Course

NIGP-CPP Module A Prep

  • Date: 01/10/2022 - 01/24/2022
  • 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 A 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 13      2-4PM EST
Week 2 - Thursday, January 20      2-4PM EST
 
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
NIGP-CPP Module A Prep (Standard)$195.00 01/10/2022
NIGP-CPP Module A Prep (Standard) $195.00
(prices valid until Jan 10, 2022)
Spots available: 43

Objectives

Course Outline:

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

  • Create Procurement's strategic goals, objectives, and policies in alignment with the entity-wide strategic plan.
  • Manage Efficiency and effectiveness in achievement of Procurement's mission
  • Engage the legislative process to further procurement interest
  • Ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations from the various branches and levels of government
  • Create, implement, and maintain fair, accessible, and transparent policies and procedures that align entity behaviors, priorities, and professional procurement values
  • Analyze information from multiple sources to create a procurement plan to meet the overall entity's goals
  • Analyze current market trends and the impact on procurement planning
  • Use procurement priorities and best value considerations in addition to cost, price, and spend analysis methods to inform decisions
  • Assess risk and implement appropriate risk management approaches
  • Determine most advantageous sourcing, solicitation, and award method
  • Determine the most favorable contract structure and content
  • Manage all stages of the selection process (from receipt of requisition to award)
  • Develop a negotiation strategy that maximizes advantages for all involved
  • Manage a protest consistent with the law and the entity's policies.
  • Establish policies and procedures for contract administration
  • Establish policies and procedures to promote acceptable contract performance
  • Establish policies and procedures to address contract performance issues
  • Create and foster a professional, ethical culture
  • Recruit, hire, develop, retain, and promote procurement professionals
  • Select and implement technology to further procurement goals

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 A Prep

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