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.

2019 IRW – May 5 to 8, Calgary

Learn about the faculty and schedule for the 2019 IRW.


Individuals who are registered in the SCMP Designation Program™, have successfully completed or nearly completed all academic and experiential requirements and for whom the In-Residence Week is the last, or close-to-last, step prior to writing the Final Examination.


In-Residence Week is a graded component of the SCMP Designation Program™, representing 10 percent of the final program mark. The mark is based on attendance and participation at all IRW sessions. Each missed session will result in a deduction of 1 percent from a candidate's overall grade. Candidates who miss more than four sessions will receive a failing grade.