Fundamentals of Leadership and Management

Jul 8, 2015, 17:28 PM
These educational activities meet UPPCC’s criteria for 'Continuing Education – Accredited'

Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement

Duration: 2-Day Course

**Check the Course Catalog for required attendee minimums

Contact hours: 16 hours
CEU Units*: 1.5

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2 day courses:

Standard pricing:

Institute Members - $500

Non-Members - $700

Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.

*NIGP is authorized by IACET to offer 1.5 CEUs for this program. To learn more about IACET and CEUs, visit


General Description

Designed to examine leadership and management issues regularly faced by public sector professionals, this course will focus on topics of motivation, decision making, communication, conflict management, group dynamics, and organizational change, with more attention being paid as to how these issues relate. Such discussions of theory with practical application are intended to improve an organization’s effectiveness when considering the professional.


Intended Audience

The course will prove to be of value to all supervisory and management personnel charged with guiding, leading or managing. Any individual contemplating making a move into a public management position, or striving to earn the CPPO designation will find this course to be beneficial. For those individuals transitioning into the public sector from the private sector, the course will frame the context of public procurement and identify procedural differences and distinctions in the workplace.



Although open to all, this course would best meet the needs of those already in a position of management and are interested in improving their skills, and advancing their public procurement career.


Course Objective and Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:


  • Explore procurement's strategic role in the organization and its relationship to Finance, Human Resources, Budget, Information Technology and Legal functions.
  • Assess opportunities to improve performance of the procurement organization.
  • Evaluate the concepts of leadership and management in public organizations and how each contributes to the success of goals and objectives within the organization.
  • Utilize effective communication, internally and externally


Course Outline

The following is an outline of the material for this course. Practical examples, group exercises and case studies will be utilized throughout the course. The content presented during any given class may vary depending on the background and experience of the participants.


Day One
  • Pre-test
  • Management Theory and Concepts
    - Work Structures
    - Employee Motivation
    - Practical Applications
  • Leadership Theory and Concepts
    - Functions of Management
    - Leadership Theories
    - Practical Applications
  • Political Environment

Day Two
  • Procurement within the larger organization
    - Decision Making
    - Change Management
    - Core Values
  • Effective Communication
  • Continuous Improvement
    - Internal Consultants
    - Cross Functional Teams
    - Evaluation
  • Post Test

This outline may be modified slightly at the course instructor’s discretion.

The instructor has no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of this seminar and no financial interest in NIGP.


Requirements of Participants to receive CEU units


  • Attendance at the entire course. A sign-in sheet will be available each day the class is in session. Daily sign-in is mandatory to be eligible to earn CEU credits
  • There is a final, open book exam. In order to receive credit for the course, participants must achieve a passing score of 70%.
  • NIGP will not issue partial CEU units.
  • An evaluation form must be completed and returned to the site coordinator prior to the completion of the course

For NIGP’s complete Continuing Education Units (CEU) Policy Statement click here.


NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing one week before the posted date of the start of the course. Registrants who cancel will retain the textbook and be refunded the fee minus $150. Cancellations should be submitted to No refunds are given after the course start date. Registrants who do not attend or participate in the course are not eligible for a refund. If the course is cancelled for any reason, NIGP’s liability is limited to the registration fee only.

Attendee substitutions within the same agency must be completed prior to the start of Week 1. The agency is responsible for the transfer of the textbook.

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