Emerging Leaders

Edge

Edge, formally called Leader’s Edge, is a transformative learning experience designed to prepare the next generation of public procurement leaders—no matter where you are in your leadership journey. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

Are you ready to take the next step in your journey to becoming a stronger leader? No matter where you are in your public procurement career, there’s opportunity for you to unlock your leadership potential at Edge.  

Emerging leaders participating in the Edge program unlock their potential as they learn their strengths and receive coaching from experienced procurement executive and coach, Lourdes Coss MPA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO.  

New this year, all Edge participants qualify for scholarships to cover the $997 program registration fee. NIGP and Sourcewell, our government partner funding this scholarship, are fully committed to supporting our members. This scholarship program is our investment to ensure a brighter tomorrow for public procurement leaders. 

Beginning in November 2023, program participants will take EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence and DISC Personality Assessments and utilize their results in one-on-one coaching with Maxwell-certified coach and trainer, Lourdes Coss, MPA, NIGP-CPP. During the monthly virtual sessions and the in-person gathering at Summit, participants learn about Leading Self, Leading Others, and Leading Organizations. At the program’s end in March, participants submit a summary highlighting their progress, accomplishments, and plans for continued growth. 

Key Insight Areas:

Leading Self

Leading Others

Leading Organizations

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Influencing 

  • Communication 

  • Mindset, Growth, and Self-Leadership 

  • Coaching and Mentoring 

  • Leading High-Performing Teams 

  • Conflict Resolution 

  • Leading Change 

  • Leadership Principles 

PHOTOS FROM HOUSTON

NEW

A scholarship covering the registration fee of $997 is provided to all accepted Edge participants.

Thanks to our government partner


Travel, hotel, etc. is not covered and is the responsiblity of the participant.

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Contact Hours


Lourdes Coss, MPA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Facilitator

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Edge Schedule

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
 
Time
Session
Speakers
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Details
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Webinar: Welcome
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
November 8 - 17 By appointment - EQi 2.0 and DISC 1-1 Debriefings/Coaching
 
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar: Chapter 1: DISC and Emotional Intelligence Workshop
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar: Chapter 2: Development Plans & Mind Mapping - Group 1 Coaching Session
 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar: Chapter 2: Development Plans & Mind Mapping - Group 2 Coaching Session
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar: Chapter 2: Development Plans & Mind Mapping - Group 3 Coaching Session
 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar: Chapter 2: Development Plans & Mind Mapping - Group 4 Coaching Session
 
Thursday, December 14, 2023
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar: Chapter 2: Development Plans & Mind Mapping - Group 5 Coaching Session
 
Tuesday, January 9, 2024
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Chapter 3: Mindset, Growth, & Self-Leadership
 
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Chapter 4: Leadership Principles
 
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 23 - 31 by appointment - Coaching (1/2-hour appointments)
 
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Chapter 5: Influencing
 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar - Chapter 6: Communication
 
Friday, February 23, 2024
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
On-Site at Leadership Summit

Chapter 7: Leading Change

Chapter 8: Conflict Resolution  

Saturday, February 24, 2024
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
On-Site at Leadership Summit

Chapter 9: Leading High-Performing Teams 

Chapter 10: Coaching and Mentoring 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
 
Time
Session
Speakers
In Person/Virtual
Details
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Closing Session - Final Paper Due