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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 is an assessment-based certificate program, providing best practices, insider intelligence, and the market knowledge needed to propel your career.

Get to know the NAEP Procurement Academy, our flagship program. To ensure that procurement professionals can perform successfully and help prepare institutions for the future, we offer the NAEP Procurement Academy. NAEP University’s Procurement Academy offers an assessment-based certificate course of study mapped to NAEP’s Competency Model. We have used the updated NAEP Competency Model to align each program to specific, measurable objectives and outcomes (use your NAEP member login to view). As a result, you can develop skills and increase capabilities in competencies expected of your position and experience level within higher education. The Academy is delivered in three Tiers. Each Tier provides professionals with best practices, insider intelligence and market knowledge needed to propel your career.

Each Academy 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.

Within the recent redesign of the Competency Model, we have identified core and bridge competencies necessary for career success and advancement. We used this new model to develop a new agenda for each Academy Tier.

Each Tier focuses on three competency areas and aligns to the stage in your career. Click a tier to learn more!

Tier I : August 6 - 8, 2018 Hanover, MD

Tier I is for early career professionals or professionals new to higher ed procurement. Objectives of this course focus on fundamental administrative processes and systems. It aligns to three major competencies, Ethical Practice, Effective Performance and Communication.

  • Mastering the Procurement Cycle
  • Strategic Sourcing and RFXs
  • Your Role in Your Education Procurement Team
  • Fundamentals of Contract Law
  • Writing Specifications
  • Managing Risk
  • Developing Strong Client Relationships
  • Social Responsibility
  • Managing Your Career

These sessions examine fundamental purchasing skills, techniques and practices, the acquisition cycle, ethics in professional relationships, legal aspects of the procurement process in conjunction with written and verbal communication skills.

Positions that may be included in this level: Procurement Assistant, Procurement Analyst, Buyer.

Attendees at this event will earn 20.75 hours of continuing education. These hours 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.


Tier I Faculty

Travis Ball, Chief Procurement Officer and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Coordinator
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Email: Travis.Ball@tamuc.edu
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  • Travis Ball currently serves as Chief Procurement Officer and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce. In addition to his role as Chief Procurement Officer, he is also an adjunct instructor for the Department of Management, Department of Applied Sciences and Department of Organizational Leadership. Travis holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Master of Science in Management also from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

    Travis is currently the 1st Vice President on the National Board of Directors for the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP).

    Travis serves as a member of the E&I Strategic Sourcing Committee and Facilities Strategy Team.

    Away from the job, Travis serves as President of the Board of Trustees for Chisum Independent School District in Paris, Texas.

    In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, and their three children, Kaleb, Kelsea, and Kennedi.

 

Robert Haverkamp Esq.
University of California
Email: robert@haverchez.com
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  • Robert retired from The Ohio State University in 2010, having served the University as a lawyer and administrator for 38 years, most recently as Associate General Counsel (and leader of the business and real estate practice group) since 2006. Previously, he held a number of positions in the administration, including Director of Real Estate and Research Park Operations (1991-99) and Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance (1996-2006). His principal areas of practice have been governance and board operations, business affairs, real estate, land use regulation, transactional law, enterprise risk management, and affiliated entities.

    As a part of his extensive service in community and civic organizations, Robert has served as Chair of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (1987-89); President of the Ohio Association of Regional Councils (1988-89); President (1991-93) and a Founding Trustee of the Ohio Human Rights Bar Association; a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct (1996- 2009); and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (2004-07). He was made a Life Member of NACUA in 2011. He also has been involved in establishing, advising, and serving on the boards of a number of other non-profit organizations, including several pioneering LGBT organizations. During the 1980s, Robert also was very involved in developing policies and advising with respect to emerging AIDS legal issues. Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, also from Ohio State in 1971.

    Robert and his husband now reside in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Robert holds a Mayoral appointment as a member of the Gloucester Committee for the Arts and is a Board member of the Gloucester Cultural Initiative.

 

Richard Taylor (retired)
University of California
Email: richardtaylor56@yahoo.com
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  • Richard Taylor was the Director of Procurement Strategies at the University of California Berkeley and San Francisco (retired). Richard obtained an MBA in Finance, holds the Certified Professional in Supply Management professional designation (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager professional designation (CPM), and the Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities professional designation (ARM-P). Prior to joining University of California Richard worked at both the California State University System and in the California Community College System. Richard is a frequent presenter on Procurement issues. He is a co-author of the College and University Business Officers Chapter on Procurement for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) (2015). Richard received the University of California Berkeley Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award for his work on the Campus Contracting Guide (2016) and received the University of California Office of the President Starlight Award for his work on the Procurement Policy and Legal Documents Team (2016).



