Course

Competency Module: Mission and Public Benefit

  • Date: 10/27/2021
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mrs. Rashpal Uppal-Assi
    Manager, Procurement Services
    Mrs. Rashpal Uppal-Assi
    Rashpal Uppal-Assi is a seasoned supply chain management professional with expertise in procurement strategy, international business, learning design and academia, spanning over 10 years serving public, private and non-profit organizations. During this time, Rashpal founded her own strategic management consulting firm, working primarily with small and medium businesses. Rashpal has taught with various educational institutions in Toronto, teaching business courses at the degree, diploma and graduate program level. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Athabasca University, an International Business Administration Diploma from Seneca College, is a Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) and a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP). Rashpal currently leads the Procurement Services Division at the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and has recently been appointed as a Board Director to the Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC).
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4

A critical role the procurement practitioner serves is educating the entity and supplier industry on the role of public procurement. Practitioners must be strategic in thinking, and executing, and be able to successfully communicate with internal and external stakeholders to maximize the positive impact of the procurement function.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Mission and Public Benefit (Institute Member: Standard)$155.00 10/24/2021
Mission and Public Benefit (Non-Member: Standard)$255.00 10/24/2021
Mission and Public Benefit (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Mission and Public Benefit (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Oct 24, 2021)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the roles, organizational placement, values, and functions of the procurement office as they relate to public entities as a whole.
  • Demonstrate how public procurement adds strategic value to the delivery of public services.
  • Identify why a public procurement professional’s performance expectation relates to the overall organizational strategic plan.
  • Use problem solving, critical thinking, and learning skills in an individual and procurement team context.

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.  


Competency Alignment

Get a Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy & Policy by adding these competency modules:

  • Enabling Regulations & Compliance
  • Ethics, Integrity, Transparency
  • Legislation & Legal Environment
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Miscellaneous

Length

  • 1/2 Day Virtual 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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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

Local Contact

Name:Valerie Harless
Phone:423-975-2716
Fax:423-975-2712
Email:vharless@johnsoncitytn.org

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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Competency Module: Mission and Public Benefit

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