NAEP’s Procurement Academy is an in-person, two-day event held just outside of Baltimore. Delivered in three Tiers, the NAEP Procurement Academy provides best practices, insider intelligence and market knowledge needed to propel your career.
Tier I: Foundation is best suited for those new to procurement
Tier II: Professional takes a deeper dive into the role of procurement, ethics, customer service, and strategy.
Tier III: Professional Plus expands upon the skills introduced in Tier II: Professional. Sessions include leadership, emotional intelligence, communicating at all levels, meeting effectiveness, decision-making, cultural competency and conflict resolution.
One of the elements within NAEP University that doesn’t require travel are on-demand webinars. These virtual one-hour trainings are facilitated by industry experts and/or NAEP members and contain topical information for purchasing and procurement professionals.
NAEP’s Annual Meeting is its annual national conference. Scheduled for April 8-11, 2017 in Orlando, FL, this is our biggest event of the year. Offering more than 50 educational sessions, exciting keynote speakers, and a robust exhibit hall for all of your business and educational needs. This is event is not one to be missed!
While NAEP is the national organization, it consists of several district and regional chapters. Many of these chapters offer their own in-person events and continuing education. Most of these events are two to three-days, but some include one-day workshops, as well.
NAEP supports member's becoming and remaining certified by offering programming which may be applied toward ISM's C.P.M. / CPSM / CPSD recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC's CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.
Don’t reinvent the wheel! The "NAEP Exchange" is the premier communication tool for educational procurement professionals. The Forum works like a private, online bulletin board. Because only members can access the Forum, here are some key benefits of using the Forum:
Ask your colleagues for feedback on a particular vendor or consultant
Inquire about best practices across other procurement departments
Reach out to ask advice on a unique or challenging project
Great as a daily tool for asking your procurement peers for advice or resources, the Exchange is the next best thing to face-toface networking. What are you waiting for, go check it out!
Through industry-leading whitepapers, surveys, and PowerPoint presentations, see what the subject-matter-experts are saying will help advance your department’s efforts & strategically position procurement as a campus innovator.
Procurement professionals must have a highly developed sense of ethics to protect their own and their institution’s reputation for fair dealing. To strengthen ethical awareness, and to provide guidelines for its Members, NAEP has long promoted a code of ethics.
With more and more Members new to higher education procurement, the Membership and Professional Development Committees are collaborating to create a mentoring program that can be offered regionally and nationally. The mentorship program is expected to be introduced in 2017.