Course

Competency Module: Technology Management

  • Date: 06/13/2024
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Iowa Public Procurement Association, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Nathan David Dawson
    Procurement & Contracts Manager
    Mr. Nathan David Dawson
    Originally from Australia, Nathan worked as an attorney both Down Under and in the UK before he found his true calling – procurement. He currently works for Lexington County School District One in Columbia, South Carolina buying goods and services (mainly IT-related) to help the schools prepare our leaders of tomorrow. Nathan also teaches NIGP classes to procurement professionals around the country, specializing in Technology and Cloud Procurement. And no, he does not know Chris Hemsworth.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 8
  • CEUs: 0.8

The demand and necessity for technology in the modern world is increasing. The successful procurement and utilization of technology is a requirement to function in the world. Procurement must stay up to date about constantly changing technology and how to procure it without exposing their entity to high levels of risk. A knowledgeable, or tech-savvy, procurement professional brought into the procurement planning process and allowed to participate in the full scope of the project increases the success of the project.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Technology Management (Member: Early)$260.00 04/14/2024
Competency Module: Technology Management (Member: Standard)$325.0004/15/202406/11/2024
Competency Module: Technology Management (Non-Member: Standard)$425.00 06/11/2024
Competency Module: Technology Management (Member: Early) $260.00
Competency Module: Technology Management (Non-Member: Standard) $425.00
(prices valid until Apr 14, 2024)
Spots available: 21

Objectives

As a result, Procurement and IT professionals are working together more frequently. Working in collaboration, these professionals can overcome end user reluctance to change by creating and engaging cross-functional teams and utilizing needs assessments. Participants in this course can expect to become better equipped to manage technology and be able to:

  • Examine technological trends and their impact and suitability for use in the procurement function.
  • Use techniques for dealing with changing technology to overcome stakeholder hesitancy or reluctance.
  • Employ skills to promote professional usage of current technology in support of the procurement function.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth 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 86% or higher.

Competency Alignment

This certificate is designed as an exercise-based learning experience and is tied to NIGP’s Public Procurement Competency Framework. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, learners will have demonstrated the successful foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities in alignment with the following competencies:

  • Technology Management
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Local Contact

Name:Megan Vollenweider
Phone:319-356-5078
Email:mevollenweider@iowa-city.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: Technology Management

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