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Procurement Academy

Procurement Academy

Procurement within an institutional setting is unique. To ensure that procurement professionals can perform successfully and help prepare institutions for the future, we offer the NAEP Procurement Academy.

Delivered in three Tiers, the NAEP Procurement Academy provides best practices, insider intelligence and market knowledge needed to propel your career.


Tier I

Examines fundamental purchasing skills, techniques and practices, the acquisition cycles, ethics in professional relationships, legal aspects of the procurement process, negotiation strategies, and customer and supplier characteristics.

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Tier II

Sessions include specification development, protective covenants and caveats, procedural integrity, evaluation and award, customer service in purchasing and ethical considerations.

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Tier III

Expands upon the skills introduced in Professional. Sessions include leadership, emotional intelligence, communicating at all levels, meeting effectiveness, decision-making, cultural competency and conflict resolution.

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NAEP Competency Model
Each tier is mapped to NAEP’s Competency Model so that attendees may increase their knowledge, skills and behaviors expected of the purchasing professional in various career points.

NAEP National Office, 8840 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 2000, Columbia, MD 21045
Tel: 443.543.5540 • Fax: 443.219.9687

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