Fundamentals of Leadership and Management Online

Jul 8, 2015, 17:28 PM

Fundamentals of
Leadership & Management Online

Contract Administration

Duration:  6- Week Course 
Instructor:         NIGP Certified Instructor Team Member
Contact Hours:  16 hours
CEU Credits**:  1.6 

Offered twice a year.


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Course Fees

Institute Member- $500
Non-Member - $690
A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received between 7 and 14 days prior to the course start date.


General Description

Designed to examine leadership and management issues regularly faced by public sector professionals, this 6-week online 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.



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

  • Describe the evolution of the public procurement function
  • Identify the application of specific organizational theories to workplace situations
  • Differentiate the concepts of leadership and management in public organizations and how each contributes to the success of goals and objectives within the organization
  • Assess ethical responses to specific situations
  • Evaluate procurement relationships with Finance, Human Resources, Budget, Information Technology and Legal functions
  • Describe opportunities to improve performance of the procurement organization


Course Outline

The following is an outline of the material that will be covered in this six-week course. Practical examples, group exercises, supplemental readings, discussions 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.

Week Zero: Orientation to online format & discussion of what is required to be successful in this course format
Week One: History of public procurement, Communications, Special Interest - Public Policy, Groups, Staff Rapport, Public Private
Week Two: Management Concepts
Week Three: Leadership and Management
Week Four: Ethics
Week Five: Shared Service Department Relationships
Week Six: Applications of Leadership Theories

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.


Course Syllabus

Click here for the course syllabus.


Online Format

Course participants will receive the textbook Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement which is the foundation of the course. Participants will read chapters of the text in preparation for each week’s online activities.

By utilizing a website throughout the course, participants will access documents in Word and PDF formats, listen to recordings and use a discussion board to interact with team members and the instructor to complete discussions and assignments.

Participants should complete the reading assignments first each week, and they may read ahead. Participants will respond to the instructor’s questions on the discussion board with a well thought-out response along with questions they may have about each week’s topics.


Requirements of Participants for Completion

  • Attendance throughout the entire course
  • Active participation in all assignments, discussion and exercises
  • 70% score on final assessment
  • Completion of evaluation
  • Successful completion of the online course will earn 16 contact hours and 1.6 CEUs
  • NIGP will not issue partial CEU units


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 shall retain the textbook and be refunded the fee minus $150. No refunds will be 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.

For questions, please contact us at

* Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC)

**CEU units for this workshop are granted through NIGP, which is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), to offer courses for CEU credits. To learn more about IACET and CEUs, visit


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