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2020 Procurement Academy
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1/13/2020 to 1/15/2020
When: Monday, January 13, 2020
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix - Tempe
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona 
United States
Contact: Carol Hinton

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Advance Your Career!

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 for entry-level to advanced professionals, the NAEP Procurement Academy is a competency-based certificate program that provides best practices, insider intelligence and market knowledge needed to advance your career.

Registration is open. Choose the tier best for your current career. Each tier provides 20 hours of continuing education credit hours for 2 and 1/2 days of learning.


Your procurement team will receive a tangible and measurable return on investment by attending the NAEP Procurement Academy. The Academy teaches the knowledge, the skills, and the abilities you need to manage your career path in higher education procurement. This competency-based certificate course is mapped to core areas of procurement excellence.

Tier I
If you are just beginning your procurement path, register for Tier I where you will focus on Ethical Practice, Effective Performance, and Communication. Click here for the
Tier I Agenda.

See what past Tier I attendees have shared about their experience:

"Tier I was an engaging, interactive, and insightful session that will no doubt shape me as a procurement professional."

"The interactive nature of the entire workshop was wonderful. Excellent networking and sharing of problems and best practices. The faculty did an excellent job of leading the discussion. I was the first from our University to attend a NAEP training and I am highly recommending that we continue to send employees to future workshop."

Tier I examines fundamental purchasing skills, techniques and practices, the acquisition cycle, ethics in professional relationships, legal aspects of the procurement process, customer relationships and social responsibility.

Member Rate = $800 (savings of $200!)
Non-Member = $1,000


Tier II
If you are at the midpoint of your career, register for Tier II and focus on Communication, Strategic Agility, and Relationship Building. Click here for the Tier 2 Agenda.

See what past Tier II attendees have shared about their experience:

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Academy. I gained knowledge about best practices, heard real world experiences, and met amazing contacts. It was so beneficial to learn from knowledgeable people who have worked in Procurement in all capacities. I highly recommend this course to other Procurement Professionals!"

"The Academy was very informative. I enjoyed the interactive portions, I always learn a lot from my peers." 


Tier II sessions include: contract development, influential leadership, data analytics, negotiation strategies, business communication, supplier relationships, three pillars of sustainability and building effective teams.

Member Rate = $875 (savings of $200!)
Non-Member = $1,075


Tier III
If you direct or are ready to lead your procurement team, register for the Leadership Academy and focus on Relationship Building, Strategic Agility, and Leadership. Click here for the Tier 3 Leadership Agenda.


See what past Tier III attendees have shared about their experience:

"Tier III exceeded my expectations. I am so pleased that I attended!"

"The information Christie Ward delivered was remarkable and explained so much about the different styles of leaders and the value of each style working together. I really valued the section on decision making and the methods."

"Learning that NAEP is moving toward Supply Chain concepts was eye-opening, I had never heard anyone speak of this at the schools where I have worked. Also the advice on leading meetings, briefings, etc. was very valuable. It was also very good to take note of where our institution is in terms of our peers and their knowledge and the things that they are talking about."


A leadership assessment is included with registration (valued at $100 per person). Using the DiSC® Work of Leaders assessment, you will discuss the eight (8) priorities of the Leadership Map and your own Leadership Style. With the assessment, you will explore emotional intelligence, conflict management, individual style dimensions, expectations, team dimensions, resiliency, and change management. and have an opportunity for one-on-one communication coaching.

Other sessions include: decision-making, cultural competency and conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion, legal procurement, and supply chain management.

Member Rate = $950 (savings of $200!)
Non-Member = $1,150

Hotel Information

NAEP has secured a discounted room rate of $169 per night plus applicable taxes.

Click here to make your hotel reservations online or call 480.967.1441 and mention Group Code: NAE

Room rate is available from January 12th through the 16th. Reserve your room by December 27th to receive the discounted rate.

How to get to and from the airport

The hotel has an Airport Shuttle and it is complimentary and available for airport pick-ups 24/7. To request pick-up from the airport, please call the front desk at 480-967-1441 or by using the courtesy phone in baggage claim.  Please retrieve any baggage before calling the hotel for shuttle pick-up.  You will be instructed as to where to find the shuttle, and will be given an approximate pick-up time.

The shuttle is also available to guests for use within a 3-mile radius of the hotel.  This area includes several shopping, dining, and entertainment areas.  Please keep in mind that this service is not guaranteed, and airport pick-ups will always be prioritized over local shuttle use.  The front desk would be happy to arrange taxi service for guests at the guest’s expense if the shuttle is unavailable.

Renting a car? Directions from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Take the 202 East exit to Priest Drive, where the airport exit merges with the 202 Highway. Turn right (South) at Priest Drive, and drive two miles to Broadway Road. The Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix - Tempe is located on the southwest corner of Priest and Broadway. The entrance is on your right, after the intersection.


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Local Area Attractions (3 miles) of Doubletree Phoenix - Tempe

  • Mill Avenue
  • Tempe Marketplace
  • Arizona Mills Mall
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Phoenix Zoo
  • Tempe Town Lake
  • Papago Park

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