For more information please contact Sarah Woods at (443) 219-3632

 

Tier II : August 6 - 8, 2018 Hanover, MD

Tier II is for the mid-level career professional who manages a program and/or people within the Procurement department. Some areas of focus are Communication, Strategic Agility and Relationship Building

  • Negotiation
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Sustainability
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Contract Development & Management
  • Ethics in Practice
  • Harnessing Data Analytics
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Business Communication
  • Ask the Lawyer
  • Influential Leadership

These session topics include negotiation principals and strategies, specification development, protective covenants and caveats, procedural integrity, evaluation and award, customer service in purchasing and ethical considerations.

Positions that may be included in this level: Buyer, Procurement Analyst, Pcard Administrator, Procurement Systems Manager, Senior Buyer, Commodity Manager, Supplier Diversity Manager, Category Lead, Strategic Procurement Specialist/Manager.

Attendees at this event will earn 20.75 hours of continuing education. These hours 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.


Tier II Faculty

Nancy Brooks
Asst. Vice President of Business Services, Iowa State University
Email: cat.nb93@gmail.com
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  • Nancy Brooks, MPA is Director of Purchasing at Iowa State University.She has been with ISU Purchasing since 1989. Her purchasing career actually began in the private sector, as a purchasing agent in a large manufacturing facility. Her background also includes a number of years in the construction management field. She received her B.S. degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Iowa State University.

    Nancy has served on many NAEP national and regional NAEP committees including the Editorial Board, the Professional Development and E-communication Committee, the Annual Meeting Program Committee, the Regional Development and Strategic Visioning Ad Hoc Committees, and the Awards Committee. She is a Past President of the MINK region and also a Past President of NAEP. Nancy also promotes the procurement profession through presentations and articles. She has presented workshops and/or participated in panels at Annual Meetings and Regional Meetings, at a national Educause Conference, and numerous workshops at ISM meetings and State of Iowa conferences for disadvantaged businesses. She also guest speaks at her university on public procurement to Supply Chain Management majors and Public Policy and Administration graduate students.

 

Robert Haverkamp Esq.
University of California
Email: robert@haverchez.com
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  • Robert retired from The Ohio State University in 2010, having served the University as a lawyer and administrator for 38 years, most recently as Associate General Counsel (and leader of the business and real estate practice group) since 2006. Previously, he held a number of positions in the administration, including Director of Real Estate and Research Park Operations (1991-99) and Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance (1996-2006). His principal areas of practice have been governance and board operations, business affairs, real estate, land use regulation, transactional law, enterprise risk management, and affiliated entities.

    As a part of his extensive service in community and civic organizations, Robert has served as Chair of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (1987-89); President of the Ohio Association of Regional Councils (1988-89); President (1991-93) and a Founding Trustee of the Ohio Human Rights Bar Association; a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct (1996- 2009); and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (2004-07). He was made a Life Member of NACUA in 2011. He also has been involved in establishing, advising, and serving on the boards of a number of other non-profit organizations, including several pioneering LGBT organizations. During the 1980s, Robert also was very involved in developing policies and advising with respect to emerging AIDS legal issues. Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, also from Ohio State in 1971.

    Robert and his husband now reside in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Robert holds a Mayoral appointment as a member of the Gloucester Committee for the Arts and is a Board member of the Gloucester Cultural Initiative.

 

Byron 'Burr' Millsap
Assoc VP for Admin & Finance, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Email: bmillsap@ou.edu
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  • Burr Millsap is a life-time resident of Oklahoma City, except for the eight years he was on active duty as a U.S. Navy Supply Corps officer. He did tours on the USS Mount Whitney; at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, VA; and at the Ship Repair Facility in Subic Bay, Philippines. He retired from the Naval Reserves in 1990 at the rank of Commander. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1972, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1985. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Burr is also a member of the faculty of Oklahoma City University and of the Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center. He teaches courses in Accounting, Financial Management, and Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations. He has written texts titled Accounting Lite, Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance, and Accounting and Finance for Nonprofit Organizations. He serves on the board of directors of E&I Cooperative, as Associate Editor for the NAEP Journal, and is a faculty member of the NAEP Academy. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal, and has twice received the Neil D. Markee Communicator of the Year Award.



For more information please contact Sarah Woods at (443) 219-3632

 

Tier III : August 6 - 8, 2018 Hanover, MD

This top tier of the Academy focuses on Relationship Building, Strategic Agility, and Leadership. If you lead a team or direct a component of it this is the leadership training for you.

In-depth module topics focus on:

  • Maximizing Your Leadership Style
  • Cultural Competency and Conflict Resolution
  • Executive Presence
  • Financial Management Strategies
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Alignment
  • Institutional Procurement Policies
  • Ethical Considerations for Leaders
  • Leading Procurement

Sessions include topics about leadership, emotional intelligence, communicating at all levels, meeting effectiveness, decision-making, cultural competency and conflict resolution.

