What You'll Learn
2. Advocate for a "seat at the table" by showing leadership how we bring value to interactions and are a resource in strategic decision making.
3. Build better working relationships with peers - better communication will help team members see that they are valued, empowered, supported and enabled.
Tara Acton, CPPB, began her procurement career in September 2009 with Mohave County. After a 4-year service with the City of Tucson, she returned to the County as their Director of Procurement and Central Services in June 2020. Ms. Acton earned her Bachelor’s of Applied Sciences Degree in Public Agency Service from Northern Arizona University in December 2008. She received the designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) in October 2012. Tara is an active leader in NIGP. She served as the President of NIGP’s Grand Canyon Chapter from July 2015 through June 2017. She also served on several committees with NIGP’s Copper Chapter between October 2016 and May 2020. At the Institute level, Tara has served on multiple committees and task forces since 2015. She was elected to the Member Council in 2017 ultimately ending her service on that Council in 2022 as the Chair (and ex officio Governing Board Member). Since August 2022 Tara has been serving as a Member of the Talent Council. 2019 was a year of professional recognition for Tara. She was recognized as the Copper Chapter’s 2019 Buyer of the Year, NIGP’s Young Professional for 2019, and she received the City of Tucson’s Business Services Department “Keys to Success” Award for her contributions to the City of Tucson as well as the work she has done on behalf of the profession.
Attendance for Individuals
In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.
Attendance for Groups
There is a Group Sign-In Form provided
with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the
webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login
email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration.
The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.