Leaders Edge

Leaders Edge is a unique development program for mid-to senior-level professionals. This is a transformative learning experience designed specifically to meet our members’ needs, to close the leadership gap in procurement and to prepare the next generation of leaders.


Ready to take the next step in your leadership journey? Start here.

This five-month virtual program takes participants on a journey of discovery, to gain insights about yourself and others. It gives you the tools and skillsets to build and enhance the leadership competencies for success in the profession, now and in the years to come.  

  • Graduates earn 19 Contact Hours and 1.9 CEUs.



Despite the challenges and unknown obstacles that arose during the program (COVID, quarantine, work from home, ... the ever-changing world), I felt reassured to know that I was surrounded (even if virtually) by a group of people who I could turn to for questions, ideas, answers, and support while we were each experiencing changes within our world and work environment. Leader’s Edge was (is) a constant additional resource that adds a value beyond traditional networking at seminars or similar events.

Lindsay Parrish
Hamilton County, TN
2020 Leaders Edge Graduate

This program exceeded my expectations! Not only did I learn more about leadership from the instructors, but I also learned form amazing procurement professionals. It was an amazing experience, and I am so thankful to NIGP, the instructors, and each procurement professional in the class, that I was able to be part of this program.

Kerrie P. Koopman, CPPB, CPPO
Frederick County Public Schools, MD

I think my biggest take-away was being able to step back and analyze my daily interactions, both professional and personal, and actively take steps to improve communication.  I am now much better prepared to identify which aspects of my personality impact my communication style.

Arden Clark, MS, MBA, VCO, VCCO
High Risk Strategic Procurement Consultant

The Leader's Edge program has been an impactful experience, especially in the face of a global pandemic.  The opportunity to discuss changing leadership approaches while moving entirely to teleworking and the urgent purchasing and contracting needs we were each facing was incredibly helpful.  

Emilie Schulhoff, CPPB
Multnomah County, OR