Connecting Procurement Communities

NIGP Forum Leadership Summit

September 11 - 14, 2021
Anaheim, CA

All activities will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center unless noted otherwise.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Leadership Summit is a live experience bringing together innovative voices to co-create public procurement’s future.  Together, we’ll engage in an open and collaborative setting with unscripted dialogue, incubate bold new ideas and propose actionable strategies for executing them.  Leadership Summit is the environment for ideating incremental and epic new visions for procurement's transformative role in our communities.  If you are looking to collaborate with other leaders on lessons learned from a year of disruption, forecast in an uncertain economy, or approach workforce development differently, Leadership Summit is for you.

Leadership Summit is a three-day live in-person conference with a mix of plenary sessions, workshops, expo hours, awards and social events.

34 Total Contact Hours

Leadership Summit provides incredible value to participants to earn up to 34 total contact hours

Earn 14 contact hours in Anaheim

Earn 20 contact hours through NIGP Forum virtual

Leadership Summit registration includes full participation in the NIGP Forum virtual experience (August 23-26)

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

SCHEDULE


  • 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM - Registration Center Open
     
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Awards Celebration

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Assess the core value proposition of your department:

  • How is the world changing for your organizations and employees?
  • What does this mean for the department and organization as a whole?
  • What are the critical trends?

SCHEDULE


  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM - Registration Center Open
     
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Speaker | Contact Hours: 1.5
     
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM - Affinity Networking Sessions | Contact Hours: 0.75
     
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM - Return to Keynote & Debrief from Networking Sessions | Contact Hours: 0.5
     
  • 11:45 AM – 2:15 PM - Lunch on Own
     
  • 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM - Think Tank Sessions | Contact Hours: 1.5
     
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM  - Strategy Conversations | Contact Hours: 1.0

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Leaders examine strategies that will help them tackle issues and opportunities identified in Day 1.

SCHEDULE


  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM - Registration Center Open
     
  • 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM - Plenary Session & Keynote Speaker | Contact Hours: 1.25
     
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM - Strategy Conversations | Contact Hours: 1.0
     
  • 10:45 AM – 2:15 PM - Expo & Lunch
     
  • 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM - Think Tank Sessions | Contact Hours: 1.5
     
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM  - Networking Happy Hour

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Explore the requirements to implement strategies identified on Day 2.

  • What do you need to be successful and lead change?
  • Create your personal action plan, customized to your unique issue or challenge.

SCHEDULE


  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Registration Center Open
     
  • 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM - Plenary Session & Keynote Speaker | Contact Hours: 1.25
     
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM - Affinity Networking Session | Contact Hours: 1.0
     
  • 10:45 AM – 1:45 PM - Expo & Lunch
     
  • 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM - Think Tank Sessions | Contact Hours: 1.5
     
  • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM  - Closing Plenary & Keynote Speaker | Contact Hours: 1.25
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** Schedule is subject to change. **