receive a failing grade.

To pass In-Residence Week, candidates must achieve a grade of 50 per cent or higher.

Grades will be made available to you by your provincial or territorial Institute in the weeks following In-Residence Week.