Leadership Gold

Leadership Gold

  • Date: 05/14/2025 - 06/20/2025
  • Instructor: Ms. Lourdes Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, MPA
    Ms. Lourdes Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, MPA
    Lourdes Coss, MPA, CPPO - is the author of “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques;” a certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Speaker, Teacher, and Trainer. She's also certified to train and consult on D.I.S.C. Personality Assessment Tool. Lourdes is an accomplished procurement professional with approximately 30 years of experience, 17 of which were leading procurement transformations in large organizations. Lourdes held Chief Procurement Officer and executive level positions in major public organizations, such as: City of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Public Building Commission of Chicago, Cook County, and City of Houston; and is now working with Canon Solutions America as a subject matter expert for government. She continues to add value to public entities through consulting, training, and as an NIGP instructor. Lourdes led transformative changes in various agencies leading to savings in excess of $150 Million, higher personnel credentials; and transition to strategic/value add operations. She authored and implemented the procurement code for the City of Houston and participated in the development of and implemented the procurement code for Cook County. Achievements include: national awards for operational excellence, cost savings, 2016 Spirit of NIGP, and 2018 NIGP Integrity Award. Lourdes also held positions on various Boards, including NIGP. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico and received her MPA from Florida State University.
  • Level: Management
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 10

This Mastermind series meets live virtually for 5 sessions and is for those individuals what want to build their executive leadership skills, create a legacy by developing other leaders, and get the very best out of their team and the organization.

Sessions are designed to help the experienced leader grow by exploring John Maxwell's most valuable lessons about priorities, focus, connection, choices, teamwork, and many gold nuggets of wisdom from more than forty years of leading in an engaging and powerful way.

During this series you engage in discussions around the leadership nugget presented. This will be an opportunity to share thoughts, experiences, ideas, and reflections in a safe and supportive environment.

Each participants will receive John Maxwell's signature book: Leadership Gold

To ensure timely delivery of the book, please be sure to fill out the book mailing form linked in your registration confirmation email. 

Session Schedule:

  1. May 14   2 - 3:30 PM ET
  2. May 21   2 - 3:30 PM ET
  3. May 28   2 - 3:30 PM ET
  4. June 04   2 - 3:30 PM ET
  5. June 11   2 - 3:30 PM ET
  6. June 18   2 - 3:30 PM ET
Leadership Gold (Member: Early)$336.00 03/15/2025
Leadership Gold (Member: Standard)$420.0003/16/202505/14/2025
Leadership Gold (Non-Member)$520.00 05/14/2025
Leadership Gold (Member: Early) $336.00
Leadership Gold (Non-Member) $520.00
(prices valid until Mar 15, 2025)
Spots available: 24


  • Examine and practice techniques for developing your leaders.
  • Practice the nuggets of leadership wisdom.
  • Mentor emerging leaders as you apply the golden nuggets learned.

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.


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
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510


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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Leadership Gold