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.
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.