Leadership Summit 2024


Leading for Impact, now called, Impact, is designed for mid to senior level procurement leaders who want to explore the most in-demand topics that enhance the skills you’ll need to thrive in your role. 


After conducting research into issues impacting the profession, NIGP’s Leadership Committee determined workforce challenges are the most imperative focus area for leaders to grow. Therefore, for 2024, the theme for the Impact program is: 

Addressing Today’s Public Procurement Talent Challenges: Creating a Culture that Attracts, Retains, and Develops Top People. 

As organizations continue to struggle with attracting and retaining top employees, this year’s Impact cohort focuses on meeting these challenges head-on by using the principles and best practices of distinct Leadership Mindsets to: 

 Build and lead within an environment that attracts, grows, and retains an increasingly diverse, multigenerational workforce. 

 Create and succeed within new hybrid work environments and staffing models. 

 Lead teams when you are not the technical expert while also developing future leaders. 

 Develop succession planning approaches to ensure consistency of operations. 

 Develop partnerships with HR and other stakeholders that result in successful talent acquisition and management.  

You asked and we listened! NIGP’s 2024 Impact program now comprises pre and post webinars around your Leadership Summit experience so you can spend your valuable on-site time delving deeper into meaningful discussions with each other. After Summit, we will gather to reinforce what you’ve learned.   

This year’s cohort will utilize their new skills by creating new workforce models and tools, which will support you as you face the pressing challenge of developing a healthy and talented workplace. 


Francis J. Caputo, CMC

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Elizabeth Caputo, CMC

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Michael Rossman

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Christin Webb

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Registration Closed

Deadline was January 31

Contact Hours


Pre and Post Leadership Summit virtual sessions
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

 January 11 Virtual Session - with Christin Webb

FACILITATORS: Francis J. Caputo and Elizabeth Caputo

What is your “WHY?”… What is your vision for....

  • The ideal procurement department look/feels like…
  • The type of people I want on my team is…
  • How I see myself within this picture is…
  • Who else will benefit from my attendance at the Summit and why… 

 February 1 Virtual Session - with Michael Rossman

FACILITATORS: Francis J. Caputo and Elizabeth Caputo

Uncover the "Why?" of Procurement Leadership

Being an innovative, flexible, and resilient leader is a whole different ballgame than just a few years ago. Attraction, retention, and workplace culture ideas that were scoffed at are becoming necessary as witnessed by new and current employees’ expectations! Attracting and retaining top talent requires a good collaborative relationship with your Human Resources team, but at times it can feel as though you are at odds, speaking a different language, or simply do not have time. There is real data showing promise about what will help you attract and retain talent in the current world of work, and you as supervisors/managers of people remain the responsible party for hiring, succession planning and talent review so you have good people to get the work done now and in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the Modern Workforce: Explore the rapidly changing expectations of both new and current employees, shedding light on the shifting dynamics of talent attraction and retention.
  • Collaboration with HR: Discover strategies to foster a harmonious relationship with your Human Resources team, ensuring alignment in objectives and language.
  • Data-Driven Insights: Gain access to compelling data highlighting effective practices in talent acquisition and retention, empowering you to make informed decisions.
  • Practical On-the-Job Strategies: Benefit from real-world examples and actionable ideas to optimize hiring processes, succession planning, and talent reviews.
  • Thinking Beyond the Norm: Embrace the need for innovative thinking and collaboration, transcending traditional boundaries to foster a thriving workplace culture.

Engagement Opportunities:

This session isn't just about information—it's about transformation. Engage in a robust Q&A segment and collaborate with peers to brainstorm ideas tailored to your organization's unique challenges and opportunities.

Step away with actionable insights, tangible strategies, and renewed enthusiasm to drive positive change in your organization. Let's embark on this transformative journey together. We look forward to your participation!

 February 22 - 24 - In Person in Houston

In Person at Leadership Summit

Full Leadership Summit Schedule

 April 11 Virtual Session - with Christin Webb

FACILITATORS: Francis J. Caputo and Elizabeth Caputo

Revisit the key lessons from the Summit and translate them into actionable insights.

  • Real-World Application: Discover how participants have implemented summit learnings into their daily practices.
  • Success Stories and Challenges: Share your triumphs and challenges in applying summit insights.
  • Interactive Coaching: Engage in breakout groups for personalized coaching and guidance.