Course

Competency Module: Social Responsibility

  • Date: 05/15/2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Idaho Public Purchasing Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Ms. Elvia R. Fernandez, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Ms. Elvia R. Fernandez, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Phone: 312-513-2351Fax: 000-000-0000
    Elvia Fernandez is the owner of Elvia R Fernandez Consulting, LLC; a former Deputy Chief Procurement Officer with 25 years of experience in different facets of procurement. Elvia held senior leadership positions in procurement for large government agencies, such as the City of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Cook County Government. She has a track record of leading her teams to achieve high levels of productivity, efficiency, and sustainable results. Elvia is a hands-on leader experienced in various facets of procurement including but not limited to construction, A&E, and a variety of goods and services. She is also experienced in monitoring and compliance with diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana, where she obtained her B.S. in Business Administration; holds dual certifications from the Universal Procurement Certification Council: CPPB and CPPO; National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s Certified Procurement Professional designation (NIGP-CPP); and is a certified Maxwell Leadership Team Coach, Speaker, and Trainer; a DISC Personality Assessment Trainer; a Dr. Amen Brain Health Licensed Trainer; and Neuroencoding Specialist. Elvia is an ambassador member and team lead of Empowered Living and a NIGP Consultant.
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • CEUs: 0.8
Developing and optimizing Disadvantaged Business Enterprises programs, incorporating sustainability efforts in procurements, supporting the local economy, and mitigating challenges in service contracts are crucial skills for procurement practitioners. NIGP’s Competency Module: Social Responsibility provides an activity-based learning experience to master these skills. This course, focused on economic stimulation and environmental sustainability, equips learners with the ability to engage with local businesses, implement sustainable practices, and navigate labor issues.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Member: Standard)$325.0003/17/202405/13/2024
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Non-Member: Standard)$425.00 05/13/2024
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Member: Standard) $325.00
Competency Module: Social Responsibility (Non-Member: Standard) $425.00
(prices valid until May 13, 2024)
Spots available: 22

Objectives

In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Build, grow and optimize Disadvantaged Business Enterprises programs using different methods,
  • Incorporate environmental sustainability efforts in their everyday procurements,
  • Support the local economy through the inclusion of work with local businesses, and
  • Mitigate challenges, which may occur through service contracts because of labor issues.

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 complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:
  • 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.
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Miscellaneous

Local Contact

Name:Andrew Evans
Phone:208-899-5537
Fax:208-334-2339
Email:aevans@idl.idaho.gov

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: Social Responsibility

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