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Annual Meeting: Call for Programs



The Call for Programs for the NAEP Annual Meeting in Atlanta is open through November 21, 2014.  Showcase your talents and share your knowledge, expertise and best practices with your colleagues!  Our theme this year encourages members to explore new ideas and processes, engage in best practice discussions with a variety of stakeholders, and innovate to stay relevant and succeed in an ever-changing business environment. 

In addition to sharing your ideas and success stories with your peers, presenting your work at an Annual Meeting is a wonderful opportunity to be recognized as a rising star in procurement. Build your reputation as a subject matter expert and expand your professional network. Additionally, by presenting at NAEP, you demonstrate to your institution that you are a leading professional in procurement recognized by your colleagues.

To submit a presentation for consideration, click the link below. You will be asked to create a profile and upload one or more presentation topics for consideration. You will need to create a profile, even if you applied last year. If you have changes to your presentation, you have the opportunity to review, edit, and change your submission through November 21st

Session Track Descriptions

1. Applied Procurement Techniques - This track provides the fundamentals of procurement within the context of higher education. Whether you are a new buyer, an experienced professional seeking to refresh your skills, or new to the higher education environment, this track will improve your sourcing abilities and enhance your professional skills.

2. Facilities – This track explores fundamental areas of facilities and related college and university operations management.

3. Innovations in Procurement - This track is designed to provide insight into implementing and embracing those changes in procurement that will position you for future growth, development, and success by utilizing innovative and strategic initiatives.

4. Leadership & Strategic Planning - This track will offer opportunities for you as a professional to move your department forward and to influence the strategic mission and goals of your institution.

5. Management/Talent Development - This track will provide tools and techniques to assist you and your staff enhance employee skillsets and develop talent from within in order for you and your staff to reach their full potential.

6. Small Institutions - This track will focus on the small school community with undergraduate student FTE of 5,000 or less.

7. Supplier Diversity – This track will explore methods of sourcing and increasing spend with minority and women-owned businesses which bring a tremendous business advantage to the institution.

8. Sustainability - This track will explore how higher education has the ability to make large-scale sustainability initiatives viable and their application widespread. Sustainability is not only “the right thing to do,” but is also smart business.


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