Competency Module: Management: Mission and Public Benefit

  • Date: 01/24/2023
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, FNIGP
    APO, Retired
    Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, FNIGP
    Barb is the former Agency Procurement Officer for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She also served as the Procurement Manager for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the City of Columbus. Barb is currently serving on the NIGP Certification Commission. Barb has served on the NIGP Board of Directors and many Public Procurement Institute committees and task forces. In 2014, NIGP honored Barb with a Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Institute, the Procurement Profession and the entity she served. In 2008, NIGP recognized Barb as the Manager of the Year Awardee. In 2019, Barb co-developed the Pathways Module entitled "Mission and Public Benefit." In 2010, she co-authored the update to the text entitled “Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector.” She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Procurement (JOPP.) Barb has instructed courses and workshops for The Ohio State University, NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement, ISM – Institute for Supply Management, and many others upon request. Barb instructs many of NIGP's Pathways Courses as well as Risk Management, Legal Aspects and more.
    , Ms. Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    Ms. Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    Lynda Allair, CPPO has forty years of experience as a Public Sector Procurement Leader, involving policy development, post-merger amalgamation of functional groups, complex acquisitions, project implementation and change management, as well as business transformation within the provincial, municipal and health care sectors. Lynda retired from the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat, now a division of Supply Chain Ontario, for which she was a Project Lead providing project management advice and support to the broader public sector to modernize supply chain processes. Lynda is a Content Developer and Instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. She also instructs courses in public procurement at the University of Guelph and others upon request, as well as providing consulting services through NIGP's Consulting program. She is a frequent speaker at NIGP Forum and other public sector events. She is a Past President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association chapter of NIGP and served nearly ten years as a Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC) Board member from its inception. She is a Lions Club member, a Library Board member, Chair of her local Church Board and volunteers within the community. On the Faculty of: Pathways Program; Alternative Dispute Resolution; CPPB Prep; CPPO Prep; Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing; and Risk Management in Public Contracting.
  • Level: Management
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 8
  • CEUs: 0.8

This course provides guidance on developing strategies to achieve a public entity's objectives. It is imperative for procurement leaders to understand how to build a strategy for a procurement department's success within an entity. It can be difficult for Procurement to engage with entity leadership and ensure an understanding of Procurement's role in the entity's strategic plans. For this reason, procurement leaders must understand how to report and "sell" initiatives to leadership. In addition, Social Return on Investment (SROI) has become more important than ever before. Procurement leaders need to know how to calculate SROI and relay the benefit to stakeholders.

Pilot Pricing: Competency Module: Management: Mission and Public Benefit (Member: Standard) $260.00 01/18/2023
Pilot Pricing: Competency Module: Management: Mission and Public Benefit (Non-Member: Standard)$340.00 01/18/2023
Pilot Pricing: Competency Module: Management: Mission and Public Benefit (Member: Standard) $260.00
Pilot Pricing: Competency Module: Management: Mission and Public Benefit (Non-Member: Standard) $340.00
(prices valid until Jan 18, 2023)
Spots available: 24


NIGP's Management: Mission and Public Benefit course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with ability to:

  • Recognize the entity leadership's priorities and desired outcomes.
  • Gain an invitation to access what is being planned before budgets are approved.
  • Increase efficiency by aligning the procurement function's actions to deliver on the entity leadership's desired outcomes.
  • Gains support for the procurement function, by effectively reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and performance measures that gain attention from the entity leadership
  • Minimize Procurement's costs and maximize savings that can be repurposed for the entity's previously unfunded priorities
  • Be recognized as a key participant in developing a long-term, entity-wide strategic-supply plan.
  • Identify the social benefit of business activities (social return on investment aspect).
  • Develop relationships with entity leadership to gain trust and insight.
  • Communicate clearly with Procurement and c-suite to drive maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

Intended Audience

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

  • Senior-level public procurement professionals and senior-level central warehouse professionals who already have an in-depth knowledge of public procurement and handle or manage high-level, complex procurements for their respective entities.   

  • 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 entities) who direct procurement operations and establish procurement policies.

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the course, 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. 



  • 1 Day Virtual Course 

Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form


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


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 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. 

Register Today

Competency Module: Management: Mission and Public Benefit

Similar Courses