Course

Competency Module: Transformation and Vision Creation

  • Date: 02/23/2022
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Ms. Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP
    Procurement Manager
    Ms. Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP
    Stacy Gregg began her career in Public Procurement in 1996. Currently, she serves as Procurement Manager for the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Stacy is an active member both with the Institute and at the Chapter level, currently serving as an inaugural member of the NIGP-CPP Commission. Stacy has volunteered in other aspects as well, including former Awards Committee Chair, Ambassador with NIGP’s Region 4, and in multiple positions for the SC Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials. Stacy also has the distinction of being the recipient of NIGP’s 2019 DSA Award, 2014 Buyer of the Year award and multiple awards for SCAGPO, including the 2013 James H. Barnes Award which is the Chapter’s highest honor.
  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • CEUs: 0.8
A functional necessity of the procurement manager is the ability not only to develop but also to implement innovative solutions within the procurement function. As such, procurement professionals must be capable and ready to employ strategic decisions, theory, and management practices that can capture and improve upon the larger entity’s initiative. Transformation & Vision Creation is an Advance (Level 2) course, designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience.
Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Competency Module: Transformation & Vision Creation (Institute Member: Standard)$310.00 02/17/2022
Competency Module: Transformation & Vision Creation (Non-Member: Standard)$410.00 02/17/2022
Competency Module: Transformation & Vision Creation (Institute Member: Standard) $310.00
Competency Module: Transformation & Vision Creation (Non-Member: Standard) $410.00
(prices valid until Feb 17, 2022)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

NIGP’s Transformation & Vision Creation course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Assess opportunities to improve performance of the entity’s procurement function.
  • Create policies designed to ensure strategic alignment of procurement procedures throughout a public entity.
  • Create structure to capture operational and financial improvements within the entity as the result of procurement strategy.

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 earn a digital badge in the Transformation & Vision Creation competency, learners must:

  1. Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  2. Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  3. Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  4. Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 81% or higher.

Please Note: The final assessment passing score may change prior to the date of the course based on an assessment audit. The necessary score will be communicated to students during the course proper.

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:

  • Transformation & Vision Creation
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Miscellaneous

Post-Course Assessment

As outlined above, all students must successfully complete a timed post-course assessment upon completion of the learning experience. Assessments can be taken up to three (3) times to achieve a passing score. If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving a passing score within these attempts, they will be required to take the course again. For the NIGP Transformation & Vision Creation competency, students will have 60 minutes to complete all questions in the assessment, with any questions not answered being marked “Incorrect” within Aspire. Once learners receive access, they will have ten (10) calendar days to complete the assessment. Students who do not complete the assessment within this time frame will be required to retake the course.


Pre-Work Requirements

Prior to entering the classroom environment, students will be enrolled in the following self-paced courses to learn and practice necessary concepts.

  • NIGP has not currently identified if pre-work is necessary for this core certificate. Should pre-work be identified, learners will receive the materials two weeks prior to the physical start date. Contact hours will be adjusted to include pre-work.

Length

  • Eight-hour, virtual classroom experience potentially including pre-class assignments at least two weeks in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.
  • In this instructor-led environment, learners interact with a cohort of their peers over a set period. The course experience is built around experiential learning, or “learning by doing,” empowering learners through practical application of real-life tasks while tapping into the experience of both peers and an NIGP-certified facilitator. As part of course registration, students receive a workbook including job aids, practical application exercises, and case studies designed to promote critical thinking and immediate, post-course application of lessons.



Payment Information

    Registration Information

    ** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course. A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days 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

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    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


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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: Transformation and Vision Creation

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