Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program

  • Date: 03/18/2024 - 03/19/2024
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: Ms. Theresa Webb, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., M.A.
    Ms. Theresa Webb, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., M.A.
    Theresa Webb, M.A., NIGP-CPM, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. has over 30 years of experience in procurement in both the private and public sectors with about 18 years in public sector procurement. In her leadership roles prior to retirement from public procurement, Theresa oversaw the procurement of goods, services, technology, construction, capital improvement and PCard Administration. She has a Bachelors' in Business Administration and a Masters' degree in Business Management. Theresa is a certified NIGP Instructor, and a current Chair of the NIGP Accreditation Committee. Theresa is a member of NIGP, FAPPO, and North Florida Chapter of NIGP, and has been a member of multiple boards, committees, panels, task forces and councils for those organizations over the years. She was recognized by NIGP in 2013 as National Buyer of the Year.
  • Level: Management
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 12
  • CEUs: 1.2

As global warming and climate change continue to disrupt our environment, procurement professionals are in a pivotal position to purchase environmentally responsible products and facilitate the implementation of environmentally sound practices. However, making decisions based on sustainability can have problematic financial, operational, or even ethical implications. Sustainability programs can fail when stakeholders have different perspectives, there are barriers to change, or supply chain contributors engage in unethical practices. This course reviews how to implement simple sustainability practices, investigates major areas of concern when applying those practices, and explores how to develop long-term sustainability goals.

Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Member Standard)$390.0001/19/202403/17/2024
Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Non-Member: Standard)$490.00 03/17/2024
Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Member Standard) $390.00
Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Non-Member: Standard) $490.00
(prices valid until Mar 17, 2024)
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Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Clarify responsibility and the definition of “sustainability” to establish a framework for a sustainability program.
  • Develop a sustainability plan by identifying important aspects of a sustainability program and determining strategies for overcoming obstacles.
  • Develop a sustainability plan to market achievements and mitigate risks.
  • Develop training and communications plans to minimize risks to sustainability plans.
  • Implement a sustainability plan while keeping stakeholders engaged.

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 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.


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
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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 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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Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program

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