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NIGP Mentorship Program

It takes intentional effort and strong strategic relationships to advance in your career.

Lifelong learning should be supported by intentional relationships established to guide your professional development and career growth. The NIGP Mentoring Facebook page is designed to help you by connecting junior members with more experienced practitioners who can offer mentoring advice to help you progress in your career. Mentors can be a neutral sounding board, they can help you handle difficult or unusual situations you may face in your role or in your career, and they can  provide feedback regarding growth opportunities to support your long-term career development.

The NIGP Mentorship Program is designed to support the needs of NIGP Members and other public sector public procurement professionals by:

  • Creating strong professional networks built on trust and respect to facilitate life-long learning
  • Promoting diversity of thought and critical thinking skills
  • Providing supplemental learning channels to enhance brainstorming
  • Providing access to more experienced professionals who can offer encouragement and career guidance
  • Promoting an environment where the participant feels empowered and confident

Upcoming Event


Playing in the Sandbox

Thursday, May 13 - 12:00 PM

Speaker:  Monica Powery, Director of Purchasing, City of Green Acres (FL)

Join  the Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/99385228228?pwd=bjRmVUJNOE54NzBwTnNzb1UyejF2dz09

We encounter different types of people every day. Everyone is unique. Knowing yourself, your team, your manager, and your organization are keys to personal and business success. Playing in the Sandbox highlights some of the key skills to understanding your workplace and thriving in it.

NIGP Mentorship Facebook Group

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Mentorship Resources

APPLY TO BE A MENTOR

Make a Difference - Become a NIGP Mentor

Mentoring can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences you'll ever have!

Share your insights and expertise with the next generation of procurement leaders.

Applications will be reviewed by the NIGP Mentorship Committee.  

To apply to be a Mentor, you must meet the following requirements:
 

  • Be a member of NIGP and have held or currently hold a position in public procurement.
  • Adhere to the NIGP Code of Ethics, and the NIGP Participant Code of Conduct.
  • Attend any mandatory mentor/mentee training required by NIGP.
  • Be available to fully support the relationship for up to a 12-month period.
  • Complete an end of program evaluation.

APPLY TO BE A MENTOR
 

Submit an Application

Questions

Contact mentorship@nigp.org

Mentorship Committee

  • Mr. Keith K. Glatz, CPPO, FCPA, FCPM
    Chair
    Purchasing & Contracts Manager
    City of Tamarac
     
  • Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, FNIGP, CPPO, NIGP-CPP, C.P.M., CPPB, CPM
    Vice-Chair
    (Retired)
  • Mr. Sylvester L Donelson, Jr.
    Chief Procurement Officer
    County of Santa Barbara
     
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Erin Edwards, MAOL, CPP
    Procurement Coordinator
    St. Johns County
     
  • Mrs. Carol P. McPatrick, CPPO, CPPB
    Contract Supervisor
    Orange County - FL
  • Mr. David E. Nash, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Procurement Specialist - Retired
     
  • Mr. Philip Saunders
    Capital Projects, Procurement & DBE Coordinator
    Washington State Department of Transportation
     
  • Mr. Gregory K. Spearman, CPPO, FCCM
    Director of Purchasing
    City of Tampa
     
  • Ms. Shirley J Webb, CPPO, CPPB
    Deputy Chief Procurement Officer/SPO
    State of Illinois Procurement
     
  • Ms. Rebecca L. Kee, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Talent Council Liaison

    CPO/Purchasing Agent
    City of Virginia Beach