Foundations of Strategy & Policy 08/23/19 Austin, TX

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8:00 AM
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5:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Austin, TX 78701 
Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP
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NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement 

  1. Description

    As stewards of the public trust, public procurement professionals are expected to demonstrate strategic value to stakeholders throughout both their governmental entities and the suppliers with whom they work. Providing an overview of the ever-changing profession by identifying concepts, common legal and ethical issues, and the precise role of both the procurement function and the public procurement professional in governmental entities, the Foundations of Strategy and Policy Core Certificate provides learners with a holistic, introductory focus on the profession, using practical examples, discussions, group exercises, and case studies to promote application-ready experiences. As a career orientation or refresher course detailing the basic tenants of the public procurement function, NIGP’s Foundations of Strategy and Policy Core Certificate promotes targeted activities and implementable concepts designed to enhance the mission and strategic value of your entity, empowering learners to become more confident in their role as they perform the procurement function in line with commonplace legal requirements and ethical standards. 

    Contact Hour and Continuing Education Unit Allocation
    Successful completion of the certificate awards the learner with the following:
    ·17 Contact Hours
    ·1.7 CEUs
    Target Audience
    This certificate is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:
    ·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.
    The Certificate Holder
    Upon successful completion of the certificate, the certificate holder will be able to:
    ·Participate effectively in strategic planning activities.
    ·Advise internal and external clients on the strategic function of procurement.
    ·Identify the differences between Law, Regulation and Policy, and Common Law.
    ·Manage risk through proper identification and mitigation.
    ·Operate with transparency.
    ·Select the relevant procurement legislation, regulation, and laws that apply to the work.
    ·Recognize and manage ethical and legal issues.
    Completion Requirements
    In order to successfully complete the NIGP Foundations of Strategy and Policy Core Certificate, learners must:
    1)Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
    2)Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.  
    3)Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
    4)Complete the final assessment examination with a 70% or higher.
    Pre-Work Requirements
    Prior to entering the classroom environment, students will be enrolled in the following self-paced courses to learn and practice necessary concepts. 
    ·Mission & Public Benefit Pre-Work
    ·Legislation & Legal Environment Pre-Work
    ·Enabling Regulations Pre-Work
    ·Ethics and Professionalism Pre-Work
    Competency Alignment
    This certificate is designed as an exercise-based learning experience and is tied to NIGP’s Public Procurement Competency Framework. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, learners will have demonstrated the successful knowledge, skills, and abilities in alignment with the following Level 1 competencies:
    ·Mission, Public Benefit, Advocacy, Impact, and Placement;
    ·Enabling Regulations & Compliance;
    ·Ethics, Integrity, Transparency; and
    ·Legislation & Legal Environment.
    UPPCC Body of Knowledge Alignment

    NIGP’s Foundations of Strategy and Policy Core Certificate aligns to the following category under the UPPCC’s Body of Knowledge:

    ·Domain VI: Strategic Procurement Planning
    ·Two-day, face-to-face classroom experience including pre-class assignments at least one
    week in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.
  • Course Fees / Pre-Registration Required

    Standard pricing:

    Institute Members - $425 **
    Non-Members - $525  **

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