Competency Module: Talent Recruitment and Development, Succession Planning

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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August 7, 2024 - August 8, 2024
Competency Module: Talent Recruitment and Development, Succession Planning - (Member: Early) $356.00
Competency Module: Talent Recruitment & Development, Succession Planning (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until Jun 8, 2024)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Level: Management
Virtual Instructor-Led


Longevity and retention of staff for the governmental entity is critical for the long-term success of not just the procurement function but the entity at large. For the procurement professional, the ability to effectively manage the development of staff and external resources is a critical function to the greater need of sustainable management.


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

  • Define employee sustainability and its application in an organizational setting.
  • Apply sustainable management principles to workplace scenarios, including hiring practices, employee growth, job satisfaction, and succession planning.
  • Create internal career ladders and lattices to promote employee growth and retention.

Intended Audience

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

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.  
  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training. 
  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.
  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function. 

Delivery Formats Available

Virtual Instructor-Led

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Contact Hours






Designed for procurement professionals that have management responsibilities or are aspiring managers.


In-Person and Virtual - 2 Days

NIGP-CPP Exam Alignment

Area 6: Leadership


Domains 5 & 6

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.


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

2 Day Course

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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 85% or higher.