Webinar Recording - Your Stakeholder Relationships - The Global Best Practice

Webinar Recording - Your Stakeholder Relationships - The Global Best Practice

  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Online
Webinar Recording 033021: Your Stakeholder Relationships - The Global Best Practice (Member)$0.00  
Webinar Recording 033021: Your Stakeholder Relationships - The Global Best Practice (Non-Member)$195.00  
Webinar Recording 033021: Your Stakeholder Relationships - The Global Best Practice (Member) $0.00
Webinar Recording 033021: Your Stakeholder Relationships - The Global Best Practice (Non-Member) $195.00


Join the global best practice development task force for an engaging and interactive discussion on the achievement of entity goals through forging mutually beneficial relationships with groups or individuals. Task force members will share their stories and expertise to illustrate how to establish, build, maintain, and strengthen trust and reciprocity in relationships through proactive and continual effort, intentional investments of time, resources, and strategies. These stakeholder relationships facilitate cooperation, consensus on decisions, successful outcomes, and influence others in a way that helps the entity achieve its objectives. This Practice and today’s webinar are primarily focused on internal stakeholders and, to a lesser extent, on external stakeholders.
Keith Ashby, CPPO
Kirk Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
Damris Torres Cordova, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
Stephanie Dion, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
Richard Pennington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, J.D. 

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

1.  Identify stakeholders
2.  Establish and build relationships
3.  Understand and appreciate the value of relationships in everyday operations


Presenter Bio(s)

Keith Ashby, CPPO

Keith Ashby is a master instructor with NIGP and has been an instructor for 15 years.  Keith is currently on the Board of Directors for NIGP representing region 10, which includes the states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. He was the past Chair of the Diversity Committee and is a past Chair of the Education and Professional Development committee. 

Keith was instrumental in setting up the first purchasing card program in the state of Colorado when he was the Purchasing Director for the Denver Public Schools. 
Keith has recently worked with Bidnet to develop the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System, which is a site where 50 agencies in the rocky mountain region share the same site to issue formal bid solicitations, informal solicitations, addendums, and award information. Keith said the reason why he loves being an instructor for NIGP is the ability to give back the organization that has given him so much. Keith is a runner, having competed at the World Transplant Games in Australia and Sweden, and he has run six (6) Marathons in the last two years. Keith also loves to ski and was a ski patroller at Keystone resort from 1989 thru 1993. 
Kirk Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
Kirk Buffington retired in June 2019, from the City of Fort Lauderdale, where he spent the last five years as Director of Finance.  Prior to serving in that capacity he served the City as Deputy Director of Finance, Director of Procurement Services, and Deputy Director of Administrative Services.  Before coming to the City of Fort Lauderdale, Kirk was the Purchasing Agent for Osceola County. In addition, Kirk has purchasing experience with the Orange County School Board, a Grocery Buyer with the Wal-Mart Corporation, and as a Receiving Supervisor with the Walt Disney World Co.
Kirk has a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida State University, and an MBA, with a concentration in Procurement and Acquisitions Management, from Webster University, St. Louis, MO.
Mr. Buffington served as President of the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers and was elected to the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, (NIGP) Board of Directors in July 2003, and became President of NIGP on July 1, 2008. 
In addition to his activities with NIGP, Mr. Buffington has also served the National Purchasing Institute, NPI, on their Selection and Evaluation Committee for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.
Mr. Buffington co-authored the NIGP LEAP text “The Legal Aspects of Purchasing” now in its third edition and has published numerous articles in the NIGP Tech Bulletin, and various articles concerning Procurement Case Law both in local news blogs, and in nationally peer reviewed academic journals.
Damaris Torres Cordova, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
Damaris Torres Cordova is a Sr. Procurement Agent with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority aka Tampa International Airport and has over 19 years of procurement experience, thirteen of which are in public procurement. Damaris has been a member of Tampa Bay Area Chapter (TBAC) of NIGP and NIGP National since 2007 and was awarded the 2019 TBAC NIGP Buyer of the Year. Damaris was a member of NIGP National Task Force for Information Technology Procurement Series No. 2 - 4, earned her CPPB in 2013, NIGP-CPP Certification in 2020, and was recently appointed to the NIGP Test Development Committee.  
Stéphanie Dion, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
Stéphanie Dion is a Strategic Sourcing Specialist with Manitoba Hydro. She was previously employed with a Municipality and a provincial government and practiced extensively in both the contract A and non-contract A paradigms. Stéphanie graduated from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi with a teaching degree and has been involved with professional development at various local, national, and international events. Stéphanie has been an active volunteer with NIGP since 2013 and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Content Management Committee. Stephanie contributes articles to procurement magazines, including a recent collaborative piece regarding professional judgment. Stéphanie is a partner of the #RFPDreamteam, which is currently offering a series of Learning Labs through NIGP.
Richard Pennington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, J.D.
From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was  general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement.  Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, where he managed a division consisting of the Office of the State Controller, the State Purchasing Office, Central Collections Services, and State Buildings and Real Estate Programs. He previously served as State Purchasing Director, after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel.  Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of the Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation.
Richard has a J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Master of Laws degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University. He holds the NIGP-CPP (Certified Procurement Professional) certification and is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO). Richard is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams (Hugo House Publishing, 2013) and co-author of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, 3rd Ed. (Routledge, 2020). He is the 2020 recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award.

Attendance for Individuals

In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

Attendance for Groups

There is a Group Sign-In Form provided with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration. The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.

Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm ET on the day of the webinar.


Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information.