Webinar - Navigating a Disrupted Workforce: A Discussion on Procurements Role in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  1. Specifics

    Date and time:  Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time) 

    Presented by: Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, FCIPS with Carrie Mathes, MPA, CFCM, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P., Jack Pellegrino, CPCM, Lynda Allair, CPPO, Andrea Philyaw, CPPO, CPPB, PMP, and Stacy Adams, CPPB
    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    Discuss how procurement departments are navigating the challenges that have arisen with the COVID-19 outbreak.
    The panel discussion will focus on:
    •Emotional impact of employees and suppliers
    •Industry support
    •Agile and flexibility of the procurement function
    •Open and transparent communication
    •Navigating a remote workforce
    •Continuing to perform the procurement function outside of the office environment
    •Supporting our communities
    •Effective Emergency Buying ... avoiding price gouging and fraud


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1.  How to navigate a remote workforce
    2.  Understand effective emergency buying while avoiding price gouging and fraud
    3.  Support your community

    Presenter Bio

    Rick Grimm has served as NIGP’s Chief Executive Officer for 21 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University.  He served county governments and public school districts for 23 years, including over 12 years in the management of the public procurement function, before joining the NIGP team in 1998.
    Carrie has over 20 years of procurement experience in both the private and public sectors.  She currently serves as the Manager for the Orange County Procurement Division, and is responsible for approximately $600 million in annual contract awards.    
    Jack Pellegrino has over 34 years of government contracting and procurement experience working with diverse teams of contracting, procurement, and pricing staff in both the public and private sectors. Prior to re-joining the County as the Director of Purchasing and Contracting, Jack held executive positions with Fortune 500 companies, leading both contracting, procurement and pricing organizations.
    Lynda has almost thirty years experience in procurement within a variety of agencies.  She is currently a Director for the Canadian Public Procurement Council, a member of the NIGP's Purchasing’s Finance Committee and an NIGP instructor, and a Past President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association.
    Stacy is the Deputy State Procurement Officer for the State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services managing the State Term Contracting Teams. With nearly 20 years of experience her skills represent governmental purchasing at the county, state agency and state-wide levels. 
    Andrea is the Procurement Director for Loudoun County Public Schools and has been with LCPS for over 20 years. Andrea's most recent accomplishments include being named to the Director position, serving on the implementation team to replace a 30-year-old financial and HR/Payroll system with Oracle, and becoming a certified NIGP instructor. She holds a degree in business administration from Strayer University and a Certified Professional Public Buyer certification. 

    Attendance for Individuals

    In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

    Attendance for Groups

    There is a Group Sign-In Form provided with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration. The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.
    Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm on the day of the webinar.

Online Registration Closed – Please contact customercare@nigp.org for possible openings if you are interested in attending this class. For future event, please check later for pricing.

  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


    Registration is Online Only


  • All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.
  • NIGP Webinar Disclaimer

    The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.