Course

Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar

Today’s procurement professional faces challenges every day. This course will utilize case studies of issues regularly confronted by an agency. Participants will work in groups to debate and discuss the fundamental principles of each case and develop solutions. Topics for discussion may include ethics, the law, fiscal and budgetary dilemmas, strategic sourcing, and supplier contract engagement.

Course Availability:

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April 30, 2021
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Member: Early) $285.00
Procurement Challenges: A Solution Seminar (Non-Member: Early) $385.00
(prices valid until Mar 1, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO
Level: Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Objectives

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

  • Evaluate and develop solutions within a group setting.
  • Apply principles of collaboration and common procurement knowledge.
  • Debate, discuss, and evaluate possible procurement solutions.

Intended Audience

This course is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following  professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  

Delivery Formats Available

In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY)

Contact Hours

7.5

Length

1 Day

Level

Foundation

Designed for public procurement professionals who are new to the profession or have 1-5 of experience.

Available in these learning formats...

  In-Person (CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED VIRTUALLY)

Instructor led discussion style classroom setting for those who prefer focused learning with maximum in-person interactions with instructors and peers.

1 Day Course

Includes pre-class assignments at least one week in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.

Course Outline:

  • Perspectives on Value
  • Identifying the Customer
  • Determining Value
  • Procurement Goals
  • Evaluating the Process
  • Streamlining the Process
  • Communication
  • Value Analysis Techniques
  • Short Term Strategies
  • Long Term Strategies