Course

Learning Labs

Hands-On Workshops

An educational series that provides learners with best practice guidance on a variety of technical and hard skills needed for public procurement success.


Upcoming Learning Labs

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March 3, 2021
Learning Lab 030321: Microsoft Excel: How to Save Countless Hours with Excel PivotTables - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 030321: Microsoft Excel: How to Save Countless Hours with Excel PivotTables - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Dawn Bjork, MCT
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 9, 2021
Learning Lab 6 030921: Communication/Engagement with Your Suppliers - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 6 030921: Communication/Engagement with Your Suppliers - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 17, 2021
Learning Lab 8 031721: Manage Risk and Change- Member $79.00
Learning Lab 8 031721: Manage Risk and Change- Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Richard Pennington, CPPO, J.D., NIGP-CPP
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 23, 2021
Learning Lab 7 Part 1 032321: RFP: A Treasure Map for Suppliers - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 7 Part 1 032321: RFP: A Treasure Map for Suppliers - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 25, 2021
Learning Lab 7 Part 2 032521: Scope of Work/Requirement Writing - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 7 Part 2 032521: Scope of Work/Requirement Writing - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
March 31, 2021
Learning Lab 033121: Professional/Business Writing - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 033121: Professional/Business Writing - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Virtual Instructor-Led
April 14, 2021
Learning Lab 9 041421: Keep Learning and Make it Stick!- Member $79.00
Learning Lab 9 041421: Keep Learning and Make it Stick!- Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Mr. Richard Pennington, CPPO, J.D., NIGP-CPP
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
April 20, 2021
Learning Lab 8 042021: The End in Mind - Post Evaluation Steps - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 8 042021: The End in Mind - Post Evaluation Steps - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
April 21, 2021
Learning Lab 042121: Writing Effective Procurement/Solicitation Documents - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 042121: Writing Effective Procurement/Solicitation Documents - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Virtual Instructor-Led
April 22, 2021
Learning Lab 9 042221: Tales From the Trenches: When Rubber Hits the Road - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 9 042221: Tales From the Trenches: When Rubber Hits the Road - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
April 29, 2021
Learning Lab 10 042921: RFP Misfits - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 10 042921: RFP Misfits - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
May 25, 2021
Learning Lab 052521: Effective Proposal Writing: Laying the Groundwork - Member $79.00
Learning Lab 052521: Effective Proposal Writing: Laying the Groundwork - Non-Member $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Virtual Instructor-Led
June 16, 2021
Learning Lab 061621: Creating Effective Presentation Slides (Member) $79.00
Learning Lab 061621: Creating Effective Presentation Slides (Non-Member) $179.00
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Online Learning
Virtual Instructor-Led

Creating Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams

The essence of teams is working together toward a common goal. What makes a great team?

This Learning Lab series is designed around the chapters in Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams by Richard Pennington, CPPO, C.P.M. J.D.

Each Learning Lab is interactive featuring a live presenter and a subject matter expert who share their knowledge and insights on these relevant topics.  

Learning Lab 8: Manage Risk and Change
Risk management and change management are two sides of the side coin. Gain an understanding and assess the different business models for risk and change management.  
 March 17, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab 9: Keep Learning and Make It Stick!
Discover key tools that can make you and your team more effective at learning.
 April 14, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Do you have multiple attendees or want to attend multiple labs?


Contact Laura Shelters or Karen Robinson at for potential pricing discounts.

Cost

Members: $79

Non-Members: $179

Contact Hours

2.0

CEUs

0.2

Length

90 - 120 minutes

Participants

Limited to 45 participants.

Delivery Format

Virtual Instructor-Led

Additional Learning Labs

This 10-part Learning Lab series is based on the recently revised Global Best Practice (GBP) Request for Proposals and delves into each of the elements in the GBP.

INSTRUCTORS: St√©phanie Dion, CPPB, Manitoba Hydro; Victor Leamer, CPPB Spokane County, WA; Michael Thornton, CPPO, City of Leesburg, FL

DOWNLOAD - RFP Learning Labs Flyer

Learning Lab 6: Communication / Engagement with your Suppliers 
Did you know you can engage with suppliers during the procurement process? A well thought out Supplier engagement can provide tremendous value to both the supplier and entities. 
 March 9, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab 7 Part 1: Treasure Map for Suppliers
We will discuss examples of essential information required to portray intent correctly in the RFP. This is essential in order for suppliers to understand your needs and provide the best proposal possible.
 March 23, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab 7 Part 2: Statement of work/Requirement writing (pre-requisite: Learning Lab 7 Part 1: Treasure Map for Suppliers
This learning lab will be focused on practicing spec writing for actual procurements students are involved in.
 March 25, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab 8: The End in Mind - Post Evaluation Steps
This session will cover various steps we often forget about and must be prepared for should they occur.  This is where the scrutiny will make a well crafted and executed RFP shine.
 April 20, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab 9: Tales from the Trenches: When Rubber Hits the Road! 
This lab will focus on practitioners' tips, lessons learned and application of professional judgment. 
 April 22, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab 10: RFP Misfits
Improve your solicitation by including often overlooked, seldom used variations/elements to customize your RFP documents and evaluation methodology. 
 April 29, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Additional RFP Learning Labs Coming in Fall 2021

Writing well is one of those skills that can help you advance in your career, no matter what you do. Strong writing has been linked to critical thinking skills, and it shows an attention to detail necessary in all of your tasks and projects.

These interactive Learning Labs offer helpful tips and best practice guidance on how to write effectively to get the results you desire. Attend one or all...this could be a real game changer.

From Janet Arrowood, The Write Source, Inc.


Learning Lab: Professional/Business Writing
Learn to write the clearest and most concise emails, memos, reports, policies & procedures, and similar documents.
 March 31, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab: Writing Effective Procurement/Solicitation Documents
Improve the quality of  your procurement/solicitation documents by using a logical format that is audience- (bidder) focused, plain and concise and uses a structured approach that avoids repetition and redundancy.
 April 21, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab: Effective Proposal Writing: Laying the Groundwork
Learn to create a logical structure for your proposal to ensure all requirements are addressed.
 May 25, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Learning Lab: Creating Effective Presentation Slides
Create attention-getting presentations that focuses on "less is more" and the "bottom line up front"
 June 16, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Presented by Dawn Bjork, MCT, MOSM, CVP

Microsoft Excel: How to Save Countless Hours with Excel PivotTables
Explore the steps to quickly work with PivotTables to manage and analyze complex Excel worksheets.
 March 3, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)

Upcoming Learning Labs