Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement

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Objectives and Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of the public procurement function.
  • Identify the application of specific organizational theories to workplace situations.
  • Differentiate the concepts of leadership and management in public organizations and how each concept contributes to the success of goals and objectives within the organization.
  • Assess ethical responses to specific procurement situations.
  • Evaluate procurement relationships with the Finance, Human Resources, Budget, Information Technology and Legal functions
  • Assess opportunities to improve performance of the procurement organization.


This course is designed to examine leadership and management issues regularly faced by public sector professionals. This course will focus on topics of motivation, decision making, communication, conflict management, group dynamics, and organizational change, with more attention being paid to how these issues relate. Discussions of theory with practical application are intended to improve an organization’s effectiveness when considering the professional. Practical examples, discussion, group exercises, and case studies will be used throughout the course. 

Intended Audience

This course will prove to be of value to all supervisory and management personnel charged with guiding, leading or managing.  Any individual contemplating making a move into a public management position, or striving to earn the CPPO designation will find this course to be beneficial. 


Although open to all, this course would best meet the needs of those already in a position of management and are interested in improving their skills, and advancing their public procurement career.

Requirements of Participants to Receive Certificate of Completion

  • Attendance at the entire course is mandatory. NIGP does not issue partial CEU credits or contact hours.
  • In order to receive credit for the course, participants must pass a final assessment
  • A course evaluation must be completed prior to the completion of the course.
  • Students will receive the Certificate of Completion after completing the final assessment and course evaluation.

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2 Day Course

Textbook provided

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Online Instructor-Led


8 weeks

ebook provided

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UPPCC Domain Alignment

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NIGP is authorized by IACET to offer CEU Credits for this program. To learn more about IACET and CEU Credits, visit  

The instructor has no proprietary interest in the development or marketing of this seminar and no financial interest in NIGP.

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