- 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.
Competency Module: Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency VIRTUAL CLASS
- Date: 09/14/2021
- Start Time: 9:00 AM Central Time
- End Time: 1:00 PM Central Time
- Location: Oak Brook, IL
- Hosted By: Midwest Association of Public Procurement Chapter of NIGP
- Instructor: Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, CPPB, NIGP-CPPPrincipal Procurement SpecialistMs. Stephanie L. Akerley, CPPB, NIGP-CPP
Stephanie Akerley is a Principal Procurement Specialist 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 earned her first CPPB in 1997. After taking a career break to raise her family, she once again earned a CPPB in 2015.
In 2017, she earned her Certified Technology Procurement Specialist (CTPS) certification from the Certified Technology Professionals Executives Society.
On the Faculty of :
Introduction to Public Procurement
- Level: Foundation
- Format: In-Person
- Contact Hours: 4
- CEUs: 0.4
As stewards of the public trust, procurement professionals are held to a higher standard of ethics than most public employees, acting with confidence to wisely expend the taxpayer dollars. As such, procurement practitioners must serve not only as the ethical leaders of their respective entities but also as an honest and transparent representative within the larger communities they support.