Course

NIGP-CPP Module B Prep

  • Date: 01/24/2022 - 02/07/2022
  • Instructor: Ms. Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO
    Ms. Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO

    Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO, CPPB, retired 2014 as the Director of Purchasing for the City of Savannah. With over 30 years’ experience in local government purchasing, Joy has an excellent combination of procurement knowledge and educational skills to teach procurement professionals, public employees and vendors. Joy is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in secondary education and completed supplemental coursework in purchasing, accounting and business law. She is a Certified Professional Public Officer and Buyer, serves as an instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and has led seminars and courses on public sector purchasing to procurement professionals, business owners and government employees. Joy has written and developed curriculum for several courses on procurement and finds training her fellow purchasing professionals to be her dream job.


    She has been active within the NIGP community for over 20 years serving as the local chapter president for three terms as well as other positions on the executive board. She has been a moderator for several networking sessions and volunteered on the Quality Control team at five different NIGP forums. Joy also served as a mentor to students completing home study course to obtain certification.


    Joy believes in serving her community, volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, United Way and the Interfaith Hospitality Network for many years. As a faithful community volunteer, she was named a Jefferson Award winner in 2010. Originally from Dayton, Ohio and a die-hard Buckeye fan, Joy and her supportive husband Paul have two daughters, Kathleen and Megan, and a sweet, neurotic dog, Kody.


    On the Faculty of:
    Introduction to Public Procurement
    Contract Administration in the Public Sector
    Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
    Sourcing in the Public Sector
    CPPB Prep Online
    Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals Online

  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • CEUs: 1.5

Course Format 

Hosted within NIGP's learning management system Aspire, blended courses allow learners to interact with a cohort of their peers over a two-week time period. This experience includes two mandatory virtual class sessions using Zoom where learners are able to collaborate with each other and leverage their instructor's expertise. Additional course components include discussion forums, video lectures from industry experts, downloadable job aids and resources, and a digital student workbook. This option is great for learners with limited ability to travel or learners who prefer the two-week format over 1-3 days in person. 

Course Description

Included within this course enrollment are several items designed to help you prepare for the NIGP-CPP Module B exam, including:

  • Online Live Learning Events (OLLEs)
  • On-Demand Content (Includes Job Aids, Videos, Handouts, Practical Application Exercises, etc.)
  • Student Workbook (digital)
  • NIGP-CPP Module A Prep Guide (digital)

Candidates of this course should enroll a minimum of six months prior to the selected test date in order to provide sufficient time for independent reflection and additional study. Please note that participation in this course does not guarantee success on the examination.

Length

Two-week, digitally-based learning experience housed in Aspire, NIGP's learning management system.

Schedule of Online Live Learning Events (OLLEs)
Week 1 - Thursday, January 27      2-4PM EST
Week 2 - Thursday, February 03      2-4PM EST
 
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep (Standard)$195.00 01/17/2022
NIGP-CPP Module B Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Jan 17, 2022)
Spots available: 49

Objectives

Course Outline:

The NIGP-CPP Module B Prep Course covers the following competency statements:

  • Choose and implement strategic improvements for the procurement function.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement social and environmentally sustainable procurement policies and other procurement priorities.
  • Advise the entity on how to resolve procurement-related issues.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by communicating requirements, responsibilities, and outcomes.
  • Create, lead, and provide holistic procurement program oversight.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic contracting initiatives.
  • Manage the issues distinct to international business.
  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of asset management, warehousing, and logistics programs.
  • Recommend options to dispose of assets to maximize residual value.
  • Create policies and procedures to support an ethical workplace.
  • Create a culture and system to foster continuous improvement.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for procurement professionals.
  • Provide educational opportunities related to procurement best practices to non-procurement professionals.
  • Engage stakeholders in development of entity key performance indicators to achieve change implementation.
  • Communicate programs, policies, and procedures in support of entity’s continuous advancement.
  • Develop criteria for evaluation of internal and external relationships and Procurement’s performance.
  • Align procurement change with entity goals.
  • Identify and address challenges and conflicts.
  • Establish a continuous improvement plan.
  • Identify how changes in global, national, and regional economies will affect operations.
  • Develop and manage a thriving and resilient workplace.
  • Obtain and manage budgetary resources to further Procurement's goals.
  • Develop and implement a communications plan to enhance the image of the procurement function.

Intended Audience

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

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

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

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, learners must:

  • Attend all live sessions (OLLEs)
  • Review all on-demand content
  • Complete all practice questions
  • Complete a post course evaluation
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Miscellaneous

Payment Information

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

*FORM OF PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY REGISTRATION FORM FOR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED

Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171


Sessions

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. 

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NIGP-CPP Module B Prep

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