Government Procurement Magazine - June/July 2019

The June/July 2019 issue of Government Procurement magazine delivers a sneak preview of the 2019 NIGP Forum, scheduled for August 25-28, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Meet the 2019 Forum speakers, review the schedule, and see a preview of the NIGP Forum 2019 exhibitor showcase. Find out how to attend a pre-Forum course in the article "Professional Refreshments". This article explains how procurement professionals of all levels can network and learn at a pre-Forum course dedicated to helping procurement professionals develop strategies to manage their workload and implement the best solutions for their clients. This issue also introduces NIGP's new Pathways program, an integrated professional development and credentialing program for public procurement professionals who want to advance in their careers. This exciting new learning program provides personalized learning paths that allow procurement professionals to create their own unique professional development road maps. The fifth installment of the 10-part series "Top 10 Energy Buying Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making (& How to Avoid Them)" looks at the mistake of using energy aggregations, which is a type of cooperative purchasing strategy. Other articles in this issue include "Eleven Words to Use to Build a More Professional Vocabulary" and "In the Market for Medical Supplies? Why it May be Best to Buy Through a Co-Op."