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.

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The Leadership Summit is a 3-day event that will redefine how you approach leadership at your organization. Our unique blend of sessions challenges procurement leaders to lead through crisis, gather insights on the topics most impacting the industry, engage in strategic planning with peers, and build relationships with other procurement leaders.

  • Sessions are collaborative and all attendees are expected to share their expertise and  insights.
     
  • Discussions will be led by procurement thought leaders and industry experts across 5 themes: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Finance & Strategic Planning, Workforce Development, Supplier Collaboration & Innovation, and Sustainability.
     
  • You’ll return to your daily role with a renewed sense of purpose and energy, ready with brand-new ideas that just might transform your organization.

Full Session Schedule

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COVID-19 Precautions

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)

 

OVERVIEW OF LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Keynote Speakers

CHOOSE YOUR THEME

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

  

Facilitated by:

  • Max V. Langenkamp, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Vice President – Human Resources Cintas Corporation
  • Mersida Ibric, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Citywide Procurement
    New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services

SCHEDULE


Sunday, September 12

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Reboot: Establishing a baseline for a strategy
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Meeting of the Minds - conversations that connect
     

Monday, September 13

  • Expanding the D&I Conversation:  Productive and compelling dialogue
  • Improving business with JEDI: justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion
     

Tuesday, September 14

  • Reflecting on the DEI Conversations
  • Implementing a DEI strategy: The Leadership Commitment

FINANCE/STRATEGIC PLANNING

  

Facilitated by:

  • Mike Mucha, Deputy Executive Director, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Jack Pellegrino, CPPO, CPCM, NIGP-CPP, Director of Purchasing and Contracting, County of San Diego

SCHEDULE


Sunday, September 12

  • Pulse Check: What is our current financial climate?
  • Budget Planning for FY22 & Beyond: Conversations from the frontline
     

Monday, September 13

  • Linking Procurement & Finance: Dynamic, real-world conversations
  • Elevating the Strategic Procurement Plan
     

Tuesday, September 14

  • Reflecting on the Finance & Strategic Planning Conversations
  • The Leader's Guide to Successful Strategy Implementation

SUPPLIER COLLABORATION & INNOVATION

  

Facilitated by:

  • Jon Stodola, Sales Manager State & Local Gov't, Toro Company
  • Erin Lopez Nielsen, Business Diversity Initiatives Manager, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

SCHEDULE


Sunday, September 12

  • Supplier Collaboration & Innovation: The New Way to Drive Value
  • SC&I and Supplier Diversity: Idea-generating and engaging dialogue
     

Monday, September 13

  • Prioritizing Supplier Collaboration & Innovation: Practical, Actionable dialogue
  • Supplier Innovation Success in Practice
     

Tuesday, September 14

  • Reflecting on the Supplier Collaboration & Innovation (SC&I) & Supplier Diversity Conversations
  • Taking Supplier Collaboration to the Next Level

SUSTAINABILITY

  

Facilitated by:

  • Sean Carroll, Chief Procurement Officer, New York State Office of General Services

SCHEDULE


Sunday, September 12

  • Defining Sustainable Public Procurement
  • Sustainability in Today's Climate: Meaningful, thought-provoking conversations
     

Monday, September 13

  • Leadership Role in Sustainability Initiatives: Empowering discussions
  • Shifting the Leadership Mindset around Sustainabilty 
     

Tuesday, September 14

  • Reflecting on the Sustainabiltiy Conversations
  • Creating a Public Procurement Sustainability Strategy

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 

Facilitated by:

  • Bill Craib, Senior Faculty, Human Capital Institute

SCHEDULE


Sunday, September 12

  • The Future of Skills and Development: Predictions for the Public Procurement Workforce
  • Remote Workforce Management: Genuine and impactful discussions
     

Monday, September 13

  • Workforce Development: Future-focused discussion
  • Building a Workforce Development Planning Toolkit
     

Tuesday, September 14

  • Reflecting on the Workforce Development Conversations
  • Mastering the Discipline of Workforce Planning
** Schedule is subject to change. **
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