A critical role that procurement practitioners serve is providing leadership to their end-users. Practitioners must understand how to recognize opportunities for change and how to implement changes without creating disruptions.
In order to successfully earn a digital badge, learners must:
- Apply leadership principles as they relate to a current role or position.
- Determine how to use key leadership principles effectively to increase employee impact.
- Identify opportunities for self-improvement in leadership.
- Determine how and when is the best time to change a process.
- Solicit ideas for improving processes and solving problems from stakeholders.
- Provide guidance to stakeholders throughout the implementation of innovative processes to achieve the operational goals of the end user.
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.