Positions that may be included in this level: Associate Director, Assistant Director, Director, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer.

Attendees at this event will earn 20.75 hours of continuing education. These hours 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.


Tier III Faculty

Thomas Kaloupek
Dir-Materials Management (retired), Virginia Tech
Email: tkaloupek@gmail.com
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  • Tom Kaloupek is the former Director of Materials Management and Virginia Tech. He has been in higher education purchasing and an active NAEB participant since 1991. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Tom was the Director or Materials Management at George Mason University. Before this, he served twenty one years in the Supply Corps of the US Navy, where he served in a variety of purchasing and logistics positions in the US, at sea, and at locations in foreign countries. Tom has been active in NAEB at both the regional and national level.

    He has been a presenter at numerous regional Meetings and at a national meeting and has contributed to the NAEB Journal. Previous service to NAEB includes Co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee and as the MD-DC-VA Regional President. He is currently serving as President of the Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals. Tom has a BS degree in Business from Miami University and an MBA from Michigan State University.

 

Robert Haverkamp Esq.
Email: robert@haverchez.com
View Bio

  • Robert retired from The Ohio State University in 2010, having served the University as a lawyer and administrator for 38 years, most recently as Associate General Counsel (and leader of the business and real estate practice group) since 2006. Previously, he held a number of positions in the administration, including Director of Real Estate and Research Park Operations (1991-99) and Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance (1996-2006). His principal areas of practice have been governance and board operations, business affairs, real estate, land use regulation, transactional law, enterprise risk management, and affiliated entities.

    As a part of his extensive service in community and civic organizations, Robert has served as Chair of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (1987-89); President of the Ohio Association of Regional Councils (1988-89); President (1991-93) and a Founding Trustee of the Ohio Human Rights Bar Association; a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct (1996- 2009); and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (2004-07). He was made a Life Member of NACUA in 2011. He also has been involved in establishing, advising, and serving on the boards of a number of other non-profit organizations, including several pioneering LGBT organizations. During the 1980s, Robert also was very involved in developing policies and advising with respect to emerging AIDS legal issues. Robert received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, also from Ohio State in 1971.

    Robert and his husband now reside in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Robert holds a Mayoral appointment as a member of the Gloucester Committee for the Arts and is a Board member of the Gloucester Cultural Initiative.

 

Nichol Luoma
Chief Procurement Officer, Arizona State University
Email: nichol.luoma@asu.edu
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  • Nichol Luoma is the Chief Procurement Officer for Arizona State University and is responsible for procurement and contracting at all four ASU campuses. In 2013, Arizona State University earned the National Procurement Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award for the fifth consecutive year. This prestigious award is given to public organizations that demonstrate success in criteria that measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

    Nichol is currently serving as the First Vice President for National Association of Educational Procurement (NEAP) Pacific Region. Nichol has over 13 years of supply chain experience and has held the following positions: Vice President of Operations for Boon Inc. and Keen Distribution where she was responsible for sourcing, purchasing, logistics and distribution; Senior Supply Chain Consultant at Clarkston Consulting where she focused on diagnostics and process improvement for consumer products companies; and multiple supply chain roles at Intel Corporation including Strategic Sourcing, Demand Planning, and Factory Program Management. Nichol holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.

    Nichol graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and was selected as the WP Carey Outstanding Graduating Senior. Nichol also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University was honored as a Fuqua Scholar (top 10% of her class) with a Master’s in Business Administration.

 

Christie Ward
3rd Party Consultant
Email: christie@christieward.com
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  • Christie Ward, CSP A certified speaking professional (CSP) of over 30 years, an expert in Accelerated Learning techniques, a top-notch trainer and personal coach, and the best at helping you improve your personal impact! Winner of the ATD Best Practices award in 2004 for training in Colorado, she is the past president of both the National Speaker’s Association in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) serving on the National Board for ATD (an organization of 40,000 globally) from 2011-2012. She is one of only nine global trainers who certifies Master Trainers through ATD. She delivers training to corporations such as AT&T, J&J, and IHS, and federal clients such as the USAF Air Mobility Command and Department of Interior. Non-profit organizations she serves include the US Olympic committee and Goodwill. She speaks at conferences for leaders in both profit and non-profit groups. She has spoken Internationally in Singapore, Taiwan and Poland.

    Christie did her undergraduate work at the University of Southern California, and her graduate studies in Adult Education at Portland State University in Oregon. Christie presented at the Regional NAEP District VI in September 2014, with both a 2-hour keynote and a breakout session. She also facilitated the 2015 Leadership Forum in Atlanta, GA and leadership segments for the 2016 NAEP Procurement Academy – Tier IIIC



For more information please contact Sarah Woods at (443) 219-3632

 

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