Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program

  • Date: 05/16/2024 - 05/17/2024
  • Start Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Instructor: 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: 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)$390.0003/18/202405/15/2024
Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Member: Early) $312.00 03/17/2024
Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Non-Member: Standard)$490.00 05/15/2024
Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Member: Early) $312.00
Specialization Certificate: Developing & Managing a Sustainability Program (Non-Member: Standard) $490.00
(prices valid until Mar 17, 2024)
Spots available: 22


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
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 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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