Christina began her procurement career in June of 1987 at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). After managing inventories, conducting purchasing quality assurance reviews, and contract solicitations for ODOT, she accepted a position at the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) as a Program Administrator in November 2011. In her current position, Christina’s duties in the Major Acquisitions Unit is to develop and manage Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotes (RFQs), and Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the eight agencies within the ODPS. Christina is also responsible for managing large procurement projects such as the state of Ohio’s Digital License Plate System.
Christina has a B.S. in Business Forensics, a M.S. in Business Psychology from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.
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Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
Contact Hours: 22.5
The NIGP-CPP certification is a must-have for anyone is public sector procurement. The NIGP-CPP certification is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate public procurement professionals who demonstrate the competencies essential to succeed in the public sector. NIGPs NIGP-CPP Prep course promotes learner engagement in the seven focus areas of the Public Procurement Competency Framework—including Strategy, Policy & Legislation, Planning & Analysis, Sourcing & Solicitation, Contract Administration, Leadership, and Business Principles.
Online Live Learning Event (OLLEs)
Week 1 - Thursday, January 21st 2-4PM EST
Week 2 - Thursday, January 28th 2-4 PM EST
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.
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.
This course is designed as an exercise-based learning experience and is tied to NIGP’s Public Procurement Competency Framework. Upon completion of the course requirements, learners will have demonstrated the successful foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities in alignment with the NIGP Public Procurement Competency Framework.
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.