Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 04/30/2021
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: North Ridgeville, OH
  • Hosted By: Public Purchasers Association of Northern Ohio, Inc.
  • Instructor: Mr. Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO
    Mr. Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO

    Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO, is currently President of Pro-Train a training and consulting company located in Laguna Hills, California.

    Mike is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer. Prior to his current position, he was the chief purchasing and contracting officer for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest water agency in the United States. Before that he was Director of Administrative Services for Orange County, California. Mike has done training and consulting for both private and public organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

    Mike has a B.A. from the University of Maryland and has attended graduate school at George Washington University.

    On the Faculty of:
    Effective Contract Writing
    Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
    Principles and Techniques of Problem Solving

    Risk Management in Public Contracting

  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • Recertification: Non-Accredited

This course has been converted to virtual delivery. 

Today’s procurement professional faces challenges every day. This course will utilize case studies of issues regularly confronted by an agency. Participants will work in groups to debate and discuss the fundamental principles of each case and develop solutions. Topics for discussion may include ethics, the law, fiscal and budgetary dilemmas, strategic sourcing, and supplier contract engagement.
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Member: Early)$285.00 03/01/2021
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Member: Standard)$310.0003/02/202104/26/2021
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Non-Member: Early)$385.00 03/01/2021
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Non-Member: Standard)$410.0003/02/202104/26/2021
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Member: Standard) $310.00
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until Apr 26, 2021)
Spots available: 24


Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate and develop solutions within a group setting.
  • Apply principles of collaboration and common procurement knowledge.
  • Debate, discuss, and evaluate possible procurement solutions.

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.  



  • One Day, Virtual classroom experience

Registration Information

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.

Payment Information

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


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:Jonathan Laule


Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar 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 No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days 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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Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar VIRTUAL CLASS

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