Pathways

Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Competency badges form the building blocks of the Certificates Program. You get laser-focused learning in any of the individual competencies that make up the Public Procurement Competency Framework. Competency badges are given after completing any one of the 33 competency modules and successfully passing the assessment.

Course Availability:

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October 15, 2021
Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Oct 10, 2021)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Instructor: Ms. Lourdes ( Maria de Lourdes) Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
January 13, 2022
Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Jan 9, 2022)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Lourdes ( Maria de Lourdes) Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led
May 3, 2022
Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (Institute Member: Standard) $155.00
Competency Module: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (Non-Member: Standard) $255.00
(prices valid until Apr 27, 2022)
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Instructor: Ms. Lourdes ( Maria de Lourdes) Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
Level: Foundation
Virtual Instructor-Led

Description

Demonstrate innovative solutions that balance stakeholder needs, best practices, mission goals, and procurement regulations to address strategic objectives.


Objectives

In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:

  • Define Critical Thinking in terms of leadership.
  • Evaluate possible solutions to a problem using a problem-solving process.
  • Analyze a problem and collaborate with others to build a solution.

Intended Audience

Designed to promote applicable experiences for practitioners working in the public sector, NIGP’s Pathways competency courses empower learners with the ready-to-implement actions they need to succeed in public procurement. This introductory course is designed for:

  • 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

Virtual Instructor-Led

In-Person
(To schedule, contact events@nigp.org)

Contact Hours

4.0

CEUs

0.4

Level

Foundations

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

Length

In-Person and Virtual  - 1/2 Day

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 6: Leadership

UPPCC BOK

Domain 5

Available in these learning formats...

 Virtual Instructor-Led

This format combines the best of in-person learning by offering live participation with instructors and peers.


  In-Person

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

1/2 Day Course

This module must be scheduled in-person with an additional 1/2 day module. 

To schedule in-person, contact events@nigp.org

 

Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Competency Module, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a score of 80% or higher.