Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency
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Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency

  • Date: 07/16/2024
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Director of Purchasing
    Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Stephanie Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CTPE - Stephanie is a Corporate Procurement Program Manager for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. She partners with CEOs, executives, and end users to assist them in gaining the right product or service at the right price at the right time. After spending nearly three decades working in procurement, Stephanie knows what truly drives the procurement process —and it’s not just about knowing all “the rules.” It’s how well you connect with the people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them. This is true not only for internal clients, but external clients. Stephanie has saved her agency millions of dollars through her procurement and negotiation skills, purchasing a vast array of products and services, including negotiating software and utilities contracts. Stephanie is a Subject Matter Expert and instructor for NIGP. In addition to teaching multiple Pathways courses, Stephanie has contributed to and assisted in the development of all the Technology courses currently offered through NIGP. In 2020, Stephanie earned her Certified Technology Procurement Executive (CTPE) certification from the Certified Technology Professionals Executives Society. Stephanie is passionate about the procurement professional and has mentored several individuals in the profession. Through her guidance, these individuals have become certified and grown in the profession.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • CEUs: 0.4
Enhance your skills in public procurement by mastering the art of ethical decision-making, integrity, and transparency. NIGP’s Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency is an activity-based learning experience that delves into examples of illegal and unethical behavior defined by statutory, administrative law, common law, and policy. Assess ethical responses to real-world procurement situations and understand the importance of ethics and professionalism in public procurement. Discover how to create policies and procedures that ensure fair and transparent procurement processes regulated by various levels of government. Gain insights into overcoming obstacles related to gender, generational, and cultural norms to uphold high ethical standards.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency (Member: Standard)$165.0005/18/202407/14/2024
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency (Non-Member: Standard)$265.00 07/14/2024
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency (Member: Standard) $165.00
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency (Non-Member: Standard) $265.00
(prices valid until Jul 14, 2024)
Spots available: 19

Objectives

  • Compare and contrast examples of statutory, administrative law, common law, and policy that define illegal and unethical behavior.
  • Assess ethical responses to specific procurement situations.
  • Explain the importance of ethics and professionalism in public procurement.
  • Identify components of a policy and procedure that openly and fairly disclose a procurement process as regulated by various levels/branches of government.
  • Identify issues which inhibit high ethical standards application, particularly relating to gender, generational and diverse cultural norms.

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.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully earn a digital badge in the Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency competency, learners must:

  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 80% or higher.

Competency Alignment

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

  • Enabling Regulations & Compliance
  • Mission & Public Benefit
  • Legislation & Legal Environment
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  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
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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: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency

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