Course

Competency Module: Social Responsibility

  • Date: 04/10/2023
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Central Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Central Time
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Hosted By: Southeast Louisiana Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Donald G Buffum, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP
    Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
    Mr. Donald G Buffum, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP
    Phone: 662-325-2686Fax: 662-325-2135
    With more than 39 years in public procurement, Don is currently the Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer at Mississippi State University. He previously served as the Director of the Office of Purchasing and Travel for the State of Mississippi. Don is a Past President of the National Association of State Purchasing Officials and was a charter member of the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents. Don is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), and is currently the chair of the NIGP Certification Commission. Don is a Past President of NIGP. Don is also a Master Instructor for NIGP. He has participated in several NASPO States helping States projects as well as NIGP Procurement Management Assistance Program (PMAP) projects. On the Faculty of: Fundamentals of Management and Leadership in Public Procurement Introduction to Public Procurement.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • CEUs: 0.8

A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is benefitting the population within a jurisdiction through economic stimulation and sustainability practices. Practitioners must understand how to properly engage Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in procurements. Also, practitioners must understand how to employ sustainability efforts in ways that can benefit their entity.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Member: Early)$315.00 02/09/2023
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Member: Standard)$340.0002/10/202303/26/2023
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Non-Member: Early) $415.00 02/09/2023
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Non-Member: Standard)$440.0002/10/202303/26/2023
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Member: Early) $315.00
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Non-Member: Early) $415.00
(prices valid until Feb 9, 2023)
Spots available: 25

Objectives

In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Build, grow and optimize Disadvantaged Business Enterprises programs using different methods,
  • Incorporate environmental sustainability efforts in their everyday procurements,
  • Support the local economy through the inclusion of work with local businesses, and
  • Mitigate challenges, which may occur through service contracts because of labor issues.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 80% or higher.
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Miscellaneous

Post-Course Assessment

As outlined above, all students must successfully complete a timed post-course assessment upon completion of the learning experience. Assessments can be taken up to three (3) times to achieve a passing score. If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving a passing score within these attempts, they will be required to take the course again. For the Foundations of Sourcing and Contracting Core Certificate, students will have 120-minutes to complete all questions in the assessment, with any questions not answered being marked “Incorrect” within Aspire. Once learners receive access, they will have ten (10) calendar days to complete the assessment. Students who do not complete the assessment within this time frame will be required to retake the course.


Length

  • One-day, In-Person classroom experience

Registration Information

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.


Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

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If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
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Herndon, VA 20171

Local Contact

Name:Cecilie Halliwill
Phone:504-212-5325
Fax:504-866-1224
Email:challiwill@auduboninstitute.org

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar 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 30 days 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. 

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Competency Module: Social Responsibility

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