Webinar - LinkedIn: Why Maintaining an Active Presence is Important for Public Procurement Professionals

  • Date: 12/14/2022
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Webinar
Webinar 121422: LinkedIn: Why Maintaining an Active Presence is Important for Public Procurement Professionals (Member)$0.00 12/14/2022
Webinar 121422: LinkedIn: Why Maintaining an Active Presence is Important for Public Procurement Professionals (Non-Member)$195.00 12/14/2022
Webinar 121422: LinkedIn: Why Maintaining an Active Presence is Important for Public Procurement Professionals (Member) $0.00
Webinar 121422: LinkedIn: Why Maintaining an Active Presence is Important for Public Procurement Professionals (Non-Member) $195.00


Twenty years ago, LinkedIn marketed itself as a networking tool for connecting with others and posting your resume; then, it was heralded as social media for professionals. LinkedIn has evolved into the world’s largest professional network and business tool with 830M users, 57M+ companies, and 2M daily posts across 200 countries. Corporations, job seekers, recruiters, marketers, and educators effectively use LinkedIn to open doors to opportunities and networks worldwide.
In this webinar, Scott Kukowski, Career Coach and Digital Branding Specialist, will discuss the importance of online personal branding and present LinkedIn’s features that help strengthen your brand and improve your online presence. A panel of 3 procurement SMEs will join the discussion to share how they effectively use LinkedIn to advance their career growth, gain exposure to hiring managers and recruiters, finding high-quality candidates, and for research, education, and networking.

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Understand why LinkedIn is important for public procurement professionals.
2. Establish and raise personal brand awareness and SME status:
      a. Become an invaluable asset and go-to-person for your specialization
      b. Develop confidence in yourself
      c. Receive tools and techniques to improve your profile
3. Career and professional development:
      a. Finding job opportunities
      b. Finding great candidates
      c. Specific training opportunities available through LinkedIn Learning
4. Build your network:
      a. Establishing mentor-mentee relationships
      b. Passive and active networking 

Presenter Bio(s) 

Scott Kukowski, Career Branding Experts, provides professional career coaching services across North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has helped 1,500+ clients fine-tune their job and career search strategies for more than thirteen years. His specialties includes coaching individuals through Career Transitions, Brand Development, Resume Writing and Reviewing, Interview Techniques, LinkedIn Tuning, Network Development, Salary Negotiation, and Career Assessments.

Scott has shared his expertise at professional venues, including as a Keynote speaker, presenter, and leader for the Project Management Institute’s Career Day, Chapter Fall PDS, and Monthly Chapter Meetings. Scott has also presented for APICS, Texas Recruiters Association, and other notable organizations.

John Flynn is a Procurement Contracts Officer for Oregon State University supporting the Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) Project.  Prior to joining OSU, he was the Purchasing Officer for Liverpool (NY) Central School District.
John holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and has completed graduate coursework at Lehigh University.
John is a Past President of the New York Society of Municipal Purchasing Officials (SAMPO). He is also a Member of The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) having served on several committees, and as a Subject Matter Expert for the NIGP-CPP exam preparation guides. He has earned the designations of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and NIGP Certified Procurement Professional
He lives in Vestal, New York with his wife Lori. John and Lori have three sons, Connor, Donovan and Evan.
Pamela Johnson-Moore has been in the procurement field for over ten years in various procurement roles as a State Procurement Buyer, Acquisitions Manager, Contract Administrator, Procurement Manager, and Senior Procurement Program Manager.
Pamela is currently a Senior Procurement Program Manager consultant for the State of Alabama Medicaid Agency. Before joining Medicaid, she worked as a Contract Administrator and Acquisitions Manager at Alabama State University. She also worked for several years as a State Procurement Buyer.
As a leader and learner, she has developed procurement strategies, built high-performing teams, and led successful efforts in training, process improvement, and supplier diversity and inclusion. Her experience in this industry has opened opportunities for her to acquire excellent management, communication, and mentoring skills.
Pamela earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery. Pamela is a member of the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP), serving on the Scholarship Committee. She holds the following designations: Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Public Buyer Certification (CPPB), and the NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP).
In her free time, Pamela enjoys traveling with family and friends. She lives in Montgomery, Alabama, with her husband, Joffrey, and their three kids, Kinsley, Kira, and Jordan.
Jennifer Sulentic leads CompareCoOps at its Chief Procurement Ally, making cooperative purchasing easier to use and more transparent for agencies across the country. CompareCoOps is the ONLY free tool available to find multiple contracts from multiple cooperatives where buyers communicate directly with suppliers on contracts to get answers and compare pricing for complex procurements.
With over 10 years of experience working as an advocate and resource for public agencies and suppliers alike, she is well known and widely respected in the world of public procurement cooperative contracting.
During her time at ProcureSource Jennifer brought the first of its kind cooperative purchasing directory to our industry.  Before that, Jennifer’s consultative efforts with U.S. Communities brought efficiencies to public sector purchasing and better communication between suppliers and buyers. Her expertise in public procurement cooperative contracting led to millions of dollars of savings for public agencies nationwide.
Jennifer has presented the benefits of using cooperative purchasing at multiple NIGP, ASBO, NGA, NCA, NASPO, NRPA (parks!) Facilities and GFOA events across the country.
Jennifer grew up on a dairy farm in Iowa. Yep twice a day every day. She’s happy procurement smells a LOT better.

Attendance for Individuals

In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

Attendance for Groups

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Brought to You By:


  • Scott Kukowski, Career Coach and Digital Branding Specialist
  • John Flynn, Procurement Contracts Officer, Oregon State University
  • Jennifer Sulentic, CompareCoOps
  • Pamela Johnson-Moore, Senior Procurement Manager, State of Alabama Medicaid Agency


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.


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